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Holt Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 360 students

 

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Posted January 22, 2014

I have tried to work with this school in past and present .poor communication,careless atomsphere and from the principal also,some staff members and few teachers once in awhile its something wrong or complaints since our children been attending here at holt
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

I love Holt Elementary because the kids are so sweet and so caring and the school is so run down and needs so much work. They really deserve this!


Posted October 29, 2010

I love Holt Elementary school because of all the amazing children it has. Even though the school needs alot of work done on it the kids dont even realize it and they always have a smile on their face!


Posted October 29, 2010

They have the best kids and teachers ever!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

I love Holt Elementary because all of the faculty and students are wonderful to be around. They always smile and welcome you into their learning facility.


Posted October 28, 2010

My sorority goes to Holt twice a week to read to the children and this place needs work! The children are underprivaleged and could really use this money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

The children are so sweet and the school really needs the money badly!


Posted October 27, 2010

The kids there are such a delight to work with. I go and read with the 3rd graders with my sorority and they really enjoy us being there. they deserve to have many renovations to their school.


Posted October 26, 2010

The kids are awesome and the teachers really do care about thier students!


Posted October 26, 2010

The kids there are the sweetest and most thoughtful children.


Posted October 26, 2010

The kids are awesome! I look forward to going to read each week!


Posted October 25, 2010

I am the Vice President of Philanthropy for Pi Beta Phi sorority at The University of Alabama and we work a good bit with Holt Elementary School. Our philanthropy is Links to Literacy and we work to improve literacy in low income schools around Tuscaloosa County. Each week, a group of Pi Phis go to the school to read with students individually. The children there are the sweetest and most grateful children I have seen in a long time. Organizing events (and being an Education major) I am constantly volunteering and working in local Elementary Schools. Holt Elementary, by a long shot, has the most appreciative students, staff and faculty I have ever seen. The school's office, library, and gym are all in great need of improvement; however; the entire school is so grateful for the roof over the head and any supplies they are given. The teacher's eyes light up when they see us there to assist them and the children's smiles grow big when they see us walking in with books. Holt Elementary is diong everything they can to give these children the knowledge they need in order to succeed in life and the extra money would not only benifit the teachers and staff, but the future students as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

It's a great school, and the administration and teachers really care about the kids!


Posted October 25, 2010

the children are wonderful! the school, children, the parents, faculty, and the community deserves it!!


Posted October 25, 2010

the kids there are adorable, well behaved and they want to learn


Posted October 25, 2010

Teachers are wanting to help childern in every aspect that they can.


Posted October 25, 2010

The kids are amazing! They really make an effort in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

Holt Elementary is not a wealthy school, but the caring of its teachers, staff, and administration makes it rich. HES is a loving, positive school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2004

The principal Mrs. J. Harris has made alot of changes for the school. From what I've seen it's for the better. There are alot of changes still to be made but I know that takes time. Parent involvement could be better but with the help of PTO and teachers they are trying to come up with ideas to help increase participation from the parents. It is sad to see that some of the teachers don't have the same aggressiveness and determination that the principal has to ensure that the children are receiving all available to them. I commend those teachers who do not mind going the extra mile for the welfare of the students. Without these teachers all of our children would be lost and unprepared for the years ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
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%
Female84%
Male74%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White57%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students70%
Female60%
Male80%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female71%
Male85%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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
Black 69% 34%
White 19% 58%
Hispanic 12% 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 89%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Debbie Walker Crawford
Fax number
  • (205) 507-0022

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1001 Crescent Ridge Rd
Holt, AL 35404
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Phone: (205) 342-2650

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