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Grassy Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 348 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2010

Grassy is a great school no one should be afraid to send there children here the teachers will work with you . I was raised in the huntsville city school system and grassy should have been the choice for my parents !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2009

my son was doing well at his other school and when we moved him here his grades dropped. He says his teacher yells 'shut up'. He is also made to miss class to clean with the janitor, which lets him go out side to help load the janitors car alone, that is not safe! I had spoken with the principal and my first response was from her defensive, but after a couple of calls she said she would handle it. My son is suppose to be in resource class but after two months of 'F's', he finally was place, despite the fact that I had all the paper work for his easy transfer. My son Never had these problems at his other school. He is well liked!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

We are new at this school too, and we couldn't be happier! My daughter likes school again! We moved from the city school to the county. Everyone is so nice! The teacher actually said that if a child didn't understand something that the teacher didn't do her job - so PLEASE ask questions! She is so much more relaxed and comfortable here. They have some pretty great policies here too. From school supplies to rewards for the kids, I can't say enough about this school. :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

It is absolutely wonderful! My kids come home with smiles! The teachers enjoy teaching! They encourage parental involvement. This is my kids first year here - we transferred them from another local school - and we are soooo much happier! I would highly recommend this school to anyone that is moving to the area.
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Posted August 9, 2005

Grassy is a very good school. The teachers are dedicated and wonderful. I have a mentally challenged child that attends there and they are just very acceptive of her and have worked so hard with her, they treat no kids differently. They love a parents input and involvment in things and thats a wonderful thing for a school. I wouldnt have my kid anywhere else but at Grassy Elementry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

This is the best school to my opinion. The teachers are the best as well as the principal. I am glad my children are able to attend grassy elementary. My daughter started out a little behind after we had transfered from a different school, but her kindergarten teacher was able to bring her around. I am so proud of her and Mrs Morris.
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Posted June 3, 2004

Grassy Elementry is a great school for our children. The Teachers care for thier students and I always feel welcome when I stop by. Mrs. Shelia Cumo has been wonderfull to me and my son as well as Mrs. Jana Kennamer.Dr. Kirkland always has a smile.We look forward to 3rd grade being just as wonderful.It means so much when your child likes his teachers and is proud of his report cards. Thanks everyone and Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty77%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty77%
Not poverty94%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education36%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty83%
Not poverty76%

Reading

All Students83%
Female87%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education36%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty84%
Not poverty76%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty83%
Not poverty86%

Reading

All Students81%
Female90%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty79%
Not poverty86%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty67%
Not poverty82%
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 93% 58%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black 1% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Beverly Mason Kirkland
Fax number
  • (256) 753-6630

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2233 Shoal Creek Rd
Arab, AL 35016
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Phone: (256) 753-2246

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