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North Jefferson Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 594 students

 

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Posted August 20, 2013

This school is great. My son truly enjoys it and the teachers and principle genuinely care about the welfare of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

I'm going into 9th grade this year and I am upset, because I already miss North Jefferson! The staff, teachers and most of the students really are nice and they make you feel at home. I think the people I'll most miss is the principal, Coach Kanaday, and my eighth grade math teacher, Coach Rosser. I would go as far as to say we are the best school in the state. Our teachers all actually do their jobs and try to make learning fun by letting us have partners when it's appropriate, study by going on "studyisland.com", ipods, ipads anf lots of other things. When is say we are allowed to use iPods and iPads I don't mean you dit there and listen to music..no there are apps for each subject and they really are useful and fun. The forteachers do enforce their rules so just be warned..as long as you do what youre supposed to their won't be any problems and you'll have a lot of fun too! Just some examples: the field trip trip for ARMT and SATs. Back to school bash. The "Olympics". They usually let you wear your costumes. Different kinds of dress up days. TRUST ME! If you just do what you are supposed too you might not ever want to leave...


Posted July 16, 2013

Incredible School! Academics, Athletics, & Arts...they are second to none. This community and feeder pattern of schools is the best in Jefferson County, if not the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

The school challenges the gifted and non-gifted students. Excellent leadership and teachers. New facility is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

im in 7th grade at north Jefferson middle school and i love my school a lot and everyone that goes there and works there
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2009

This school has the best teachers, staff members, and students. they are like my family, they are all ways ther for me when I need them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2009

My oldest daughter attended the school only half a year and we moved. Having to switch school districts was the only thing I regretted when we moved even though I am happy with the new school I still miss this one. The teachers are AWESOME!!!!! Great school district if you are looking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Great, caring staff. Supportive community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

This is my son's second year at North Jefferson and we are very pleased with the exceptional teachers, coaches, and activities this school offers. There are two teachers who have had such a great impact on my son and that is Ms. Akin, Math teacher, and Coach Maze, Social Studies and football coach, and I thank both of them for an outstanding job! The school has rules as far as tucking in shirts and hair length and I do believe that has made our students more respectful to fellow students and teachers. We have only had one minor issue with just one teacher and the vice principal took care of it immediately and my son sufferred no reprocussions because of the incident and have had absolutely no other complaints of the school whatsoever! If you're looking to move to this school district, you will not be disappointed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

I bought a house outside of this school system. I have been gone for three years but I want back in that area. The schools are great! The teachers care and the kids loved it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2008

I love the atmosphere! We so many loving teachers are ready to help up us learn and achieve great. North Jefferson Middle School, where every student is a star!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2007

This is a fairly new school only having been in existence for three years. The principal and staff are kind and knowledgeable. They have an excellent music/band program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

This will be my sons second year at North Jefferson Middle School and we couldn't be more excited. The teachers are great. The 6th grade science teacher Miss Bassett really cares about her students as well as her parents. Mrs. Gray, the history teacher, is a very caring and hands on teacher. If you are looking for a school that has great teachers, staff members and principals that really care about the childs future, Stop, you have found it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

A lot of the teachers at North Jefferson is wonderful, caring people. This school has taught my daughter so much. Their activities are outstanding, school spirit is awesome here, the art teacher at this school from what I have seen is one of the very best a school could want or have. North Jefferson Middle School is a safe school and the counselors are amazing. The principal is very administrative and strictly by the book. If your looking for a great school for your child to learn in then look no further.
—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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students88%
Female85%
Male89%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education48%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty79%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education59%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty87%
Not poverty96%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education52%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty69%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education61%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education42%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty77%
Not poverty89%

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education50%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty85%
Not poverty87%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education57%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty73%
Not poverty91%
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 93% 58%
Black 6% 34%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 39%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

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

School Leader's name
  • Ms Mary Beth Blankenship
Fax number
  • (205) 379-4045

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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8350 Warriorkimberly Rd
Kimberly, AL 35091
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