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Leeds Middle School

Public | 5-9 | 337 students

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted December 4, 2013

The administrators now at LMS are doing a great job of supporting children, parents, and the staff. Every time I talk to my kid's teachers I am always amazed at the things they're doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

This school hits kids. They use corporal punishment. They have not bothered to educate themselves on the negative effects that it has on a child's education and development. Very bad environment for a child to learn and grow.


Posted April 29, 2012

Leeds middle was once a great school, but as said it is ran by the children and the administation takes all the wrong efforts to maintain quality, the education is focused around the football team and worries only on grades not knowledge, many of the teacher were also hired to support the sports team and take their job of actually teaching very lightly,overall if you want to send your child to a school were he wont learn anything but will maintain average grades and be just average person its a good school.


Posted October 28, 2011

The students are in charge at this school and behavior issues abound. This school is not what is advertised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

This year, expect to see great things. We have a winner at the wheel! I have two children attending this school this year. We are excited about the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

I give the school a wonderful rating.I am very pleased with my granddaughters teachers her work just thankful thus far.Everyone is working so hard.


Posted September 27, 2007

My daughter has enjoyed her first few months at LMS. Her 6th grade teachers were a big help when it came to organizing things and making her feel comfortable in a new setting. The teachers are always friendly and have an open door policy. Overall, I agree with the first posting. The entire staff has helped my daughter transition into this new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

I was scared to send my daughter to LMS from rumors that I heard. My daughter 1st year at LMS was 100% improvement over the LES. She has raised her grades from C's and D's to A's and B's because the teachers take their time with each student to make sure they understand the work and all of the staff truley cares for all the kids. I have heard of no violence at this school in the 2 years my daughter has attended.
—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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male86%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education68%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty84%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education47%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty80%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty69%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty86%
Not poverty94%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty63%
Not poverty72%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty84%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education38%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty81%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education23%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty81%
Not poverty88%
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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students82%
Female78%
Male86%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education68%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty72%
Not poverty94%
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

Science

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty66%
Not poverty85%
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 59% 58%
Black 26% 34%
Hispanic 10% 5%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 58%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • CLAS Banner School (2008)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Dwayne Turner
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (205) 699-4509

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Yearbook
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  • Leeds Middle School is a wonderful school located just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. LMS educates children in grades six through eight. LMS offers an atmosphere that provides students with an encouraging, challenging and comfortable learning environment. Mr. Michael Turner currently presides as a supportive and learning centered principal for Leeds Middle School. Mr. Turner is supported in his learning centered quest by Mr. Hunter the current Assistant Principal. LMS is also fortunate to have 24 dedicated teachers that strive for school excellence. The students at LMS are commited to excellence and serve as an integral component in our community of learners. Together at Leeds Middle School the administration, faculty, students and parents work together harmoniously to produce a learning centered environment.
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Students typically come from these schools
Leeds Elementary School

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Leeds High School
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1721 Moton St
Leeds, AL 35904
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Phone: (205) 699-4505

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