Pleasant Grove High School

Public 7-12

 100 Spartan Drive
       Pleasant Grove, AL  35127-4000


(205) 379-5250

District: Jefferson County

SchoolDigger Rank:
335th of 371 Alabama High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,862 Help


Feeder schools for Pleasant Grove High School:

Elementary:    Brighton School
    Pleasant Grove Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.1 Help
Number of students:  729

Racial breakdown:

African American:
91.4%
White:
4.0%
Hispanic:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.8% Help


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Compare Details Pleasant Grove High School ranks worse than 88.8% of middle schools in Alabama. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.49. (See more...)
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Compare Details Pleasant Grove High School ranks worse than 90.3% of high schools in Alabama. It also ranks 12th among 13 ranked high schools in the Jefferson County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (91.4%), White (4%), Hispanic (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pleasant Grove High School is 19.1. 9 high schools in the Jefferson County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pleasant Grove High School is $9,862, which is the 3rd highest among 13 high schools in the Jefferson County School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pleasant Grove High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pleasant Grove High School 390th of 439 Alabama public middle schools. (See Pleasant Grove High School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Pleasant Grove High School 335th of 371 Alabama public high schools. (See Pleasant Grove High School in the ranking list.)

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Jefferson County:

SchoolDigger ranks Jefferson County 97th of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pleasant Grove High School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.82 125th 407 69.3%
2005 63.12 123rd 415 70.4%
2006 55.47 170th 409 58.4%
2007 66.53 127th 412 69.2%
2008 63.27 131st 417 68.6%
2009 43.63 262nd 425 38.4%
2010 55.31 206th 435 52.6%
2017 17.28 356th 432 17.6%
2018 18.19 341st 423 19.4%
2019 11.55 396th 437 9.4%
2021 15.89 377th 440 14.3%
2022 10.20 407th 432 5.8%
2023 12.49 388th 437 11.2%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 30.06 147th 195 24.6%
2019 38.69 151st 254 40.6%
2021 52.02 96th 274 65.0%
2022 34.99 171st 256 33.2%
2023 40.34 143rd 281 49.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 19.10 300th 349 14.0%
2018 26.69 310th 396 21.7%
2019 15.08 357th 396 9.8%
2021 16.38 376th 415 9.4%
2022 11.97 403rd 421 4.3%
2023 16.04 373rd 410 9.0%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 26.11 302nd 380 20.5%
2018 24.75 306th 392 21.9%
2019 13.18 356th 399 10.8%
2021 17.06 355th 415 14.5%
2022 10.62 398th 423 5.9%
2023 16.15 363rd 417 12.9%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 11.36 341st 380 10.3%
2018 16.92 333rd 397 16.1%
2019 11.11 370th 399 7.3%
2021 17.10 360th 418 13.9%
2022 11.13 397th 427 7.0%
2023 11.27 391st 419 6.7%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 31.10 149th 205 27.3%
2018 31.12 169th 247 31.6%
2019 22.77 221st 252 12.3%
2021 32.55 172nd 266 35.3%
2022 22.17 236th 271 12.9%
2023 28.28 201st 263 23.6%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 12.20 235th 247 4.9%
2018 25.40 269th 331 18.7%
2019 30.45 257th 343 25.1%
2021 13.89 348th 369 5.7%
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Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Pleasant Grove High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.04 95th 357 73.4%
