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Public | 6-8 | 319 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2010

i love bush because the teachers are very good with the children and they will let you know when they are not doing right in school i just love bush
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

This is a very great school that motivates me to do my very best and I am now in the 7th grade in honors class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2007

I love this school, it has great teachers that take charge when learning comes into play. It is the world class pinnacle of education.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
62%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
40%
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 Students52%
Female53%
Male50%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Poverty51%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty82%
Non-povertyn/a
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 Students55%
Female49%
Male62%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education14%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Poverty56%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education43%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty70%
Non-povertyn/a
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%
Female79%
Male80%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education44%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty78%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Poverty55%
Non-povertyn/a
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students42%
Female40%
Male43%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Poverty42%
Non-povertyn/a
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
Black 100% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 0%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Vanessa Guest Byrd
Fax number
  • (205) 231-6007

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1112 25th Stensley
Birmingham, AL 35218
Phone: (205) 231-6000

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