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Austinville Elementary School

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Posted April 22, 2013

Austinville has one of the most caring staffs of any school I've ever seen. We truly love our students, and it shows in our compassion for them (providing food, coats, clothes, funeral costs for a sibling of a student), in our teaching (just walk down the halls and listen to the teachers as they teach!), and in the morale of the faculty. We are friends, as well as coworkers. We are led by a caring principal who provides whatever supplies and training we need, then trusts us to do our job. It is a joy and a pleasure to work with these professionals, and to be able to teach such a precious student body. I am blessed to work here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2013

Austinville has one of the most caring staffs we have ever seen. The two years we were at Austinville instilled a love of learning into my children. Their teachers are constantly in contact with parents, their teachers and principal enjoy getting to know the families, and leadership is stressed at this school! We wish the school our children attend now could be more like Austinville!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2012

The teachers were actually sitting around in the office talking loudly about students when I walked in. It was terrible. The principal was in her office with the door open and could obviously hear them. Also, my son does not like music or the library at all. His former elementary school had fun and exciting programs. Here it seems that no one knows what is going on and in fourth grade they do so many worksheets. My son also says his teacher yells at the class and will lecture about behavior and use up all the class time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

the pre-k programs is great. i love the teachers and everyone is great
—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.

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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 85% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 85% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 91% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
59%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty91%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female92%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty83%
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education67%
General population91%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty84%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population80%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Poverty60%
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education75%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty89%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education67%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty87%
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 80% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
44%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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 Students83%
Female79%
Male88%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty81%
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 5%
White 23% 58%
Black 18% 34%
Two or more races 3% 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 90%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Beth S Hales
Fax number
  • (256) 552-4688

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2320 Clara Ave SW
Decatur, AL 35601
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