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Robinson Elementary School

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Posted July 17, 2011

I have been very Blessed as a parent to work with some wonderful teachers and principal at Robinson Elementary School. They take time with your children and they care for your child and their well being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

Beautiful old building sitting quietly tucked in a side street. Lots of children went through there and have memories!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

As a member of the neighborhood, it is important to support our neighborhood children to excell in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

I am not very pleased with the education my kids are getting from this school. After transferring my kids here, I find that the school is behind academically. The way some of the teachers speak to the kids is unprofessional and unexceptable, but so is the poor parent involvement. My kids were bored and had already learned most of what was being taught but some of the other downfalls of the school can be helped with a little more parent and community involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

My child started Kindergarten their last year and it was so scary for me . Taking her out of Daycare and moving her to another school. But the Home School Connection they had was wonderful, her teachers came out tand introduced themselves to us and familarized us with the school and made themselves available to us, her first year ended in a sucess, and the principal was wonderful. Thanks Robinson and thank you Ms. Thompson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

i had one son that started k there and his teacher was very involved in thekids all of the goals she set at the begining of the school year she made and then some. my son came out of k reading almost on a second grade level. he attened the following year and we had the same result. i am a firm believer that it is not all about a school system or a particular school itself, its about the teachers and their passion about teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

I must say from person experience, because I have two kids, one who graduated from B'ham school and one attending now. Both in the past attended County school before going to B'ham city. If you think there's any school without incidents, sorry! There are many incidents, they are just not reported, I wonder why? But,we can't let the few negative overshadow the positive. A school is a building, we as a society makes that school. Encourage your buyers to visit these schools. I ride through many neighborhoods in B'ham and surrending areas and houses are for sale for months, even years. Is there a problem in these school? You and most of your buyers are probably product of B'ham school. Send your child where you like, but be realistic. It take a village!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

Hats down to Robinson Elementary! My nephew started this school last week and was attacked by classmates the FIRST DAY! His third day of class, which was today, January 11, 2005 , he was attacked by not only boys in his class, but bullies from another class. Where was the teacher? According to my nephew, watching the incident. She did not call his mother or father, and I am so upset. I have told his parents TAKE HIM OUT! This school is the reason parents do not want to send their childrent to a Bimingham City School. How do I know? I am real estate agent, and no matter how much house a buyer can buy, they do not want their children in a Birmingham City School. I am not a parent, but I would not send my child to Robinson or any other Birmingham City Schhol.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%

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 91% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
62%
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%
Female76%
Male68%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty73%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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

Math

All Students77%
Female86%
Male64%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Poverty77%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female83%
Male59%
Black71%
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 population78%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black84%
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 population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty84%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
45%
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 Students39%
Female45%
Male29%
Black38%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Poverty39%
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%
White 2% 58%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 97%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Sandra Kindell
Fax number
  • (205) 231-5554

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8400 1st Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35206
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