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Alma Middle School

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2 reviews of this school


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Posted June 7, 2008

I love this school! All the teachers are very nice. All the programs are accelerated. I've never been to a school that was so amazing. I love all my teachers and friends here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2004

I love this school my brother and I go here and excel in all subjects, the teachers are friendly and make learning fun and easy. With the addidtion of the school's 15 million dollar performing arts center gives the students a place to perform, compete in music and other contests, and give the students the occasional break to go see a classical play! I give this school a 5 star!
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 41% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
28%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 77% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 64%
Black 3% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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706 Hwy 64 East
Alma, AR 72921
Phone: (479) 632-2168

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