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Inverness Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted July 25, 2011

Inverness is a phenominal school! You know how you are worried if your kid will get the "it" teacher...not to worry here! Every teacher is equally talented! My daughter LOVES coming to school and is challenged in a nurturing environment. She could read fluently 1/2 way through kindergarten and is well on her way to a wonderful educational career! Thanks Inverness for being a wonderful place to learn!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2010

Inverness is great!! I would choose Inverness over ANY private school!! They are wonderful! They do an exceptional job with every child, but especialy children with special learning needs!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Love Inverness! The teachers and staff are terrific! The school has a nurturing environment while teaching a quality education to prepare them for Intermediate School. I also enjoy the freedom for parents to be involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

The teachers and staff are the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

It has been great for our son. He has enjoyed his time there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Inverness Elementary is a great, small school with lots of opportunities for parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I love Inverness Elementary school because they have a wonderful and caring staff. The staff members are the best and absolutely love the children, their jobs and get along with other faculty. You can definitely tell they work well together!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

I always feel welcome at IES and the atmosphere is pleasant and the surroundings are safe. The office staff are helpful and my Grandchildren enjoy school. Each of them displays an eagerness to go to school and share their learning experiences with us with great enthusiam. I enjoy the programs that include the parents and the grandparents. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

They have the most amazing teachers. My daughter loves going to school everyday. Also, there is so much parent involvement. Great diverse environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Incredible teachers. My 2 children love going to school everyday. It is a fantastic environment that enhances the children's ability to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I know the teachers and staff have my child's best interest at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My child is learning more in a better way than at any other school he has attended, AND he's happy there. My son's teacher is fantastic, and there is a very positive, upbeat feel to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My son has been there since K-5 and I can tell you that they love there job. They have the most outstanding teachers i have ever known. Thanks to the principal and Mrs.Williamson for being the greatest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

The teachers are excellent and really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

They help each child get the education they need for the years to come...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I love Inverness because it has teachers that are dedicated to the students and thats not in words only but they show this with their actions.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 20, 2010

the teachers have been great since we've been there and my child has learned so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Teachers & staff are loving & really care about the students & their education.


Posted May 20, 2010

We know that our children are in a nurturing, safe environment. The teachers consistantly display their love for their job. Every person in the school works together for the good of out children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

This is a very well run school. It also has the benefit of high parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education35%
General population90%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education41%
General population94%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty93%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 58%
Black 16% 34%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 27%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5251 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
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