School Details

Brookhaven Middle School

1302 5th Ave SW, Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3045
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1136 students 13 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2012
  • Decatur City average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
77%
73%
77%
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86%

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.
45%
71%
76%

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 2012
  • Decatur City average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
82%
79%
64%
78%
79%

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 2012
  • Decatur City average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brookhaven Middle School is a public middle school in Decatur. The principal of Brookhaven Middle School is Dr Larry Eugene Collier, whose e-mail is larry.collier@dcs.edu. 1,136 students attend Brookhaven Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 45% of the 1,136 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Brookhaven Middle School is 13:1. Oak Pk Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 51% 33%
Hispanic 31% 16%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Asian 0.2% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Brookhaven Middle School is a very unique school with caring teachers administrators and staff. Students' needs are their number one priority.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is really not a problem with the school or administartion istelf its the students that go there. Having been going to Oak Park everyone talks about how the teachers and staff try their best but the students simply do not want to learn and instead bully one another. The school has good security just not enough good students.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is horrible! It's ridiculous that Decatur has three middle schools two of which are equal Cedar Ridge and Oak Park and then there's Brookhaven.This school is way unbalanced compared to the others. A high percent of Decatur's youth is denied a proper education because of the parent's disability to pay for a house in a different area. I knew someone who went there until he was pulled out to be home schooled. EVERY morning the parent would worry about her kid's safety her kid's safety in a MIDDLE SCHOOL! As one of the parent below said they cared more about a shirt than a child's EDUCATION!! It's also pitiful when a parent rather send their CHILD to a different state and LIVE with someone else than send to this school. Decatur city school has a problem and they need to FIX IT.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school has major problems with disciplin and the administration leaves a lot to be desired. I would not send my child to BMS.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a major discipline problem. If the kids who needed discipline were dealt with appropriately there wouldn't be as much trouble. The good kids who are there to learn are the ones who get in trouble. All they are interested in is whether there is a witness or not instead of believing the good kids who get picked on. There is no leadership whatsoever in this school. There is also no caring. Principals and teachers both don't show any caring at all for these kids. They don't even contact you when your childs grades start to drop from A's to D's

  • (9 years ago)

    There is such a discipline problem that learning is not an option at that school. I have volunteered three times this year and last year to no avail. They are more worried about a students shirt being tucked in than they are about that student learning. I think most teachers there are good but you have no parental involvement and a lot of children with parents who do not care if they get a education or not. They just want them out of the house for the day. I have a friend who is sending her child to live with a relative in Georgia to get him out of that school. I wish we could leave too. It is a bad school. Other than rezoning I do not know what would help Brookhaven.

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