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Oak Mt Middle School

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Posted September 19, 2013

i have just come here from two different schools and none compare to OMMS! i love the teachers they really do a good job to make sure we understand everything we need to know. and when i am at school i feel safe and secure. i recommend this school greatly. (rating out of 5 i say 500!!!)


Posted September 19, 2013

I love this school i moved recently and i missed all my teachers and ive been to 3 different schools and i have to say the best one by far has been OMMS. You can see the sincere interest of the teachers to help the students really understand the information that they'll need in everyday life. you cant find the same interest and generosity of the teachers any where else! In one word: AWESOME!


Posted January 6, 2012

Hey, my child goes to this school and plays basket ball. The coaches of the sports make sure that they have good grades, and if they get a bad grade they make them run or something along those lines.The teachers provide advanced classes for the gifted, and extra help classes for the students who need help. Some times they have people to come and talk to the students about making good life choices. Also, they have character assemblies where they give out awards for good character. The students try hard to win these awards. The teachers make learning fun, and enforce the rules. For example, if my child (he wouldnt normally do this) was being a bully, they would fix the problem and would send my son to get suspended. The electives are amazing, too. Especially the band program. The band directors do an am amazing job pushing the kids to play hard music, and the result is an amazing band and perfect reviews after competitions. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

I am goiing in to 6th grade at Oak Mountain Middle School and i have heard it is a great school!! I am a little nervous though... :)


Posted May 14, 2011

I go to this school and have SO much fun! The teachers are great, and they are always open to talk and ask questions. OMMS' strict no bullying program provides a safe learning enviroment, and the lunch provides many delisious choices. I have never loved a school soo much.... 5 stars!!


Posted July 27, 2009

Oak Mountain is the perfect school! My son has been loving EVERY minute of it. They have excellent teachers for every grade. They also have excellent extracurricular activities. It is a perfect all-around school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

I love this school it's so awesome.The field trips,galas,and various activities.I'm glad I moved here.I never want to leave and the teachers are so cccccooooooooooolll and can totally relate to our problems.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2008

I go to this school and im in seventh grade. Im actually at school now. I love this school with all of my heart. I have the best teachers and they help me with so much. It doesnt matter what they are doign if i need any of their help they drop it and help me. They can relate to our problems and want the best for us. I want thank them for this because i know if they werent so hard on me and so helpful i owuld not be the person i am today. I wouldnt want to go to school any where else than Oak Mountain. Lets Go Eagles! (: bye.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

Oak mountian middle is the best they have the best students and teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

I go to OMMS it's a very cool shool. I often enjoy our gala's. We have teachers who understand our toughest situations. They acually understand you. That's a total shocker!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2008

I just 'graduated' from this school in May. I've been in the Oak Mountain school district since kindergarten, and I'd say it has it's problems but it's still a good school. The school is pretty much run like a boot camp, if you're tardy you don't just get away with it. The dress code does get really annoying at times but overall i don't have many complaints. The main thing i guess is bthat I don't feel that challenged. There are only 3 advanced classes available and when i'm not in those i find everything really boring. The teachers are nice and the principal is cool, but it is getting kind of crowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2008

This school is great! i'm a soon-to-be 8th grader, and let me just say i love it here! It is like a boot camp though... Yep... Beware if you don't have your belt, or if your shirt isnt tucked in you get a detention! I find that a little over the top. Most of the teachers are nice, and kind, but beware some of them are a tiny bit strict. Otherwise i think this is a great school! There is plenty of before and after school help, and we are always striving to be the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2007

School has structure. Does a great job of keeping 6th, 7th, and 8th graders seperated by classes exiting at different bells. Kids are very accounted for. If my child isn't at his next class, they are on the walkie talkies looking for him. No skipping issues, etc. Does a great job at working the bad/ trouble kids out early in the year. I acutally feel safe sending my child to school here. I love the teachers/ principals. They really worked with me. I am single mother of a headstrong 12 year old. He just didn't want to perform to his potential. This school did a great job in bringing out the best in him and keeping him in line. Fyi- get to know your teachers early and communicate so that you can spot out problems early on. Plenty of before/ after school tutoring available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

I personally agree with the comments that posted in March' 06. The parents try to be as involved as possible, but the Administration acts like they are running a boot camp instead of a public school. The Assistant Principals portray themselves to be more like wardens than that of compassion filled, but still strictly guided administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Principal leadership is superb. The school is overcrowded, as are all schools in the Oak Mountain district, and they can not keep up with the growth in the area. Students are encouraged to excel in their area of interest, whether it is academics, fine arts, or athletics. Teachers are motivated and caring. Parental involvement could always be better, but it seems to be limited by the school officials.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

One child has completed 7th and 8th grade, another 6th going into 7th. Remarkable leadership by Dr. White!! Kids are respected and taught strong moral values!
—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 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.

399 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

399 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

388 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

412 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

412 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population96%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education62%
General population98%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population91%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education53%
General population94%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty94%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanic87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education35%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islander68%
Hispanic87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education65%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
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.

387 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education35%
General population94%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty93%
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
White 82% 58%
Black 9% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Hispanic 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 16%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5650 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
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