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Capitol Heights Jr High School

Public | 6-9 | 787 students

 

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Posted July 19, 2012

capital heights was a good school when i was going there but it has gone way down hill in the past 8 years since i was enrolled there. it was a great school back then and i would love to see it clean up.


Posted January 22, 2009

Capitol Heights is such a great school. This school has some of the best teachers in the county. I am parent that has had 5 kids to attend CHJHS. I love everything about the programs and leadership. I have had so many great teachers to help my children. Ms. Gray, Mr. Holloway, and Ms. Peterson to name a few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Capital Heights has been through major transition in the last few years. Our sons who both have learning disabilites have been treated with utmost respect from their teachers, the principal and the SE staff. Our philosophy on what makes a great school is simply this...parental involvement! The more we have been involved, the more we get what we think is needed with our children. I LOVE the principal, Mr Johnson who has high expectations from all the students as far as behavior and academics!! I LOVE THAT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

Capitol Heights is a terrible school. Coming from a terrible neighborhood before moving to Montgomery, I thought I had seen the worst. The teachers seem not to care what kind of education is recieved, as long as they are getting paid. Unfair rules are taking place here, and quite frankly it is unfair. Next year my child will be attending a magnet school due to the poor effort the principal Mr.Johnson and the staff and faculty members are showing. If anything is need to be done, it would be a new principal and some work done on the school. As I observed the hallways are far too small for all of the students to travel period to period. It is a high danger area. Some medal detectors wouldn't do harm either.


Posted October 28, 2007

I was a teacher at Capitol Heights Jr. High. This school is filled with loving teachers and administrators who have compassion and dedication to teaching. Some of the students who came from 'at risk' situations only needed nurturing and love from their home, school, and community. The staff did an excellent job working with students. Last year was a success do to the programs implemented by our administrative along with the teaching staff. Our principal, Mr. Pharrams taught us how to stick with three goals: being firm, fair, and constistant. Working there was the best experience of my teaching career and I hope only the best for the future of Capital Heights.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 2, 2005

My son attended school and was verbally and physically abused by other students. After numerous failed attempts to resolve the conflicts within the school I was forced to report the problem with the County Board of Education and the State Board of Education as well. The school is overrun by hoodlums and behavior problems that the faculty and staff are too afraid to reprimand for their actions. I was forced to place my child in private school following 1 year of attendance. I recommend anyone planning on attending this school to seek other options. My son was robbed by students and was required to receive 20 stitches and 10 staples on his arm due to a student pushing him onto the bleachers and slicing his arm open to the bone. There were no teachers around and no student or faculty member received any disciplinary action whatsoever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

My child is doing fine at Capitol Heights, and we feel it has been a good year. We will return next year.
—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.

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35%

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30%

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n/a

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

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66%

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52%

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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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
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

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students35%
Female45%
Male26%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White50%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education18%
General population72%
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

Math

All Students37%
Female37%
Male36%
Black35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White45%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education2%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education21%
General population63%
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

Math

All Students51%
Female56%
Male45%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education5%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty50%
Not poverty58%

Reading

All Students56%
Female65%
Male45%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education5%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty55%
Not poverty67%
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

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students33%
Female35%
Male32%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education10%
General population38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 85% 34%
White 9% 58%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 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 96%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Patrick M. Cain
Fax number
  • (334) 260-1049

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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