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Riverchase Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 686 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted October 9, 2010

RMS is committed to providing a safe and exciting place for the students to learn and expand their minds and their social skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

riverchase is alot better since helena and pelham split up. its alot cleaner!! they have also gotten alot better on discipline. they are very strict on not violating the dress code and not having your cell phones out during school hours. the food has gotten more healthier. i would reccomend it for anybody because they have alot afterschool activities their sports are very good
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2009

Riverchase is much better now that schools have split up,not crowded,cleaner,food is still unhealthy,but there is a great improvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2008

Very crowded, dirty, and not all food is healthy. But the teachers are good.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%
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%
Female79%
Male84%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special educationn/a
General population82%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty86%

Reading

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty92%
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%
Female84%
Male75%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special educationn/a
General population82%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty88%

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty78%
Non-poverty92%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education46%
General population82%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education54%
General population83%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty93%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty85%
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 61% 58%
Hispanic 26% 4%
Black 10% 35%
Asian 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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853 Willow Oak Dr
Birmingham, AL 35244
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