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Monte Sano Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 181 students

 
 

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Posted November 14, 2013

Monte Sano is a small public school that feels like a family. We have high quality, dedicated faculty and staff; committed and involved parents; and high achieving, respectful kids. We continually rank among the top three schools in the city. The kids all know each other and look out for each other. The teachers are dedicated to the students and set high expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

Monte Sano Elementary is a fantastic elementary school. A caring staff, an attentive principal and wonderful teachers all come together to create one of the most wonderful learning environments I have seen in a primary education facility. The sense of community here is like no other. The teachers know not just their own kids by name, but all of their family members as well. I have personally seen parents running the book fair dip into their own pockets time after time to fund a book for a child that might not otherwise be able to afford one. No child walks away without a book. Not one. And you can't miss the fall festival auction! The kids all create artwork that is auctioned off to raise money for the PTA. The school condition is wonderful. With a recently revamped playground complete with zip-lines, fun is maximized during recess. The grounds are beautiful; the campus is situated atop Monte Sano Mountain with a view like none other in the city. The entrance faces the often breathtaking sunsets. And in the winter, after evening school events, the city lights twinkle in the valley down below. Monte Sano Elementary is hands down one of the best schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2009

Mr. Scott is an excellent administrator, and he has a strong staff. Overall, the school is a gem. My only criticism is that the academic rigor is above average for Huntsville, but could improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

the academic programs are great !the principal Mr.scott is truly a god send without him I personally would not feel safe sending my child to school everyday I truly feel he will handle any situation with my childs best interest at heart just as he would his own child. I give monte sano two thumbs up for there excellent leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

i love this school. my son has really learned alot. the p.e. teacher mrs. stone is the best. he is now going in second grade an i have no worries. i know all the teachers at this school are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

Monte Sano is a true Blessing! My son will graduate next year and my daughter will be in first grade. The administration, teachers, and parents strive for the best for the children. It is like an extended family. Ms. Stone, the PE teacher is excellent. She has brought activities into the gym class that most children never get the chance to learn. All while making it fun for the kids. The Principal is awesome! His first priority is the safety and education of our children! Wonderful School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2007

We love this school. The teachers are great, as is the principal. It is a small school with just over 200 students total, which is hard to find in a public school. Everyone knows you and your children know everyone which is comforting. Mrs. Stone the PE teacher is wonderful and the students love her. She really gets the kids interested in physical fitness. The kids leave Monte Sano, knowing how to jump rope and juggle and loving running. Parent involvement is superb!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

The small school atmosphere today is rare but Monte Sano still provides it. With the new principal the new year should be exciting. This is my daughter's second year and she loves it. The teachers are committed and most of them have been in the school for over 5 years.
—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 83% in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

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

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students76%
Female67%
Male87%
Blackn/a
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 migrant76%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
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 migrant94%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
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 English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
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 English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
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 English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
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 English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
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 English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
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
White 77% 58%
Black 16% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 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 20%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1107 Monte Sano Blvd
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Phone: (256) 428-7300

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