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Peter F Alba Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 653 students

 

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Posted November 27, 2011

Alba middle school is a joke. My 7th grade child was constantly bullied. Started verbally then pushing, continued with threats of being beat up, then pine cones to the face and rocks to the back of the head, all because he was an easy target, a very smart person, and in the band. The money they get from the state does not go to bullying like its supposed to. Different trips and calls to the school were made with the principle saying "we'll get to the bottom of it." Yeah right. My son is being pulled out and put back in mobile christian school where he started in kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

This school allowed my daughter to be bullied till she dropped out of school! She is doing good now that she is no longer at this school and out of the state
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2009

I give it a 10 great terachers and support staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

The Best Middle school in Mobile County with a wonderful staff. It's a family environmant all around. The Teachers treat the children as if they were their own and guide them to a promising future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

Alba Middle is one of the best middle school that I've ever seen. There are more communcation between teachers, staff, and student. The teachers are more patience on the student then I've erver seen. It's a very good environment for the students to learn in. There are so many extra activity's for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2005

I feel that Alba Middle School is one of the best schools in the regioin. The Principal and staff really care about the students. The building is old but it is obvious that the staff has a lot of pride. The academic program is second to none. Their academic teams are the best in the county. Our family is very pleased with Alba.
—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.

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Special education41%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrant87%
Not migrant78%
Poverty76%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education64%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrant93%
Not migrant91%
Poverty90%
Not poverty100%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education30%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrant85%
Not migrant70%
Poverty70%
Not poverty74%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education48%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrant92%
Not migrant92%
Poverty91%
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

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education42%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrant88%
Not migrant85%
Poverty83%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education42%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrant94%
Not migrant84%
Poverty82%
Not poverty90%
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 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education39%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrant77%
Not migrant77%
Poverty74%
Not poverty86%
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 71% 58%
Black 14% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 78%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr James Jr Gill Jr
Fax number
  • (251) 824-1324

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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14180 South Wintzell Ave
Bayou La Batre, AL 36509
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