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Jemison Middle School

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Posted March 1, 2009

The best thing about jemison is the band program our band directer cares about us highly but i cant say the same about our teachers .Not all of our teachers are that horrible.there is one teacher i have and she is highly discouraging .Sometimes im honestly a little scared to ask for help because she gets mad .BUt not all of the teachers are like that we have some teachers that are there to help you and not just to get paid .but thier principal can be highly uncaring (at times).other than that its notthe very worst school ive been to allthogh it is way not the best -a student at jemison
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2008

When we first moved to the area we had our doubts about the school system. But we have been pleasantly surprised. This school is in a poor community but the quality of teachers is as good here as Mountain Brook in Birmingham. The school does not have the financial support needed but they do a great job with what they have. The key to ensuring your child gets the best education possible is to work with the school and be involved in what and how your child is learning. Help the teachers as much as you can and you'll see results. They have a lot of kids in class and it's hard for them to focus all of their attention on one child so stay behind your child and know what's going on. My complaints: The discipline is a little strict, the dress code being enforced next year is unnecessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

This school is one of few schools that offer a program that teaches children that you would consider ,slow, not attentive, acts up in class, just wont pay attention or YOU NEED TO LEARN MORE kid. It is called dyslexia, Many of our children have it writing backwards, hard time learning to spell or read. Well here is proof My name is Ben Campbell I came to this school and could only read at K level now I read grade level 5th grade in one year. I still have only one year of this class left but this school is for kids, only the kids, an all about the kids. Just go see for your self.I am 13 yrs old, I can read spell and IQ are now equal of any other 13 yr old kid. Thanks you JMS...
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2007

I was very concerned when I found that my daughter would have to attend Jemison Middle. We have been extremely pleased with the school, despite my concerns. They have an excellent discipline program and really support their staff's decisions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2007

This school is terrible. The teachers don't care one little bit about these kids. They are there to babysit and get a paycheck. My child struggles with bullies and reports incidents to them and they do nothing about it. The school he came from, he was a straight A student. He does good to get a B at this school. They do not help the kids with any of their work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I attend JMS and I love it!We have great programs for kids my age. The band program is supported highly and sports are too. Both teachers and staff encourage us to do our best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2006

I really like JMS.But I wish that the teachers would communicate more with the email.Overall the school is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2006

One of the major problems of this school is the lack of parent involvement and concern. If more parents would get involved in their children's education, things at this school would improve dramatically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

I have been very disappointed in JMS. I was accustomed to more communication between teachers and parents. You very rarely know what is going on unless you happen to hear it in the community. The teachers give conduct marks left and right for things that have nothing to do with conduct! Silent lunch is a given most everyday and the prinicpal isnt much help when it comes to problems. Some of the teachers seem to care but then some ae just drawing a check so to speak. Hopefully a change in administration is around the corner. Good luck to anyone who puts their kid there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Sports programs are great (Have to keep the AL tradition alive).Level of parent involvement seemed to be higher than average.Academic programs seems a little below average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

JMS is a great place for our kids. They are not only learning book knowledge, but are also learning self-respect, discipline and responsibility. In the 2003-2004 school year I had two students there (1 with a learning disability) and I am extremely pleased with their education and the school's caring and concern for each of them as an individual. Both of my children are also involved in sports and I also hold high respect for the coaching staff and cheerleading sponsors of the school.
—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 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

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 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

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77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
69%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education24%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Poverty69%
Not poverty86%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education43%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty84%
Not poverty95%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education14%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Poverty58%
Not poverty81%

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education36%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty88%
Not poverty97%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education14%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty83%
Not poverty95%
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
White 73% 58%
Hispanic 18% 5%
Black 8% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 65%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Mark Knight
Fax number
  • (205) 688-2302

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1491 County Road 44
Jemison, AL 35085
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Phone: (205) 280-4840

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