The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) released a report
regarding the percentage of college freshmen in Alabama who had to take remedial courses. The remediation rates were calculated for two subjects: math and English. Progress has been made by the State of Alabama and Arab City Schools in decreasing the percentage of students having to take remedial courses.
2014 - 32% in need of remediation (26% in math and 17% in English)
2017 - 28% in need of remediation (24% in math and 12% in English)
Arab City Schools
2014 - 38th in the state with 27% in need of remediation (24% in math and 12% in English)
2015 - 10th in the state with 16% in need of remediation (16% in math and 3% in English)
2016 - 6th in the state with 13% in need of remediation (11% in math and 3% in English)
2017 - 2nd in the state with 5% in need of remediation (4% in math and 1% in English)
We are thrilled to see the percentage of Arab High School graduates in need of remedial courses decrease. We strive to equip our students for whatever path they choose to take after high school. Our goal, from kindergarten through 12th grade, is to grow our students to their full potential so they leave us as confident leaders who will be successful in college, work, and the world.
We are so thankful for our teachers, faculty, staff, and administrators who are passionate about preparing our students for a successful future. We also appreciate the level of support from parents and our community. Their support is truly a blessing! Lastly, we are thankful for our amazing students who rise to any challenge, embrace high expectations, and make us proud every day.
Stacie Pace, Arab City Schools Assistant Superintendent