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Chapman Middle School

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Posted April 29, 2012

My child is leaving 8th grade this year and it has been a very trying 3 years at Chapman Middle. There are decent teachers and Dr. Waters trys but the school district has made Chapman a dumping site for many if not most of the troubled students. The neighborhood kids for the most part are bussed to other schools or the parents have simply moved to avoid thier kids attending here. Financially we could not move so my son has had to endure substandard class time due to the disruptive and undisciplined character of more than 75% of the students. The teachers have all but given up and the school year is not over yet. Several of the teachers have had thier hours split between Chapman and another school and ALL will say that Chapman is substandard compared to the other they teach at. All school have trouble but Chapman has more than most in the 6-8th grade slot. Do your research before selecting this school. If you have another option take it, your child will thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I went to Chapman Middle School and it was an above average school and the principal helped everybody who needed help when there was a problem with a student or with a teacher.


Posted June 15, 2010

Great Principal Caring teachers and Staff Administration and Staff do a great job considering no parental support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2010

The Principal and a few of the teachers(not many)are great !!But there are many other teachers and other non- teachers that should not be working with children!!I would not reccommend this school,not because of academics,but because of the ones who work there!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

The principle is the best thing about chapman middle school, he is the only reason why i loved that school so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2010

I agree the school should (not is) be a reflection of its community and it is NOT! The neighborhood kids choose to be bused to another school instead of this one when they come out of elementary. This school has failed to meet AYP many times---it needs to be better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

My mom attended Chapman in the 1960's, I'm a former student, my siblings attended. Now, my God-children attend. I am proud of Chapman, its teachers and impressed by the current administrative faculty and its commitment to solid learning and student achievement. Every school is a reflection of its community and parental involvement. Chapman embraces the challenge of true socioeconomic diversity, racial diversity, and academic diversity and time after time yields scores of intelligent, confident young men and women who go on to accomplish great things at Lee High School and beyond. It is sad that so many capable parents seem disinterested in, even afraid of, giving their support, time and money to help make Chapman a desired school rather than a school for 'district' kids who have no other choice but to attend. What an terrible disservice. I highly recommend Chapman to anyone interested in moving to its district. Go Indians!


Posted January 7, 2009

My son is in 8th grade. He moved to Chapman Middle from the Madison County School System. Chapman is an excellent school. The teachers are involved and interested. The extracurricular activities and academic opportunities offered are above and beyond what county schools offered. We are very happy to be part of Chapman Middle School. With more parent involvement this school could be the best in the system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

oh my goodness this school is crazy!!! but the learning style is good so i give it 4stars!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2003

My child attented Chapman during the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. She was very involved with sports and Student Council. However she was scared to go to school and did not feel safe as other students seem to be undiscplined. The teachers did not seem to have control of their classes. We were up there several times during the day and each time we witnessed this behavior. We decided to withdraw our daughter and put her in private school, which has turned out to be the best thing we could have done.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
70%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students34%
Female27%
Male41%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant34%
Poverty29%
Non-poverty64%

Reading

All Students65%
Female69%
Male62%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty60%
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

Math

All Students37%
Female43%
Male33%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education9%
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Poverty36%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female89%
Male66%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty74%
Non-povertyn/a
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 Students60%
Female68%
Male54%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education17%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty62%
Non-poverty45%

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Poverty69%
Non-poverty46%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
44%
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 Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Poverty40%
Non-povertyn/a
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
Black 75% 34%
White 19% 58%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 88%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Dr James E Waters
Fax number
  • (256) 428-7641

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(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
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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