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South Dale Middle School

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Posted October 30, 2009

South Dale Middle School is the best place you could have your children. The teachers and staff are fabulous!!! I know that my daughter is getting the best education in a public school that she could possibly get and the staff makes her feel like family. The teachers go above and beyond their call of duty; spending time with them for plays, beta club activities and traveling on out of town field trips to create wonderful memories for them. We love SDMS and I wouldn't want my child anywhere else. Thanks to all of the teachers and staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

South Dale Middle School is one of the best kept secrets in Dale County. The students have many opportunites offered to them that no other middle schoolers in our system have. We are proud to offer band and agriscience classes for our students . The clubs and organizations are active at the local, state, and national level, placing and winning in many competitions. The sponsors go out of their way to provide students with experiences that will build their character and make a lasting memory. The seventh grade writing scores are exceptional thanks to the excellent instruction of the english teacher and all test scores are above proficiency level. I am proud to say I am a South Dale Seminole!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 2, 2008

South Dale Middle School is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2005

South Dale Middle School is an excellent place for your children. We transferred from Dothan City Schools and were greeted with warm in a family setting. I have no doubts or worries about my children or their education, and one of my children is Autistic/Aspergers Disorder. Mr. Lee is an excellent Principal with an excellent teaching and administrative staff. We are proud to be a part of South Dale.
—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 91% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
57%
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 77% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
77%
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 73% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
72%
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

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty83%
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

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty96%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special educationn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty82%

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male92%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty97%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty85%

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty85%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
65%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty94%
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 Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Special educationn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty84%
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 72% 58%
Black 23% 34%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 75%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr David West
Fax number
  • (334) 983-5882

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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