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Arab Elementary School

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Posted May 28, 2009

Arab has some of the best schools around. I only wish they had the time this year to teach my 3rd grader (straight A student) to write cursive. 6 years ago, my son was taught in 2nd grade at the same school. Our students today have so much pushed on them its hard for the teachers to find time to teach them the basics like writing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

its in a great location it has a site on the web
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

Thank goodness that my kids no longer go here! They are no longer bullied by the kids that cannot be corrected because they are related to or whose parents went to school with a teacher there. They are no longer being yelled at in class where they & every other student in the class were too scared to ask a question because of the humiliation. They no longer have sit in the classroom injured because the teacher refused to send them to the nurse. They no longer have mysterious illnesses so that they don't have to go to school. They are no longer in a school that discourages parental involvement. They are now in a different school system and could not be happier. This is a wonderful website for parents to read other parent comments and make their own judgement call. I wish I had know about it before.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I have been very disappointed with this school system. I agree that the children are not treated equally - you have to know everyone or have gone to school there yourself. My family moved to Arab when my husband was transferred to Huntsville 2 years ago. We pulled my 2 sons out at the end of the school year. We moved a little north and are extremely happy with the county school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

Let me start by saying that I am a proud alumnus of Arab City Schools. My sons have both attended APS & AES, and my oldest is at AJHS & both have received an excellent education from the teachers there. My children have not had a teacher yet that wasn't concerned about their students being the best they could be. They are very encouraging & remain involved long after the student leaves their classroom. I would encourage anyone who moves to the Arab area to seriously consider sending their child/ children to AES or any other of our wonderful schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

I have received communication from my child's teachers weekly for the past three years through e-mail, graded papers, grade-level newsletters, and personal correspondence. My child has also been in the gifted program for three years, and we have been extremely satisfied with the attention and education he has gotten from the gifted teacher, Bette Hendrix. Our high test scores prove AES's great teaching staff, supportive administration, and happy parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

Mrs. Willis was a great principal.It is a shame she is gone. The school does not have parent involvement. There are no volunteer opportunities. There are no PTA meetings. There is no communication between parents and teachers unless the parent initiates it. This is a very strange school. I would not recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

My family moved to Arab over other areas surrounding Huntsville because of the school system's stellar reputation. We are overwhelmingly disappointed. Inconsistent disciplinary actions. This is a very small school system with only about 2000 pupils. Funds are very limited so the gifted and special needs programs suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2006

We are a military family that has moved quite a bit and feel we can accurately compare schools. Test scores aren't everything. There is no parent involvement other than parties and field day. They do not have PTO/PTA meetings. I had never heard of such a thing. The primary, junior high, and high schools seem to be run very well. Given what I know now though I would not enroll my children into Arab City Schools unless my youngest would be starting at the junior high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

I have two children that attend this school and I would not send them anywhere else. This school has been wonderful for our family and I actually have one at the Primary still but will be attending here. My nephew will begin school here for fifth grade, I am glad my brother and sister in law finally got wise and transfered him now from Union Hill before he has to attend Brewer. Arab would be the best choice for any student in my opinion the academics, sports, and extracurricular activities are great in Arab. Keep up the great work teachers, staff, and Principals, Arab really has what it takes for children to be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

I have had one child to attend this school and this year I enrolled my second child. I have enjoyed avery aspect of the education that my first child received, and I am excited that my second child can also enjoy this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

My husband was military for years and when we moved to Arab I was so at ease because of the wonderful school system. If you are moving and are woried about your child Don't they will be in good hands. Charlotte Matthews
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

My oldest daughter attends this school. We are very pleased with Mrs. Willis and her staff. Thanks for a great job!
—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 85% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education78%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education78%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty99%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


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.

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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty99%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty100%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


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.

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


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.

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 80% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
99%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education100%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


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.

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 96% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
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 39%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr R Michael Shipp
Fax number
  • (256) 931-0427

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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241 8th Ave NE
Arab, AL 35016
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