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Pleasant Grove Middle School

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Posted October 12, 2014

As a parent of a 5th grader at the elementary school, I have been doing my research on PGMS. After attending PTA meetings, open house and doing a few walk-throughs, I am not pleased about what I've seen. The gym is horrendously hot and I have noticed there are gym classes being held in there. This is totally unfair to the kids! The restrooms are filthy, stinks and fire a long time without doors on several stalls. Who want their kids being exposed to such...NOT ME! The principal is not a good principal, nor is the mean asst. principal that has a reputation that I will thoroughly research. There have been several times I've walked into the school without notice. The teachers are not professional and the kids are not tamed nor supervised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2014

HORRIBLE!!!!! The elementary school is great! The middle school and the entire staff are horrible. They don't care about the students at all. I wouldn t recommend you take your dog to this school. This is the most unstructured school on the planet. The assistant principal is uncaring, disrespectful, and rude. They treat the children like trash. You have been warned!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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.
—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.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education17%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Poverty62%
Not poverty74%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male82%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty83%
Not poverty93%
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%
Female63%
Male51%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible36%
Special education0%
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Poverty46%
Not poverty72%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education38%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty86%
Not poverty96%
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 Students81%
Female88%
Male73%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education27%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty75%
Not poverty85%

Reading

All Students84%
Female97%
Male72%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education27%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty77%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education20%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty81%
Not poverty93%
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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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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