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Central Pk Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 702 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Central Park Elementary has come a long way under the Administration of Dr. Nicole Davis. She has extra curriculum activities and programs geared toward the Visual Arts. This helps to build character, social esteem and social interaction . This has given enlighten to culture Gand diversity. The atmosphere is enhanced with bulletin boards and walls displaying themes that coincide with unit lessons and seasons of year. Office staff is great with exception to Ms Spivey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2013

This School Is not a good school it is so crazy and the teachers dont know what they are doin . But i will give them this there principale keeps them under control !!!!!!!


Posted August 30, 2012

Mi hijo estudio los 5 a os en esta escuela, pero la verdad no es una buena escuela, a nivel academico esta muy mal.... yo no la recomiendo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

this is good school to send your child to for 1-3 grade 4-5 no i dont think so the teacher dont care ,too many kids in the classrooms they have at least 26 kids in a class no way a teacher can teach better yet a child cannot and will not learn anything they just dont care
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

i think the school is great, but some of the teachers need a little help in social communication with the children, but overall the school is great. the principle needs to spend more time with children and not just when they have a program. thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

The 1st 3rd grades were fine but 4th and 5th were not good. I brought this to the attention of the administrator of the school and nothing was done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

My child transfer to this school and I must say this is a great staff and school I would not want my child to every leave. The level of education is very high on the charts . Keep up the great works and stay on top of your staff Mrs. Griggs
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
70%
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 Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty71%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty82%
Non-povertyn/a
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty77%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female77%
Male58%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Poverty67%
Non-povertyn/a
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education67%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty80%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male67%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education22%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty73%
Non-povertyn/a
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students40%
Female30%
Male48%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education17%
General population45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%
Poverty40%
Non-povertyn/a
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
Black 94% 35%
Hispanic 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Bettie J Griggs
Fax number
  • (205) 231-1300

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4915 Ave Q
Birmingham, AL 35208
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