2005 62.00 126th 359 64.9%
2006 61.36 138th 357 61.3%
2007 48.01 209th 358 41.6%
2008 48.81 213th 359 40.7%
2009 52.52 192nd 357 46.2%
2010 47.84 211th 358 41.1%
2011 48.92 222nd 360 38.3%
2012 52.82 197th 358 45.0%
2013 57.69 160th 358 55.3%
2014 34.56 238th 358 33.5%
2015 44.49 194th 353 45.0%
2016 25.21 272nd 351 22.5%
2017 16.79 302nd 353 14.4%
2018 14.21 305th 356 14.3%
2019 30.71 257th 366 29.8%
2021 12.10 341st 371 8.1%
2022 15.58 318th 367 13.4%
2023 13.89 335th 371 9.7%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.96 130th 160 18.8%
2019 35.68 108th 171 36.8%
2021 13.82 173rd 196 11.7%
2022 15.22 148th 169 12.4%
2023 54.25 62nd 182 65.9%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 21.80 264th 315 16.2%
2018 22.39 272nd 349 22.1%
2019 46.47 181st 358 49.4%
2021 18.00 307th 361 15.0%
2022 13.63 334th 361 7.5%
2023 16.96 308th 349 11.7%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 18.97 287th 343 16.3%
2018 19.65 283rd 347 18.4%
2019 26.25 263rd 354 25.7%
2021 14.01 317th 359 11.7%
2022 16.21 319th 367 13.1%
2023 9.43 343rd 358 4.2%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 15.02 299th 339 11.8%
2018 10.14 314th 350 10.3%
2019 34.60 230th 357 35.6%
2021 11.53 342nd 366 6.6%
2022 16.85 314th 366 14.2%
2023 20.96 288th 358 19.6%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 36.58 116th 189 38.6%
2018 36.33 136th 223 39.0%
2019 67.16 46th 224 79.5%
2021 31.21 161st 228 29.4%
2022 34.75 139th 222 37.4%
2023 30.82 156th 224 30.4%
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Rank History for high school White students at Pleasant Grove High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 34.79 140th 230 39.1%
2018 24.44 232nd 300 22.7%
2019 39.15 191st 313 39.0%
2021 10.08 309th 319 3.1%
2022 24.11 257th 326 21.2%
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Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Pleasant Grove High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 763 763
1989 634 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 642
1990 664 9 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1991 671 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 687
1992 734 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 750
1993 767 22 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 789
1994 780 32 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 814
1995 769 47 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 819
1996 769 47 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 819
1997 779 67 1 0 2 n/a n/a 0 849
1998 788 104 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 894
1999 736 150 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 888
2000 697 196 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 895
2001 669 263 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 934
2002 597 372 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 975
2003 597 372 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 975
2004 558 399 3 2 0 n/a n/a 1 963
2005 546 453 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 1005
2006 545 507 2 3 1 n/a n/a 1 1059
2007 477 541 0 4 1 n/a n/a 1 1024
2008 417 607 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1026
2009 362 598 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 964
2010 306 611 0 3 0 n/a n/a 1 921
2011 203 426 0 2 0 0 0 0 631
2012 185 410 2 3 0 0 2 0 602
2013 160 428 0 4 0 0 1 0 593
2014 139 404 0 4 0 0 1 0 548
2015 118 397 1 7 0 0 1 0 524
2016 104 410 1 6 0 0 1 0 522
2017 135 604 2 13 0 0 1 0 755
2018 102 599 0 13 1 0 0 0 715
2019 80 645 0 19 1 0 1 0 746
2020 70 682 0 19 1 0 6 0 778
2021 63 665 1 23 1 0 7 0 760
2022 51 694 1 26 1 0 9 0 782
2023 29 666 1 20 1 0 12 0 729

