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Gadsden Middle School

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Posted September 29, 2009

GMS is a great school. Access to challenging curriculum and fine arts. The principal is strict and keeps the kids in line, something many of their parents can't or won't do. I feel my child is safe, in an optimal learning environment, and will be well prepared for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

My son entered Gadsden Middle (GMS) as a 6th grader. GMS really does a good job of transitioning six grade students from elementary to middle school. Six graders have their own hall and are separated from the 7th and 8th for 95% of their school day. Seventh grade has been a different ball game. This year my son hardly ever has homework. 7th grade math and science are a joke, which probably contributed to why 40% of the Gadsden City class of 2008 did not graduate and the school s low SAT scores. GMS is ironically considered the best middle school in Gadsden. This misconception is really sad. There are many good kids here who deserve a quality education. We are actually moving out of Gadsden this summer, so our children can receive a better overall quality of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

Gadsden Middle School is a wonderful school to attend. It is by far the absolute best school in the Gadsden City School System. The test scores are higher, the teachers are better, and the atmosphere is calm. If you are looking for a school for your chid go and check out Gadsden Middle. I'm sure that you will find that it is a fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

I have had some serious problems with the leadership of this school.It may be fine for some people but i have found it to be out of step with the morals of my family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Great. Good people. New equipment. Looks better than gadsden city high school and a lot bigger.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2006

The school is strict which I find positive in todays world. My daughter loves this school. She transferred this year. Has not had any problems at all. Very glad I chose Gadsden Middle/Disque over Sardis!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

Principle has good leadership skills and keeps kids under control. Well disciplined atmosphere. Children enjoy school and do well.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

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 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students67%
Female65%
Male70%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education19%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Poverty56%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male74%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education37%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty75%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education17%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Poverty57%
Not poverty90%

Reading

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education39%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty79%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education16%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty71%
Not poverty81%

Reading

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education35%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty79%
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 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education25%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Poverty59%
Not poverty94%
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 56% 34%
White 35% 58%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 63%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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612 Tracy St
Gadsden, AL 35901
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Phone: (256) 547-6341

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