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Westlawn Middle School

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Posted June 3, 2008

westlawn is a wonderful school
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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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
65%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
53%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education7%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Poverty61%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education24%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male47%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education12%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Poverty53%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male73%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty78%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education23%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty74%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female69%
Male53%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Poverty61%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
22%
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 Students58%
Female65%
Male47%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Poverty58%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 34%
White 1% 58%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Vertis M Giles-Brown
Fax number
  • (205) 759-3761

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2800 Martin L King Jr Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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Phone: (205) 759-3673

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