Martha Gaskins Middle School

200 Dalton Dr, Birmingham, AL 35215 | (205) 231-9200
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 391
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4.5 out of 5 | 17 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 200 Dalton Drive, Birmingham, AL 35215
  • Principal or Admin: Dr Sherene Carpenter
  • Fax: (205) 231-9263
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 391
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 17.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 23.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 204 (52.2%)
  • Females: 187 (47.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 23 (5.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 320 (81.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 343 (87.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Martha Gaskins Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black35791.3%
Asian10.3%
Hispanic205.1%
White133.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Martha Gaskins Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade11629.7%
7th Grade15539.6%
8th Grade12030.7%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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4.5 out of 5 | 17 Reviews
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17 reviews for Martha Gaskins Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on November 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Hmmmm........... Martha Gaskin

    IS A GREAT SCHOOL WE GOT A BIG KILLER BAND AND THE MOST FUNNEST TAECHERS SMITH JUST SOME HATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on November 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • WRONG!!!!! Martha Gaskins is a very good middle school. I am in the seventh grade and this school is not that bad. You have lots of oppotunities too choose from. I am in the band and I am an athlete in fact Martha Gaskins did not win their games but they won their homecoming game. Its all good the principal and teachers motivate you to do your best and strive hard. We might not be crunk like Smith if they stop bragging but they teach us to be the best and better than any other ordinary middle school. Thanks for reading my comment on Martha Gaskins Middle School home of the Tenacious Titans!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO!
  • Reviewed by Student on October 25, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is so ghetto. first of all, the football team did terrible. They won no games at all out of the season. Now they want to brag about how DEEP they are. SIT DOWN. Second of all the teachers there (besides history) are boring and dull and they get on you about stupid stuff. I'm in the 8th grade and I'm glad this is my last year here because this school is poor and nasty
  • Reviewed by Student on August 26, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I personaly think martha gaskins is a not so great school. Its like we have no kind of freedom there. The teacher are always worring about what the the students have on. I mean they should really be focused on teaching instead of telling us what we can and can't we can and can't wear. Man we can't even wear bracelets 4 real. We get in trouble for the smallest things. The teachers and principles put us kids in in school detention for talking in the halllway and stepping out of line. NOBODY"S PERFECT! But overal i really think smith is a much better school. Martha gaskins have rats and flying roaches. Their sanitary is below zero and the school always be freezing. And they wonder why we students always COMPLAIN...:()
  • Reviewed by Student on July 06, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm fixing to go to the sixth grade at Martha Gaskins and my big brother told me that most teachers will be fun.I just hope he's right because I'm ready to go to Middle school and its only July!(but really the only reason why i wanna go is so i can get some new shoes and clothes.)But mainly i wanna go to Martha Gaskins is because i want to learn!I'm gonna be in the sixth grade
  • Reviewed by Student on March 05, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • To be very clear, I believe that overall, martha gaskins is a good school. Although there is a downfall in the students behavior of the year 2010. First, i attend the school and i know firsthand how the children act and talk. Majority of them com from abusive homes and they do not have home trainig ( at all) plus they act like little hoodrats. they are always calling people gay and some of them ( key word some ) are nothing but of bullies. They dont know whats right from wrong and they are ignorent. The teachers do all they can but these children wont listen. But overall, its a pretty good school
    March 05, 2010 5:08 pm
  • Reviewed by Student on January 17, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I really love MArtha Gaskins because i have been at this school for 3 years and it"s been great. when I leave I'm really going to miss this school alot. Especailly the teachers, th ey are very nice and wonderful, especaily Mrs.Day. She is my favorite teacher ever. She is funny and very sweet as she can be.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 18, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I GRADUATED IN 05' I HAD MS.GOODEN AS HOMEROOM....I LOVE U MISS OODEN.....GREAT SCHOOL
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 09, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Martha Gaskin middle school is a good school.Except for the lunches.Our football team is the best.Our school is better than smith.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 20, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • LOOKI THINK ALL YOU STUDENTS/PARENTS SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT MY SCHOOL AND INFACT YOU OR WHO ELSE ARE MAD BECAUSE MARTHA GASKINS IS RESPECTFUL WELL KNOW AS FOR THE SCHOOL THAT HAS 100% AYP AND SO THERE FARE I AM REALLY TIRED OF 6THESE STUDENTS OR PEOPLE IN OTHERWORDS SAYING BAD AND INAPPROPRIATE THINGS WE DNT HAVE ROACHES OR REATS NEITHER AND YOU GUYS CAN SAY WHAT YOU WNT ABOUT MARTHA GASKINS AND THE LADY WHO OWN THIS INTTELLIGENT SCHOOL AND WHO PUT LOTS OF EFFORT IN IT. I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT ALL THESE NEGITAVIE STATEMENTS......THANK-YOU
  • Reviewed by Student on August 05, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i think MGM is okay for me but they have roaches in the library and they have rats as well
  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 22, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i AM A FORMER STUDENT AND FORMER CHEERLEDER AT MARTHA GASKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL....I LOVED IT....I WISHED I HAD NEVER LEFT........SEND YOUR CHILDREN TO MGM HOME OF THE TITNAS!!!!!!!ANYONE WHO SAYS OSMETHING BAD ABOUT MGM.........THERE WORNG [EXCEPT ABOUT THE RATS] BUT ANYWAYS......LOVE ALWAYS MIRRACLE COOK!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on April 04, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i atteended Martha Gaskins Middle
    school to attended i love it is a great place to learn and send your child to MGMS home of the TITIANS always remember the titians never can me forgotten. 100% ayp do it again .
    Form your very own 6th grade student Briona Lawrence
  • Reviewed by Student on February 17, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • martha gaskins is okay but it needs some improvement because some of the teachers are not doing their jobs. one main thing is that the teachers are more worried about what the students are wearing than what the teachers are teaching in the classrooms. but other than that it an ok school from 1-10 it gets like a 4 or 5
  • Reviewed by Student on September 03, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • martha gaskins middle school is so boring,i'm in the 8th grade, some teachers are boring i'm not going to call any names out. the lunch is kida nasty some days, and physical education is to short. why do we have to buy PE uniforms for PE. everybody doesn't have that kind of money. some of the students are lame up there. why wont they just stop trying to act like they all high and mighty and they really aint.
  • Reviewed by Student on March 03, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • SOME TIMES WE FIND RATS AND STUFF IN THE SCHOOL BUT OTHER THAN THAT THIS SCHOOL IS [ KINDA GOOD]! ALSO,SOME TEACHERS ARE ALRIGHT,AND SOME NEED TO BE FIRED!

Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Martha Gaskins Middle School performed on average much worse than most other schools across the state on ARMT state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading

ARMT - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201048.3%61.7%76.9%
200948.3%60.3%74.9%
200859.1%57.1%71.9%
 
Reading Test
201076.5%74.4%86.1%
200984.4%73.8%86.2%
200872.2%73.8%86.6%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201031.5%56.3%68.8%
200961.4%53.8%65.8%
200855.1%45.5%61.3%
 
Reading Test
201060.0%73.0%83.0%
200970.2%69.6%81.3%
200866.7%65.9%79.1%
 

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201060.3%71.8%78.6%
200988.8%63.3%73.8%
200876.7%57.3%68.1%
 
Reading Test
201055.6%64.0%73.5%
200971.2%62.4%74.9%
200869.2%63.8%73.9%
 
Source: AL Department of Education 2009-2010

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