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Oxford Middle School

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Posted March 18, 2008

Teachers are great, but the admin is bad from the top down. They are more interested in numbers than students. They make decisions that keep teachers from doing what they were trained to do. Teachers are frustrated and are leaving in recird numbers. That should tell you something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

My daughter goes to Oxford Middle School. She's in the seventh grade. She likes just about all of the school except for the way they go about things. I would have to agree with her that they are making very bad choices. They've changed everything since the beginning of the school year, and everyone's getting sick of it. Oxford School System is fine, but the middle school is ridiculous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

Oxford Middle School is a great school. Oxford city schools has a great athletic program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2005

There have been many changes at Oxford Middle School since this data was updated. The school is now 7th-8th only. There are about 730 students. Several teacher units have been added this year to reduce class sizes. I honestly feel that the faculty is the best around. They are academically minded, bur never forget the human aspect. After a couple of years of rapid growth, the system is making adjustments to make Oxford Middle the best place it can be. I have seen some wonderful things from the new Superintendent, and am looking forward to many more. Their special education program is wonderful! In short, it is the best middle/jr. high school in this area.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 2, 2005

My daughter has been in the Oxford City School System since Kindergarten. I like the school system as a whole but do not like the favoritism that is played. The teachers are very political and fair treatment of all students is not recognized. Would also like to see notes sent home about the childs conduct from ALL teachers. Conduct in general would improve if the Parent could know how their child was acting at school and could be corrected at home. Extracurricular activities are fine. Would like to see more after school programs for those who need a place to stay after school is out. (not just for those through the sixth grade). Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

I used to go to Oxford Middle for my 6th grade year half of 7th and 8th. I transferred to Alexandria High and all I can say is I just wish I was back at Oxford. I loved it. Now Im going into the ninth grade and at alexandria that is the grade which everybody starts partying...I miss Oxford sooo much!! It's a really fun and educational school. So for the parents that are planning on moving to Oxford, I would consider Oxofrd Middle a really great school...Good Luck!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 23, 2005

I have a child that attends Oxford Middle School and I know that there are well over 1000 students instead of 812. 30 children per class in most cases. Poor student/teacher ratio.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

Wonderful school due to the principal, and assistant principals. Approximately 99% of the teachers are there to help the kids learn. It is rare to see this quality in teachers these days. My son feels very safe at this school. I would highly recommend this school to any family moving into the Oxford/Coldwater area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2003

Great discipline of students and great leadership from the prinicipal and staff. Principal insures that there is a safe learning environment for the students.
—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.
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The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

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In 2011-2012 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 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

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About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 73% in 2012.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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84%

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89%

2010

 
 
90%

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85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 79% in 2012.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

304 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education20%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty76%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education45%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty98%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education37%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education30%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty94%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 80% in 2012.

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Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 76% in 2012.

351 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible74%
Special education24%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty90%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 66% 58%
Black 24% 34%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 57%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1750 Hwy 78 West
Oxford, AL 36203
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