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Susan Moore Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 744 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.

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

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

All Students83%
Female79%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty90%
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%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education28%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty92%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty78%
Non-poverty97%
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 Students70%
Female66%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education18%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty78%

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty96%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty97%
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
White 71% 58%
Hispanic 27% 4%
Black 1% 35%
Two or more races 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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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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