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Bagley Jr High School

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Posted October 10, 2011

I sent the principal a private e-mail ,he forwarded to to one of the assistant principals that provided a positive response, THANK YOU !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

Bagley is a breath of fresh air. We moved to Bagley from Fultondale and I was completely amazed at the differences! Yes, it is a smaller community and they are more caring and personable. The teachers and staff still follow the Jeff Co rules meticulously (I love that) yet they don't have that "cold" feeling that you get from other larger schools. Also, I was amazed that Bagley was a little farther ahead in classwork when we moved here but the teacher was very eager and helpful to get us situated and caught up! They are very open to conferences if you ever have any questions and constantly allowing parents to get involved in all school functions, etc. My husband went here as a child and I attended Corner -both great! I know my children have a great future and will have many great opportunities coming from these schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Major downgrade!! We have moved out to the Bagley/Corner area from the gardendale school system.. poor teachers, slacking academically, this is definately not what my daughter is used to. On her first day I asked her where she would like to go back to school at and she said, 'Gardendale is hard, but Bagley is pretty easy'. Everyday Im grinding my teeth until we move back... I would not encourage anyone to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I am very thankful to have such a wonderful learning enviroment for my son! The teachers are awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

I myself attended Bagley grades K-9, now so does my two children. Most of the teachers either live in the community or have famliy that does. I feel like this helps everyone feel closer together. I never worry about my childrens safety because the teachers are so caring. Sure every school has a few teachers that should have picked a different career or should have retired way before their 25 years was up. But I would not suggest sending your children to any other school than Bagley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2007

I went to Bagley School myself and now my child goes there. I feel like he is getting a great education in most subjects and the dicipline is good. Of course there are a few teachers that I would rather he not be in their class, but for the most part they are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2007

First, let me say I am a parent. Bagley is not the school many think it is. There are some good teachers, but there are several that I consider poor. Often times children are not treated fairly - you see it year after year. Some children get the best teachers while others are thrown whereever. If you compare their test scores with Corner, you will see quite a difference. If I had it to do over, I would not have my child(ren) in this school. The PTO is basically a small group of parents that run the show - other than a few large functions, parents are not encouraged to help. There are good things about it, but overall a 'fair.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2007

My name is Faith, and I attend Bagley Jr. High. About six years ago, I was in a car accident, leaving me paralyzed from the neck down. I was attending Bagley before my accident, and I was simply amazed at the support and concern I received from my fellow students and teachers. When I was ready to return back to my beloved school after being dismissed from the hospital and rejuvenating, I was supplied with an aide who would write for me and help me with my school work. Therefore, my mom did not have to be my aide. Bagley has done so much for me over these six years through PTO and fundraisers, and they continue to help me with anything. They even supplied me with a laptop and Track-I-R, so I could do my school work more independently. I love my school, and I never want to leave!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2007

I attented this school many years ago. My daughter also attented this school. There was a major drop in the quality of this school from when i left to when my daughter attented. With this being a small school you have your 'clicks' and the teachers say they are handling it but no progress was made. I also taught at bagley for a short time. Yes it is a beautiful school. The new part is wondrful. I just don't see the comparsion of reality to a building. I loved bagley in yonder years and would have loved my daughter to see the bagley i seen when i was her age. Praying for bagley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

i think bagley is the greatest scholl ever! i been going there for 9 years because i went to darecare there but i am now in 5th grade my teacher ms.davis is so nice! mrs.kelley and mr.conner are wonderful to friends are great here to! i look forward to having much more years of fun and modiesty her at bagley---
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2004

Bagley is a great school.I am a student in the 7th grade at bagley jr. High and i would never ever leave.But when it comes time for me to leave i will cry a river.The teachers at bagley are amazing.The staff in the office is the coolest staff any school could have! and what can i say about mr.Conner and mrs.Kelley, the students love them both so so much, that we never want them to leave! we love you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2003

I attended Bagley grades 1-9. Now, I have purposely moved back to the area so that my son could attend there also. Bagley students do well on standardized tests. They also have a lot of school spirit. The community is small and the kids know each other well. I can allow my son to spend the night with friends from school without worrying to much because they are often children or grandchildren of people that I went to school with. The teachers have been very interested in encouraging reading. I find this helpful because I think that if you like to read, and can understand what you read, then you can do well in almost any subject. My child has ADD and every one of his teachers have been very interested and helpful in getting him to concentrate. They are eager to have parent/teacher meetings to get to know him better. I feel like they are friends and we are all in this endeavor together.
—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 83% in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty72%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty83%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty95%
Not poverty90%

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty89%
Not poverty98%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty90%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty86%
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%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty92%
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 Students83%
Female91%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty74%
Not poverty88%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty93%
Not poverty98%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education45%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty81%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty86%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty81%
Not poverty97%
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

Science

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty69%
Not poverty76%
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 99% 58%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
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 37%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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