North Sand Mountain School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About North Sand Mountain School

North Sand Mountain School is a public K-12 school located in the small town of Higdon, Alabama. The school is part of the DeKalb County School System and serves students from the surrounding area. North Sand Mountain School is known for its strong academic program, as well as its wide range of extracurricular activities. The school has a variety of clubs and organizations, including student government, National Honor Society, and Future Business Leaders of America. North Sand Mountain School is also home to a variety of sports teams, including football, basketball, volleyball, and track and field. The school is dedicated to providing students with a quality education and a safe learning environment. North Sand Mountain School is committed to helping all students reach their full potential and become successful in their future endeavors.

Address:

29333 Al Highway 71
Higdon, AL 35979

Phone:

(256) 597-2368

Site:

www.jacksonk12.org

Grades:

PreK – 12

Enrollment:

674 students

Overview North Sand Mountain School

North Sand Mountain School serves 674 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
North Sand Mountain School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (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 49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on North Sand Mountain School

North Sand Mountain School is ranked within the top 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 North Sand Mountain School is 0.39, 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.

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