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West Blocton Middle School

Public | 5-9 | 555 students

 

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Posted October 19, 2014

I am currently going to this school in the 8th grade and hate the learning conditions, book not up to date, teachers discipline us for no reason, food quality is bad, etc. Are Principle Mr. Duane McGee just sits around all day doing nothing unless he is walking around the school exercising. Also Principle Mr. Duane McGee has banned total use of cellular devices, we used to be able to carry them around in are pockets by are teachers in case of emergency or checking the time but now we have to have them put up and first time he catches you with a cellular or mobile device he takes it up for 30 days and the parent has to pick it up after the 30 day sentence. And there are a lot of other reasons why this school sucks but all of them won't fit on the list here and that's why I think this school should find some money or be put down


Posted April 17, 2014

this school has been excellent with both of my children, guiding them through to high school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

My child has attended WBMS for 2 years. I have found that the school administrators and most teachers are doing a great job. The teachers that I have been associated with have been very helpful. Most teachers are willing to stay late to tutor students who are willing to stay. Some come in early to assist the kids. As far as the PTA goes, they had one several years back but found that it is easier to have parent volunteers to assist in fund raising and working around the school. My husband and I always volunteer to help when they need us. As far as getting to know other parents, get involved with your childs class and get to know the teachers. They will get you involved as much as possible. Beleive me, let the administrators know your available and they will call on you. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

This has been our first year in the Bibb County School System and at WBMS. I have been disappointed in the lack of a PTA Program for this area and this school. These programs help to raise much needed funds for the school as well as give those who are interested a chance to get to know the other parents and staff and know more of what is going on at the school. I would love to have better communication with the school. I would like to thank the teachers that have stayed after school hours to help my child with any school work she has needed help with. Thank you Mr. Crawford and Mrs. Thompson. Also, I find the emails on class assignments from Mrs. Thompson very helpful. Parent, Dana C. Franklin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

i think that wbms is terrable and they need to change princeables again.there is kids that pick on other kids and there has been teachers that has picked on kids to me they need to get teachers that is going to teach and not pick on the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2007

WBMS is horrible. The school is two years behind most in all categories. The students need major discipline and the teachers need to learn how to teach! Someone needs to seriously help this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

My daughter attends West Blocton Middle School and loves it! She has a great teacher and is learning alot. There has recently been a principal change and we believe it has been very beneficial for the school and students. If there was one thing I could improve it would be to give the gifted students more support and time with their teacher. I believe it is unfair that the whole county has to share one gifted teacher when we put so much into other areas (like sports).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

I think WBMS is a great school. The principal and the teachers really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

I do not like the principal, i feel like academically they have a major problem. I have yet to see a teacher qualified to teach what they are teaching, aside from mr franks, and he left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

We have had several problems with this school. My child was being bullied by a group of boys on a daily basis. This went on for so long my child would come home physically ill. Instead of confronting the boys and taking care of this problem. I was told, by the assist principal, that I should attend classes to help my child adjust to being bullied. Bullies are rewarded by receiving the 'Good Citizenship Award'. THIS IS THE BIBB COUNTY WORKING HARD FOR YOU!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

We moved in June 2004 due to our disappointment with the local school system (Jefferson County). Our experience with West Blocton Middle School has been nothing short of terrific. The sixth grade teachers Ms. Tiggs, Ms. Lowe and Ms. Sellers were wonderful; not only did they encourage our son to achieve his potential but they made us feel welcome to be involved in every aspect of his schooling. Because of them and the school's other administrative personnel we wouldn't dream of ever moving. A BIG thanks to everyone at that school for all they do! -- Kristie Jenkins
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

I think the school does what it nees to do. Just if the kids will mind then it will be a better shcool. I attened it in 8th grade it was fine to me. The teachers take time to ask questions, ansewer them that is what I learned there. Talk to you kids about thier behaver and we might learn something at shcool
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2004

I was very disappointed with this school, it seems that the teachers are more interested in discipline rather than teaching, my child did not recieve the attention he needed, the principal does not listen to parents,therefore we took our child out and my child is much happier than ever there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2003

Leadership is absent from this school system. It is very unorganized and overall student test scores have dropped significantlly from WB Elementary School to WB Middle School. I am very dissappointed.
—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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education77%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty90%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education23%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty77%
Not poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education33%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Poverty68%
Not poverty76%

Reading

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education33%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty78%
Not poverty86%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Special education20%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Poverty57%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education40%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty84%
Not poverty94%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students78%
Female79%
Male78%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education38%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Poverty75%
Not poverty84%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education54%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty80%
Not poverty90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students81%
Female77%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty76%
Not poverty89%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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

Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education18%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Poverty62%
Not poverty84%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 91% 58%
Black 9% 34%
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 59%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Terry Duane Mcgee
Fax number
  • (205) 938-3261

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4721 Truman Aldrich Parkway
West Blocton, AL 35184
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