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Dixon Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 440 students

 

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Posted October 22, 2008

My daughter and I are new to the Mobile area and prior to our move I decided to check out the various public schools. I was so impressed with the behavior of the students standing in nice neat lines at ER Dickson that I knew right away I had to go in and look. The teachers and other staff members have been such a god send to not only me but most importantly to my daughter who entered the first grade after moving from a small private school in Montgomery. She loves school and is ready every morning like clock work because she does not want to miss a second of Mrs. Ayers' class. I could not be any happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

I am thrilled with Dixon Elementary. My son went from being a troubled student with discipline problems at one school to a straight A & Pace program student at Dixon. The Principal has been more than willing to help find the right teachers to allow my son to develop to his full potential. I also have a daughter who has started kindergarten this year. It seems as if all the teachers and faculty already know who she is as well as my son. There is a very welcoming feeling here. We are thankful for all the special attention we have received from teachers & faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2004

I am a grandmother of 3 wonderful well manner children that go to Dixon. And I think it is so wrong when they can't afford expensive coats and the coats they can wear and afford,teachers wants to give the children a hard time and humilate them in front of their classmates.And therefore they have to stay cold while in class. I understand its not the teachers fault because they do what they are told. But teachers are allowed to wear whatever colors and designs they want.I also think the schools dwell more on dress codes&testing instead of teaching.Wake up alot of people can't afford to buy what this school requires when they change things over and over. So let the children enjoy being at school and not dreading to come to school afraid of what teachers may say about their clothes.My children get hurt when they can't please everyone.TY ,Nanny
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

Hello and I see that you are interested in Dixon Elementary School. I am a parent of a second grader at Dixon and she and I both love the school. There is so much love in this school. To my daughter it is her family away from home.Parents and staff are so involved and thats what makes a good school. Thanks, Mrs Young
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Posted July 25, 2003

Dixon Elementary School has been a success because of the Parent Volunteers and Parent Concern for thier children and for thier community. We are a family here, at school and away.We all want what is best for our community.
—Submitted by a parent


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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
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

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

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 Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty85%
Not poverty0%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty90%
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 Students90%
Female97%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible88%
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%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible93%
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

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education85%
General population5%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty97%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education46%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty85%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

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 Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education85%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty92%
Not poverty100%
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 74% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 1%
Black 10% 34%
Hispanic 3% 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 78%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Catherine Bensm Rogers
Fax number
  • (251) 824-7410

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8650 Four Mile Rd
Irvington, AL 36544
Phone: (251) 824-4314

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