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Louis Pizitz Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1046 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 17, 2013

Best Middle School in America!! I love being apart of such an awesome faculty! Their professionalism and creativity helps me grow to become a better teacher everyday. My principal has his heart in his work and it really shows on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2011

There's a serious bullying issue. I have been extremely bullied and many of my friends have had unspeakable acts of bullying happen to them at Pizitz. I would not recommend this school.


Posted March 24, 2011

Great school! Great teachers! I would recommend this school to anyone that wants better education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

Either Pizitz has changed drastically over the years, or nobody has the guts to point out the schools' flaws. When I was at this school years ago, Pizitz was known as being one of the snobbiest and meanest schools. Sure, the education is great...but read along about what it was like during the 90's. Years ago, this place had a bullying problem that nobody did anything about. The principal mainly cared about the school's reputation and how "things looked" on the outside. He may present himself as well, but his behavior back then wasn't something an ethical adult would do. Everything negative was swept under the rug. If you stood up for yourself to object to the problems within the school, you weren't heard. Pizitz preaches conformity, while other schools in America encourage individuality. Since many of the students come from wealthy families, it's no surprise to encounter their rotten attitudes. Sure, there are SOME nice students....but the ones I went to school with were some of the most sadistic and ignorant kids I've met. Sadly, these kids are the ones who Mr.Miles would easily let off of the hook. Hey, maybe things have changed!


Posted October 25, 2009

The principal is the best, the food is great, and the whole school just screams character, excellence, and family. This is a place that will leave a lasting impression on your student and will shape them for success... I know it did for me. Where the Pizitz Pirates lead, others follow!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2009

I love Piziyz Middle School! Everybody cares for each other there, and also get a great education!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

i love pizitz middle school! It is a great school and the students learn so much! Also the principal is very fun and involved in the students learning instead of just sitting at his desk like most principals would do!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2008

Pizitz really is the 'best middle school in America'! Our principal Mr. Miles is really inspiring, and our teachers make sure that we get the best education available.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2008

I love Pizitz. It has the best teachers imaginable. The students really try their hardest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

It is the best middle school in america! The principal tell the sudents every morning. The principal is a fun person to be around but is strict when having to punish a student for bad behaveior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

Pizitz is the best school around. There are so many activities for the kids to be involved in! The faculty and staff are all so caring and involved-you really can't ask for much more in a school. The PTA is one of the most active I've ever seen - 100% of the teachers join and parent volunteers can be found all over the school on any given day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 25, 2007

Pizitz is one of the few true quality middle schools around that offers high standards in academics, sports, music, etc. The faculty and staff demonstrate caring yet firm direction while giving the feeling of being one big family where everyone is welcome. I highly recommend Pizitz as well as the other Vestavia schools where there seems to be a common theme of pride caring and excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

this is the best schoool in america. for a specific reason, too. one year this school scored the best SAT scores in america.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

349 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
99%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

364 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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 79% in 2012.

353 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

353 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education37%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education68%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty74%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islander95%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty60%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education63%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty80%
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 Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education63%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education54%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty72%
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 76% in 2012.

363 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty74%
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 81% 58%
Black 10% 35%
Asian 7% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2020 Pizitz Dr
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
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Phone: (205) 402-5350

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