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Whatley Elementary School

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Posted May 18, 2007

I wrote the first review regarding my child's first year at this school. Sadly things did not get any better at this school. I did become more involved with my child at her school and I only discovered my more aspects of this school that I was dissatisfied with. I am willing to acknowledge that some of these things may be the result of lack of parent involvement as well as an unstable home life for some of the students. The one thing that made life at this school better for both me and my child is that they have an excellent extended day program. (Whatley 21st Century) Thank You for caring so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2005

Many parents think that county school are better than city school 'This is so not true if you want your child to suceed in life you must become involved with every phase of their learning (Don't think that school alone can do it'). The Staff at Whatley School are excellent. They work with many children who only have them as positive reinforcement in their lives they are committed to teaching each and everyone of their students. Hats off to a wonderful and dedicated staff. Sincerely M. Brown
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
57%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%

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 77% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
63%
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 73% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
59%
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 79% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
48%
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 Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Black70%
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 population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty70%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female77%
Male52%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Poverty64%
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 Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Poverty55%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty81%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty83%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female80%
Male57%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Poverty68%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
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 English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Poverty70%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male58%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students50%
Female43%
Male56%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Poverty50%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic55%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Poverty58%
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 Students54%
Female65%
Male43%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
Poverty54%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students41%
Female54%
Male29%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%
Poverty41%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
48%
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

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
68%
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 Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Poverty56%
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

Science

All Students60%
Female62%
Male58%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty60%
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 96% 35%
Hispanic 4% 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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Tavis Hardin Sloan
Fax number
  • (205) 231-3854

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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549 43rd St North
Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone: (205) 231-3800

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