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Samson Middle School

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Posted December 15, 2011

i go here its awesome so rate it 5 stars please so i say its okay.


Posted August 12, 2009

This school does not offer the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge. Very limited subjects/classes/materials.
—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 77% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

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 73% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%

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

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty88%

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education45%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty85%
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 Students66%
Female79%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty54%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty100%
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 Students81%
Female89%
Male76%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty82%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty66%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
45%
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 Students73%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty59%
Non-poverty100%
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 77% 58%
Black 13% 34%
Hispanic 11% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 71%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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209 North Broad St
Samson, AL 36477
Phone: (334) 898-1317

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