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Riverchase Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted April 9, 2013

The front office and leadership team of Riverchase Elementary need a lesson in customer service as well as compassion. This school lacks the warm fuzzy feeling a quality elementary school should have. The standards for each grade seem low compared to other elementary schools across the country even though they meet or exceed Alabama standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

Very happy we decided to start our son at Riverchase. This was our first experience in the public school system and I'm more than pleased. Great principal and asst. principal. On many occasions when I volunteered in my sons class they were also involved in the activities. I loved that my son has so many adults that care about his education and his well being. This school exceeded my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

I'm so pleased with Riverchase. The teachers are wonderful. My son has exceeded my expectations and thrived at this wonderful school. There is a lot of parent involvement and I'm sure this has a lot to do with the schools success. I would highly recommend the school and surrounding neighborhoods. Wonderful area and I look forward to many years as an active parent in the Hoover School System.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I'm prejudiced - I work here! The faculty is very student oriented, high quality and a great community in and of itself. The students are great and never cease to amaze! The parents here are our best assets and advocates. AND it's beautiful! I believe this is one of the best possible schools around!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 23, 2009

I love the teachers and the adminstration! Everyone goes above and beyond. I could not ask for a better school to send my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

Riverchase has wonderful students, parents, teachers, and faculty!!! We all work together everyday to meet the learning needs of each student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2009

I love this school because it is filled with adults who love children and are willing to invest themselves in being the best they can be for the children. The students and parents are wonderful to work alongside.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

The Principal and the faculity truly care about every child. They believe every child should be the best they can be and they remind them everyday. They encourage every parent to be involved with their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

This school has provided my children an excellent experience so far. I would highly recommend it to others. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

An excellent school with a very good principle who knows how to keep discipline.Teachers are very devoted,environment is very good.My daughter loved it here .We miss this school.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
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 91% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students95%
Female93%
Male98%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty98%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education46%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education54%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty92%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty98%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty97%
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 63% 58%
Black 22% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 1%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Two or more races 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 19%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1950 Old Montgomery Hwy
Hoover, AL 35244
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