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Danville-Neel Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 452 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2013

DNES is a great school and has awesome teachers. The principal on the other hand is very rude, never once has she introduced herself to me. She has made alot of changes at the school, some are good but most are not. ISS for elementary students is ridiculous! If they child is late it should be the parents getting in trouble NOT the child! Changing the schools times for drop off and pick up, is not helping anything. While I was dropping my son off the principal yelled at me because I didn't pull up far enough in the car line. She has threatened other parents( in front of students and parents). If she is doing this in front if people what is she doing when no one is around. She talks badly about kids, parents, and other teachers to the office staff or her personal phone calls while kids/ parents are in office. Forces kids to clean with janitors as punishment for tattling... I grew up at DNES and have always loved it and now my children go there. But the new principal is ruining that school. And there are alot of other parents that would agree. Something needs to be done ASAP!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2013

The teachers at this school are really great with the children. They strive for every child to succeed. I can not really say the same for the principal. I feel like she is there for a paycheck and not the kids. As a parent, you would like to be able to talk with the principal and work though issues. You are not able to with her. It is her way or no way. If you are in her "group", you have it made. In order to be in that group, you have to brown nose. I assume there is favoritism everywhere, but usually it is not as obvious is all I am saying. So, I would say my child strives at this school! She loves it.


Posted October 3, 2013

DNES has some awesome teachers...I wish you coulld say the same for the administrator. She's rude and "clicky" with certain patents/kids and as long as your in her click your find..but if you ever have issues with anything at school..forget it. She doesn't resolve them but makes it worse..it's a her way or the highway school now. DNES use to be one of the most pleasant schools to walk into..it was parent friendly..but not any more. I miss the days of Mr Lang and Mr Jones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

Danville Neel is an awesome school! Both of my children go there. The principle is truly an amazing person...Extremely kind, helpful, and supportive. Teachers are top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

The office staff are very rude to children and some parents. I have witnessed on more than one instance. The principal is great! Every morning he is there to greet the kids and takes time to speak to everyone. The teachers for the most part are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

Danville Neel Elementary is the best kept secret in North Alabama. I've never met a better Principle than Mr. Lang, he is authoritative as well as supportive. Even the ladies in the cafeteria are A++. If we could get this kind of leadership and teaching talent at the Middle & HS level we would truly be the best school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2006

Danville Neel Elementary has a new principle Mr. Lang. He is a wonderful person as well as a princple. He is outside of the school every morning and afternoon. He is a true leader for our children to follow and learn from. Our staff of teachers our amazing. They our GREAT with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

My child is so challenged each day when he enters the doorway of Danville-Neel Elementary School. This year has been quite different with the new principal. I never knew how much Mr. Jones (Former Principal) meant to all of us. He made everyone feel so special and important. I am so thankful my two children had the influence of Mr. Jones and his ability to make them realize their potential. Danville-Neel Elementary School has a tremendous group of teachers. Thanks for truly loving the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

Danville neel is a pretty good school. My daughter attends there and this is her second year at danville, she likes it very well.
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Posted June 14, 2004

What do I say? The past five years for my child have been an incredible instructional experience. From the highly-qualified Danville-Neel School family to the highly-visible principal, Mr. Jones, my child has had the most incredible educational experience one could imagine. The smiling faces, the excitement in the hallways, the student's work everywhere, this learning community is well deserving of the numerous local, state, and national awards! I am truly honored to say my child attended Danville-Neel Elementary School. Thanks to all of his teachers for the countless hours of dedication, love, and nurturing you gave to him, unconditionally. Your efforts are recognized and greatly appreciated. You are making a difference in the lives of children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2003

You cannot say enough about the impact this elementary school has made on the children of the Danville-Neel community. I am so proud to say my two children attend Danville-Neel Elementary School. The staff truly cares about the children. From the smiles of the staff to the smiles of the children, I know my children are in great hands. They challenge my children; however, the teachers are always looking for ways to make learning fun! My kids want to go to school! Thanks, Danville-Neel Elementary School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2003

Danville-Neel Elementary School is truly the 'five-star' school of Morgan County. Each staff member goes the extra mile to reach each child. It is amazing to walk into this school. The children truly love coming to school. The entire community of Danville-Neel supports the mission of this school. Great faculty and staff! Numerous local, state, and national awards! Thanks for always putting our children first!


Posted November 7, 2003

I am so proud to say my children attends Danville-Neel Elementary School. From the moment you drive upon the campus, the observer can tell this school is different. Everyone on the Danville-Neel staff truly put children first! The school has won numerous local, state, and national awards. It is amazing what they do with our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2003

A great school with a wonderful principal and amazing teachers. The children are always the top priority at Danville-Neel.


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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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education84%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty91%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students91%
Female98%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty87%
Not poverty94%
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 Students81%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty71%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty92%
Not poverty98%
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 91% 58%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black 2% 34%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 49%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Glenn Chuck Lang
Fax number
  • (256) 773-7718

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8688 Danville Rd
Danville, AL 35619
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