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Edward White Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 439 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2008

If you can avoid this school, please do. Most of the teachers avoid real teaching. They do not know how to handle the unruly students. And the teaching is subpar at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

I went to this school for my 6th Grade year(2001-2002) and I have to say it was a great learning experience for me. Most of my teachers were also new so it helped with the transition. The music and sports programs in this school are excellent(while I was there at least) Mr. Marc Miller the Choir Director is an incredible teacher he taught me everything I know. Academically wise it could be better they should just turn it into a performing arts school IMO. My school year took place during the tragic events of 9/11 so not everyone was as focused as they should have been but it was still great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 21, 2005

There needs to be more parent involvement. Also stronger leadership. There are teachers who can't control students in class and not getting supportive corrective action from administration or parents. This disrupts learning for other students. Participating in extracuricular activities is good. I prefer a stronger educational foundation. The school system has not changed since I attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2005

Many people give this school a bad reputation, but it has the best sports in Huntsville City. It gives children oppurtunities to look to instead of being in the streets.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2003

I love the things this school has to offer. They have a great band and choir, art program, science program, cheerleading, dance team, yearbook, and great reputation for athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

we need morre parent involvements to get the school where it needs to be going in the next years.
—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.

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

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students41%
Female49%
Male34%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education18%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant41%
Poverty41%
Not poverty45%

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male66%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education6%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students22%
Female23%
Male20%
Black22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible17%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Special education5%
General population24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant22%
Poverty19%
Not poverty54%

Reading

All Students66%
Female78%
Male55%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Special education10%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Poverty65%
Not poverty79%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education13%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Poverty50%
Not poverty56%

Reading

All Students54%
Female65%
Male44%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special education13%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Poverty52%
Not poverty69%
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

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students35%
Female45%
Male26%
Black36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Special education0%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Poverty33%
Not poverty62%
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
Black 91% 34%
Hispanic 4% 5%
White 3% 58%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 88%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Presonia Lynette Alexander
Fax number
  • (256) 428-7681

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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4800 Sparkman Dr
Huntsville, AL 35810
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