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Robert F Bumpus Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 742 students

 
 

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Posted August 10, 2014

I love this school so much it truly teaches you how to be a young lady/ man the teachers are tough but you know what its nothing but tough love. our teachers give us such good support. I don't ever want to leave this school I think this school has a little more freedom than the last school I went to had. I hope you guys register for this school it's amazing! Keep up the good work BUMPUS!! ~ 2014-2015 student


Posted May 12, 2014

Let me just say this if you are moving to the wonderful state of Alabama don't bring your children to this school. The teachers are not very good although we do have a few good ones. But not as many as we should. My child has never had a problem making friends. This school has been very hard for him and its been over a year. The school does absolutely NOTHING to help them other then give them a peer buddy to show them around the first day which was great to find your way but that was about it. I have talked to at least 5 other newcomers to Hoover and they have all said the same thing about their children. Oh and if you ever go to the school the front office staff is horrible and rude!!! They all need to give up there jobs and go find something else because they are miserable. I have been told by several parents that the grades before Bumpus are great and Hoover High is good and we just have to make it thru Bumpus....I think this is unacceptable and they need to step up to the rest of the schools in lots of ways!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

The students at this school treat new students horribly! I've never in my life heard children say the things they have said to each other. It really makes you wonder how these kids are being raised by their parents or lack of parenting. The staff is lazy and rude. Teachers are also lazy and rude. The principal? What principal? Not involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

My daughter changed to Bumpus due to moving. I really hate this school, they are lazy and act incompetent. I truly wish she could go back to Simmons where there was more structure and organization. Its just god awful. Examples kids can't call home if they forget something, if you bring something for your child they won't tell them. Says its their responsibility well if they couldn't call home, and you remembered whatever they left how the heck do they know its there? I've requested more individualized help for daughter and she hasn't received it. I feel bad for my daughter that she even has to go here. Parents spare your children and move wherever Simmons is zoned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2013

This school is the best! Everyone I know loves it. The teachers/principal are great and the students are very friendly. I love going to school here!


Posted June 3, 2012

I absolutely can't wait to go here!! Everybody says its awesome I'm soo ready!! Ugh come on 2012-2013!


Posted October 7, 2009

I am a teacher at this school and could teach at any school in town, but particularly love it here. Our principal could not be more supportive or present in the building, in the classrooms, at the lunchroom on the ball fields/court. Most of our students excel in the classroom and we are able to differentiate the curriculum to challenge and assist students when needed. Our facility is the cleanest I've ever seen and well-maintained. The teachers/staff are 'really' friends beyond the classroom and spend time bonding after 3:00 quite often. We are a real family here at Bumpus--with everybody lending a hand before being asked. This is a fantastic place to grow as a learner and be challenged to improve my instruction as a faculty member too. We have some of the finest technology capabilities in town, so what more could a teacher ask for?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 2, 2009

I Love Bumpus middle school it's great! they have 4 halls for 6,7,8 grade! i'm in 6th grade, but i fell in love with the school on the very first day here! it's so fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2009

I am amazed at the quality of staff, and how genuinely helpful they are to each other and the students. This is the MOST wonderful school to work at!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 24, 2007

We started at Bumpus when it opened in 1999 and have had a child there ever since! Dr. Brown is an outstanding principal. Each of my children have received a quality education with teachers that truly care about students. There are many activities offered and the facilities are beautiful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

We moved from Riverchase to Bumpus. I couldn't believe the difference! My daughter went from hating school to loving it. Her peers act more like middle school students than grown women. Academically, the work is probably harder, but the teachers we've experienced are great motivators. I've not been to a ballgame that the principal wasn't at either. It has been a great experience for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

This school is so awesome. I always enjoyed the friendly teachers and Dr. Brown (the principal) always trying to learn everyone's names. I think that the extracuricular activities were fun and hands-on too. :) I have to admit that I love this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 11, 2006

I had twins (boy and girl) at Bumpus Middle School for 2 years until we moved to Cullman. Our experience at Bumpus was excellent! The children were well taught and had plenty of extracurricular activities (and we were in most of them) to participate in. But best of all, the teachers and administration were caring, fair, and for the most part, enthusiastic. Having been to another small town school system, count your blessings to be able to attend Bumpus. It is by far superior in every area that a school is held responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2005

Well, this is the second time I have had a student at Bumpus. Make take on the principal is that she does not act as if she is concerned about the student. The other day, I paid a visit to the school after school looking for my child. The principal was finishing up with bus duty getting ready to walk back into the school. I pulled up and asked her if she had seen my son. She, replied no, and said sorry and continue to walk into the school. She did not act concerned. Now days I think everybody even down to principals and school officials are in it just for the money no matter what school zone you are in and that is Hoover on down. I would probably have gotten a better response if my child was in a black school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

My child attended this school for three years and was the worst experience of his life. He had special needs that the principal was not willing to accommodate. My son spent much time with the counselors as the principal allowed other children to verbally abuse our child repeatedly with no intervention by the principal. Had to involve the board of education. The teachers are marginal with a coulple of good ones. The counselors were excellent as a buffer in helping my son cope with peer criticism the principal refused to address. I was unhappy with the pace at which classes moved (slow). Gifted children are not challenged academically at Bumpus. Very disappointing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

Don't really know that the teachers are 100% the best in their fields. One teacher in particular is well known for the multitude of complaints about her teaching style and communication methods with the students as well as parents, and yet she continues to be allowed in the classroom. Other teachers seem somewhat lackadaisical in their methods and do not seem to want to hear parent concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Bumpus is an excellent school with an excellent program. It has very loving and caring teachers that are willing to work with your child to assure they are functioning at their highest level. They strive for excellence. The students are provided with guidance to assure receiving a good education and balanced with many extra-curricular activities. As a parent, I can not ask for a better middle 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 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

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96%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
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Migrantn/a
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Reading

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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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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 Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education42%
General population89%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty68%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education74%
General population97%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty89%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education42%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty82%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education50%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty79%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education54%
General population96%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty84%
Not poverty97%
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
White 59% 58%
Black 29% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 1%
Hispanic 4% 5%
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 22%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6055 Flemming Parkway
Hoover, AL 35244
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