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Foley Elementary School

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Posted September 17, 2012

The principle is very rude & the children are scared of him!!!! The teachers are awesome .even the secretary is very pleasant.They just really need a different principle!!!!!! My sons so scared of him because of the way he treats the other children I have a hard time getting him to go to school!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

Absolutely wonderful school. Never saw a principal work harder for their kids!!! Great teachers and staff. Programs are all inclusive, students are excited and encouraged!! Wish we had not moved to a different school. We truly miss Foley elementary. My girls attended from K through 4th, and one from K thru some of second before moving. wish we were still there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Foley Elementary has the best teachers and Principal! Each day is filled with creative and innovative learning. Students from Special Needs classes through the Fourth Grade are truly shining stars! FES has genuine school spirit!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

We have to best teachers and principle. They are all very caring and have the children's best interest at heart. Everything they do is for the students. They make learning fun and that is why the students learn so much. I am honored to have my child attend Foley Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I love Foley Elementary because it has a staff that really cares about each and every student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

Foley Elementary School is one of the most beautiful schools I've seen. The building and grounds have wonderful curb appeal and are welcoming. The halls and classrooms gleam with the work of excited students and caring teachers. The buzz of learning is evident and volunteers are very well utilized and made to feel welcome. I love helping out at this school and encourage anybody who wants to give back to the community to do so as well!


Posted August 19, 2009

WOW is one word that sums up Foley Elementary School. I am not only a teacher at Foley, but also a parent. My children are receiving the most extensive, quality education they can have. The staff are amazing and go above and beyond for the children. They truly love each and every child that walks through their classroom door. I couldn't ask for a better education for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

Foley Elementary Is a great school in a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Foley Elementary is a great school. As the parent of a Kindergartener, I could not be more pleased. Foley is a big school with a small town feel. The teachers go out of their way for the kids, and they keep up to date on the newest teaching practices. The administration is always willing to do whatever they can for the children and their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2007

Foey Elementary School is a a good school in a good community. everyone works hard to ensure that all children learn. We can't wait until our new school building is finished in December 2008!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

Fantastic teachers and administrators who cherish the students and focus on making them safe, loved and productive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

The dedication and caring that pours forth from each staff member at Foley Elementary is nothing short of 'unbelievable.' A true sense or Heartfelt Love and Caring is evident in every loving touch, smile and technique used in the classroom. The administrator is vey positive and supportive of all students and teachers: which is evident in his constant move toward finding the resources needed to provide the extra supports to effectively meet the challenges of an ever increasing ELL population and an aging facility.There is no better place to be! The heart of teaching is felt in every fiber!


Posted February 24, 2007

I am not happy with the principal at Foley elementary. He does not provide a warm and friendly relationship with the students. The teacher are excellent and that is what truely makes Foley Elementary the positive place it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2006

I am the parent of a first grader at Foley Elementary and I have to say that I am more than pleased with the performance of her teachers and the individual attention she receives. It's great when your child wakes up and actually wants to go to school to be with her teacher and her friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

I do not like the emphasis that is placed on speed reading. I have two children that attend Foley - one reads really fast, but causes careless mistakes in other subjects; the other reads slow but makes great grades in everything else. Many of the teachers do not like the DIBELS testing either but must use it. It sad that a child in second grade cannot make an 'A' if he cannot read a word a second, but has excellent comprehension.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

they best s.l.d. i see in a while special need kids are happier and do so much better in one then mobile al. schools do with them. teachers are great twith them. they got a great p.t and o.t.there. they got great aids in classrooms.everybody shows the love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

As the parent of a child with medical problems enrolled in foley elementary school I couldn't be more proud of the care and education my child receives. Not only can I rest easy knowing she is well cared for in school with her medical problems, the teachers and staff are excellent with their teaching skills and love for the children. They work hard to make sure the kids love learning and are equal to any school any where. My child is extreamly lucky to have this quality of school here. I recommend this school to any parent of any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2005

Foley Elementary is a wonderful school. The whole staff is focused on reading and work hard to get kids excited about it too.I have three children in this school and they all read above their grade level. They also look forward to going to school everyday and hate to see summer arrive. I rate this school and its staff a 10. So if you are looking to put your child in a wonderful school where the teachers enjoy teaching this is the school for you. Brandy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

This is a great school. Our Kindergarden tied for first place on their reading this year in Baldwin County. We are very proud of them. The Teachers at Foley are VERY caring and go the extra mile for their students. I have two children there and I am very pleased with the way the school is handled and the academic programs. Dr. Lawrence (the Principal) is the most laid-back, enjoyable principle I have ever been around. They have great music, science and PE classes too. The PTA is building and we are really encourageing parent involvement inside the classrooms as well as around the school. Please, come join us!
—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 85% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

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 85% in 2012.

227 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
n/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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education63%
General population95%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education51%
General population95%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty91%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education66%
General population96%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education63%
General population96%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty88%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 58%
Black 21% 34%
Hispanic 19% 5%
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 66%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr William F Lawrence
Fax number
  • (251) 943-1732

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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200 North Cedar St
Foley, AL 36535
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