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Green Acres Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 509 students

 

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Posted July 30, 2009

My daughter attends Green Acres Middle, I unfortunately have a big problem with this school. My daughter hates this school she says half the kids were either getting suspended or disrupting the class. Me being a college student can see how that can be disruptive to learning. I have been in the school and on many occations have noticed to constant loudness and teacher's 'I wish I wasn't here' attitude. Maybe it's the students, maybe it's the teachers, maybe it's a little of both. Right now I'm looking into the 'No Child Left Behind' Act to assist me, because from what I see if something doesn't change soon there will be one less child there if I have anything to say!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

I'm a parent of a 7th grader special education child who attends Green Acres. I must say that I had heard alot of negative comments about the school prior to my son attending, but I made sure that Ms. Baugh (principal) knew who I was and aware of my concerns. She has been very helpful along with his past and present instructors. I have to say that I'm very pleased. My son has excelled so much that he is now taking pre-algebra instead of math in special ed. and making great grades. His instructors have called me at times for a progress report and they always acknowledge me when I come to the school. The dedication of the faculty at any school depends on the dedication of the parent to make sure their child is not falling through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

I'm a sophomore at the University of Montevallo and a former student of Green Acres Middle school;during my time there i thought the school was wonderful and i still do. Some of the excellent teachers have left but have been replaced by others of equal comparison. The atmosphere is that of what it should be, excitement and childlike behavior. It's a public middle school, not a school of reform.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 23, 2005

I love green acres middle school the teachers are great yeah the kids might run around but that's just kids they would do that but i love greenacres middle school it's just great and the principal's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

Green Acres and Ensley HS are the reasons that i moved. The staff is uncaring and nonchalant and has a 'they'll never amount to anything' attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

I have great concerns about Green Acres Middle School. Many times upon entering the building I have found the atmosphere extremely noisy, high trafficking of students in the hallways, and office personnel that will ignore parents when they enter the main office. On several occasions I have witnessed teachers exibiting unprofessional behavior that destroys teacher/student rapport, and respect as an educator. Due to the above reasons, I find it difficult to believe that some of the teachers will go to great lengths to care and support students.
—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 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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education20%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female82%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education14%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students51%
Female60%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education9%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female71%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education23%
General population42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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
Black 99% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Evelyn L. Nettles
Fax number
  • (205) 231-6786

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1220 67th St
Birmingham, AL 35228
Phone: (205) 231-1370

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