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Peter F Alba Middle School

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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 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education43%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrant67%
Non-migrant82%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education48%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrant87%
Non-migrant92%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty98%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education40%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrant88%
Non-migrant87%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty86%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education55%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrant94%
Non-migrant93%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty96%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education27%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrant96%
Non-migrant91%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male88%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education45%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrant92%
Non-migrant90%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty96%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education35%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrant94%
Non-migrant84%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty94%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


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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Phone: (251) 824-4134

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