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Pine Level Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 938 students

 

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Posted May 12, 2014

My 2 kids attend PLES and we absolutely love it. They challenge the kids and give them lots of hands on activities and visual exercises. My youngest really struggles in reading and while I was trying to find a class after school to meet our schedule, the school had already put her in an intervention course within the school several times a week. They notice the little things and do everything to help the children succeed. I would not change anything about it. My daughter's 1st grade teacher is Mrs Cook and she is wonderful. Even the bus drivers are great. I love how they have the high school students separate from the elementary students to avoid bullying. Great move!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

We are a military family of 4 children. We have had 3 children attend PLES for 2 years now. Academics-My children are challenged, but not to the point of feeling unaccomplished. They are learning and I love it! Art and Music- My eldest has participated in PL performers and loved it. So do we. We still sing the songs. Their art work is displayed throughout our home. PE- They get lots of excercise. My children have said the coaches are mean....honestly I thought mine were too. Building/Grounds- Constantly maintained and improved. The issues that exist are known and handled. Mrs. Loftin announces these issues and their resolution. Staff- I don't know any personally. I have teachers I prefer. Communication with teachers, nurse, attendance office...has been top notch. Luckily we have had no need to contact either the principal or v. principal. Bottom Line...this school will educate your child just fine and then some. Imagine what happens when you get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

I love this school! The teachers are so nice especially Mrs.Brasher and Mrs.Short! Also the Principal Mrs.Lofton. She is a great principal,and she makes the school a better place!


Posted July 25, 2011

My daughter went to Pine Level for first grade and excelled. She was advanced in her class so they seperated her and some other students who were also ahead of the game and catered to their needs several times a week. She loved that and felt special and also continued to enjoy learning. I think this is a excellant school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2011

I have been trying to get my son registered for school for 2 months now with no luck. They have an awful summer schedule. I have to miss a full day of work to get him registered because of them.


Posted May 16, 2011

overall i think pine level is a pretty good school, but some of the teachers there are just plain rude and and say inappropriate things to children. also, the principle has a tendency to be a little rude herself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2011

Really horrible. Need a different principal and to get rid of some teachers before it can see any improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

I want to help PLES because they are always trying to improve their school for the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I have a child at Pine Level in 5th grade and 2 sons that have gone through Pine Level. I have been very satisfied with the faculty and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

This is the best school in Autauga County. These students score higher on all tests than any other school. Everyone from the administrative staff to the bus drivers are all 100% top notch. I feel blessed living in this school district. I have had one attend from K-6 and one child currenlty in the 4th grade . I could not imaging being anywhere but at PLES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

This is by far the best talked about school in our local area. With a child at this school and one to start this upcoming school year I look forward to sending them everyday. I never worry about my children at this school and know they are in the best of hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

As the school year comes to a close again let me say my hats off to the teachers and the protective leadership the school has provided..happy summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

My two sons have been at Pine Level for a year. I am pleased with this school overall. It has great leadership and teachers who care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

Pine Level has been a blessing for my 3 children, Mr Ferguson and Ms. Manning changed my daughters outlook on life. We need more teachers like them that really show an interest in the students life. It is a clean, safe environment and I am thankful to God for leading us there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

I have 2 children going to Pine Level. I agree with everything they have done for my children and are currently doing except the new dress code rules. This is a public school not a private school. I don't agree with the boys having to wear belts and tuck thier shirts in. I could understand it if they all wore uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2004

I have two children at this school and think very highly of it. I believe my children are being offered a quality education. I believe like all schools there are individual instances where you have to make adjustments based on the rules but I would choose Pine Level out of any of the Autauga County Schools for my children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

I currently have two children attending Pine Level. They have a wonderful staff and truly care about the success of the students. We are very happy with this school and would not want our children to attend anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2004

All of my children have gone to or are attending Pine level Elementary and we love it . the Kindergarted teachers are wonderful . the school music program is wonderful .
—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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

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

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty86%
Not poverty89%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male92%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty93%
Not poverty99%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male89%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education56%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty83%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education56%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty88%
Not poverty99%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education54%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty89%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education54%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty91%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students78%
Female76%
Male78%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education33%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Poverty70%
Not poverty85%
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 83% 58%
Black 13% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 56%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Cathy Dungan Loftin
Fax number
  • (334) 358-2309

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2040 Hwy 31 North
Deatsville, AL 36022
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