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Gibson Elementary School

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Posted September 19, 2008

I am a proud parent of a 3rd grader in Mrs. Langford class at Gibson Elementary School. She is always going out of her way to make the her students are acheiving the highest standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

I am a parent of 2 children that go to this school, you would be amazed how this school is. Outstanding teachers, a wonderful princeapal, and great people. Mrs. Davis is the all american TEACHER, she is nice kind, and makes Gibson the #1 place. Im glad my children have the chance to go to a wonderful school, I would love to see if we can get a new play ground for them, they do not have one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

I taught at this school for 11 years. At the time I was there it was one of the better BPS. The faculty worked well together and had high expecations of their students. Eventhough we've been through several leadership changes and the School Board is usually in a mess...Gibson usually comes out shining. I saw some really bright children come through the Elementary school...if they lived to see their HS graduation without losing their innocence...then they can make it anywhere.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 17, 2006

My son & daughter both have attended this school & the teachers there really care about the children there. Educating your child is their number one goal. Mrs. Davis is one of my favorite teacher there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2004

Mrs. Davis was once and 1st grade teacher and is currently a K-5 teacher. She is excellent with the children. They love her, learn from her, and remember her year after year. She is very energetic, and sincerly loves what she does. Gibson is lucky to have her.


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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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
64%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
55%
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 Students49%
Female50%
Male47%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Poverty50%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female65%
Male47%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Poverty59%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty84%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male75%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty76%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty91%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female62%
Male76%
Black72%
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 population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Poverty71%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
51%
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 Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%
Poverty44%
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 62% 34%
Hispanic 34% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
White 2% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 95%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Michael John Curry
Fax number
  • (205) 231-8389

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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956 50th St North
Birmingham, AL 35212
Phone: (205) 231-8370

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