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Sanford Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted July 30, 2012

i did not like the fact that the school is so old the lockers are tiny and they give a lot of books in 8th grade which is the grade with the smallest lookers


Posted May 15, 2012

Great school!Strict on dress code but,allows for individuality.Good teachers and friendly staff.They are warm towards parents.My son has learned a lot by going here.They make the day interesting and educational.The principal and vice principal are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

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

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education63%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty88%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education50%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty86%
Not poverty98%
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%
Female78%
Male60%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education19%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Poverty60%
Not poverty81%

Reading

All Students82%
Female91%
Male77%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education38%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty76%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
Black40%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education14%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Poverty52%
Not poverty70%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education21%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty83%
Not poverty90%
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%
Female80%
Male78%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education27%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty72%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education20%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Poverty64%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

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 Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education56%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty78%
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 Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special education7%
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Poverty56%
Not poverty82%
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 74% 58%
Black 23% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 65%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Opelika, AL 36804
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