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Double Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 387 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2009

The teachers and staff at Double Springs really care about the kids there. Right now we have the 3rd generation going to DSES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2006

I had two children who attended this school. I changed them to a smaller county school and was much more satisfied. Very limited parent involvement acceptance / nonflexible academic program / not very flexible or willing to work with students who need additional help academically or behaviorally, even with physician's input. Principal was very one tracked disciplinarian: If threats / paddling didn't work, they had no idea what to do with a child...Some very good teachers, but few in each grade and the principal doesn't allow alot of teaching creativity for variety in the classrooms...
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Posted December 22, 2005

I have 3 children that attended Double Springs Elementary. I have served the school in various volunteer capacities and can say that it is an excellent learning environment. The staff ,often without compensation, go the extra mile to make sure each student and parent are included in the learning experience. With a limited budget and resources, the school system makes the most of all funding received.
—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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Poverty62%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Poverty74%
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 Students59%
Female56%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Poverty53%
Not poverty72%

Reading

All Students86%
Female80%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty80%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 58%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
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 68%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Bobby Gene Daniels
Fax number
  • (205) 489-5159

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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123 Old School Rd
Double Springs, AL 35553
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Phone: (205) 489-2190

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