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Helena Elementary School

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Posted Monday, August 18, 2014

Great teachers and always willing to help. You might have the one or two that may need to retire but overall they are very dedicated and enjoy being at HES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

HES is the BEST!! Words cannot begin to describe what a blessing the Teachers, Faculty, Counselors, Specialty Teachers (Art, Computer, Music, Library), even the Cafeteria & Janitorial staff, have been during my son's 1st year of school. Now he's registered for 1st grade & we have full confidence that this year will be just as wonderful as last year!! Thank You HES(:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

We love our school! My son receives special education services and we could not be more please with the services he's received at HES.
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Posted May 20, 2010

I have had two children go through the Helena Schools and was very pleased with the results. I just want our schools to have the tools to teach the kids as they did when my children were there. Our State has cut out all funds to the classroom and they have no way to buy supplies they need and this would really help them. Every teacher needs a fighting chance.


Posted May 14, 2010

The faculty is great, both of my kids have had good experiences there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

This school cares about it's students. They are always sending notes home to inform parent on what they have learned and what they plan to learn. The kids are always to excited to see what will happen tomorrow.
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Posted May 3, 2010

We were apprehensive about sending our daughter to a public school with a special need, but the teachers and staff there really embraced the need and meet the need resulting in my daughter loving school to the point of wanting to be a teacher. I have always been taught that teaching kids is not the difficult part. Inspiring them to want to learn is. The teachers and staff there have accomplished this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

My Daughter has been at Helena Elementary for 2 years now and we have loved it! Looking forward to little sister starting in 2011. I could not ask for a better education for my children and the teachers are amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Helena Elementary is a wonderful school with great faculty. I already have one child there and next year I will have both my kids there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

My child is so happy at Helena Elementary. The teachers, staff and students are all great. The educational experience is top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Provides excellent education in a safe, caring environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Wonderful school. Wonderful town. My daughter is finishing first grade there now. Love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Our granddaughter has blossomed this year at HES! She loves school and is learning things that are much more than just reading riting and rithmatic! Every staff member cares about each child at the school and it shows in the attitudes of the children. They want to learn and be a part of such a positve place. Thank you.


Posted April 27, 2010

Both of my kids attended Helena Elementary and received an amazing education. They have consistently made excellent grades in the Intrrmediate school, much of that is because of the foundation they received at the elementary level.
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Posted April 26, 2010

We have had children at HES for the last 4 years and we only have positive things to say about the teachers and the staff. We love HES!
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Posted April 26, 2010

Helena Elementary is a great place to be! We have such a great community and so much parental support! The kids are always so excited about learning! I am so fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of people. I love it here!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2010

Helena Elementary has so much to offer the kids. The teachers understand the importance of a good education as well as helping to make the kids more well rounded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Everyone in the school and community is committed to educational excellence; from the teachers, administrators and support staff, to the parents, local businesses, and churches-- we LOVE OUR SCHOOL!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

My child loves Helena Elementary School and his teachers. He has excelled well and enjoys the friendships he has made there.
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Posted April 26, 2010

Everyone at Helena is very caring and committed to the welfare of the students. Educational excellence is expressed to the faculty and students. Helena is a wonderfuly community to raise a family.


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 58%
Black 10% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 18%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Mary E Cooper
Fax number
  • (205) 682-5545

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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187 Third St
Helena, AL 35080
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Phone: (205) 682-5540

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