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Sheffield Jr High School

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Posted December 26, 2009

Iv been to many schools since the 5th grade and Sheffield is the BEST Iv ever been to. Great teachers,a great principal. I just LOVE sheffield city schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2005

I have had three sons attend the Sheffield School system, The Oldest achieved his PHD at the age of 26 and is a professor at the University of Durham. The Middle son When to the University of Alabama and graduated in 4 years with a double Major. The youngest is still in school at the University of North Alabama working on a double major in chemistry and biology. I think it is what you put into the school as well and what you get out. As a parent I was involved daily with what occurs at school. I have remarried and have a 10 year old daughter that plans to attend the schools system next year at Sheffield. So I am looking into what is happening now. When the youngest of my boys graduated is where my ratings come. HNC
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Posted September 13, 2004

Unfortunately, after having had 2 sons in this school, I cannot give a good review. The lack of support for parents is poor, the staff seems uncaring and there is an overall 'who cares' attitude. It is a bad age group but it is a very important time in a childs life. More emphesis needs to be put on maturity and less on clothing skills (sagging, tucking in shirts, etc.)If the kids come to school, who cares how they look? It is very negative 'you are guilty until proven innocent'. 2 thumbs down!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 73% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
54%

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 Students44%
Female51%
Male37%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White51%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Poverty41%
Non-poverty67%

Reading

All Students62%
Female77%
Male46%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Poverty59%
Non-poverty77%
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 Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Black33%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Poverty45%
Non-poverty88%

Reading

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education15%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Poverty65%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%

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

All Students68%
Female76%
Male57%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty83%
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
Black 51% 34%
White 43% 58%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 77%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Brezofski Anderson
Fax number
  • (256) 386-5706

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1803 30th St
Sheffield, AL 35660
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Phone: (256) 386-5735

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