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Pleasant Grove High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 763 33.0 23.1 0
1989 642 33.0 19.4 n/a
1990 673 32.0 21.0 0
1991 687 34.0 20.2 n/a
1992 750 35.0 21.4 n/a
1993 789 35.0 22.5 n/a
1994 814 36.0 22.6 n/a
1995 819 38.2 21.4 n/a
1996 819 38.2 21.4 n/a
1997 849 38.3 22.2 3.3
1998 894 47.6 18.8 4.7
1999 888 50.0 17.8 6.1
2000 895 50.4 17.8 6.8
2001 934 51.0 18.3 9.9
2002 975 50.0 19.5 15.9
2003 975 50.0 19.5 15.9
2004 963 52.0 18.5 17.4
2005 1005 54.0 18.6 19.5
2006 1059 55.0 19.2 22
2007 1024 58.0 17.7 22.6
2008 1026 60.5 17.0 26.2
2009 964 59.9 15.9 24.2
2010 921 57.5 16.0 33.3
2011 631 41.9 15.0 32.6
2012 602 36.3 16.5 48.8
2013 593 39.9 14.8 44.9
2014 548 37.7 14.5 46.4
2015 524 34.0 15.4 46.6
2016 522 30.0 17.4 45.8
2017 755 44.0 17.1 54.7
2018 715 42.0 17.0 54.5
2019 746 40.0 18.6 60.5
2020 778 43.0 18.0 68.4
2021 760 44.5 17.0 69.9
2022 782 35.0 22.3 56.9
2023 729 38.0 19.1 56.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Pleasant Grove High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 763 33.0 23.1 0
1989 642 33.0 19.4 n/a
1990 673 32.0 21.0 0
1991 687 34.0 20.2 n/a
1992 750 35.0 21.4 n/a
1993 789 35.0 22.5 n/a
1994 814 36.0 22.6 n/a
1995 819 38.2 21.4 n/a
1996 819 38.2 21.4 n/a
1997 849 38.3 22.2 3.3
1998 894 47.6 18.8 4.7
1999 888 50.0 17.8 6.1
2000 895 50.4 17.8 6.8
2001 934 51.0 18.3 9.9
2002 975 50.0 19.5 15.9
2003 975 50.0 19.5 15.9
2004 963 52.0 18.5 17.4
2005 1005 54.0 18.6 19.5
2006 1059 55.0 19.2 22
2007 1024 58.0 17.7 22.6
2008 1026 60.5 17.0 26.2
2009 964 59.9 15.9 24.2
2010 921 57.5 16.0 33.3
2011 631 41.9 15.0 32.6
2012 602 36.3 16.5 48.8
2013 593 39.9 14.8 44.9
2014 548 37.7 14.5 46.4
2015 524 34.0 15.4 46.6
2016 522 30.0 17.4 45.8
2017 755 44.0 17.1 54.7
2018 715 42.0 17.0 54.5
2019 746 40.0 18.6 60.5
2020 778 43.0 18.0 68.4
2021 760 44.5 17.0 69.9
2022 782 35.0 22.3 56.9
2023 729 38.0 19.1 56.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Pleasant Grove High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,075 (10.9%) $8,762 (88.8%) $9,862

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Pleasant Grove High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 396th of 437 Middle schoolsRanks 388th of 437 Middle schools
 1.8%
Ranks 257th of 366 High schoolsRanks 335th of 371 High schools
 20.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (Pleasant Grove High School)7.52.1
 5.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County)26.612.2
 14.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)43.121
 22.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Pleasant Grove High School)9.70.8
 8.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Jefferson County)27.49.2
 18.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.721.1
 23.6%
End of Course Mathematics (Pleasant Grove High School)255.2
 19.8%
   End of Course Mathematics (Jefferson County)33.110.9
 22.2%
   End of Course Mathematics (Alabama)42.523.6
 19%
End of Course Science (Pleasant Grove High School)29.410.3
 19.1%
   End of Course Science (Jefferson County)36.220
 16.2%
   End of Course Science (Alabama)42.631.7
 10.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students746729
 2.3%
African American645666
 3.3%
American Indian11
Asian01
Hispanic1920
 5.3%
Pacific Islander00
White8029
 63.8%
Two or More Races112
 1100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.5%56.8%
 3.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pleasant Grove High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 729 students attended Pleasant Grove High School.

Students at Pleasant Grove High School are 91% African American, 4% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Pleasant Grove High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Brighton School
Elementary : Pleasant Grove Elementary School

Pleasant Grove High School ranks in the bottom 9.7% of Alabama high schools.


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