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Erwin Elementary School

Public | 3-6 | 558 students

 

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Posted October 13, 2013

This school has made a tremendous turn around in the pass couple of years. The new principal at the school is great with the students and parents. The teachers are really involved with the students well being and making sure they are learning. Teachers are reaching out to parents and making sure they have a parent/ teacher relationship. The school is also including a lot of different activities for the students to participate in such as drama club, choir, and Science Olympia. Overall, the school is making great success and is on the right track to becoming a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I am very pleased with the teachers at Erwin Intermediate School along with the day to day updates on the progress my children are making and the areas my children needs extra work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

This school is wonderful I have had some great teacher's to talk to about my child. I look to a great year for my daughter. I also love the fact that they have free tutoring when you feel your child needs that extra push..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

Erwin Elementary School has a wonderful staff and can be a GREAT place with increased and improved parental involvement. The assistant principal has brought a lot of positive things to the school. She works tirelessly to create opportunities for students to be involved in extracurricular activities. There are disciplinary issues, but I feel as though they are addressed fairly. If some of these parents would tell their students not to fight, Erwin would be a better place! My child is in the Beta Club, which is an honor society for academically bright students. The sponsors of the club work REALLY hard with the students and expose them to a lot of community activities and charitable work. My child is also on the student council and is a part of the gifted program. I am VERY pleased with the opportunities he has at Erwin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

Erwin Elementary School has overcome countless obstacles and continues to move towards improvement. The teachers and students are regaining a sense of school proud with the recent achievement of meeting AYP. This confidence can spiral upward with the support of parents and the community. I am a parent of two children who currently attends Erwin, one on the elementary level and the other one on the high school level. With over 5 years of experience interacting with this school, I can honestly say I have been pleased with the results of my children s academic progress. There are many teachers there who care about the success of the students. The achievement of a school is co-depending upon the support of the parents. With the assistance of the parents contributing their time, cooperation and resources, Erwin will have no barriers to hinder them from becoming a 5 Star school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

Hate this scool. Their is not teacher parent communication. The teacher don't have that special care for the students that they need at school. The teachers don't give the kids that extra push they need at scool. They just don't care if they do their work or not !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

With the school's principal and handful of teachers along with help from the community there is hope for this school. The community of Centerpoint is doing everything to better itself and is on the way to recovery from a down period of time just as most communities go through. All communities yes all communities go through a down period even those who think they are 'untouchable'.


Posted April 11, 2008

I've never seen a school run so badly... the one redeeming quality is the principle and possible a very small handful of teachers, if only it were better funded and more reviews of the teachers
—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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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%
Female74%
Male67%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education45%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Poverty70%
Not poverty75%

Reading

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education41%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Poverty69%
Not poverty82%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students56%
Female61%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education21%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Poverty55%
Not poverty73%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education41%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Poverty77%
Not poverty100%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education53%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty82%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education40%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty79%
Not poverty92%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
28%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students60%
Female62%
Male57%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education23%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%
Poverty59%
Not poverty67%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 94% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
White 1% 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 93%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Mike Barlow
Fax number
  • (205) 379-3395

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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528 23rd Ave NW
Birmingham, AL 35215
Phone: (205) 379-3350

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