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Jeremiah A Denton Middle School

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Posted November 16, 2013

I am an eighth grader at Denton right now and Denton is a fun school also the teachers try to help the students. We have spanish now and its ok now since we know how to do everything on the computers. To me, Denton(with all the mess and fights and drama) its getting you ready for what it is going to be like for you in high school. If you go to a private then youre going to grow up..a little to nice and preppy. You need to face reality because all schools have drama. But about Denton, the bad thing is, were to hype and some of us are focused on the wrong stuff. Also, because of the worst fights happening. But if you stay in the right group then youre good. Dont let em c u sweat. And be smart. Not stupid.


Posted August 30, 2007

Wow! This is our second year at Denton. We are really impressed at how much better the kids are doing now. Denton just got a new principal, 4 new assistant principals, half new teachers, more teachers, more money, more technology, and more electives (Art, French, Music, Computer Applications, Sports etc). My daughter makes good grades and loves her Math and Art classes. When I visit I can see the improved leadership in the school and in the classroom. The teachers are more equipped to handle the kids with the smaller class sizes. The kids get help in their homerooms and free after-school tutoring! That leaves a lot more time for learning. With the new staff I don't have to worry about her safety. A word of advise to any parent that will be considering Denton. Choose this new Denton and your child will be part of the solution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

The school has new staff members this year.The school looks much cleaner and more controlled then last year
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2007

I think Denton is a good school it's just the kids. An i think that we should get more privileges to do and have more things. The first year i attened Denton it was great.Some people told me that it was a messy school.An i uselly get in to it with a lot of people but i did not.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2007

Denton is the worst school in the county. I am a current student at Denton. I try my best in school all the time, but it's not enough. Learning is impossible student are disrespectful. Teachers don' care about the students either and when they act up they don't do nothing about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2005

Disgusted! We moved to Mobile after school had started. We have never been at a school that has so much reverse racism and that the adminstration does nothing. My son had a A-B avg. at his last school but his grades have gone down to almost all D's, there is no leadership in the classroom. The teachers are not equipped to handle the nonsense that goes on in the classroom. 30 min of each class is used just to get the kids to quiet down. How much time does that leave for learning. Not enough! Even though I never saw less than two police officers at the school, I worried every day about his safety. There was a fight just about every day. A word of advise to any parent that will be considering Denton. Make another choice-move-home school do whatever you have to - to keep your child out of Denton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

This school has a whole new building now it needs a whole new staff.
—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.

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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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

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

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students51%
Female57%
Male46%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education3%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant51%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female89%
Male75%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Black39%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White65%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education6%
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Poverty44%
Not poverty64%

Reading

All Students72%
Female82%
Male64%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education18%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Poverty71%
Not poverty79%
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 Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White54%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population63%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Poverty58%
Not poverty52%

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male55%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White62%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education22%
General population68%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Poverty63%
Not poverty61%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students62%
Female66%
Male60%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Poverty62%
Not poverty64%
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 86% 34%
White 6% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 4% 5%
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 93%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Joe R Toomey
Fax number
  • (251) 221-2152

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3800 Pleasant Valley
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