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Maxwell Elementary School

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Posted April 18, 2014

Mis. Coolie has it in top notch condition. I believe that Maxwell is one of the best educational schools in Tuscaloosa county. We now have changed and the difference is un mistaken. please keep up the great work!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

Frankly, I'm a bit puzzled by the Great Schools rating, which is on the low side. I feel my child is getting the best education. We debated private schools, but our child is learning so much here, that I don't think a private school could improve upon it. The teachers work so hard and really care about the kids. The principal won a national awared. I'm hard to please and have high expectations, but I am very happy with Maxwell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

this is one of my favortie schools. i went there when i was younger. they have some of the best faculty and staff . they have alot of activitys and they are very interative with the commuinty. my little brother goes there and loves it.


Posted May 21, 2010

Maxwell has amazing teachers. My child has ADHD and nobody would help me get him help but Maxwell did and stood behind me the whole time we struggled through the process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

Great school! The teachers really care about their students. I wish every base had a school as good as Maxwell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2009

I've never seen teachers work as hard and as long as the teachers at Maxwell. There is no doubt that they care for their students. Many of the test scores outrank other schools in their distrit and their 5th graders scored were higher than any other school. The amazing thing is they manage to do all this in a low socio-economic school with large class sizes. The kindergarten has as many as 20 and their 5th grade has about 30. Awesome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

The teachers here are excellent! They truly care about the well-being and education of your child. My kids cried when we had to leave this school. I would recommend to any parent PCSing to Maxwell to place your child in this school.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education79%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education79%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty97%
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 Students87%
Female84%
Male91%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty96%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education78%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male88%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education74%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty100%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
65%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education68%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty88%
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
White 68% 58%
Black 25% 34%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Two or more races 2% 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 67%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Connie D Clements
Fax number
  • (205) 366-8625

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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11370 Monticello Dr
Duncanville, AL 35456
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