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Swift Consolidated Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 259 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2008

I love this School! We a blessed that my son is able to attend thats to Magnolia not meeting no child left behind in 2006. I was almost at whits end untill we had a chance to choose another school for him. We choose Swift due to all the great Staff and Mrs. Thorpe reputation. My son has a great education thanks to a Great School! We have had great teachers so far. Mrs. Lutz and Mrs. Rowe go beyond my expectations. They love their job and love their students as well. Great Job Teachers and Staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

I have two children at Swift School and both of them enjoy attending there. I love the small classes that allow teachers to get more involved with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2007

Swift School is the best kept secret in Baldwin County. The leadership of Sandra Thorp is one of Love for her Job along with love of the community.The teacher and staff are top notch. I have had 3 Children in Swift and would recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I feel blessed to be able to offer my two children the wonderful opportunities Swift elementary, under the leadership of Sandra Thorpe, provides. I have no doubt that Mrs. Thorp has the best interest of my children and all swift children in her heart and will stop at nothing to insure the best learning experience for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

Teachers are great!Thank you for teaching our children. The school was much better when Mrs. Miller was the Principal. She ran the school with love for her job as well as the children. Not to get brownie points from her friends at the board of education. Also, Thank you to the ladies who cook and clean the school. You all do a great job. I'm sure you all miss Mrs. Miller as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

My daughter attended Swift for 2 years, we ALL loved the school and the staff. Our family lost our home due to Hurricane Ivan, and we several caring gestures for my entire family. The teachers were always helpful and willing to take time and explain situations that may arrive. We had to relocate and my daughter was forced to switch schools, which broke our hearts. She truly had 2 wonderful years at Swift, and misses the school and the staff tremendously. At first glance, the school does not seem to have the opportunities as other larger schools, but once you enter, your mind is instantly eased. I would recommend Swift to anyone and everyone! Words are unable to express our fondness for this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

my children attended swift school for a brief time while we were in temporary housing. It was such a great experience. Even though they were there a short time, they still talk about it. They loved their teacher and the kids there were great and accepting. Swift school may not have the best physical facility around, but you will soon find that's not what really matters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

i believe that swift school is the best school a child could attend in Baldwin County!i myself attened it as a child and my 3 children have had the privelge of attending it also.the teacher-student relationship is continuing to be a strong bond which provides an enviroment for easier learning for children.i would strongly recommend swift school to parents of kids that are elementary school age.V.english
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Posted August 26, 2004

I love this school! My 10 year old attended Swift last year for the first time. The teachers and faculty were a great help with every thing my child needed. My daughter has really enjoyed going there and has started her 5th and last year there. I am sure we will miss Swift School very much next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

Swift School is an awesome school. I love the fact that all the teachers know all the students by name whether or not they are in their classroom. Parent involvement is tremendous. The teachers are qulified and approachable.
—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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

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

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
97%
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

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students76%
Female71%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female93%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
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

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
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

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty95%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Poverty65%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty85%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students92%
Female88%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty90%
Not poverty94%
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 80% 58%
Hispanic 16% 5%
Black 2% 34%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Sandra B Thorpe
Fax number
  • (251) 949-7015

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6330 Bon Secour Hwy
Bon Secour, AL 36511
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