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Hewitt-Trussville Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 993 students

 
 

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Posted August 29, 2013

Parent: Love this school! Teachers are great and communicate well. My kids love the cafeteria food. I feel like there are ample opportunities to participate in extracurriculars. l
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

Fantastic environment! Very caring teachers and Administration. Very accessible. Great parental involvement and lots of school pride. The teachers are always striving to make learning enjoyable and relevant for the students. Tons of activities for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

Fantastic school...ample communication. In fact, it isn't even subjective based on the teacher..the updates, newsletters, etc...are all submitted automatically. Of course, the teachers aren't going to send a thesis on each student...they are always unselfish with their time outside of classroom hours provided you ASK for it. LOTS of activities...my daughter had to eliminate some so she wasn't doing too much outside of classwork. Ok, so the school isn't brand new but it is maintained beautifully. Unheathy meals? The meals are balanced and meet state guidelines...plus, they provide a salad bar EVERY DAY. If you want your child to eat better, send them with better food. If you want better communication from teachers, ask for their time. If you want a nicer looking school, be patient because your child is about to attend the beautiful, state of the art $50M HTHS. Everybody likes to point the finger at everyone other than themselves. The data (standardized test scores) says that this school district is one of the best in the state. What the heck do you want?? Not staff by the way...moved here because of the school district and have been thrilled with the decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2010

If you served prime rib, there would be complaints on how it is cooked and that it is vegan. If you had 250 activities, there would be complaints on how far it is to get to activities and that it is too difficult to decide what to do. Some people are only satisfied when they are complaining, but do little to nothing to actually improve things. This is a great school with great teachers. Could some things be improved, of course. But why not pitch in to better our schools, rather than listen to yourself complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

Choose wisely-not that great. Leadership "says" the right things. NO communication with parents. High rankings posted by staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

No communication with parents, lack of activitys, poor leadership, unhealhty meals, aging buildings overall unhappy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Hewitt Trussville Middle School has great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

this school is not rated by any parents...NOT that great of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

its a great school alot of parents are involved in our school activies
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

This school is the best school you could ever go to! It has so many activities all year round!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2008

This is a great school with a fun, clean environment. I go here and i love it!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 2012.

336 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

335 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education71%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty98%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty95%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education31%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty90%
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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education53%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty94%
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 85% 58%
Black 11% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 11%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 Parkway Dr
Trussville, AL 35173
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Phone: (205) 228-3700

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