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Pleasant Grove Middle School

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Posted July 5, 2013

I had a child enrolled in this school that we had removed due to the lack of concern for teaching the children. The elementary school was wonderful however the principal and staff at the middle school should be replaced. There is no known structure there each teacher have their only agenda. They love to give out handouts without allowing conference time to discuss your child progress. The lack of concern and care that this school has is horrible and it is a shame that you are force to pay for a private school when taxes are so expensive. I would not recommend the middle school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

Before my child started at this school, I heard nothing but bad things. I was hoping it was not true, but I was disappointed. The staff never answers the phone in the office or otherwise. The teachers assign homework to the students that they don't even go over in the classroom, but will count off if the student doesn't do the homework they way they want them to. Every time I look at my child's grades on INOW, there are a lot of zeros that are factored into their final grade even though I know my child has done the work. My thing is, if the teacher has not graded the assignment yet, then don't factor that 0 into their grade. It seems the teachers don't care and don't realize that parents have jobs too. And the teacher's job is to provide as much information and resources as possible to help the children to succeed. They will never know the childs true potential because they don't give them a chance to show it. I know of students who have excelled in the Elementary school, and are now in 6th grade and doing horribly. This doesn't make sense to me. Note to parents, check behind, not only your child, but these teachers as well.
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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 77% in 2012.

143 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

145 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education7%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty82%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education38%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty87%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligible42%
Special educationn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Poverty57%
Non-poverty75%

Reading

All Students89%
Female97%
Male82%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty91%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education8%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty75%

Reading

All Students76%
Female89%
Male66%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education8%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty70%
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 76% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students75%
Female81%
Male70%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty70%
Non-poverty80%
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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Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jarvis A. Watkins
Fax number
  • (205) 379-5295

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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805 Seventh Ave
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
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Phone: (205) 379-5280

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