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Eastwood Middle School

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Posted August 27, 2013

I am a parent. My son begin his middle school year at Eastwood Middle. At the beginning, I was a little skeptical. However, that immediately went away when we went for schedule pickup. I was really pleased at how welcoming the staff was. The assistant principal's were a great help as well. They were very welcoming as well. I really feel my son will have a great year at Eastwood Middle School.
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Posted January 19, 2012

This is the worst school I've ever attended! You get in trouble for just giving your boyfriend or girlfriend a hug! If your child has friends and likes to have any kind of physical contact, don't send them to this school!


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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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students77%
Female85%
Male72%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education35%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty76%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students78%
Female90%
Male69%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education33%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Poverty77%
Not poverty80%
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 Students46%
Female57%
Male38%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible47%
Special education11%
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Poverty41%
Not poverty65%

Reading

All Students83%
Female91%
Male76%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education50%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty82%
Not poverty85%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education8%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty67%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education7%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Poverty68%
Not poverty86%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education32%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Poverty68%
Not poverty78%
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 83% 34%
White 13% 58%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 75%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jennifer K Box
Fax number
  • (205) 759-3798

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6314 Mary Harmon Bryant Dr
Cottondale, AL 35453
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