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Pillans Middle School

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Posted July 23, 2013

Pillians is a good middle school compared to all of the rest of these middle schools like mae eans middle school i have a upcoming 6th grade and i would never send any of my children to a school if it was bad so in my opinion i beleive that it is a good middle school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

This school is trash!! Horrible personal work in this school, all these "gantsa" wannabes walking the halls. I have a child that go's there and all I here about is the excessive use of the N word, kids fighting all the time. My child keeps having to fend off bullies. Schools are supposed be places were children learn and are safe my child doesn't feel safe and hes not learning like he should be! Very frustrated parent!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

take your childern their this school is awsome awsome people and awsome teachers and a good princpal.


Posted October 26, 2011

really,its an okay school, the principle is GREAT. the staff is AMAZING. Its just the STUDENTS. i believe the 6th grade is the only grade who seems like they have home training and a good environmental brain. they make this school a joy to come to. 7th graders are just a little to grown there always picking on the 6th graders. 8th graders don't give that much of a problem either its just they are READY to get out of middle school and get to high school. but by far its still a good school and the only thing i would recommend is get these children in check. And i see that Mr. Sanderson is trying his best


Posted October 8, 2010

Pillans needs to emprove, The teachers throwes students out of the class and they walk around the school, The front desk personal is rude . The princable (Mr. Sanderson) needs to take control over his staff and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Pillians is a good middle school compared to many Public Schools in Mobile. All four of my kids attended Pillians including their father. My oldest son was a student in 1988, and the baby graduated from eight grades in 2007. I was very pleased with staff and teachers at Pillians.
—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.

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 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education28%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education12%
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female89%
Male71%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
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

Math

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students48%
Female47%
Male49%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/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.

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 94% 34%
White 4% 58%
Hispanic 2% 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 96%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Ed Sanderson
Fax number
  • (251) 221-2314

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2051 Military Rd
Mobile, AL 36605
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