Students enrolled 909
School leader Ms Sarah W Mcclure

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2525 Alexwellington Rd
Alexandria, AL 36250

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(256) 741-4300
(256) 820-7101
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4 stars
Based on 23 ratings

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April 02, 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!!!

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August 05, 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.

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no rating 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.

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no rating 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
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
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
January 07, 2010
Best school in the county!!!!!!

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October 26, 2009
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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.

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April 08, 2009
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March 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 02, 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!

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March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
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.

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no rating September 10, 2007
I think that it is great!

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July 30, 2007
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May 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
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
November 07, 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
August 04, 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
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
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
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
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.

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July 19, 2003
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Alexandria Elementary School
2525 Alexwellington Rd, Alexandria, AL  36250
(256) 741-4300
Last modified Alexandria Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alexandria Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top