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Chatom Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 344 students

 

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Posted January 21, 2010

I moved to Chatom from Mobile and am the mother of a 1st grader, 2nd grader and a junior in in high school. My children have been in public and private schools in Alabama and Fl. I feel that my move to Chatom has been the best thing to happen to my children. The values that seem to be taught on a daily basis as well as the easy access to the teachers and the principal have made it more than a wonderful experience.They have kept me as a parent very updated and they also make learning fun for the children. I have attended almost all school activities since the move and kept my children very involved. I read the previous posting and I am in awe of how this parent has come to feel this way. Kerri Ross
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Posted January 20, 2010

Upon arriving to the small town I looked forward to my kids enjoying the small town atmosphere. However, dealing with the school has become almost a full time job for me. The principal has acted unprofessional with me and my dealings with the school. I have complained about what I perceive as a negative atmosphere of the school, and trying to get daily recess started. With my dealing with the teachers, once again, I have found some to be unprofessional. The principal has done nothing to my satiation to address any problem I or my children have at the school. On the same note, the school board superintendent has acted in much of the same way ..unprofessional with my dealing with me. I have dealt with 4 other school system in my travels, Chatom Elementary school is by far the worst school I have had my children attend.
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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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty86%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students89%
Female100%
Male77%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty89%
Not poverty88%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty84%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students93%
Female100%
Male89%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty94%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 58%
Black 22% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr R Wayne Blackwell
Fax number
  • (251) 847-3903

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Ray Coaker Rd
Chatom, AL 36518
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