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Bottenfield Middle School

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Posted June 27, 2014

Its just so nasty up here at BMS . In the Girls Gym its a whole family reunion of roaches . I sat my math book down one day and when the bells had rung I went to go get it and roaches just came right out . AND THEY HAVE RATS . BIG ONES TO ! And the administrators and principal will get in your face . Stanky breathe and all . Some of the teachers dont even care . They will just put a 0 in the computer for no reason .The food is HORRIBLE . I have to buy me a water everyday so I wont starve all day.The only good thing about bottenfield is the awards. I just finished 6th grade and just wondering what 7th grade gone be like . -_- I WISH WE COULD REPORT THIS SCHOOL ON MAAA !


Posted October 24, 2013

Is just an excellent school. The school is ran well and the teachers are just Great!


Posted June 14, 2013

bottenfield has many good and bad things like one good thing is the acadimics. I go to bottenfield and so i know. One bad thing is the food. It tastes like someone chewed it spit it out and put it on a tray. It looks like that to. The one bad thing i hate is the drama. Dear lord its amazing how many fights and arguements there are its ridiculous. I have been dragged into alot this year. Obviously i got very mad about that. Another thing is when were switching classes everybody gets pushed into everybdy. It really hurts.... but in all the bad things there are good things like i said acadimics teachers disciplin and friends so its an ok school if i were to be recommending schools i would not say it first but it would be in the list of schools i know of Im definitely going there next year


Posted April 10, 2013

My School Is Horrible ! I Am a 8th Grader at BMS . The Principal is a "okay" principal . Some of these teachers are holloring at students and doing disrespectful stuff to us . Now I Know we must act right , to get the same respect from them , but sometimes its not always like that . The lunch is horrible . Other day they made a rule talking about we can't have earphones no more ? Why now ! We been had it . Last time I Check It was just cellphones we can not have . Subsutuites be acting craazy for no reason , and get people suspendid . But thats all I have to say .


Posted June 25, 2011

I agree with some of the previous posts. Bottenfield Middle School is a classic example of a school environment gone wrong . My two children completed grades 6-8 there. I have asked teachers for recommendations on how I can help my children learn at home and I am looked at like I am crazy. One teacher actually said, I do not know. I am actually a Science Teacher who they made teach English this year. The office staff is rude and I have personally heard them speak negatively about and towards the students. There are a handful of teachers at Bottenfield that care about the students and both of my sons were lucky enough to receive instruction from them. However, my children have received instruction from its other teachers who did not care at all if the children had learned a single topic. I am glad Dr. Maye is no longer the principal. I hope the new principal can make staff changes and get teachers who believe in teaching all the children not just their chosen few .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I was a former student at Bottenfield and I for one hated it! I was picked on daily, had no friends, and I only had two teachers that actually cared about the students! Also, the assistant principal acted more of a prinicipal than the real one. So I would not recommend going to this school. My new one is way better!


Posted March 26, 2010

My child is currently an 8th grader at Bottenfield and I have been less than pleased with the school. Apart from the 6th grade staff, this school leaves a lot to be desired. If administrators spent as much time improving the curriculum as they do the dress code, things would be much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

Bottenfield is a wonderful school. I have no complaints. Keep up the good work staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2009

I am a student at bottenfeild middle school in the 6th grade I love it there the dress code is somewhat strict but its only for student protection the staff of the school are very nice and do there best to help you make good grades my opinion of the school is that its a very good school.The goal of the school is to make students discipline more advanced
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2009

Silly kids who have reviewed Bottenfield have no business to do such. I attend Bottenfield, I am a 8th grader. The dress code is not at all 'horrid' as some may say, of course they ask of a I.D. just for security measures, it's only to keep you safe. The belts are for those imbeciles that keep their pants low. I basically love the school. Some of the teachers assign a lot of work, but I understand that it's for us to grow in education. These 6th graders posting bad reviews have no reason to, they've only been their for their 1st year. What are they going to do in 7th grade? Cry, moan and groan about the increase in homework? These kids obviously have no idea what discipline is. As they grow older they should know, that responsibilities will grow. I love it here. Pay no attention to others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

