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Minor Elementary School

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Posted September 5, 2012

My oldest son went there from k-5. He was an honor student. I loved every teacher he had except for his kindergarten teacher, who resigned after her 1st year there. I now have two students that attend. They like their teachers and they love their school. I like how organized and professional their teachers are. I really cant understand why they were rated so low.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

I attended Minor Elementary over 20 years ago. My kids now attend, and they love it. The teachers are highly trained and concerned about the students education. Education is their number one goal! I am impressed with my kids eagerness to attend school. They are excited about learning thanks to Minor Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

My experience with this school was HORRIBLE!!!!! My daughter went here for 2 yrs. Her 4th grade teacher had 18 students 11 of which were boy and she was out half of the year, their were different substitutes which made it difficult for the students because they either didn't follow the plan or their was not one to follow. The traffic picking students up in the afternoon was terrible. their is a crossing guard at one corner but at the other corner turning in to the one-way is HORRIBLE!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

This is a great school. They really are attentive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

This is my girls first year at Minor Elementary. The teachers are great, information is clearly laid out for parents to understand the homework and classwork. Music and art classes are wonderful. The teacher display the teacher work all over the school and they offer band. The PTA is not as strong as it should be most of the member are teacher and don't have time for meeting and events. Parents are involved individually at the school. Parents assist teachers and participate in parent workshops. Over all, I have to say that Minor Elementary is a great place to learn.
—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.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
65%
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 Students73%
Female80%
Male66%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty73%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students76%
Female86%
Male66%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black81%
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 population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty83%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female81%
Male64%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty75%
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%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty84%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty84%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
56%
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 Students67%
Female75%
Male62%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Poverty67%
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 97% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
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%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Dave H Porter Iii
Fax number
  • (205) 231-6602

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Birmingham, AL 35218
Phone: (205) 231-6555

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