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Daphne Middle School

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Posted December 4, 2013

This school changes principals and vice principals faster than any school I have ever seen. The Physical Education staff are HORRIBLE and disrespectful to the kids. I have a very difficult time getting any follow through. Bulling is laughed off and considered "boys will be boys" mentality. If a child goes to the principal about a bully, the child is told they will be punished if they said anything back to defend themselves. I have heard this said myself to my child. I am really disappointed in this school. Daphne Middle has let me and my child down academically and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

this school is great. I just moved to daphne last year, but i believe this is the best school i have ever been to. thesse people who say its bad, are liarsss. its THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!


Posted April 10, 2013

WORST SCHOOL my child ever attended. I'm glad we got approved for a transfer to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

This school is one of the worst. Most of the teachers don't care about the kids and the front office workers isn't concerned with any of it and are very unwelcoming. This school doesn't give the kids any freedom. They have to sit with the class that they had the period before at lunch instead of their friends. They won't even let the janitors clean up the cafiteria! They make the students do it! Very little effort goes into the average student. One of my teachers doesn't even know my name and we're in the thrid quater. The students are horrible and incosiderate for anyone but themselves. Everything about this school is image and sports. They punish the entire grade for a couple people failing. All they care about is our test scores and grades. They don't care about you/ your kid. I suggest if your thinking about this school, don't. WORST school I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot.


Posted April 24, 2010

This school is horrible!! The teachers do half their jobs, I have been bullied and talked about mainly by minority students, which is sad because I am a minority too and have not said a word to them. I come home crying on average every other day. This is a bad uneducated enviorment. Thank the lord I am transferring! (due to these problems)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2009

This school is okay. Two of my children have went to this school. The office personnel aren't welcoming. Some of the administrators could be better
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

Little miss/ Mister I am sorry, This school is great! i am graduating in May to go to the High School! And i so far have had no problems what so ever, so i don't think that you go there so you can just hush!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2008

I like this school because thier teachers are excellent. I like this school because of the Environment.This is the best school that I have been to
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

What a terrific school system. We recently moved from Mass. and recieved nothing but exceptional assistance from the principle, office staff and teachers. Our sons love it and say it is the best school they've been in and has the nicest students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

I have had nothing but problems with this school from the day we moved to Baldwin county. I have ahd the run around at every turn and found this to be the worst school I have ever had to send my children too. I find that the staff at this school are rude. I will spend my time getting my children out of this school. I feel that anything is better than Daphne Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

My child is having a horrible time with bullies in the school. The assistant principal was rather unconcerned with due process or justice. It is very disappointing . We do have a better opinion of the principal, however.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

New Principal Dr. Ernie Rosado for 2006-2007 school year has established himself as a kid friendly administrator. He even answers the telephone if the secretary is swamped. My 7th grader has even agreed she likes him. Even though there have been staff changes the school has a calmer atmosphere than last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

I think the school has a wonderful staff. Its not really as organized as it could be. The princapal is not very freindly he doesnt get to know any of the kids like Mrs.DeShields and coach broaie does. The sports program is very good. But also the principal does not give the kids a chance to talk whenever they get in trouble he doesnt give them a chance to explain what happened and he thinks that whatever he thinks is going to be better but actually sometimes it gets worse. He doesnt like when people prove him wrong but if he would let people help him out a little bitt then he probably wouldnt get into some of the stuff he gets into. but everything else is just about at its best. The teacher are great and so are all the other staff members. Thats my point of veiw.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2005

I think the school is awesome it is one of the best organized schools i have seen it also has a good sports program and that is a good thing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2004

Upon enrolling my child at DMS, I noticed that a couple of staff members seemed unfriendly. Could have been just having a bad day, but I was less than impressed. Also, the drop off is inadequate for the amount of cars in an out of the facility, but when riding the bus - my child has to be at the stop at 0640 - an hour before school starts. I think that it would serve them well to split the route.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

I am not impressed with this school. There are three new administrators and I must say that they are trying but they are not being received well by the community. The school is cold feeling from the time you walk in the door. Maybe with a little more time the school atmosphere will improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

This school is extremely overcrowded and the facility is not designed to accomodate the current number of attending students. This presents a valid safety issue. Supervision is also suspect due to the large number of students enrolled. The school is sports oriented with significantly visible cliques (student and parental) which affects the advancement or appreciation of the 'ordinary student'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2004

School is overcrowded. Cafeteria is a nightmare. Hallways are so crowded when changing classes, it's a fire hazard. School does not offer many electives. With the amount of students that the school has, you would think otherwise. The principal is now chasing good teachers off. He is not very supportive of the gifted children or band students. As with all public schools, it's always sports, sports, sports.
—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.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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%
Female78%
Male75%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education38%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty56%
Not poverty86%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education62%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty78%
Not poverty96%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education52%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty82%
Not poverty90%

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education58%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty75%
Not poverty94%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education62%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty70%
Not poverty93%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 58%
Black 23% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 32%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr James William Oliphant
Fax number
  • (251) 626-0025

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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