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Meridianville Middle School

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2 stars

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Posted June 21, 2014

As a student at this school, I would like to point out some errors in the parents reviews. The teachers do the best they can, it is the princiable to be worried about. I don't like the fact my brother had F's more than one and passed. I believe they passed him on so he wouldn't have to deal with him anymore, and in my belief I think that is unfair, because if he did not meet the grade requirements needed to pass, so he should have been held back. Also my fellow classmate are rude and very mean. If you aren't in a "click" then you are not accepted at this school. Kids get bullied all the time and the princiable does nothing about it. This school has great education, all though some student that should be in advanced classes are not. But all in al, it is an okay school, if you had a choice I would go to another school if I were you.


Posted April 29, 2014

Meridianville Middle has great students and parents that are invovled from what i see and i would to see stronger and better leadership..Sports can affect children any many positive ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2014

As a student of this school, contrary to what the parents say, the staff is genuinely trying to help us as much as they can. They offer tutoring before and after the school day. SOME of the staff does just what the other reviews said. The main problem of the school is the students' cooperation. You can normally schedule a conference with any staff member and they'll oblige. The staff does as much as they can, it's not their fault if your child is failing, it's your "precious gift from above". Heh, most of my fellow students are rude, disruptive, hostile, and are too stubborn to learn and insult everyone around them. They are the main problem, not the staff. We very well have a voice, and I am using mine to stand up for the staff, and I'm no teacher's pet. I'm just one that observes and keeps to itself. Me, my friends, and I.


Posted March 12, 2013

This school is very unprofessional. They more so look at making sure the teachers are taking care of rather than the students. This school would rather to try to build up cases against children to get them kicked out of the school rather than try to help them. The children of this school have no voice. Majority of the time they will not respond to your phone calls if you have issues or give feedback. I wish I could prove my findings about this school because I would report them to the school board. Having said that, with a school of that size and them only looking out for the staff best interest that would hard battle to fight. They need cameras in this school and on the school buses. Schools are supposed to be for the children and school staff best interest and not just for the staff. These people are very rude and act as if you are getting on their last nerves. Parents are going to have questions and concern. If they can deal with aspect of running a school, they need to find another line of work. I can t afford to move either or put my child into a private school because if I could I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

I am from Alabama but moved away for several years. When I returned I wanted my daughters to go to Hazel Green Elementary. 3 years later my oldest daughter entered middle school. THEY ARE HORRIBLE! The office staff is so UNHELPFUL and rush you away as if you are bothering them and the teachers...They dont even want you to email them. They do not want to set up parent teacher conferences and just want you to leave them alone! My daughter was struggling and they will not offer any help. I asked a teacher once for a conference and she yelled at my daughter and said to her "why does she want a conference with me its YOU that isnt understanding it" I went to the principal about it and received little help. Counting the years until its over because I can not afford to move OR private school. It is sad and they know it but do not care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I was very upset with the BULLYING that went on here. My child was forced to move here because of our jobs in the middle of the school year. The staff to include ALL did not do anything to stop this. It is already hard enough moving to a new school but by this age it's worse. This school need more strict punishment for offenders. My son was actually told by a teacher "well he (meaning the other child) is always in trouble") need I say more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

I ended up pulling my son out of this school and enrolling him in private school. The teachers don't care. It is next to impossible to get a response or info about assignments. I was actually told by a teacher here that my expectation of a returned e-mail in 2 days was unrealistic and I was only thinking of my own child. There is a definite bias for students from one of the 3 feeder elementary schools. I was told that by another teacher. No discipline and no caring. I was very disappointed in this middle school after a fantastic elementary school experience in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

there is always the option of suing the school you should look into it a friend of mine her son went to meridian middle was bullied ..it worked wonders ..my daughter is a student and has the same issues
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

As a student at MMS, I can honestly say that this school is horrible. The kids there are terrible. The kids will run up and down the hall screeching and yelling during class exchange, and teachers will do nothing about it. Fights are constantly going on and there are kids being bullied all the time but again teachers will do nothing about it. And most of the teachers use 50% of their teaching time to talk about their personal life, rather than actually teach us anything. And if you're not wearing the certain name brand that's in style or if you hang out with "weird" kids then you are left out of everything. If I could give this school zero stars then I would.


