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Mt Carmel Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 600 students

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 9, 2013

I'VE ONLY BEEN TO 1 BALLGAME THERE BUT I REALLY LIKED THE AREA, ATMOSPHERE, THE VIBES THAT I FELT JUST BEING IN THE BALL FIELDS. TALKING TO PEOPLE THERE WAS VERY FRIENDLY! MY YOUNGEST GRANDDAUGHTER IS GOING THERE & SHE LIKES IT!!


Posted August 4, 2013

moving to area from Virginia. Marrying someone who already lives in huntsville. one child will probably go to you school. I can't because no one from my family ever attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2012

i absolutely love this school. My daughter has been going here since k and i would refuse to put her anywhere else. The theachers are great the staff is very helpful and she is way above her level now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2012

Due to my husband's job, we had to move three times so I can compare Mt. Carmel to 3 different schools. My child's 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Malires, was so conscientious. My child had difficulty adjusting b/c of 3 moves and her grandmother recently died. Dr. Clanton, the counselor, saved my daughter's life! I don't know what we would have done without her. Dr. Clanton spend hours AFTER school working with my daughter and my whole family. Dr. Clanton and Mrs. Malires are nothing short of EXTRAORDINARY!!! Never met the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

My grandson goes to Mt. Carmel Elementary school. I have really enjoyed him going there. It has been a pleasure to see him grow right before my eyes. His teacher is very caring and works hard to make sure he is prepared for the first grade. He wanted to play all the time but, the teacher in her caring way explained that he had to work hard and be prepared for the next grade. I think he understood and has since stop play and become more serious about his work. I am a proud grandparent. Mt. Carmel is a great place to start your childs education.


Posted August 18, 2011

I am a Grandmother picking up my granddaughter at her first day in Kindergarten and was extremely lost in the mechanics of getting her prior to her after school care. The staff at this school from the front desk to the Principle were so great in helping me get my granddaughter during the rush of "school out". I heard many wonderful things about this school but now I have experienced what I hope to be many more.


Posted August 10, 2010

My daughter came from a private school to Mt Carmel last year. She could read when she went into the first grade there but with in six weeks she was reading like she was born to do it. I am very very pleased with this school, and this year is looking like it is going to be even a better one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

the teachers aides and support staff are the most caring folks i have ever met.....and go out of their way to do for the childern...and the support Group that works with the special needs kids...are as Great a group of folks i have ever met....and the summer day care program has Great folks working it as well....Great Job Support Staff


Posted April 19, 2010

Staff really exhibits a professional attitude. They go beyond expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

Mt. Carmel has a caring staff and we want the best of our students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

Staff really demonstrates their care for students by their actions. Fantastic library department. Creative, fun and productive fund raising events and promotions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

My son had Mrs. June Young for his First Grade Teacher. She is a wonderful teacher, he was very shy and withdrawn before joining her class. Over the course of the school year she brought out his confidence and he excelled both personally and academically. If only all schools had a Mrs. Young; she's a strong yet compassionate teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I was very impressed with the K level program. The instruction my child received was amazing. Sadly the teacher my child has in the first grade is not keeping up the pace set and I am not impressed. Be attentive to which instructors your child receives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

The reading coach at Mt. Carmel excels above and beyond to make sure the teachers are prepared for reading instructions and trained to helped students. My son has always benchmarked, he does not enjoy reading as much as I would like for him to. However, the teachers have always given encouragement and kept me informed with his progress. The teachers at Mt. Carmel are caring and give students the most balanced academic and disciplined environment that allow the students to learn. I love the teachers and parent involvement is not lacking at this school. It is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2005

My child was moved there to a special ed class where he could receive the training he needed and deserved. From a passing by the skin of his teeth grade at his other school to A/B honor roll there. And the school staff is great. His self esteem has gone off the charts since he has been there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

This school is by far one of the best in the Madison County School System. The teacher are very involoved and very helpful during times of acedemic trouble. Top on my list!
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education40%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male81%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty70%
Non-poverty94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 58%
Black 18% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 34%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Television/Radio News

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:35 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kerrie Bass
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (256) 852-0039

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • School busses in school zone
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Special olympics
  • Television/Radio News
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Riverton Intermediate
Buckhorn Middle
Buckhorn High
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335 Homer Nance Rd
Huntsville, AL 35811
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Phone: (256) 852-7187

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