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Fort Payne Middle School

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Posted April 16, 2014

This is s awful school do not put your kids in This school teachers are the most grumpiest And there is this person that walks around in the Lunch room watching you eat!! DO NOT PUT YOUR KIDS IN THIS SCHOOL and huntsville schools are really better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

Fort Payne Middle School offers an outstanding faculty and staff. The students of FPMS gain a wealth of knowledge, but a strong foundation of personal character and leadership qualities are obtained. There are a wide range of extra curricular activities offered.


Posted March 10, 2009

I go to Fort Payne it is the greatest school ever!
—Submitted by a student


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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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population93%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty88%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population85%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty77%
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

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracial71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible62%
Special education9%
General population85%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty78%
Not poverty89%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education36%
General population93%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty86%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracial61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners48%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty72%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners43%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty82%
Not poverty94%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners47%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Poverty73%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners27%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Poverty69%
Not poverty95%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population78%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Poverty70%
Not poverty86%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial56%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners25%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Poverty63%
Not poverty86%
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 60% 58%
Hispanic 30% 5%
Black 5% 34%
Two or more races 4% 1%
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 64%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Shane Byrd
Fax number
  • (256) 845-8292

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4910 Martin Ave NE
Fort Payne, AL 35967
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