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Chelsea Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 874 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
Based on 19 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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26 reviews of this school


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Posted May 27, 2009

My child has attend Chelsea schools since Kindergarten and we are pleased with her education thus far. ChMS has great leadership, teachers who challenge students and yet provide the leadership necessary for this age group of students. I wish she could have the same 8th grade teachers in high school, they were great! The amount of homework was overwhelming at times but she learned alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Hoover and Vestavia are great schools, but they have a lot of school violence. Chelsea is an amazing school. Maybe your kids just can't adjust with this environment. My daughter went to the middle school all three years, and she now has a 4.5 GPA. The teachers are amazing, and the extracurricular activities are great too. She was a part of the dance team and she loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

I am a student in the 8th grade now and I think the staff is Incredible. There are not too many rules, but just enough to set us straight. I am very happy with my school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

This is my daughter's 3rd year at ChMS and we are very happy. I also substitute teach there and have had only positive experiences as a parent & an employee. Very dedicated and caring staff & administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

My child who is going into the 8th grade has had a great 2 years thus far at Chelsea Middle. The principle, Mr. Harper has done an incredible job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2007

I too am a parent of a 6th grader at this school. There is good communication through STI program and some of the teachers even take the time to email me if there is a concern they have or I have. Involve yourself in the educational process.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

288 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

312 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education36%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education55%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty98%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty78%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty97%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education67%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty94%
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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty97%
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
White 87% 58%
Black 9% 35%
Hispanic 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2321 Hwy 39
Chelsea, AL 35043
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Phone: (205) 682-7210

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