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Coosa Valley Elementary School

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Posted October 1, 2011

I love CVES! We've only been to Coosa for a year and a half and I will disagree with those that think this school has problems and clicks. All of the teachers and staff including the janitors love the children and the children love coming to CVES! If you are concerned about the negative reviews just come into the school and voice your concerns and you will be heard I can guarantee it. All of the office staff, teachers, media specialist, cafeteria staff and cleaning crew know your child by name and make them feel like they are one big family. The teachers work really hard and are there for the children even if you child is having difficulty with a certain subject. Here is the thing, the parents need to be as involved in their childrens education as the teachers at CVES are. I know work schedules may make it difficult to come to the school and volunteer but I promise you this, if you do this for yourself and your child your negative outlook will become a positive one. I have two children at CVES and they want to go on Saturday and Sunday which they didn't want to do at their other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

I am so impressed with CVES. This school has felt like a second home for my shy children. When we decided to purchase another home last Fall, leaving this school district was not an option. I was amazed as the year progressed at how much my child learned. Every employee knows my children by name and has been more than attentive to their needs. A big thanks to the teachers and staff for helping make my children look forward to going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

We choose to purchase a home in this school district based on online reviews and realtor input Yes, the academics are probably better than other elementary schools in the area. However, parental support can make up for a lack in that area. This school is cesspool of clicks among some teachers (not all), PTO parents and even the principal. No amount of parental support can influence a system so rife with favoritism from the school board to the classroom. Carefully consider all of your options before committing to sending your children Coosa Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2006

We are very happy with this school. Students get the attention they need- faculty and staff are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

school is great, Teachers are great, The new principle however needs to be re-evaluated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

Coosa Valley E.S. has had a strong academic background for a number of years. The education given to students at C.V.E.S. is the best in the school system. I have watched this school as a student, and now as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

My child has been in this school for 4 years and it has been an overall wonderful experience. We have loved all of his teachers except one. We are also finding that this same teacher really cares when we thought she didn't. Although we have had a rocky start this year we are looking foward to a good end. Thanks to all the techers we have had and will have. You are so appriciated.(even when we're wrong)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

We have been in this school for 4-5 years and have had some good experiences. Most of the teachers are hard working and get the kids involved. Several are not and those are who we ended up with. The more I attempted to get involved the more I was pushed away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2003

CVES is a great school with teachers who are eager to teach and learn. The PTO is active in giving the school a look that makes the children want to come to school in the mornings. As is common in Alabama fundraisers are a necessary evil but instruction is always the first priority at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

We have attended Coosa Valley for a total of 7 years now. We have really enjoyed being at this school. The teachers are very involved in their children. The principal is also very involved and has my childrens best interest at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I read the comments already listed from parents. While I respect their opinion and understand that a bad experience with administration/staff could have influenced it, I must disagree. Coosa Valley overall has wonderful, caring, loving teachers who come early and stay late...even into the late night hours preparing for their students. Tremendous amounts of money are spent out of these teacher's paychecks each month to purchase resources to teach the children. More than 3/4 of the faculty have master degrees and those who don't are seeking them. Professional development is constant among the teachers. My children attended this school and I volunteer daily. The tests scores are consistently higher than any other elementary school in the system. Once Coosa Valley students reach high school, the majority are the leaders, cheerleaders, Beta Club Members and scholarship winners. I highly recommend that anyone interested in CVES research this school and not rely on a few negative comments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2003

The school exterior has had a 'face-lift' but the interior needs some remodeling as it is blah and depressing. The teachers don't seem excited about teaching - they seem to do the minimum to get by. The children don't get fired up about learning like they should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2003

do not think there is concern in contacting and solving concerned parents issues. not good interaction skills on schools behalf. more concerned in fundraisers that is suppost to help but lots of times no help given.


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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.

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94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty94%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty93%
Not poverty100%

Reading

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%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 58%
Black 7% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 55%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Tammy E Stewart
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3609 Martin St South
Cropwell, AL 35054
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