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Wilkerson Middle School

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Posted April 28, 2014

You have to fight. They love fresh meat. I survived by becoming a bad boy. Good Luck!!


Posted August 14, 2013

Wilkerson has a serious approach to educating our children with a concerned Principal and Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

Wilkerson is a great school. I was told it was a bad school. My response was there is no such thing as a bad school. It's the child with no parent's guidance. Wilkerson has a caring Principal. She made sure her students follow the rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

Wilkerson Middle School is a community school with children bussed into the community. Students from all kinds of background attend this school. I have observed the worst students make a change for the better in this school becauseof consistency. I have observed caring teachers and kind teachers. It is a safe school and great for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

exceptional school with great principal and staff. The school has good teachers that work with parents to help students succeed to highest academic level!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

I am very impressed with Wilkerson Middle School. Ms. Burnes has worked very had to make this school successful. There is always something exciting going on at Wilkerson. The students must follow the dress code daily. On the first day of school each year, students are given all the supplies needed to begin the school year. The parents are only required to person the novel that would be read by the whole school for the first nine weeks.Consistency is seen throughout the school. The game room is big at Wilkerson. This is a great incentive for the students who maintain a seventy or bove in each subject including physical education. Thee theatre arts program is great. Several plays have been performed by the teachers and students. Plays such as: Annie, Tom Sawyer, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Scrooge and this spring the department will feature 'The Wizard of OZ'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

Great school. I commend the principal and her staff for the hard work. Safety is a priority at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

I have a Nephew that attends Wilkerson and I have been very impressed with how well he is doing. I think the world of Wilkerson and the staff there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

This school is awesome my daughter and she loves it. It's best school in Alabama! ')
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

I love wilkerson middle school... The principal is a great leader and so is the assistant principal.. The kids tested the highest on the ayp test 3 years in a row.. They were the highest tested school in birmingham city public middle school's tested.. Which was all of them. They have a great athletic department. I have two kids that has been with mrs.Burns since lewis elementary. When mrs.Burns went to wilkerson , lewis went down and wilkerson scores grew higher. She is there to make sure that your kids learn. I attended wilkerson my self as a child, and the learning wasn't as near as good as it is now. My oldest son will be leaving birmingham district and starting county schools because the high schools are not as good. I am confident that he will do just fine , because wilkerson prepared him! let's go wildcats , let's go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I got the school and they are great to me I have been there since 6th grade every panrent out there and wants their child in a great safe place and any who knows Wilkerson Middle should go there like they say never judge a book by its cover -by an smart 8th grader
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2005

Terrible school, no learning taking place, way too many students per teacher, no leadership. A concerned parent.
—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 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

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

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

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

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty82%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black99%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible99%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty99%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education56%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty92%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female100%
Male85%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education53%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty92%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education20%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty80%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty77%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
99%
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 Students81%
Female93%
Male71%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education25%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty81%
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 91% 34%
Hispanic 8% 5%
White 1% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 94%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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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 Constance W Burnes
Fax number
  • (205) 231-2785

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball
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116 11th Ct West
Birmingham, AL 35204
Phone: (205) 231-2740

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