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Saks Middle School

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Posted May 21, 2013

i love the way the teacher take the time with the kids they make learning fun and my grandson can't wait to teach me the new math and english


Posted March 26, 2009

I truly wish I had nicer things to say here, but sadly I don t. The High and Elementary schools in Saks are amazing, but the Middle school is lacking. The new Principal this year was Assistant Principal at Weaver High last year and seems to be thinking middle school kids should be treated like high schoolers. He should spend more time focusing on academics and less worrying rather kids have elastic waist pants or buttons. The school has you buy a planner at the beginning and they have the STI website, but something is lacking. Yes, some responsibility falls on the students and parents, but the teachers have the kids 7-8 hours a day, but can t take 2 minutes to call/drop a note/ email when a child is struggling. The only contact is if there is a disciplinary issue. Much respect to Mrs. Byrom & Mrs. Gaither excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

I have been extremely disappointed in SMS. If your child is normal and struggling, you are pretty much left to fend for yourself. There is technology available for communication but it is not utilized to its full potential with up to date grades and assignments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

The parent/teacher communication is lacking. My child was an A/B student this semester her grades fell to F/D's. No behavior problems, just lack of communication all around. I should have received some type of notification that these grades have dropped this much. I've set up a conference with the staff, but its too late to save the grades from this term. If I had known there was a problem, steps could have been taken to correct it. The child is only 11. I blame not only her, but the staff at this school for just allowing it to happen without so much as a letter home to me or a phone call. Each term is nine weeks long how much time can it take to inform a parent with a normally decent grade that the child is slipping? Five minutes?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2004

This school is the best school my child has ever been to my child looks forward to going to school each morning
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty90%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty90%
Not poverty96%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty81%
Not poverty85%

Reading

All Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty87%
Not poverty85%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students76%
Female85%
Male68%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty79%
Not poverty67%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty93%
Not poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty83%
Not poverty92%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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

Science

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty79%
Not poverty81%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
White 57% 58%
Black 34% 34%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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