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Johnnie R Carr Jr High School

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Posted September 16, 2013

My son has been going to Johnnie Carr for three years and I would have to say that it is the best it has ever been. With Mr Johnston at the helm and the IB program underway this school will be hard to beat. Mike H. Pike Road AL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

JCMS is absolutely the bestschool experience since my kids have attended a Montgomery public school. I am not from Montgomery but have lived here for eight years. The principal is great at meeting with parents and showing that he cares. The 7th grad teachers were outstanding and I am looking forward to the eighth grade experience with the teachers and my kids. The school grounds are always clean, the staff is always professional and the morale is always high spirited. I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2013

I think this school is OK and only OK. This school has an amazing magnet program but I think it needs to focus more on teaching and controlling the class. Not on being the student's best friend. Their some teachers that just sit and give us work, expecting us to learn by reading just the textbook. Sure that may give us an idea, but when it comes to testing you really don't know what you really learned because the teacher didn't even bother to teach it to you. A huge problem is the workload, you're getting 2-3 projects per week and they expect you to study for a test and complete your homework every day. It's pretty hard for a student to try and focus on work in class, get those multiple projects done every week, do their homework and study hard to get a good grade on your test. Another issue this school has is the students. The students are loud and noisy in the hall, always cussing and fighting each other. Yet the staff just looks away as if nothing happened. You can get detention for something stupid but a student that was cussing and fighting would get away with just a warning. I suggest going to a magnet school in Montgomery county. All middle schools here are no good.


Posted October 29, 2012

I love this school!!! I graduated in the 2011-2012 school year and I had a lot of fun. The teachers really care about their students and do what they can to help in my opinion one of the best middle schools in Montgomery.


Posted November 14, 2011

Great school I love the staff everyone is very friendly and super nice... The principle is awesome......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

Love the teachers!!! Great school! Campus is beautiful! AP program is fantastic. I've been here in Montgomery since 2010. The first year at Carr was great, Now my son is starting 8th grade, and I still have no compliants! Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

Carr has made great strides under the new principal. The AP program is fantastic and the 7th grade teachers (these are the only ones we have personal experience with) are truly dedicated to the students. In 2011-12, the course will add a magnet program for 6th and 7th grade. The facility is top rate, but would benefit greatly from an art and foreign language program to round out the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Find an alternative and avoid this school. In the eight years our family has been in the public school system in Montgomery this is the worst. The teachers here have no control and are completely unprofessional. Our child has experienced in their various classes anything from the students being told to shut their faces to being told that they were going to grow up to be as stupid as their parents. Our child begged us to get them out of one class because they said it was so out of control that they could not concentrate. We finally called the school and talked to them about it and they said that this teacher did have a problem controlling the class but the principle would try to help him get things under control. Nine weeks later nothing had changed. How are our kids suposed to learn in this environment?
—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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74%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

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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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

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 Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial65%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education21%
General population78%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty65%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education37%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty85%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education27%
General population76%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Poverty64%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education50%
General population93%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty89%
Not poverty92%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male72%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education42%
General population78%
English language learners94%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty72%
Not poverty79%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islander69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education58%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty80%
Not poverty84%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education33%
General population73%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Poverty65%
Not poverty77%
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 66% 34%
White 20% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Hispanic 4% 5%
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 49%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Assistant principal(s)
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Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Kim L. Pitts
Fax number
  • (334) 244-4009

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1610 Ray Thorington Rd
Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone: (334) 244-4005

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