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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
James Clemens High School is a top rated, public school located in Madison, AL. It has 1,809 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

James Clemens High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1310
66 responses
Average ACT
27
437 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$34,910
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$532
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.33 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.33 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 237 responses
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  • Football games
    19%
  • Homecoming Week
    18%
  • Free ACT (for Juniors)
    17%
  • All athletic activities and band performances
    14%
  • Theater program
    11%
  • College Fair
    5%
  • The Johnnys
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,809
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,265
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.79 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.79 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.79 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,744/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.83 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.83 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.83 responses
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There were a few phenomenal teachers, art in particular, & my counselor was great. Very difficult to get services for students who learn differently. Seemed like the only things important to administration were sports & ACT/testing scores. Students were so pressured to take multiple AP classes & get high scores on standardized tests, that the competitive atmosphere was extremely toxic. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA, but was treated by some students & teachers as if I were stupid. One teacher seemed to enjoy humiliating me by calling attention to my learning differences; classmates even noticed & commented about it to me. Unacceptable! Overall, if you are a driven student, with a greater than 4.0 GPA, who runs on coffee instead of sleep & doesn't mind constant stress, then this school is perfect for you. Although the administration doesn't strongly support the arts, if you are interested in pursuing a career in art, this school's art teachers & program are awesome.
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James Clemens High School has endured every year since 2012! Academically the courses are college preparatory and involve challenging the students to do there very best. The excellence of teachers are based on students personal needs. They don't just rely on students to excel, the teachers are challenged to excel in their classrooms. We share personal levels at James Clemens. The staff is here to be a listening ear and lend a helping hand. Offering a variety of extracurricular activities. Also, we offer a excellence STEM programs dealing with science and health programs.
James Clemens High School is one of the best high schools in Alabama. Most of the teachers are genuinely invested in their students academics and any other personal issues they may have. The extracurricular activities are top-notch. It is very diverse and has a lot of culture. The academies such as the Biomedical Academy, Engineering Academy, Construction Academy, etc, prepare you and educate you very well. The Fine Arts department is also one of the best in the state. Overall, it is an 11/10 school!