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Louis J Morris Elementary School

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Posted September 3, 2014

This school seems more intent on preparing children for institutionalization rather than providing a fun and nurturing learning environment. While visiting the cafeteria there, my husband observed a teacher yelling at the kids to "Shut their mouths." When I called the vice principal to complain about this she laughed during much of our conversation, as if that is funny in the least. We have seen a teacher in the parking lot directing the traffic wearing a shirt that said "Sexy" and I've seen a teacher wearing a Budweiser shirt. As a kindergartner there, my son's class was often not allowed to have snack and continuously threatened to miss out on recess due a couple kids in the class misbehaving. Now as a first grader he has not had a snack once. I would recommend all parents facing having to send their kids to this school to seriously reconsider, and do everything in their power to avoid the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

I am Tina Greer, principal at Morris Elementary School. I am so pleased by the comments made by some of our parents. The staff/faculty at Morris truly is a professional learning community dedicated to developing the potential of every single child. I am using this public forum to personally thank them for the hard work that I see every day. They are responsive to children, parents and to the requirements of their job. I also thank the parents who are so supportive. We currently have 570+ students and just could not be effective as a school without their help. It is a privilege to be the principal at Morris Elementary.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

my child transfered this year to Morris from Lakewood. He is ADHD and has other problems. while he fell threw the cracks at his old school this school from the teacher to the principal has jumped in to help him. What a change in his attitude about school. I am very pleased with this school so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

My daughter has attended Morris for three yrs. This will be her fourth as she enters into the fourth grade. Last year she sort of struggled with math and the school got right on it and provided her with a tutor. I can proudly say that she loves math now and is a wiz at multiplication and division. Thanks Morris partners, you guys are the best in my book. The Principal is the best, she definitely comes down to the childs level in a loving and caring way. I think I even caught her doing the (electric slide) with some of the students at one of their reward parties. Keep up the good work Morris pricipal and teachers, we don't show it enough, but we appreciate all of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

This is my child's 2nd year. I can say they are 'highly qualified' teachers. The !st grade is already being taught problem solving in the 2nd wk. They have high expectations concerning the student's grades & behavior. The pricipal is always out in the halls. She knows most of the students by name. They are involved in the daily activities of the students lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

I love this school. My child is in the Pre-K program at Morris. She had never attended any type of daycare or anything before going to school there. All of her teachers and classroom aides have done their best to make her feel welcomed. I can definitely see the difference that going to school has done for my daughter. Go Morris!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

I have 3 children who have attended Morris. The teachers are tops. My youngest had some struggles and her teachers all 3 years have bent over backward to make her feel good about herself and improve her grades. The PTA is very involved. I have never had a concern dismissed, rather it was always addressed and taken care of.
—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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
67%

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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population76%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population88%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students59%
Female71%
Male49%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White53%
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 migrant59%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female94%
Male76%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
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 migrant84%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male81%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
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 migrant81%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male78%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
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 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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black37%
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 migrant47%
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 59% 34%
White 19% 58%
Hispanic 16% 5%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 88%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Patricia Irene Boyd
Fax number
  • (256) 428-7341

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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