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Curry Elementary School

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Posted December 7, 2011

I went to curry from kindergarten through graduation in '97. Even during that time the schools had their problems. I started a family in the area and sent my oldest daughter to school there. It definitely changed for the worst. The principal was definitely an alec Baldwin look alike with the jerk attitude to match. Most of the teachers and pto were made up of the snags that went to school when I was there. My daughters kindergarten teacher, mrs. Wheeler, spent more time on facebook with the other teachers than she did teaching the children. Most of the people in the community think if they made more than $40k a year. They were rich and better than anyone else. If you're not part of their group by association you will be left out here . I would not recommend this school to anyone. Especially if you don't want to pay for everyone elsea child to attend there also. They love "donations " even after you have bout enough for your child alone. This school is a joke among public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2011

Curry High School is a great School we have wonderful teachers, and unlike a comment below states, we are not racist, at all. Our sports program isnt the best, but it could be! Curry is a great school to have your child in.


Posted August 20, 2010

I had to pull my children out of Curry , I have always thought my children that the color of your skin should not matter we are all children of God and this is the only thing that should matter, but unfortunately not at Curry. The principal is a great person, but too easy going and does not enforce authority enough and I will say some of the teachers are really great. Something needs to be done about this, we need to be teaching our children how to get along with one another and let racism be a thing of the pass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

Both of my daughters go to curry. We moved here from North Carolina and I can tell you that the Teachers and the school staff put NC schools to shame. The Curry Staff is great and I wouldn't think of letting them go anywhere else. Keep up the great work Maurice Savard
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

I wrote a detailed review before, but it was rejected. This time I will keep it simple. While Curry is not a BAD school, it has several flaws. As with any school probably, if your kid isn't a teachers kid or friend of one, they will get less attention than the rest of the class. Several of the teachers, not all, do not teach enough. The curriculum is geared more towards the kids who have problems in class while the kids who learn easily are not challenged at all. The principal is a great person, but too easy going and does not enforce authority enough. Yes their scores are excellent on the school's report card, but thats because the education level is very easy! I'd like to see more dicipline for trouble children and a more advanced curriculum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

This is a wonderful school. There is alot of parent involvement.The teachers are excellent. We dont have any major complaints with Curry. I recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

Curry Elementary is one of the best schools around. Mr. Rowe, his faculty, parents, and others are constantly working together improving our school. The staff is always searching for ways to help each student. The school has grown so much in the past two years not only in the enrollment but in the educational experiences it offers.
—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 85% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
79%
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

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

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n/a

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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

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n/a

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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 Students53%
Female47%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White54%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Poverty41%
Non-poverty70%

Reading

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty86%
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 Students60%
Female71%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White61%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty47%
Non-poverty79%

Reading

All Students84%
Female91%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education52%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty91%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education44%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty90%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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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
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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 Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education39%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty62%
Non-poverty86%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 34%
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 54%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Steven Rowe
Fax number
  • (205) 387-7871

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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85 Yellow Jacket Dr
Jasper, AL 35503
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