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Montview Elementary School

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Posted May 19, 2013

All four of my kids went through Montview Elementary, I love to be involved in as many school functions as I can, and it used to be my favorite k-5 school while Dr McGinnis and then Mr Strong were principal. After Mr Strong left office, and this new lady came in, it all changed. You rarely even see her around the school, unlike her predecessors who were visible in the classrooms, hallways, at all the awards and appreciation events, school functions, etc. She simply does not seem to care, and has an air of contempt about her like she was demoted into the position. She evidently doesnt care enough about the kids safety, because this is the first year I have seen such pandemonium in the car riders lanes in front of the building, without any adults to monitor traffic and parking. My child has not had A SINGLE field trip ANYWHERE this year under her leadership. The faculty is discouraged, morale is low. In short, Montview Elementary will be a wonderful school again when Ms Davis puts her heart into loving and educating those children, or allows somebody else to do the position justice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

Its a good school, with an EXCELLENT principal and a dedicated group of teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

This school has really excelled since the change in administration a few years ago. THe semi-new principal, Dr. McGinnis, is awesome. You couldnt get better. She's been there for about 4 or 5 years and she has brought the school so far. I value her leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2007

I read the reviews and I wonder how often the parents who wrote the negative reviews are ever at the school. This school could really thrive with parental involvement. The teachers really seem to care and the principal does as well. Yes, this is a working community but it's okay if grandparents volunteer if Mom or Dad can't! But, I would definitely like to see more extracurricular activities for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

I think that the quality of education and quality of teachers fall far below the bare minimum that any parent should require or ask for. Physical education is minimum to say it nicely. Parent involvement is not up like it could be but, these are working homes and I think more effort needs to put forth on both teacher and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

I think that this school is average at its best. The quality of teachers are at the lowest and it is a shame that teaching is at the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to the education of our children.
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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 85% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students47%
Female56%
Male36%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Poverty43%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Poverty76%
Non-povertyn/a
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 Students65%
Female86%
Male45%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty67%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female100%
Male73%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty87%
Non-povertyn/a
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Poverty68%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female74%
Male55%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Poverty63%
Non-povertyn/a
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
42%
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 Students51%
Female42%
Male60%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Poverty49%
Non-povertyn/a
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
Black 90% 34%
White 5% 58%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 3% 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 86%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Lathan Strong
Fax number
  • (256) 428-7321

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2600 Garvin Rd NW
Huntsville, AL 35810
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