8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Appalachian School
The Appalachian School of Law (ASL) is a private, non-profit law school located in Grundy, Virginia. Founded in 1994, ASL was the first law school established in the Appalachian region of the United States. ASL is known for its commitment to providing legal education to students of all backgrounds, as well as its emphasis on public service and community engagement.
The curriculum at ASL focuses on practical legal skills and ethical decision-making. Students benefit from the school’s small class sizes and close-knit community, which allows for more individualized instruction. Additionally, ASL offers an extensive clinical program in which students gain hands-on experience representing clients in real-world legal settings.
ASL also promotes public service and community engagement. Through its Pro Bono Program, ASL students provide free legal services to low-income individuals and organizations throughout the region. The school also hosts a variety of events and lectures that bring together students, faculty, and members of the community.
In recognition of its commitment to excellence in legal education and public service, ASL has been ranked among the top tier of law schools in the United States. ASL is a great choice for those looking to pursue a career in law while making a positive impact in their community.
350 County Highway 12
Oneonta, AL 35121
PreK – 12
Overview Appalachian School
Appalachian School serves 599 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Appalachian School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Appalachian School
Appalachian School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Appalachian School is 0.34, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.