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Montview Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 277 students

 

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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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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male63%
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 English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female80%
Male72%
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 English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students45%
Female52%
Male38%
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 English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female91%
Male62%
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 English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male68%
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 migrant78%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female92%
Male68%
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 English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
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 migrant31%
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
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

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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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Phone: (256) 428-7320

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