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Alexandria Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

Alexandria High School is Great! The teachers are so caring and helpful! They have really improved the quality of education you get there compared to 10 years ago. I wouldn't want my child going anywhere else!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

My daughter is only going into first grade, but I am very pleased with all the staff at AES. The Principal is professional yet warm. My daughters' kindergarten teacher was excellent. The parents all seem to want what is best for all kids. We moved to this community specifically for the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I think that the teachers at Alexandria are wonder, and very good teachers. They work with all of the students until the understand. All of the teachers that my son has ever had have been great. He has exceled way past his grade level in learning, and he enjoys going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My son has special needs and they go above and beyond to help him fit in and not feel singled out. Thanks to the many wonderful teachers there he is in 4th grade reading at an 8th grade level! He has been provided a spectacular sign language teacher to assist him. She includes everyone in the class to make Jake feel like just one of the kids. Outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I have two daughters, both attended Alexandria from start to finish. Now, one of them has a son attending AES. He is in the 4th grade and has had four outstanding teachers. We are very proud of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

Alexandria has really impressed me. The saftey percautions the take are amazing and from what I understand are the strictest in the county. Wouuld not want my child going any where else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2010

Best school in the county!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

AES is a great school. My children attended there until 2007, when we moved out of state. The teachers were very helpful towards my child's special needs. The principal, contrary to what I've read here, is a very good lady, and takes her job seriously. She really has a heart for the children and the parents. Overall I would recommend AES to anyone moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

My daughter started Kindergarten at AES this year and I could not be happier! I love her teacher, the principal, and the school overall. She has learned to read in the 5 months she has been there, she even read a book to the class. I have lunch with her at least once a week and have been pleased with everything I have seen and heard at this school! I have to give this school 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

My daughter is in the first grade at AES and we have been very impressed with her education. Her teachers have been wonderful and have (K and 1st) challenged, nurtured and helped her build her social skills. They have been very involved and informative with me. Unfortunately I do have to agree that the principal leaves alot to be desired. She has never spoken to me (even when directly spoken too) and does put alot of stress on the 'numbers.' The YMCA After care program is also awesome at AES! It provides a fun, safe and affordable alternative for working parents where the children are comfortable, happy and get help with their homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

I think that it is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2006

Alexandria is a great school. My daughter started Kindergarten in 2001 and they stressed parent involvement. Now it is very hard to be able to be involved, they only allow a certain number of chaperones on field trips and when you ask to come to a Christmas party or something like that they say that they are not sure if parents can come. How can you stress parent involvement, but not allow the parents to be? Overall it is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

This is my child's first year, and she has a wonderful teacher, but the principal leaves alot to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

Having 3 kids who are or have attended Alexandria I have been very pleased with all their teachers. The problems I have with AES is the principal and the Accelerated Reading program. Before starting this program my children loved to read! Now I can't make them read. They are told they have to have a certain amount of points a grading period. So the kids are reading below their level most of the time just to get points and be rewarded with cheesy little toys and the principal gets high marks with the system because 'her' school has high points. Do get me wrong I am all for reading but not forceful reading. I think a principal who supports her teachers, this one does not. As long as she looks good that is all that matters. I think a change is very much needed at AES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

Alexandria Elementary is a wonderful school overall. Both of my children attend this school and they are getting a well-rounded education there. The only drawback that I can see is that the principal is not the best. If the vice-principal was in charge the school would be much better for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

Both my children benefited from being in k-4 at Alexandria. The teachers are extended moms and care for the childs education, welfare, and happiness. Teachers at this school prepare your child for the next year. They are not babysitters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

AES was good for my child. They stress reading which is a part of all learning. They had wonderful plays and bookfairs. The teachers in each grade bring their own differences to the mix to make a great school even greater. And to keep it all together they have a wonderful principal. Who is very involved in her job to have an excellant school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2003

My grandson has been homeschooled and is above the level of his class- yet he hasn't been tested and/or given work that will stimulate him. He complains of being bored with the work. He is constantly saying 'I already know this stuff- I wish she would let me do something new.' I have discussed it with his teachers- but they still give him the same work as the rest of the class. For example: His class is learning how to add 1 2. Meanwhile at home he is adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers, counting money, telling time, and doing fractions. The reading program leaves a lot to be desired. Emphasis seems to be placed on 'memorizing' rather than phonics. Which makes me glad that my grandson can already read- because I would not want him taught to read that way. There are teenagers in this area that struggle to read a level 1 book. I am tutoring one now. He was taught to memorize words- now I am teaching him to read by phonics. Basically we just send the kids so they can socialize with the other children. The school staff is very friendly and has a lot of activities for the kids. But our children are being educated at home.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education69%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty86%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education46%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty86%
Not poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education33%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty81%
Not poverty76%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education39%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty83%
Not poverty96%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education86%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male95%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education57%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty87%
Not poverty98%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education57%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty86%
Not poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 58%
Black 11% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Sarah W Mcclure
Fax number
  • (256) 820-7101

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2525 Alexwellington Rd
Alexandria, AL 36250
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