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Homewood Middle School

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Posted May 9, 2010

I teach in another school system, but live in Homewood and send my kids to HMS. It's a terrific school with a great combination of academic rigor and extracurricular choice. I'm impressed with the quality of instruction and excited about the push to even higher standards. Kudos!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2009

There are many excellent teachers at Homewood Middle School, but overall the school's orientation is not academic. Way too much time and attention are spent on band, athletics, 'good citizenship,' and discipline. End of the year ceremonies reward 'good conduct' more than creativity and academic success. Year long foreign language instruction is not offered for 6th and 7th grade students. Tests in subjects like social studies are focused on memorization, rather than critical thinking skills. The one bright academic star is the math team program. Thank you math team instructors and coaches!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

This is a very good school system, has great teachers witch teach the students everything they need to know and more. i am very proud to have gone to this school and loved the teachers, the custodians, and all my class-mates. Everyone made going to this school fun!!!


Posted December 10, 2004

I absoloutely love Homewood Middle. This school was a ethnically mixed school, and I was exposed to many different cultures while I attended. I wish I never moved from the Homewood City School system. The teachers were better than excellent. i would highly recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

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 73% in 2012.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

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 Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty99%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Special education43%
General population90%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education57%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty96%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education32%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male85%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education32%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty70%
Non-poverty93%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education48%
General population86%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty92%
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 58% 58%
Black 29% 34%
Hispanic 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 32%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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395 Mecca Ave
Homewood, AL 35209
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Phone: (205) 870-0878

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