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Birmingham City School District

GreatSchools Rating: 3 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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2015 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
Jefferson County
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PH: (205) 231-4220
FAX: (205) 231-4761

  • Grades PK-12
  • 25,091 students
  • 82 schools

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 ARMT Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 74% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 76% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 74% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

Math
 66% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 61% (2008)
 68% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 75% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 77% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

Math
 67% (2013)
 77% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 65% (2009)
 69% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 78% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 72% (2008)
 74% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

Math
 85% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 69% (2009)
 65% (2008)
 69% (2007)
The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 79% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 74% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 60% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 60% (2009)
 57% (2008)
 60% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 77% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 66% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

Math
 54% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 56% (2010)
 54% (2009)
 46% (2008)
 48% (2007)
The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 65% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 63% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 62% (2009)
 64% (2008)
 62% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

Math
 66% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 63% (2009)
 57% (2008)
 58% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 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.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 ARMT Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education students28%
General population79%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

MathThis District
All Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White60%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education students26%
General population71%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant66%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education students30%
General population81%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

MathThis District
All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education students29%
General population71%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education students38%
General population84%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

MathThis District
All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education students55%
General population89%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial73%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education students41%
General population84%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education students31%
General population69%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant64%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students77%
Female85%
Male70%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial62%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education students30%
General population84%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

MathThis District
All Students54%
Female59%
Male49%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education students9%
General population60%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students65%
Female71%
Male60%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education students17%
General population72%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%

MathThis District
All Students66%
Female71%
Male63%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial42%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education students22%
General population72%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 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 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.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 ASA Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 5

Science
 59% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 61% (2010)
 55% (2009)
 51% (2008)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Science
 55% (2013)
 63% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 57% (2010)
 57% (2009)
 41% (2008)
The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 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 the state standard.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

See Alabama's state standards

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 ASA Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial33%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Special education students28%
General population63%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ScienceThis District
All Students55%
Female58%
Male52%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education students20%
General population60%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science.
  • The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • 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.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 AHSGE Results

Scale: % passing

Grade 11

Reading
 68% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 75% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

Social Studies
 57% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 63% (2009)
 54% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

Science
 72% (2009)
 63% (2008)
 70% (2007)
The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

Biology I
 86% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 87% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

Language
 57% (2013)
 52% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 60% (2008)
 70% (2007)
The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

Math
 71% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Reading
 89% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 84% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

Social Studies
 85% (2013)
 86% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 89% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 92% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

Science
 89% (2009)
 92% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

Biology I
 97% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 96% (2011)
 93% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

Language
 85% (2013)
 84% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 89% (2010)
 88% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

Math
 92% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 94% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, science and social studies.
  • High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate.
  • The AHSGE 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 pass the test.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

See Alabama's state standards

Compare all high schools in this district

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 AHSGE Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % passing

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education students22%
General population74%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students57%
Female58%
Male55%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White42%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education students43%
General population58%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%

Biology IThis District
All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education students56%
General population90%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

LanguageThis District
All Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White42%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education students27%
General population62%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant57%

MathThis District
All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education students35%
General population76%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education students63%
General population93%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education students70%
General population87%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Biology IThis District
All Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible99%
Special education students88%
General population98%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

LanguageThis District
All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education students68%
General population87%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant85%

MathThis District
All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education students77%
General population94%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, science and social studies.
  • High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate.
  • The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • 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.
  • The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
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 Spending Per Pupil

 

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