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Paine Intermediate School

Public | 3-5 | 956 students

 
 

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Posted February 18, 2014

Paine Intermediate isn't a great school . There is no leadership the school its ran by heartless/ uncaring teenagers. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone that has high standards for education . People down play Bham City Schools a lot but in my experience they are Waaaay better than Paine. Heartless Leaders:-(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2013

I wouldn't recomend this school. They are great at yesing you to death, but you never see any action or changes. I feel they spend to much time trying to make all children fit into the same box. Watching the hall ways there is far more crowd control going on than attention to students individual needs. There is a coldness from some of the staff, they don't like answering questions and are not good at communicating with parents in detail. They expect everyone to read their website. Im not interested in a website, Im interested in hearing from my childs teacher one on one, in detail. If they don't have the time, they need more teachers. We have since gone private and are now getting the education we had expected from Paine. Its very over rated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2012

My child has attended Paine from kindergarten through 5th grade and we love this school! I have worked as a teacher in other school systems in Alabama and this one is one of the very best schools. While there is no such thing as a perfect school this school strives continually to exceed the educational and emotional needs of my child. My child loves school and we are thankful that our school has fostered this love of knowledge and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Paine Intermediate is filled with compassionate teachers. It is clearly evident that the teachers are primarily concerned with the educational and emotional aspects of their students. I have been extremely impressed with their effort and concern to meet the needs of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

I have been impressed with Paine Intermediate's excellent teachers, principals, and arts and physical education. My son is excited to tell me what he has learned each day and is eager to go to school. All educators involved with him communicate regularly with me via email. If I have a concern, I can voice it and it will be addressed respectfully and timely. My son enjoys school and looks forward to learning--what more could I ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

The school continues to fail in allowing access to performance data for my child. Their objective is to provide no data or written data performed by the student so as to not raise red flags for poor performance, thus limiting the school system and teachers liability. The school system appears to use a method of maintaining higher scoring is to artificially classify students as learning disabled in certain areas to exempt the system from actually teaching students who struggle in a given subject matter. Parents are not allowed to sit and view a day in the lives of their child while school is in session to ascertain enough information to use against the system for failure to actually teach their kids or to allow a parent to objectively decide whether or not they wish to continue their childrens education in that system. These assumptions based administrations current actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

This school is fantastic at public relations. In reality parents are starting to organize to protest some major academic and safety issues that the staff refuses to even acknowledge. They say the right things, unfortunately they do absolutely nothing.
—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 85% in 2012.

310 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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 85% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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 91% in 2012.

322 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

322 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education85%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education82%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty89%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education79%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education93%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty99%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education80%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education87%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty95%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

322 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education80%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty96%
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 87% 58%
Black 9% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7600 Gadsden Hwy
Trussville, AL 35173
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