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Fairhope Middle School

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Posted August 7, 2014

All the idiots who think the kids in Fairhope are rich snotty people who have no kindness obviously have no observation skills. I see people all the time in little ways being helpful, kind, and altogether just being a good group of kids. I am a former student of Fairhope Middle School and know just how great this school is. All the students, teachers, and staff are amazing people who have helped me to learn a lot. I had an easy time adjusting even at an older age. I can't think of any better school to learn and make friends. You can take my word for it too, sense I have lived in 4 states and went to many other schools in the area. No school is better than Fairhope. - A Former Student.


Posted April 7, 2012

This school is very good. It is just like a private school. We have recently acquired new admististrative staff. There are many clubs and fun things. I recommend every middle school child to attend this school. The teachers teach very well and are willing to help a child. The punishments are very strict, so I advise your children to not do bad things. The school is very new and modern.The only bad thing i have is the bus' are VERY crowded. A VERY GOOD SCHOOL!!!!!!


Posted September 23, 2011

Having relocated to the area from out of state and having experienced superb public schools elswhere, the Fairhope public schools are good for the area but not up to par when considering other, better managed public school systems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

The principal is only interested in placating parents, especially those who give money to the school. She is not interested in the children and her focus is only on becoming principal at Fairhope High School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2010

Fairhope Middle School offers much in education, music and teacher accommodation It performs like a private school..


Posted February 24, 2007

This school is the best! The teachers are awesome and so are the students. We learn and have fun at the same time. So don't talk bad about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2006

I have been at FMS for 3 years now (im now in the 8th grade now). this school and city has been my fvorites so far. All of my teachers are well tranied, make sure i know what they teach! ive been to ALOT ALOT ALOT of different schools, and i wont be leaving this one till i graduate! thanks FMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2005

In my opinion, FMS is a bunch of religous and rich snotty kids. The teachers teach us about christianity and stuff in the bible. I think thats really wrong. My relgious beliefs are FAR from everyone elses. FMS should be an indoor school too. If it has so much good teachers at least this rich town could afford to build a new school instead of using the old high school. When I moved here in the 6th grade I thought I'd never adapt to the people. I didnt make friends until 4th quarter. Please parents, if your child attends fairhope middle school and doesnt like it. Talk to them about going to another school. - Taylor
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2005

I am in 8th grade at Fairhope Middle School. I am in Gifted/Talented (G/T) and I am in National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). I love FMS and I really do not want to leave it. My peers are the best and the teachers are amazing. I also wanted to add although G/T is a literature class, we also do tons of math and science in it. All the teachers make sure that everyone understands what they are talking about. Because of the teachers I am a straight A student. So I think overall FMS is the best school in Fairhope and that anyone who attends will have a great time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2005

I am student who attended Fairhope Middle School in the 2004-2005 school year.FMS has too many students and not enough teachers. Some of the classes are 30+ sized. Also most of the teachers until the 8th grade are very compassionate and intelligent indviduals.However, a few of the 8th grade teachers are extremely unsatisfactory. I was barred from a school event because of the length of my hair and my religous views.If your child attends FMS, please homeschool or let he/she attend an alternate school for the 8th grade.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 20, 2005

I also experienced with two teachers their inability to instruct at my childs learning level, when concerns were voiced they were ingnored. The 'gifted' program is nothing to what many would expect or find elsewhere in the US. My child who has 'superior range' in math/science was not able to be challenged as they only offer a Literature class for those in the gifted program. There is definitely room for improvement is many areas. Unfortunately my childs education can't wait for that to happen, we are looking at Private Schools in Mobile, AL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Making the transition to Fairhope Middle was extremely difficult. They go from having one teacher in elementary school to 3 then 7. The teachers are too involved with 140 plus students to concentrate on helping the ones who need help. Fairhope has too many schools. The teachers are overwhelmed and unfortunately my child is one who is going to be left behind when the Federal Government is mandating No Child Left Behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Our daughter entered public school in the 6th grade, all previous grades were at a private Christian school. Her guidance counselor, Brenda Saltz, has been most helpful in helping her make the transition. My daughter just began her 7th grade year and it looks like it's going to be another good one.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

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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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

342 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

332 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
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

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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 Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education46%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education61%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty98%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education52%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education60%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty98%
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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education59%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty95%
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 84% 58%
Black 11% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 26%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

Fax number
  • (251) 990-0403

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(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
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Two Pirate Drive
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