Posted June 7, 2011

Very unfriendly and hostile environment. I would not send my worst enemy to that place


Posted June 2, 2011

This is the worst school I have ever seen. The teachers don't care about students, and if you are not in one of the "clicks" then it will be miserable. Students spread rumors and bully other students, while the faculty does nothing about it. If you have the choice, go to any other school in Alabama.


Posted May 16, 2011

This is my daughters 2nd year here. I wish I could switch school districts. There are too many clicks. If you are not in their clicks forget joing the team sports for the school no matter how good you are.The teachers are horrible. They discuss more about their personal lives than the actual class they are teaching. My daughter is also in advanced classes and they are a joke. if you have a chance to go to any other area, I would do it. We have one year left and I am counting the days. BTW they don't like parents to be involved. If you go to the school with an issue, it's a joke how they handle it. Depending on your race is how they take care of problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

I agree with some of the other reviews. This school is super unfriendly, and clicky. There is no discipline in this school. The kids run this school, and they know it to. I have an 8th and a 6th grader there. Neither one of them ever have brought home home work. My 6th grader is in advance classes and hasn't ever had homework. The teachers don't ever communicate with the parents on the kids class work. They would rather you not talk to them. We are so worried about our childrens education but can't afford private school. They will both struggle in high school. We are ready for that. All we fill that we can do is pray. Lord help our kids get through to start their lives with some education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

My youngest child is in MMS now. He is the third one to go through the school. The administration has experienced personnel changes, but the transitions were smooth. Universally, Middle School has challenges as our children evolve from children to young adults, and MMS is not immune to the problems of society (theft, etc.) However, important matters are handled swiftly and professionally. The safety of the children comes first, and the staff has always been ready to listen and react to my concerns. The teachers are diverse and interesting, and the advanced classes are terrific. I would recommend MMS for any parent seeking a quality education for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

The acadimics seem good. My child has all advanced classes and I'm very glad that these classes are offered. The teachers and staff aren't very friendly. I've never got the warm fuzzies about the school From my own experience, volunteers are not needed nor welcomed. My child loves the school and has not had any problems there, I'm just really glad this her last year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

I currently have a child at this school. My child has done well with the curriculum and has made plenty of friends. I have noticed by some remarks my child has made that some of the teachers can be hot heads and intolerate of the students. It does however have zero tolerance for harassment and the principle is good to correct misbehavior. There has been a slight problem with theft of books and other personables, like at most schools. Overall, this is a good school and they don't wear you out with fundraisers and such.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2008

Great school system with even better teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2008

The school's acadimics are incredible. There is almost a club or team for all your interest. The teachers are caring and are always willing to lend a hand, they work extra hard to make learning fun for us. The only problems are that we are way to crowded, and some of the rules and punishments are completely unfair. One of my friends got in trouble because she was using the bathroom when a fight was going on in there. She got 1 week of ISS. Yet, some of the worst things that go on in the school go unpunished. I know that they can't stop all of it, but they should at least try to stop some. we should not have to worry about someone breaking into our locker or stealing our purse or wallet in the hall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

I've got one son at this school. Granted, he is a difficult child, but I'm very frustrated with the teachers and counselors there. I can't get communications from them other than negative. I can't get feedback or input from them, the website isn't updated so that I know what homework to have my child do, yet when it isn't turned it I hear about it. I've requested call backs and never get them. They seem to be frustrated as well and to have just pushed him aside. I'm not pleased and hope to have him in another school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2007

The staff, faculty and administration at Meridianville Middle School are wonderful! I have had two kids go through the school. All schools have room for improvement, but overall this is a great school.
—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 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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

356 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

328 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

327 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%

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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

370 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native77%
White85%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education23%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native95%
White94%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education45%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty97%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native65%
White81%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education27%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty87%

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native94%
White96%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education64%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty89%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native90%
White88%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education61%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male80%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native86%
White87%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education41%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty78%
Non-poverty92%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White80%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Special education41%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Poverty61%
Non-poverty87%
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 76% 58%
Black 13% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 40%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12975 Hwy 231431 North
Hazel Green, AL 35750
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