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Irondale Middle School

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Posted May 7, 2010

Irondale middle is the best scool in Alabma and I go there as a student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Irondale Middle School is a great school with caring teachers, firm administration, and many academic and extra-curricular opportunities for its students.


Posted April 30, 2010

irondale is the best school every since i came ever just being so good to me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2010

I think that Irondale Middle School is a great school for my child. At this age and stage, children like to challenge boundaries in adults. Irondale is on the ball in following the code of conduct. My child has had to be disciplined at Irondale, but I did not disagree with the decision. Like any other child she has to follow rules. After all, adults have to follow rules every day in life. Why not teach them now?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

This school is pretty nice. I've bene going since the 6th grade. Now I'm in the 8th. I'm going ot miss it hwne I get into high school. =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

i love this school my first day i had an good time they are very nice and kind
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2008

this school has everything awesome academics, very diverse student backgrounds and a carring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

I feel like this school has it all - a caring administration, a diverse group of students, many activities and opportunities for the students, teachers who truly care about their students' successes, and a curriculum that prepares students for the real world. I am happy to be a part of such an outstanding school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2008

I am of the opinion that there is a significant adjustment from elementary schools to IMS. Therefore, teachers should be more understanding of adjustment and not just throw the children out there without consideration of time for adaptability. I believe in a challenged curriculum. Nevertheless, the children need to feel that the teachers care about them and their worlds, as well as their academic achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

It is a fine school, though it may have its problems it is wonderful with the students and my daughter, Chelsea, loves her friends and teachers there. :]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

It is a great school with more challenging classes for more adavanced students.
—Submitted by a student


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 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

210 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students57%
Female50%
Male63%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education10%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Poverty51%
Non-poverty79%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education62%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty98%
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education37%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty82%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education43%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty82%
Non-poverty91%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education43%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty85%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education43%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty90%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
72%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education40%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty82%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 72% 34%
White 18% 58%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
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 74%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Phyllis Hill Montalto
Fax number
  • (205) 379-3845

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6200 Old Leeds Rd
Irondale, AL 35210
Phone: (205) 379-3800

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