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Hazel Green Elementary School

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Posted March 25, 2014

Teachers are great. Principal is ok. They are more welcoming than they used to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Hazel Green is a good school with caring staff and teachers. My grandchildren go there and I am proud to cheer them on!!!


Posted March 24, 2009

I think with the number of students that attend HGES, we need discipline in the hallways to keep down on accidents and disruptive noise levels. I believe the teachers here do an excellent job of teaching and our adminstrators are generally supportive of us. Also, we now have GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math and Science) and Destination Imagination as extracurricular activities. I have to agree with some others in that this in an elementary school. Traditionally, extracurricular activities are outside of the school environment at this age.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 30, 2008

This school is so far advanced than some other elem.schools. My grandson went to Owens Cross Rds. for a short time, and it said it was like being in kindergarden. He is in the third grade and reading at fifth grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

My son attends this school. It reminds me of a private school. I think it's great that there are not only rules, but an administration that enforces those rules. I am a product of the Huntsville City Schools, where no one could guarantee my personal safety. I've seen girls pregnant at 13yr old, gang fights, and teachers carrying on affairs with students. HGE is not Russia for crying out loud. Let the teachers do their job. Parents should support by volunteering, and not by micromanaging. Can you imagine every parent on a field trip? Be reasonable folks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

P.E. Class Sizes are way too big. The safety of children is not first rank here. P.E. teachers do a great job with all they have to handle though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2008

My granddaughter is in the 4th grade at Hazel Green Elementary and she is a totally different child. She loves school, she likes all of her friends. Great place for kids.


Posted January 24, 2008

My daughters attend this school. The teachers are awesome. The principal is the best. They are kind to the students and teach respect as well as the curriculum. I have nothing but praise for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

My son went to this school. The teachers do a wonderful job with what they have, but I have to agree with the others...parental involvement (especially on field trips) seems to be 'discouraged'. As a parent who strongly believes in actively participating in my children's education, this borders on unacceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2007

My grandchildren go to this school, and I am very involved with them. You are right, they discourage 'parent' involvement. I feel the teachers are great, they do an outstanding job. Admin. needs improvement, yes they are responsive to input and they do act quickly to correct situations. Security stills needs work, but we have come a long way from last year. The lunch menu needs redoing, it may be healthy for some but not for all. It is too tasteless, bland, and not enough variety. Some of the parent's behaviors and driving skills are dangerous for our children and other drivers. Rules are there for a reason, but some parents feel they are above them! One way means just that! Speeding is for the race cars not the parents picking up or dropping off children. We love our children, so do they-slow down. We teach by our actions-be aware!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

There is a lack of parent volunteers at this school. Our clinic only has about 8 - 10 volunteers, not enough to keep it open at all times. This is unreal, considering we have about 900 children in this school. I agree that the school no longer has a warm atmosphere, but that will not stop my volunteer work. Even my mother-in-law drives from Madison twice weekly to work with kids in this school who need extra help. So, therefor, getting in the school is not that hard. Our children need our involvement in our schools. As far as extracurricular activities goes, this is only an elementary school, we have rec. centers and parks for this.This way everyone gets a chance to play and not have to try out for a sport, then not make it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

I understand the feeling that the environment is overly controlled; however, I think the rules are needed after years of apparent lack of control. My hope is that as the new administration settles in, things will become more family oriented. My son's teacher is amazing and the support staff is wonderful. There is definitely the feeling that the children are cared for. The facility is amazing and they have great resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

There's a new building and principal this year. The environment seems overtly controlling. The principal announced at orientation that there 'would be zero tolerance' for any noise in the halls. Students must walk on the perimeter of the hallways on the blue tiles. Parents are not allowed in the building before 7:50 am. There are many other new restrictions. On top of it, the staff at the front desk seem to be quite tense this year. These restraints are after a year of transition during contruction, and heavy restrictions were put on parent visitation. I completely disagree with the poster who said that parent involvement is lacking. I believe that parent involvement is not welcomed. I agree with the other poster who said that extra-curricular activities were lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

i give this school a 5 because they need to rebuild the whole thing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2005

I think the teachers deserve 5 stars and find it hard to believe the principal got more than them. The teachers work way harder than the administration. Kudos to the teachers for making Hazel Green Elementary what it is.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 3, 2004

I went to this school and it was of but they need to have more activities
—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.

About these ratings

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

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native92%
White82%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Poverty73%
Not poverty87%

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native92%
White92%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty85%
Not poverty95%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education50%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty70%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education50%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty89%
Not poverty93%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White91%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education47%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty90%
Not poverty90%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White93%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education59%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty92%
Not poverty93%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White90%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education53%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty84%
Not poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 82% 58%
Black 7% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 45%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Sheila Diane Jones
Fax number
  • (256) 828-0827

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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14250 Hwy 231431 North
Hazel Green, AL 35750
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