Demopolis, Marengo school systems earn B on state report card

Published 8:50 pm Tuesday, December 26, 2023

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The Demopolis City School System and the Marengo County School System both received a B on their state report cards. The reports were released by the Alabama State Department of Education on Dec. 14.

Demopolis received an 85, the same grade it received in 2022. On its 2023 report card, Demopolis received a 64.4 in academic achievement, a 96.16 in academic growth, an 88.57 in graduation rate, a 50 in progress in English Language proficiency, a 20.33 in chronic absenteeism, and an 88 in college and career readiness.

Each school also received an individual score. Westside Elementary received a 79, US Jones Elementary received an 81, Demopolis Middle School received an 83, and Demopolis High School received an 82.

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The Marengo County School System received an 86, an improvement over its score of 81 the previous year. On its 2023 report card, Marengo received a 61.33 in academic achievement, a 100 in academic growth, and 94.6 in its graduation rate, and a 66.7 in progress in English Language proficiency.

Sweet Water High School received an 89, an improvement from an 85, Marengo High School received a 67, a one-point increase from 2021-2022, and A.L. Johnson received 70, a ten-point increase from a 60 in 2021-2022.

“We want everyone to be aware of what is going on in the schools across our state. We are committed to providing easily manipulative online tools that show rich, detailed data in a way that is intuitive, simple, readable, and parent-friendly,” said State Superintendent Eric Mackey. “This is a useful resource for anyone interested in Alabama’s public education data.”

Surrounding school systems also received their grades from the state. Thomasville received an 89, the Wilcox County School System received a 70, Greene County received a 68, Sumter County received 62, and Dallas County received a 75.