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U.S. News and World Report's 2018 edition of the nation's best high schools has been released. Spotlighting outstanding public high schools throughout the country, the rankings are based on academic performance, graduation rates and how well the schools prepare students for college-level courses. U.S. News looked at 20,500 public high schools for these rankings. Rankings are based on academic performance of all students, including disadvantaged groups, including minority and low-income students.
In the fall of 2017, there were roughly 20.4 million students in American colleges and universities, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. That figure represents an increase of about 5.1 million since the fall of 2000. Not all students are equally prepared, however. As a recent Niche ranking showed, some schools are doing a better job of preparing their students for college.
Where are Alabama's top teachers? Niche has issued its 2018 list of the Alabama public schools with the best teachers. Several factors went into the rankings, including academics; parent and student surveys; teacher absenteeism and salaries; the number of teachers in their first or second years; and student-teacher ratios. Here are Niche’s 15 Alabama public schools with the best teachers:
The 2017 Best School Districts ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, public school district ratings, and more.
Parents, We are in the middle of cold and flu season. Please be mindful of ways to reduce the spread of illnesses among students and staff. It is recommended that you keep your child home from school for any of the following symptoms: A Fever greater than 100 degrees (they should be fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication), General feeling of fatigue/muscle aches/discomfort, Vomiting, or Coughing. Please notify your child's school nurse if your child stays home with these symptoms. Note things you can do to help prevent spreading illnesses: Frequent hand washing with soap/water; Cover your mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing; Do not share food/drinks. We are attaching an informational flyer from the CDC for your information. Thanks and have a great weekend. For additional information please click on the title of this article.
The 2017-2018 results from the Alabama Unified Report Card were released earlier today. But, before providing any further information I want to share my appreciation for all the effort and hard work provided by our faculty and staff to support the students who are attending our schools. Please click on the Title above to see more.
Parents and Community Members: Thank you for your support of the Schools of Guntersville and the trust you place in us is something every team member of our school system takes very seriously. Your involvement is critically important to the success of your child(ren) and our school system. The reason being, our schools are only as strong as our community and our community is only as strong as our school system. I am pleased to share this Community Report including some of the highlights pertaining to the Schools of Guntersville. We have been in a position of achieving as a school system in academics, arts, and athletics as well as a variety of extra-curricular activities. (Please click on the Title for the report.)
The Guntersville City Board of Education requires that all students enrolled in the city schools conduct themselves in a manner that facilitates the educational process. To insure that the educational process in the schools is not disrupted because of misbehavior on the part of enrolled students, the Board of Education has established specific classifications of misbehaviors and the appropriate disciplinary actions to deal with these violations of student conduct.