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Mcdavid-Jones Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 995 students

 

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Posted June 12, 2007

I believe the school does the best with what they have.... additional funding would help this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

My child attended this school and I cannot think of but a few good things to say about it. The teachers and staff (many of them, not all) are among some of the most unprofessional people I have ever dealt with. I would do anything it took to keep my children out of this school. The 'test scores' at the end of each quarter seem to be the second most important thing. The children are being shortchanged in many ways. Someone of really needs to check out the inner workings of this 'learning institution'. My child is lucky not to be there anymore!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

Why are there so many field trips? And why is there so much homework? My Child is only in second grade, and already I am tired, last year they had three field trips before thanks giving, they had a book fair, a science day, some sort of school-in-the-woods day, and sent home at least 2 hours of home work a night. This year is starting out to be no different! Why don't they do what they are supposed to and TEACH my child reading writing and arithmatic; and let me take the kids to the zoo?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

This is a good school with some of the lastest technology in the area. However, the staff is more concerned with test scores than teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White92%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education88%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty89%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native82%
White91%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education94%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty90%
Not poverty91%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education80%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty95%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education67%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty93%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education96%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty98%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education78%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty93%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education83%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty96%
Not poverty0%
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 77% 58%
Black 17% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Rebecca Smyly
Fax number
  • (251) 221-1513

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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16250 Hwy 45 South
Citronelle, AL 36522
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Phone: (251) 221-1510

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