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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Alma High School is an above average, public school located in Alma, AR. It has 1,034 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
101 E Main
Alma, AR 72921
Telephone
(479) 632-2162
Website

Alma High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
8 responses
Average ACT
24
239 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,103
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$654
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Going to football games.
    26%
  • PROM
    14%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Sports
    12%
  • Musical
    10%
  • Choir Concerts
    8%
  • Dance Show
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,034
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,209
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,190/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Alma provides several different organizations for students to participate in, or a student(s) can then found a new club as long as they find a teacher adviser. Alma offers many accelerated programs including: Pre-AP, AP, Honors, and Con-current credit from ATU and UAFS. Alma also offers several CTE certifications. The atmosphere is much like any other high school. Alma does offer students several services when it comes to financial aid whether that be for lunch programs to help finding funding for life after high school. The down side is that some of the faculty and students tend to be very closed-minded; however some are very open-minded, but both seem to be more the regurgitated opinions of parents rather than self-possessed opinions. Alma High School offers a chance to excel, but could stand a few faculty reforms and decisive budget decisions.
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Alma High School is a great school. They have a great variety of clubs/organizations and extracurricular activities/ sports for you to be a part of. The coaches will push you hard. Be prepared to sweat and cry, but it's all worth it though.
There is also a wide variety of classes from regular to AP classes for those who want to be academically challenged.
The people are friendly (for the most part). You will make new friends fast. Everyone is welcoming and make you feel right at home.
The counselors and principals really care about all of their students and want to see them succeed in life. They have a no tolerance policy. They don't want any bullying, no drugs, no alcohol, nothing bad. They help the students make smart choices and they want to help keep us safe.
And this is why my parents chose to send me Alma School District. They have great schools! I love it here!!
My experience at Alma High School was nothing if not fruitful... Admittedly, my time was not spent wisely as it should have been in the classroom, I was easily distracted with my desires to be in the theater department which in very literal terms saved my life. Though I didn't care about my school work as much as I should have the teachers and faculty at the Alma High School did everything within their power to make sure that every student succeeded, regardless of their attention span, grade level, or behavior. However, the real portion of my time that I found wonderful was the time spent in the theater department... The magic, cooperation, and hard work that was put in by students from across all cliques and isolated social class were united under the beauty in artistic creation. As principal Jerry Valentine says "Every day is a great day at Alma High School." Though it did not seem like it at the time, it was ultimately true.