PROFICIENCY 14% 63% lower than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #8 of 12 in Selma City
  • Ranked #10 of 17 in Selma
  • Ranked #1191 of 1509 in Alabama
Proficiency Averages
19%Selma City
19%Selma
37%Alabama

Selma High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Selma City" in Selma, AL. There are a total of 908 students and 46 teachers at Selma High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 602 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

Selma High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 14.0%, which is 63% lower than the Alabama average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students908
Teachers46
Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch602
Reduced lunch0

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Selma High School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All<= 1%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School<= 5%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All27%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School25-29%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Selma High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlabamaNational
White 0.2% 2.0% 57.4% 51.1%
Black 99.3% 97.2% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.2% 0.3% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.0% 0.0% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% 0.5% 1.7% 3.1%

Selma demographics profile

StatisticSelmaAlabamaNational
Population19,6504,903,185328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,4239791
Median age34.438.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%57%55%
Speak English97%95%79%
Speak Spanish1%3%13%

Education level achieved in Selma

IndexSelmaAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade75.0%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school74.2%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college45.3%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.8%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.0%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.1%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Selma High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.