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Cullman Middle School

Public | 7-9 | 477 students

 
 

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Posted May 20, 2010

It has great academics and strong leadership. The teachers are truly caring and the band program is one of the top in the state. They have a program that provides laptop computers for every child in the school to take home and use for school as well as their own personal use throughout the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

i loved this school. the teachers, staff, and students were very understanding, and fun to be around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2009

CMS is amazing... mostly. The electives are great agri-scinece- loved it, band-ms bean rocks, chorus- mr agnew is really good, drama- always has a decent performance. the laptops feel so normal and easy to get used to. they really add alot to the learning experience. just dont play games or there gone. Mr. hill does a wonderful job as principal! The scholar's bowl and math team are quite good. sports, it just depends. i had pod b in 7th grade and i thought i hated it all year long. but now i realise mr. parris and ms spurgeon are actually good teachers, just sorta mean at times. coach swindoll and ms teilking are always amazing though. i truthfully think that anyone who goes to cullman will enjoy it :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2009

ive been going to this school for one year and its the first time ever i have wanted to go back to school before summer was over and my anxousness makes the sumnmer seem to b dragin on i love this school and the band is awsome we have the best band dirrecter ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2009

i honesty thought that that i would hate cullman middle school when i went there and i auctually liked it. the teachers taught me alot of stuff know i know more then i did when i was at another school before that. but i liked the way that they taught i really ,iss cullman middle school alot i wish i could go back to cullman middle school this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

im a student there in 8 th grade its the best teaching you could have in alabama... everyone is nice and the students are too. You got Agri-science and band... we have alot of sports and u either take home ec and computer half a semester for 3 weeks. Or in 7 th grade u would change like you do in 8th... computer and art.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

This is the best school my 2 kids have gone to in there years of moving. There are great teachers and great adults to help out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

I love CMS. At first i thought i would get sick of the laptops, but the teachers balance out using the laptops and just plain writing. We get introduced to a lot of new programs on the computer which will most likely help us out later in life. The band is great, too. The math team has it's own class and rarely has to meet after school (thank goodness). The football team is very dedicated as well as all of our other sports. Track and crosscountry practice with the highschool. We just got a new principal, Lane Hill. He was the former highschool principal and has brought a lot of new activities to the school like spirit week, bigger pep rallies, talent show, ultimate frisbee day, field day, war ball day, a powder puff game(girls play football), and many other great things. I love CMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2008

this school is great i dont no why anyone wouldnt like it!! we are worked a lot but once u get used 2 it it s great . they give us laptops and the teachers actually try 2 learn all the students names( alough not all are remembered they still try!!) i truely belive that anyone who comes to cullman middle will be welcomed warmly and possibly bullyeda little but if u are tell Mr lane hill( pricipal) and trust me he will definitly stop the bully without even mentioning your name!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2008

Laptops + kids=not a good idea.They play games & chat all day.Grades fall DRASTICALLY.CMS does not discipline very well & let alot of bullying go on all the time.I will be glad for my son to be out of there in a couple of months.I just hope that CHS is better.(I hate for his younger siblings to go th CMS in a few years.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2007

Cullman Middle School What Can I Say But Wonderful And I Mean Wonderful They Offer So Much They Have The New Laptops And It Is All Great I Mean So Great Jayne Barnett The Principal She Is A Joy To Know But Sadly She Will Be Leaving At The End Of School Year 2007-2008 She is such a joy to know hope CMS offers you a great learning expercence but cullman is hard with grades my very gifted child went there and he made one f he has never made below a b so if your child does not care about school dont send to cullman middle school you have to work to get the grade and that is why my child goes to cms and will go to chs next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

Cullman Is a very very very very strict academic school.They don't allow any talking through the whole day at all.no gum.no nothing.
—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 68% in 2013.

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95%

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97%

2011

 
 
93%

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91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

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98%

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98%

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97%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education46%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty97%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education62%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty99%
Not poverty97%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education75%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education50%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty97%
Not poverty97%
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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education77%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty99%
Not poverty98%
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
White 94% 58%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black 1% 34%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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800 2nd Ave NE
Cullman, AL 35055
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Phone: (256) 734-7959

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