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Brookhaven Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 555 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2014

I went to this school from 2004-2007. I always loved school. I loved elementary school and I loved high school. This school however, I hated. In 6th grade, three 8th graders ganged up on me and broke my arm. The school has a "zero tolerance for bullying" yet nothing happened to these girls at all. When I went to the office with my broken arm, they told me to go back to class. Luckily I had a cell phone and was able to call my parents to take me to the ER. The next day I showed up at school with my arm in a cast and told them exactly who it was that were picking on me and nothing happened to them at all. I no longer felt safe at school and it made me fear going for the three years I attended Brook Haven. Hopefully, changes have been made but there are plenty of other schools to choose from in Sebastopol. I wouldn't send my child here.


Posted October 13, 2010

Brookhaven Middle School is a very unique school with caring teachers, administrators and staff. Students' needs are their number one priority.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 8, 2008

There is really not a problem with the school or administartion istelf, its the students that go there. Having been going to Oak Park, everyone talks about how the teachers and staff try their best but the students simply do not want to learn and instead bully one another. The school has good security, just not enough good students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

This school is horrible! It's ridiculous that Decatur has three middle schools two of which are equal, Cedar Ridge and Oak Park, and then there's Brookhaven.This school is way unbalanced compared to the others. A high percent of Decatur's youth is denied a proper education because of the parent's disability to pay for a house in a different area. I knew someone who went there until he was pulled out to be home schooled. EVERY morning the parent would worry about her kid's safety, her kid's safety in a MIDDLE SCHOOL! As one of the parent below said they cared more about a shirt than a child's EDUCATION!! It's also pitiful when a parent rather send their CHILD to a different state and LIVE with someone else than send to this school. Decatur city school has a problem and they need to FIX IT.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2008

this school has major problems with disciplin and the administration leaves a lot to be desired. I would not send my child to BMS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 10, 2005

This school has a major discipline problem. If the kids who needed discipline were dealt with appropriately there wouldn't be as much trouble. The good kids who are there to learn are the ones who get in trouble. All they are interested in is whether there is a witness or not instead of believing the good kids who get picked on. There is no leadership whatsoever in this school. There is also no caring. Principals and teachers both don't show any caring at all for these kids. They don't even contact you when your childs grades start to drop from A's to D's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2004

There is such a discipline problem that learning is not an option at that school. I have volunteered three times this year and last year to no avail. They are more worried about a students shirt being tucked in than they are about that student learning. I think most teachers there are good but you have no parental involvement and a lot of children with parents who do not care if they get a education or not. They just want them out of the house for the day. I have a friend who is sending her child to live with a relative in Georgia to get him out of that school. I wish we could leave too. It is a bad school. Other than rezoning, I do not know what would help Brookhaven.
—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 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education24%
General population80%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female83%
Male67%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population82%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students60%
Female71%
Male48%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education16%
General population69%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female92%
Male69%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education28%
General population91%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male71%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education40%
General population82%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male70%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education35%
General population83%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male40%
Black34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population47%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 52% 34%
Hispanic 32% 5%
White 15% 58%
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 89%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Larry Eugene Collier
Fax number
  • (256) 552-3047

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1302 5th Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35601
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