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Forest Hills Middle School

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Posted May 23, 2011

$40 for graduation in which my child does not receive a cap and gown!! snacks! pictures!!! when we just had a severe loses!!! and my child can not walk unless it is paid!!!! it use to be i could not walk if i owed for a book or credits!! and it is the parent responsibilty to furnish the PA system!!! for OUTSIDE!! in 90 degree weather,where a system should already be established for games anyway!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!! HOW DARE YOU TAKE THE JOY FROM MY CHILD!! FOR FREE OUTDOOR STAGE!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2010

Are you kidding me any parent who thinks that this school is great or thinks that this school should even continue to service the children of Fairfield is a poor excuse for a parent . I too attend this school but that was over 23 years ago and it was not the same. We did not get the top-notch education that we need then and I know that the children are NOT getting 1/3 of that educationNOW. For example the six graders are being taught the same thing in math class that third graders in Hoover are being taught . I would never let me child go to in the Fairfield School System!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

The environment is chaotic and not conducive for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I a currently searching day and night to find an other options for my child; he deserves better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2010

this school is the best my daughter goes here and she is always saying mom i want to stay til eighth grade and their princapal and assitiant pricapal are great and i love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Excellent School that is headed in the right direction! New leadership, same school, New direction!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 18, 2009

This is a awesome school great teachers, awesome explorotary classes and great princapal
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

i attended fores hills and my years there were absolutely fun and amazing
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
54%
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 Students52%
Female64%
Male38%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Poverty49%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male64%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty69%
Non-povertyn/a
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 Students29%
Female29%
Male30%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education6%
General population33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Poverty28%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education31%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Poverty65%
Non-povertyn/a
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Special education17%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Poverty56%
Non-poverty75%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male60%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education15%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Poverty64%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students36%
Female40%
Male32%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible34%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%
Poverty35%
Non-povertyn/a
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
Black 98% 34%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
White 1% 58%
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 93%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Shun Travace Williams
Fax number
  • (205) 783-6753

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7000 Graselli Rd
Fairfield, AL 35064
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