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West Jasper Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 245 students

 

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Posted November 4, 2010

My granddaughter has been attending West Jasper School since Kindergarten and now she is in the 2nd grade. The teachers we have had experienced with have been good. Teachers are very eager to teach the children. Mr. Smith will be missed he was good and very concern with building up West Jasper School and he did. Mrs. Pilling is also doing a great job with the school. Also Ms. Duncan does a great job w/helping the parents with different questions that are called in to the office all day long. Keep up the good work. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

West Jasper is the best elm. school in Walker county,, the best environment for learning, the best and most caring teachers and staff. Mr. Smith will be greatly missed, but with the guidance he left his staff these children will go far. Unlike other schools in this area the mix of ethnicity is wonderful at this school, this will prepare children for the real world where you have to be able to get along with all people. I couldn't ask for a better school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

My daughter attended this school in kindergarten. It has many good aspects about it. The teachers all were caring. I had the opportunity to get to know the other kindergarten teachers through the many field trips that we got to go on. They were positive, but not pushovers. Mr. Smith, the principal was, and is very friendly. The office staff is the friendliest I have dealt with. One thing I loved is that my daughter got regular playtime on the playground most days, as well as more field trips than the other school. I am an old fashioned parent, who believes children still need play time in addition to reading and math, especially at the K level. The area is a poorer area which is what allows for more grants to go on these field trips than the other two public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

West Jasper School helped my son make a complete turn around. He was not being taught at Lupton, in fact, he knew more before but forgot it because all he done all day was color in K. when I changed him to West Jasper he has become an A & B student, the Teachers here put the child first & if needed they work 1 on 1 for that child. I would tell every parent how much better West Jasper is when it comes to being able to teach. Some teachers can't teach, they exspect it all to come from home so their job is easier,not Our School they TEACH. I am so grateful for them.He has won several I Can Awards & has more comfidence in his self. Evey childs needs are met here & that to me matters alot. Thank You, Gail
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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male89%
Black86%
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 population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty86%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female67%
Male89%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty82%
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

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty87%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty65%
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

Math

All Students95%
Female100%
Male89%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty94%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students95%
Female100%
Male89%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty94%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty100%
Non-povertyn/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.

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 58% 35%
White 39% 58%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Rita Pilling
Fax number
  • (205) 387-5211

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1400 West 19th St
Jasper, AL 35501
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Phone: (205) 384-4311

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