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Davis Hills Middle School

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Posted December 15, 2011

My son attends Davis Hills and continues to develope into a goal getting young man. I am proud of how the principal is trying to make sure my son is getting the best and giving his best. To hear my phone conversate on the phone and talk about how they must be dressed properly just tickles me. My son states, "shoot if you don't come dressed correctly you know our prinicpal will be at the front door, 'say pull your pants up, tuck in your shirt'." We need positive men to help up raise our sons. Yes I am proud of our principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers and students have a sincere desire for excellence
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

My child is in 7th grade. These teachers strive to make my son's education the best it can be. Middle school is a frustrating age for students as well as parents and teachers. the assistant principal at DHMS is loud and preachy. She doesn't understand children of today because she is still stuck in the school of her childhood. Things are different now. the principal tries, but I don't think he is getting through to people. This school needs more parent support and community involvement. Except for atheletics, extra curriculem activities are no a focus.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted October 11, 2006

Davis Hills has come a long way in the past three years. The school scored 100% on AYP goals for 2006. I have concerns about the cultural environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2005

My son graduated from Davis Hills on May 2005. I also have a daughter there in the seventh grade. I can truly say that there are some very good, caring, and devoted teachers there. I believe if the parents got more involved the school would look better and our children will discpline themselves better. I believe a child learns better when their expected to. Versus always hearing how bad the school is. Also, the parents should have more pop up visits and those teachers that always have complaints would do better because of having a caring student and parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2004

My child has gone to Davis Hills for the pass 2 years. I feel like the some of teachers for their job and can't control their attitude with the kids even the assistant principal do not know how to talk to parents. I am highly upset the with atmosphere that my kid is in right now.
—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 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%

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 73% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
39%
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 Students50%
Female45%
Male54%
Black46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Poverty49%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty77%
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 Students51%
Female61%
Male43%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Poverty52%
Non-poverty42%

Reading

All Students64%
Female79%
Male53%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty69%
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%
Female69%
Male52%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty60%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female74%
Male51%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Poverty62%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students48%
Female56%
Male41%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Poverty48%
Non-poverty38%
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 89% 34%
Hispanic 4% 5%
White 4% 58%
Two or more races 2% 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 89%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
  • Instrumental music lessons

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
  • Mr Byron Mcglathery
Fax number
  • (256) 428-7661

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
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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3221 Mastin Lake Rd
Huntsville, AL 35810
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