Mission Statement  

 

Our Mission Statement 

The faculty and staff of Beulah High School are committed to providing a positive, safe, and challenging place to learn.  Our goal is to facilitate the development of well-rounded young people who are motivated for the future and have a lifelong love of learning.


 Beulah High School Creed

     Building through

     Education,

     Understanding,

     Learning,

     Achievement, and

     High standards         


Beulah High School Beliefs

We believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the quality of that process depends on the involvement of the home, school, and community. The foundation for establishing this process is founded in reading, as it is the primary conduit for expanding knowledge and meaningful thought. Standards for academic goals should be high, in order to challenge students to perform and succeed at increasingly higher levels. A quality education addresses academic needs while building creativity, high self-esteem, and respect. We believe in Beulah and in every student educated within our walls.


  About The School  

Beulah High School

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BHS is a 7th - 12th grade school located in northeastern Lee County.  Approximately 550 students attend our school in a constantly growing area near Lake Harding.


Beulah School History

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 In April of 1928, the Lee County Board of Education voted to consolidate all the small schools in the Beulah area.  Some of the schools were Pine Grove, Marshall Lee, Beulah, Blanton, Mechanicsville, Frog Pond, Sugar Hill, and others.

Beulah High School was constructed by Daniel Lumber Company of LaGrange, Georgia in 1928.  Mr. George Goodwin Williams donated 10 acres of land where the main building is today at 4848 Lee Road 270.

In 1942, the Vocational Building was completed.  Columbus Roberts donated this building plus 40 acres of land to the school in memory of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Roberts, piioneer residents of Beulah.

The first principal was James Brown, 1928-1930.  The principals that followed were:  Keener Kimbrough, 1930-1935; T.J. Sellers, 1936-1945; J.D. Ragsdale, 1946-1948; J.A. Harmon, 1949-1961; and L.C. Brown, 1962-1983.  In 1983, Jerry Southwell became principal and served as such until December 2010. Following Mr. Southwell's 27 year career, Armand Crowder served for a year-and-a-half until 2012, and then Mr. Joey Biddle took over from 2012 to 2014.  Beulah High School's principal currently is Dr. Cincrystal Poythress.

Within the past four decades the school has grown rapidly.  Beginning in the middle 1960's, a library was built and in 1967, a gym, in 1974, a new cafeteria with modern facilities was built.  The old school building was torn down in 1976 and a new and modern building replaced it plus another addition to the library at this time.  An Agribusiness building was built in 1976-1977.

The school has been one of the main attractions for people to move into the community.  People have realized their children can start to school and complete high school in classrooms directly across Lee Road 270 from each other.  Originally, all twelve grades plus a kindergarten were housed on one campus.  The kindergarten building was added in 1978 and the elementary classroom addition in 1989.

In 1979, the Home Economics building was built and more rooms were added to the wing in 1981. In 1988, two rooms plus a computer room were added.  The Beulah Band had a new building in 1981.

More construction on campus in 1994 included a new science room and laboratory, high school administration rooms, elementary office and seven rooms with a hall to connect the rooms.

An addition to the cafeteria was in 1997.  The Masonic Lodge was donated to the school in the same year.  The renovated lodge is was used for alternative school for several years.

Land across from the high school was purchased in 1992, for the site of a new elementary school.  Seventeen portable classrooms were eliminated when the school was built.  Weldon Parkman, was the first elementary principal and Michelle Rutherford was the first assistant principal.

The state-of-the-art gymnasium and educational center officially opened on December 13, 1999.  Also that year, four acres of land and a building next to the school were purchased.  When purchased, the plans for this building were to be used for In-School Suspensions.

Construction for Beulah High School's new library addition started in 2013. This new state-of-the-art facility will serve as an invaluable resource for our students and opened its doors for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.


School Profile

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Students at Beulah High School are encouraged when they hear the school motto, "Beulah High School: A Great Place to Learn." The motto infers the notion that success is indeed expected of those who attend Beulah High School.  Beulah High School students have maintained a passage rate exceeding ninety-five percent and completed the required Carnegie units to earn a diploma.  For the class of 2016, more than fifty percent of the diplomas have been the Advanced diploma (with 41% of these diplomas also receiving the Career Technical endorsement in addition to the Advanced endorsement) with an additional 11% receiving the Career Technical Endorsement.  This is consistent with our commitment to provide a curriculum and the instruction designed to lead to success in passing the Alabama High School Diploma requirements.

The 554 students enrolled at Beulah High School are in grades seven through twelve.  The demographics reveal a population of 77.97% Caucasian, 19.49% Black, 1.08% Hispanic, 1.26% American Indian/Alasken Native/Asian/Other. The data is relatively consistent across the grade levels with an even distribution of males and females at the six grade levels.

All thirty-eight teachers have earned a degree in the subject they are teaching, and all are Highly Qualified.

USE OF TECHNOLOGY

We have five twenty-first century classrooms which feature advanced technology.  We have five computer labs.  One computer lab is designated for teaching computer applications and the other labs are utilized by teachers for research and computer assisted instruction. Our media center is equipped with computers, has several laptop computers for teacher use, and houses a Chromebook computer lab.  Each classroom has a computer and an LCD projector.  Many teachers have InterWrite pads and document cameras in their classrooms.  Twenty computers are available in the ACCESS classroom where currently several high-achieving students are taking web-based distance learning classes this school year. Our student management system (Chalkable/INOW) is used for attendance, discipline, grading, demographics, transcripts, scheduling and other data based information. Student are now able to utilize their own electronic devices in classroom (at their teacher's discretion) as an educational tool. Many teachers also participate in Remind, a text messaging program that reminds students of upcoming assignments.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT YIELDS SUCCESS

Beulah High School is proud of the fact that we have consistently met the goals for AYP.  Each year we complete a continuous improvement plan.  Departments examine the testing data and determine goals and checkpoints.  A committee then includes the information submitted by the academic departments in the annual continuous improvement plan.  The current CIP can be viewed as a PDF under "School Publications."