School Details

Daniel Payne Middle School

1500 Daniel Payne Dr, Birmingham, AL 35214
(205) 231-3190
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-9 248 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Birmingham City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
54%
68%
69%
77%
87%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
55%
55%
75%

Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Birmingham City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
66%
77%
69%
65%
80%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Birmingham City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Daniel Payne Middle School is a public middle school in Birmingham. The principal of Daniel Payne Middle School is Mr Eddie Cauthen and can be contacted at eccauthen@bhamcityschools.org. 248 students attend Daniel Payne Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 92% of the 248 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Daniel Payne Middle School is 16:1. Ensley Middle Alt Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 95%
Hispanic 0.4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 81%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    great school everything about this school is cool

  • (6 years ago)

    daniel payne is not a bad school. there are children who have parents that are not doing there job as parents. I go to daniel payne and it is very fun. The teachers try to do all they can to teach us.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think Daniel Payne is not what people think it is.It is a very safe fun and learning enviroment for my son.

  • (7 years ago)

    In my observation Daniel Payne Middle school overall rating is a 2.From principal leadership teacher quality and parent involvement.There needs to be more involvement overall to bring up this rating. They're also has to be more feedback from the teachers to the parents to make sure that the student is getting everything that they need.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that Daniel Payne is one of the best Middle Schools in the Birmingham System. I've had two daughters to attend this school. Daniel Payne has excellent teachers and an excellent principal. My daugters have done a great job academically all because of what they have learned at this school. They have both gone through honors classes in High School and have done very well. All of the teachers are challenging the children in all grade levels. They don't have enough parental involvement. There are only parent's whose children are trying very hard attending PTA meetings. I feel that all parents should become involved in their childs education. If they do they wouldn't have so many problems. Don't complain get involved! Well Done Daniel Payne! I am Proud!

  • (10 years ago)

    September 30 2004 I have a son in the sixth grade at Daniel Payne. I was truely afraid for his attendance. So many stories are out there about this school. Statements about the behavior of the students. That can be corrected if parents do their part. However wiith the teachers I am pleased so far. I think Mrs. Ming is on the ball with the math. We as parents just have to jump in the bandwagon with her. Mr. Blue and Mr. Williams are good teachers and they aren't taking any stuff for these kids. Mrs. Clark has been out but if she come back ready to go forth. Our children will only get as much as we push them to get from this school. I think has a lot to offer we just have to make the most of it.

  • (11 years ago)

    Hi I am a former student of Daniel Payne (2003) and let me be the first to say that this school is horrible. Overall we had a handful of wonderful teachers Mr.Cook Mr.Mcghee Mrs. Ming Mrs.Thompson Mr. Buford Clark and Mr. Echols. The rest of them only half teach.Over the past 5 or six years we've had a principal who sat and let children run over him. Last year the school board attempted to hire a better principle but they only recieved one that was worse.The discipline there is horrific and the parent involvement is decreasing now that children are graduating.To be honest I am truly jubilant that I have graduated So if you have a choice do your kids a favor and put them in another school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Daniel Payne is an excellent school. The staff really seems to care about the student's learning. The only that I have noticed is that whenever the school obtains staff members who work to improve the school those personnel are sent to other schools before their task is completed at Danie Payne. Within the past to years Daniel Payne has seen too many Principals as well as counelors. Also parental involvement is at an all time low. It's amazing how parents will come to a school because of 'mess' but will never offer solutions to problems or become a part of the school's PTA.

  • (11 years ago)

    From my opinion I think you can choose better to be honest with Parent/Guardian I mean its okay but its not the best at all the teachers half teach and the school is not well displine at all.

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  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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