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Sansom Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 420 students

 
 

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Posted January 24, 2006

The quality of academics is great in this school. Teachers are very detailed with their teaching to make sure that the students can understand fully what is being taught, and the counselor, Mrs. Stephens is the best when it comes to helping your child when and if needed at any time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

this school has nice and kind teachers and some students.it is very clean they have a great music classes.very good art classes.caringteachers about grades and students. sincerley.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2005

Wonderful school. Administrators and teachers maintain a very disciplined yet student and parent friendly school.Principal cares about my child and is very helpful. Band and Choral programs are second to none.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

As I am in this school frequently, I can attest to its quality in educating my child. The 6th grade curriculum provides security and great opportunity as students stay with their group of peers all day and the teachers are devoted to knowing the students as individuals. There is much structure in the school and the education my child receives is superior. The band and choral programs are excellent. High expectations abound and advanced classes give my child the background needed to move successfully to high school.
—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 77% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%

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

All Students63%
Female68%
Male59%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education20%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Poverty57%
Non-poverty79%

Reading

All Students81%
Female92%
Male73%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education35%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty76%
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

Math

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education28%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Poverty61%
Non-poverty80%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty88%
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 Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible58%
Special education27%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty74%

Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male69%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education40%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty72%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students62%
Female56%
Male69%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education11%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Poverty58%
Non-poverty73%
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 59% 58%
Black 36% 34%
Hispanic 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 75%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Gadsden, AL 35904
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