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Saint Elmo Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 440 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2014

I have a daughter that attended in the past and a son that is currently enrolled in St. Elmo. I am really impressed with this school overall. My son has some physical limitations and is a transfer student, I've never had any issues with the principal wanting to deny his transfer or put him out. She has always been a kind and caring leader at this school and has been an extremely understanding person when my son was going through some health issues. I plan on keeping my son at this school through the 5th grade, this school seems to be ahead of some of the other schools in Mobile County and is a great place to have our children be taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2012

my child attended this school all his life until he developed type 1 diabetes.we were on a tranfer.we had several conferences with 5th grade teachers annd mrs fletcher about his needs.she kicked us out in the middle of the year.my child will never forget this or get over what this Dispicable Principal did to him and his family.if your on a transfer she WILL get rid of you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

My son spent two years at St. Elmo and it was a surprisinly wonderful expreience! It's true there are very few 'extracurricular' activities but that is par for MC K-5 schools. My son had great teachers and a great principal. We did have several field trips and a good bit of parent participation. The school is clean and safe (though it does need the play yard fenced). Our transferwas denied this year due to overcrowding but I will be making an effort for them to return next year. As far as MC public schools go, St. Elmo deserves an A!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

This is my fourth year of being a St.Elmo parent ,overall it has to be one of the best in the MCPSS and it must be the cleanest school in the system.This is a direct reflection of the admin. staff who is directly responsible for this area.The quality of academic programs are well above average although I believe this school gets quite a lot of new-hire teachers just because it is so far away from the city which is not a good thing.Parent involvement is average.Student activities are extremely low ,no field trips in four years even though promises were made to take the kids on f-trips it always got cancelled.Most teachers and the Assistant principal are very caring and to a very good job(most)Overall a good experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

I GIVE THS SCHOOL A+. My sons started this year and I could not be moe pleased!I love this school,the teachers are freindly well educated and defently care about children. The office staff including the principal are very freindly and care about the childrens education and safety while there are at school.It is very clean outside and in the school! The cleanest school I HAVE EVER SEEN. It is a small caring ,loving,freindly school.Children come from homes where morals are taught and you work to earn your income and are not government sappers! ST.ELMO IS TRULY CHRIST BLESSED!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

I am a property owner near the school and frequently drive by the school on boe road. I observe on a daily basis drug trafficking with-in 1000 ft. Of the school. On occation the school bus has to stop and wait for the traffickers to move.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 4, 2005

I am a grandparent, but a former parent, too. My children went to St. Elmo, and my first grandson is in 2nd grade this year. The quality of the academic programs is improving with each year. Over the past two or three years, the school has added two reading coaches and a writing coach. These teachers have added a lot to the strength of the academics in the school. They are always there to speak with parents during parent events / meetings. I don't know of any extracurricular activities other than student council, which started this year. My experience is that parents are not really involved. Many teachers have a hard time even finding a room mother to help with celebrations and such. Overall, I think it is a very good school, and like fine wine and cheese, gets better with age!
—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.

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84%

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94%

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90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

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96%

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93%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students84%
Female93%
Male77%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty83%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty97%
Not poverty91%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty92%
Not poverty0%

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male87%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty88%
Not poverty100%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 57% 58%
Black 24% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 1%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Two or more races 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 82%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Deborah Budd Fletcher
Fax number
  • (251) 957-3693

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8666 McDonald Rd
Irvington, AL 36544
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