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Westlawn Middle School

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Posted August 19, 2014

This school is allowing a friend of my daughter's to be bullied. They know and don't care. All they care about is getting their numbers so they can get their state funding.


Posted May 4, 2010

I love this school. The teachers are great and they really listen unlike most schools in America. Also the principals are nice people too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2009

I, as a current student at the school, find that I love it there. I love the fact that the teachers really do care. Although the test scores may not be up to par, the teachers try their best to help the students as much as they can. It really affects the teachers when a student who tries their best fails. So the teachers arent the problem. At Westlawn their is a lack of parental involvement. In this area there are a lot of single parent famillies, so the parents may not have a lot of time to help their children with school work or homework. But on the other hand, the current facilty there are outstanding. They take their job very seriously. And i, currently as a 8th grade student wouldnt change schools for anything in the world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2008

i thought this school great i had a wonderful experince at this school that i will never forget i also thought the teachers was great i went there 7th and some of 8th grade and never got in any trouble i have lots of friends i was in advanced classes and i would have finished my studies and not droped out if i would have stayed at this school. like i said i had a wonderful experince here and if i have kids i'll try and send them there
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2007

I found that school was, for lack of a better word, horrible. The academic quality was below par, proven by the low grades and test scores. Inappropiate behavior by some of the teachers, AND kids, was demonstrated. The kids' behavior was a real problem for me. Bullying, stealing, abuse, harrassment, the list goes on. I will NEVER, EVER go back to that facility.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2005

This school is in an area that has a number of students who are from families that don't exactly care about the type of education their children get. The teachers seem to take on the attitude of the parents and only call you about grades when a situation has gone almost too far to resolve. I was only informed that my daughter was failing when the principal came down on the teachers because of low test scores. If at all possible, do not send your child to this school. We have no choice until the new schools are built.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

I have been let down by the leaders more and more every year here. My children are treated like a number not a person. Inappropriate behavior by adults as well as kids are not addressed or corrected. I feel as though the attitude is just sweep it under the rug and we'll be fine. I have also tried to become involved and was not welcomed. Given an option, my children will not return here.
—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 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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education27%
General population65%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female83%
Male65%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education24%
General population83%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
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 Students32%
Female34%
Male31%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White35%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education5%
General population35%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population79%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English76%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male35%
Black34%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population47%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female70%
Male49%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education35%
General population67%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education5%
General population73%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 62% 34%
Hispanic 19% 5%
White 16% 58%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 92%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Frazier Barnes
Fax number
  • (256) 428-7761

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(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
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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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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4217 9th Ave West
Huntsville, AL 35805
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