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Tipton Middle School

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Posted January 12, 2011

A great school has strong principals/school leadership, excellent teachers and challenging academic programs. In my observation of Tipton Middle School, I found the school to be lacking and the standard lowered in those areas.
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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 73% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students32%
Female33%
Male30%
Black31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant32%
Poverty30%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty73%
Non-povertyn/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.

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 Students48%
Female52%
Male44%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education22%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Poverty47%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students51%
Female64%
Male38%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education6%
General population57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Poverty50%
Non-povertyn/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.

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%

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 Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty77%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 100% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Hattie Rhodes Shelton
Fax number
  • (334) 872-8008

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2500 Tipton St
Selma, AL 36701
Phone: (334) 872-8080

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