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Green Valley Elementary School

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Posted August 5, 2014

Last year was our first year at this school. We loved it!!! Excited to start a new year, my son can't wait!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

Green Valley has provided an awesome environment for my children to learn. My oldest has excelled in their Enrichment Program and is challenged physically at PE as well. My kindergartener has been given intervention in reading without any hoops for us to jump through and his vocabulary and reading retention has improved drastically this year. The teachers love the children and my children love them too. The school is safe and clean. The low student/teacher ratio is amazing. We feel very at home at GVES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Green Valley use to be a good school but it went downhill with the hiring of the new principal Mr. Singer in 2009. We had difficulty with both the Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher providing timely communication or any concrete feedback. When it was brought to his attention Mr. Singer did nothing about it. We have now transferred to another school and my child is thriving and learning more than ever before. The only saving grace was the counselor and vice principal which have both now moved to new schools. There are some really good teachers at this school but unfortunately we did not have them and if the trend continues that all the good staff is leaving I feel sorry for the children zoned for this school. Green Valley scores went from the 75th percentile to the 22nd percentile since 2009. I would not send a child to this school until they have a new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2012

i went to Green Valley 49 years ago .( 1965 -1968 ) Mrs Allen was my 2nd grade teacher. mrs. Odom was my 3rd grade teacher . Ms. Smith was my 4th grade teascher . i loved it there .


Posted January 4, 2012

This school it's amazing! all the teacher are very professional, the school has excellent enrichment and title 1programs, the speech services are the best in the district, plus they offer the ELL program after school for English learners, however the principal it's not nice or kid friendly, he has no manners with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I love Green Valley because it's an amazing place to work! Faculty and students make my job as a teacher so much easier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

I have had children in K, 3rd and 5th so far and we all love the school. The teachers are great. The children love school and feel safe and happy in their environment. The faculty, office staff and administration do an outstanding job. Everyone is positive and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

I like Green Valley teachers and other staff members. My 3rd grader child's teacher works very hard with her students. She handles all situations very patiently and sansibly. I love this school as staff is outstanding and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

The faculty and staff at Green Valley are very concerned and interested in the childrens education. The only problem I had was with the principal whom I found to be extremely insensitive especially when it comes to difficult children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2008

Don't be fooled by the seemingly 'dated' exterior look of Green Valley--inside it houses some of the best teachers and parents that Hoover City Schools has to offer. I wasn't sure if this school would have the same technology offerings available at the 'newer' schools--but they definitely do. Plus, since Green Valley seems to be smaller than the other schools we visited--I know my children get individual attention every day. At first, we were a little hesitant of moving into one of the 'older' neighborhoods--but it has been well worth it. Everyone here is just so friendly and the teachers are really motivated to challenge the students. Only negative for this school is that there is no bus service available unless you live more than 2 miles from the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

Green Valley is the best kept secret in the city of Hoover. It is one of the smaller elementary schools, and our children have flourished in its rich learning environment. The school offers gifted/talented classes, specialized programs such as 'travelling families', and also incorporates technology at all grade levels. Parental involvement is high--and parents here are very well educated --yet down-to-earth and friendly. There are many events throughout the year such as Family Fun Night, Math Night, Music Night, PE Nights, Spring Fling (and more!) where parents, students, and teachers come together to celebrate learning and support Green Valley. A true community school in a wonderful older neighborhood. The simple good life for children is at Green Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

We moved into the area from California and have had two children attend Green Valley. From the first week we were impressed with the school, particularly the emphasis the Green Valley staff places on building character. With maybe one exception the teachers have shown exceptional professionalism and careful concern for the individual student. Our handicapped Fourth Grader has nearly always felt loved, involved and useful at school. The Principal, Linda Campanotta, is great leader. Her leadership is evident in the way the whole school performs. We feel very fortunate to have moved into the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

We love Green Valley Elementary! There is such a sense of community not found at other schools. The principal, Linda Campanotta, is organized, efficient, and extremely knowlegeable about her school and her students. We have a first-grader there, and we are delightfully impressed with the academic and extracurricular activities that he has been exposed to.
—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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners64%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Poverty65%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male80%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners50%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty65%
Not poverty100%
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 Students93%
Female89%
Male97%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty90%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty87%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty88%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty83%
Not poverty94%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students89%
Female96%
Male84%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty83%
Not poverty94%
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 44% 58%
Black 33% 34%
Hispanic 21% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
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 50%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Jeff Singer
Fax number
  • (205) 439-2501

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3200 Old Columbiana Rd
Hoover, AL 35226
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Phone: (205) 439-2500

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