If your child is having problems with being responsible, obedient, following instructions, and basically maturing from a child to teenage growth, I think Bottenfield Middle school is an excellent school. A lot of parents might not admitt it, but 7 out of 10 kids act out when they are not around their parents. How can the faculty and staff teach these kids when they don't listen? Will some one explain that. Bottenfield has zero tolerance, which is great. If out children do not learn to be attentive and respectful at this age in their life, most of them never will or continue to go into a downward spiral. Our parents need to stop complaining about the school and help find a solution for our problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

this school is a gret school my kid loves it and she makes exellent grades all As
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

The Principal along with some of the teachers are very disrespectful to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

i am a student at bottenfield in the sixth grade. this is my 1st year and well i pretty much hate it. we are treated as criminals not students. the dress code consists of, I.D. badges, boys MUST wear belts, the boys shirts MUST be tucked in their pants or they will be suspended. crazy huh? they are to strict. you know its human to forget things well if you FORGET your I.D. badge you get suspended. if they would lay off a little maybe the kids would be better! i dont think you want your kid to go here. but its your choice:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

I am a parent of 2 children that have been through Bottenfield. There are a handfull of teachers that actually TEACH, the rest use their class time to gossip or are on the computer. My daughter has asked for help from teachers about school work that she doesn't understand and she is told to sit down. Then I have to teach her how to do it. It is the poster child of schools that don't really care about their students. If you have a problem with a teacher and talk to Dr. Maye in confidence so that repremanding to your child doesn't happen. Well she doesn't believe in that apparently. It happened top my daughter last year and because I complained about the unprofessionalism of a female coach. I am personally exstatic that my other 2 will NOT be attending there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

The staff at BMS are unprofessional and very unorganized. They are inconsistent and not concerned with educating the children. Discipline is the main concern and academics is the least concern. The children are not allowed to tell their version of a conflict. The teachers don't listen when students are being picked on by other children. Regardless of who initiates a disturbance both children are punished. Children with learning disabilities are not being assisted as they should be. The BBSST program is offered, however, it is a joke because it is nonexistent in this school. If you want your child to hate school, learn nothing, and feel as though they are worth nothing this would be the perfect school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I was a former student at BMS and quite frankly I think that it is horrible. Some teachers dont teach some teachers do and give too much work and assignments for these kids. The principal Dr. Maye has no control what so ever over the school, no one listens to her and she acts as if she really knows what she's doing when she doesnt. I think Mr. Evans should come back because when he was there everything was great we had more extracurricular activities like flag girls and a dance team, we just recently had majorettes,last year, but they dont have them this year. And some of those teachers up there have some of the worst attitudes and they act just like kids themselves especially one teacher she always wants to catch attitudes. Anyways parents that are reading this dont send your kids there it's horrible. Take it from me.


Posted August 6, 2007

I am currently a student at Bottenfield Middle School, and while it might have been good a while back, and it might look nice to the parents, it is horrible. Torn up materials, paint chipping on the walls, consistant problems with the air conditioning. Just in one year. And the students themselves. There is so much harassment and so little that the teachers will do about it. I do understand that the best thing to do is ignore it, but when you go home in tears almost every day, it becomes a problem that the teachers and administrators will not and do not even try to stop. Please believe me, do not put your kids in this school. It is horrid here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2007

I was a student at Bottenfield, and I actually loved it there. You hear all these bad things about BMS, but it's actually a really good school. I loved going there each day. All my friends were there and there are some really great teachers. Although, I advise you to not take band, if you have no sense of responsibility.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2007

This is my son first year at BMS.I had problems in beginning wih a phone response from the Assnt. Principal. When I appeared in person, I received all the pertinent information from Principal Jennifer Maye. There needs to be a procedure put in place for parental communication. Principals need to have a 24hour turn around by either themselves or a counselor depending on the issue to return a phone call to a concerned parents. Academics are much better than I expected. There needs to be more time dedicated to the mechanics of math and language. A lot of material was skimmed over and not taught. I heard about a PTA, but never saw any notifications about meetings. The newsletter is a wonderful communication tool. There's a lot of extracurricular activities. The band program is excellent. Overall my son likes the school. Few problems,but overall pretty good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

272 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

271 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female56%
Male46%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White56%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Special education14%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Poverty50%
Non-poverty57%

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education55%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty86%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White49%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special education34%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Poverty57%
Non-poverty68%

Reading

All Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education55%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education34%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty86%

Reading

All Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Special education43%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty86%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
56%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students71%
Female83%
Male60%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education43%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty82%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 82% 34%
White 16% 58%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Jonetta R Terry
Fax number
  • (205) 379-4095

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Baseball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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