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Pleasant Valley Elementary School

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Posted December 8, 2009

This school has got it all. From the tremendous effort put forth by the teachers and staff to give your child the complete education experience to the wonderful environment provided by the school, your child will be immersed in the best possible way to be the best that they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

I have 2 children in this school. One in 3rd grade and the other is in Kindergarten. The school is very high on teaching reading early in life. My youngest could not comprehend the concepts of sounds when she started now her teacher has dubbed her a Reading Robot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Wonderful school. My son loves it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

The schools dress code is very restrictive. Your child can't even wear a sleeveless shirt to school. They use paddles on children in school as a form a discipline. Recess is not had in some elementary grades. P.E. many times is sitting and watching films. If your child runs out of lunch ticket money and you forget to send it for them they will call you tell you your child does not have money to eat and they do not give loans. You either take off work to bring money for lunch or your child does not eat as stated in the school handbook. If you are new to the area and have not gone to school here all your life your child is treated differently than those that have. If your child does not answer with yes maam or no maam the teachers consider them disrespectful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

My child is in 4th grade this year and has attended PVES since kindergarten. We have nothing but wonderful, positive feelings for the school and it's faculty. My son is in the gifted program and that has proved to be a fantastic program as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

I attended this school as a child,so I wanted my daughter to go here as well. I am amazed at the quality of everything here.All the students are hard workers & so are the teachers.My daughter just finished 1st grade & I am so thrilled with her progress.She can read at a 4th grade level,as can most of the 1st graders.They learn about their world,the enviroment,science,history,& all in a fun way.These kids are so smart.We do have the best teachers. I am very proud of this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2004

My daughter has been going to this school every since it opened 2 years ago. She is now in 2nd grade, and enjoys getting up and attending school. Upon recieving a new elementary school we also got a new principle. Ms. Gains has been absoultly great. She is involved with and interacts with all the children on a daily basis. It is my belief that Pleasant Valley Elementary School has the best Teaching Staff in Alabama as well as all other Staff members. When a child enjoys going to school, someone is doing something right! Three cheers to all Staff at Pleasant Valley Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2004

My son goes to this school, and he loves it. He is learning very well, and his teacher is great with him. He was about 2 months into school, and was coming home reading books. This school is great!
—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 85% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
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 77% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty97%
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 Students89%
Female82%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education91%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty97%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education72%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education94%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty92%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 34%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Teresa L Johnson
Fax number
  • (256) 782-0060

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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265 Mark Green Rd
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