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Riverchase Middle School

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Posted August 8, 2014

Not a very welcoming place. Administration is completely disorganized and they won't even let new students tour the school. Sure enough, my child's first day she was yelled at because she didn't know where to go. Very unfriendly and un-Christian place!
—Submitted by a parent


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 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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners53%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty77%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners73%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty92%
Not poverty98%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Poverty48%
Not poverty66%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male84%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty80%
Not poverty92%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners36%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Poverty74%
Not poverty84%

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners29%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty79%
Not poverty87%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

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 Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Poverty67%
Not poverty80%
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 60% 58%
Hispanic 24% 5%
Black 14% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 43%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Birmingham, AL 35244
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