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Susan Moore Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 724 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

SMES has been wonderful with both of my children. I grew up in Atlanta where your just another person. At SMES parent teacher relationships are actually relationships. You don't really get that in larger schools. I feel sometimes the test scores in this area can be misleading. As kids will enter school who have never spoken English. But my youngest now second grader is learning Spanish as some her friends is learning English. The school added a new addition 3 years ago which has state of the art white boards, projection from the teachers computer etc. I'm just hoping the high school will jump on board and follow the elementary. SMES took heed with the school shooting from other states and now all the doors stay locked and there is a camera that you have to look in and someone from the office has to buzz you in the building. If they don't know you, they will meet you at the door. The school also has a full time police officer that's hangs around the schools all day. My kids know him well.. If your looking for a small country town. SMES is a great place to start. My kids wish lunch was better, but with Obama rules.. They don't cook actual homemade dishes anymore. My kids take lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Susan Moore school is a wonderful place for children to learn, grow and become successful. The teachers do an excellent job with the resources given and really do well reaching children of all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

Susan Moore is a wonderful school as far as education and disipline are concerned. I would recomend Susan Moore Elm to anyone that is new to the area. The teachers care about the students. The only thing I have found to be a issue is not giving enough notice to parents concerning activities or needing things. The note comes home the day before they need things and as all of you know sometimes this creates a hardship on the family. Over all the school is a great school, I just think there needs to be a little more concern with notifiing parents and families.
—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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty81%
Not poverty85%

Reading

All Students85%
Female82%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty84%
Not poverty89%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education31%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty85%
Not poverty87%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education38%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty88%
Not poverty90%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education57%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty89%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty84%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Special education18%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Poverty71%
Not poverty86%

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education36%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty86%
Not poverty93%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education71%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%
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
White 73% 58%
Hispanic 26% 5%
Black 1% 34%
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 68%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Helen King Dunn
Fax number
  • (205) 466-3808

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3996 Susan Moore Rd
Blountsville, AL 35031
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Phone: (205) 466-5844

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