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Bragg Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 892 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

How can this school get a rating score of 8!!!! This year was no better than last year once again teachers are favoring students and not paying attention to ALL of their students if I could give them a negative star I most definitely would! The choir teacher is an excellent teacher thats all I can say nice about this school. And i also noticed a review from one of my neighbor's and it says she wrote the pist in 2009 our children were in elementary school at the tine so with that being said how did that happen. Its not the worst school,but try to make it seem like its the best school in Gardendale either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

We love Bragg Middle School, I have 3 children there now two 6th graders and one 8th grader. All three are in advanced classes and are excelling. They all love their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

I am disappointed in this school....NO cursive handwriting is taught to any of these students. My son could not even read a letter from his Great Grandmother......what are they teaching, that print is the new?!?!?!?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

I had an excellent experience with the teachers. My son was challenged and was allowed to work at an advanced pace due to teachers that were in tune with his ability and gifts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

Following the adage, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all", here are my thoughts concerning Bragg Middle School: " ." -Parent of former student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The administration in this school needs to be replaced. Very poor leadership. The teachers have developed a bad attitude as a result. The schools in Gardendale are a big disapointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I think the administrators and teachers all need to rethink the way classes are taught. It seems as though none of them really care about the kids. I've had a child in the Gardendale school system for 7 years now and have been extremely disappointed in the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

This school is terrible and the administators have no respect for parents what so ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2009

i agree.....the vice principal needs to get a grip.....sorry mckay.....you aren't god.......get a grip dude.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

This school has had a recent change in administration and I am very displeased with the way the school is falling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

Great school. Great principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We moved to Gardendale in time for my daughter to start Bragg Middle School. She enjoys going to school because of all the activities they do and the classrooms are very organized. She takes band and basketball. She had many options to choose from which made her realize she will have many options in life itself. The Principal could not be more understanding and works very diligently with the parents. You can really tell she loves her job and the kids. I was really surprised that the teachers really wanted to help if my daughter ever got behind on her work because of illness or just did not understand a certain chapter in a subject. Overall, we are really impressed with Bragg Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

The highest quality of education in a 100 square mi radius except a few private schools. The principle and vice principal are top quality. Students are put first in the school and in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2003

I have two children. One attends Bragg Middle now and the other is now a Junior in high school. My overall opinion of Bragg Middle is a positive one. However, I am disappointed every year that the students are not given a summer reading list. I go to other schools web sites and use their summer reading list. I hope that one day Bragg Middle will change this trend and require a list of their own. Tessa Smith


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 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students72%
Female78%
Male63%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education35%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Poverty59%
Not poverty79%

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male86%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education58%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty86%
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

Math

All Students63%
Female59%
Male68%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible57%
Special education17%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Poverty50%
Not poverty74%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education58%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty89%
Not poverty97%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Special education29%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Poverty67%
Not poverty84%

Reading

All Students88%
Female97%
Male79%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education40%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty81%
Not poverty92%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education46%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty78%
Not poverty91%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 58%
Black 22% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 34%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jeff Stephen Caufield
Fax number
  • (205) 379-2645

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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840 Ash Ave
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