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North Birmingham Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 203 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2009

My kids are in 3 and 2 grade here and we absolutely love it!! We just moved from Arizona and we have a great school!! The principal is VERY dear to each and every student!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

I think this is a great school. The principal and teachers are very caring and they actually take time out to teach the kids. I think this is a home away from home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

This is an excellent school. Teachers challenge the students and the students challenge each other. You can walk into any classroom and see/hear learning taking place. As parent, it is refreshing to have the principal as well as the teacher know your name and can identify you with your children. North Birmingham Elementary is an example of what can happen when teachers and parents love their kids and school although the funding is not where it should be . I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

North Birmingham Elementary School is the best keep secret of the Birmingham Board of Education. I have found the teachers to be excellent. The students are some of the very best. I could probably choose any of their students to represent the Birmingham Public School System against any other system. The school houses many diamonds that are placed in a landfill with an abundance of knowledge. I am proud of the students, faculty and staff at the school. When measuring educational greatness, the school always seems to be a key component. I have seen students transfer from parochial and magnet schools to North Birmingham. The students are challenged by their peers, and their teachers. On any given day, one can cetainly find something interesting going on at North Birmingham Elementary School. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would have to add them together and give them an 11.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students51%
Female44%
Male57%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Poverty51%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female67%
Male81%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty74%
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 Students50%
Female44%
Male56%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Poverty48%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
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 population86%
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

Math

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty88%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
28%
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 Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Poverty49%
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 98% 35%
Asian 1% 1%
White 1% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr J J Watts Jr
Fax number
  • (205) 231-3594

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2620 35th Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35207
Phone: (205) 231-3555

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