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Center Street Middle

Public | 6-8 | 278 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2007

My school is very excellent I have had all five of daughter to graduate from Center Street Middle, with high honors they made a's and b's. Now I will leave Center Street Middle School as a caring parent and say that Center Street Middle School is the best middle school in the Birmingham City School. Thank You
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

Center Street is a wonderful school. The acting principal is nice as well as the assistant. My son attends the school and knows alot. Next year he will be in the 8th and I am so glad. He will have the same Math teaher he had in the 6th grade and his Language Arts teacher is his 5th grade teacher sister so I look foward to working with the whole tgeam. The current principal, Ms. Cassandra Fincher Fells is returning back and I am so glad. She was my high scholl teacher so I know I will get along with her and she will keep those kids in check by doing what she has to do.Don't believe any of those rumors becuase they are not true. It is just bull.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

I had heard so many negative rumors about this school that I was afraid to send my daughters here, but I had no choice it was our neighborhood school. They had been at E.P.I.C. Alternative School since kindergarten and so they had been sheltered. My oldest graduated this year with honors and my youngest is upset we're thinking of moving. There will always be bad apples were ever you go, you just have to keep your children on the right track by teaching them to respect themselves, respect their teachers, and respect fellow students, and always put GOD 1st!
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
70%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Poverty54%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education18%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty78%
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 Students44%
Female50%
Male40%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Poverty43%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female66%
Male51%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education21%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Poverty57%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male54%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education22%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty59%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female75%
Male49%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education28%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Poverty60%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
53%
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 Students49%
Female54%
Male44%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education21%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Poverty47%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 35%
Hispanic 13% 4%
White 3% 58%
Two or more races 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Carolyn J. Denson
Fax number
  • (205) 231-7231

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1832 Center Waysouth
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: (205) 231-7190

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