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Cedar Ridge Middle School

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Posted October 28, 2010

This school is filled with poorly rounded students who have been led to believe they are better than everyone and that there mommas will fix everything when they mess up. Also the girls dress is totally inappropriate with daisy duke shorts and mini skirts with low cut shirts. I am really ashamed to have to go to this school.( would have picked 0 stars if they let me)


Posted August 8, 2008

wonder full but the 7th grade and 8th grade are ehhh... i give a 9
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2008

I give my school and above average rating for the many activities it has active robotics. chorus, band, and many sports including track, football, basketball, volleyball, and more. We also have IB Experience which involves Spanish and learning about other places such as Mexico and many more. We have Computer Tech. to learn more about computers and how they work. I am currently in 6th grade getting ready for Football Spring Practice and we are going to whoop Brookhaven as well as in basketball. Our crosstown rival haha. Hope the review helps. This is from a student by the way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

I think the school is great. I love my school and appreciate everything they do for us. We have very many club opptions that we can choose, from to sports to clubs. I am in the spanish club and loven it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2007

For me cedar ridge was a home but also a horrible place to be at times. they are so focused on IB and other things such as band and football we were not learning the stuff for what school is suppose to be!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2007

Be careful. If your finances permit you to do so, do not move into this school district. Send your children to private school if you live in the area. The principal and other administrators are the BIGGEST problem. They spent millions of tax dollars on an IB program to disguise their incompetencies--including a lack of discipline, lack of respect for their teachers and support staff, and lack of sanitation in the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

Overall, Cedar Ridge is a good school. There are relatively few students who are in special education classes or whose native language is not English, so the classroom teachers can dedicate more time to mainstream students. There seems to be a low incidence of bullying and major discipline problems. Nonetheless, if one's child is a special needs child who is not outwardly affected (as in crippled or Down's Syndrome), don't expect all the special education people to go out of their way to help. Some will, and some won't. Expect a lot of discipline forms coming home for rather trivial things if your child is not a 'cardboard kid'. Fortunately, the principal and assistant principal are fairly approachable. We have had good teachers in the academic areas. The building is well maintained and there is a sense of pride from the faculty, staff and student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

I absolutely hated the education quality my child received! He was in the Math team program and did not learn the BARE MINIMUM for 7th graders!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

I must say that my child has matured over the past 4 1/2 months and excels in her classes overall the enviroment is wonderful. We have had a few problems with bullying children this year, one went as far as to hit my child in the face and pull her hair which, resulted in In School Suspension for the young lady and my daughter also whom was only trying to protect herself but, rules are rules and everyone must follow them. I don't like the teachers discussing other childrens grades and behavior with me, I feel if they will discuss someone elses child with me then they will discuss mine with someone else and to me that is a little extreme otherwise the teachers are great and provide a great learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2005

Parents seeking online information about schools probably want confirmation that a particular school or community can offer their child a quality education. Cedar Ridge's track record assures you that the teachers provide academic excellence. Extra-curricular school activities abound in the performing arts, Destination Imagination and robotics teams, as well as Scholars' Bowl and Math teams. The community also offers team sports, theater experience, and several dance schools. The student population at Cedar Ridge Middle School in Decatur, Alabama rates very high in my opinion. These pre-teens and early teens are well rounded individuals, with high academic goals, honest values, and personal ambition to persue their goals in the classroom and beyond. 'The Ridge' is a great school for middle school students and their parents. If you are considering a move, Southwest Decatur, Alabama is a wise choice! Visit us. See for yourself how happy the students and teachers are.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 27, 2004

Cedar Ridge is an excellent school. My child had grown so much as a person and academically. The teachers and administration provide great support. The students learn advanced material also. It is the best school in SW Decatur.
—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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education45%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education30%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
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

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education67%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male86%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education47%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty96%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education55%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special education36%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty77%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male73%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education39%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty69%
Non-poverty89%
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 58% 58%
Black 33% 34%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 42%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2715 Danville Rd SW
Decatur, AL 35603
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