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Hibbett School

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Posted October 31, 2011

All I can say is, "Wow". My daughter loves this school. The new principal goes above and beyond making parents feel welcomed in the school apart from what it use to be before he got there. We had a bullying issue early on in the year and he quickly resolved the issue. Also, my daughter has fallen in love with the GOTCHA's. Hibbett is one of the few schools that rewards good behavior. I have a son at Forrest Hills and he is very excited about attending Hibbett. I hope Mr. Combs, the new principal stays at Hibbett for a long time. He and his assistant principal Mr. Behel seem to work well together and they have the respect of the students. We are very fortunate to have such a high quality of principals at this school. My daughter loves her team this year. She is on the Vision team and she says that Mr. Duncan is her favorite teacher. Hibbett is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

I agree with the statement that it seems there is preferential treatment and bullying issues that are not resolved. I am sending my child to a different school next year. After attending Harlan Elementary in Florence beforehand, I expected a certain level of learning and interaction. I was disappointed with Hibbett by comparison. It just fell flat. Dress code seems to be an issue. I bought 4 separate jackets from teachers telling her one was too heavy, the other was a windbreaker type that was too noisy, etc. Seems like certain kids get away with wearing certain things, but I always get odd complaints about shirts and clothes. They might as well make basic tees and polos standard dress and eliminate everything else. She's never worn anything but those things that didn't get a complaint. I also have issue with gym teacher giving out religious materials at the school. Completely inappropriate. My child does have several teachers that she really does love. Hit or miss there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2010

Hibbett is an wonderful school with excellent teachers and administration. I have not had any of the communication issues that have been posted in previous reviews. My son and his many friends have been incredibly happy. They have an excellent reading program as well as advanced reading and math programs. I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

This school is great for some kids who always tell their parents what is going on and always stay up to date on the latest school activities such as dances, club meetings, etc. If you child is not in the above catorgory, Hibbett is not for you. Hibbett is divided up into teams so if you are not a teacher, doctor or other popular person in the community your child will get on a 'bad' team with kids whose parents could care less. The school also have several problems with bullying that the administration does not want parents to know about. This school has lots of problems and it starts with the principal and her assistant. Stay away from this school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

Overall if you enjoy problems, do not need parent teacher involvement, and would enjoy having teachers who do not care about your child's grades, this may be the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2004

Hibbitt is a fine school. I would prefer if the teachers communicated a little more with the parents. I found out many things, accidently, after the fact(aka: bad grades, dances, fundraisers,etc.) because the school relies on the students to deliver said information to the parent. That is not always an effective mode of communication. Anyone who has ever had a middle-schooler will tell you that. The teachers do not follow up to see if a message has been delivered. (This would be easily solved with requiring a parent signature on all communications). Over all the school cares about the students and they have a quality curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
84%
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 77% in 2012.

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

323 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education75%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education70%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty86%
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

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education31%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education34%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty95%
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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
69%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education63%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 58%
Black 38% 34%
Hispanic 6% 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 65%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Rose D Mcgee
Fax number
  • (256) 768-2805

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1601 Appleby Blvd
Florence, AL 35630
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Phone: (256) 768-2800

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