Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Locust Fork Elementary School

Public | K-6

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

15 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 23, 2014

Locust Fork Elementary is a wonderful school. It has a loving faculty and stay who care deeply about their students. I am thankful my girls have such caring mentors in their lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

Locust Fork Elementary is an important part of our community. The school has made so many academic improvements over the last few years. I know why. I see teachers working at the school late into the evenings and even on weekends. My child's teacher is providing a loving and safe environment for my daughter to not only learn but thrive. I am proud to be a hornet!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

I don't have a problem with the majority of the teachers there but the ones my daughter has for this year is awful. I don't believe they care enough about the students to help them along the way. I know one teacher brings her child to the classroom with her and she gets away with it because of who she is. She is too busy with her child and her "softball team" to worry about our children in this classroom getting an education. If she wanted her child be with her then she needs to be a stay at home mom and let a teacher that really cares about the kids teach. I'm sure there are several out there that need a job. Just my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2012

Love Locust fork elementary school it is a great school and Locust Fork is a great community to live in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

Locust Fork Elementary is a caring school that has excellent teachers. Students are in a challenging academic learning enviroment. Students are loved and nurtured in a safe and clean enviroment. My children adore their teachers and I am very pleased with the education they are receiving. Teachers go out of their way to challenge my children and show them they are loved. Their self esteem as increased tremedously upon entering Locust Fork Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

You can tell one of these parents attended Locust Fork as a child!! LOL!!! "lieing" pitiful...Just look at their test scores...and yes...there are too many teachers there just to get a paycheck...my children (3 of them) have also come home and told me about their teachers text messaging and I have some as friends on facebook and have seen them online while they are supposed to be teaching!!! Trust me... these people are not lying.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

I absolutely love my son's teacher Ms. Hughes (1st Grade), she is wonderful and works great with my son. I have never had any problems out of this school, with these reviews I have read, the only thing I can say is that you can't please everyone. I moved to Locust Fork from the Trussville area because I love the country and when I drove by the school it made me feel more comfortable moving. Everyone is so great and so nice, I am very thankful my son is going to this school and will until he graduates. After school is awesome too, teachers are so sweet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

The standard of academics is an absolute joke! The entire organization, or so called organized way of operating the school is unsatisfactory. I am glad I withdrew my son and put him in a real school. He had always went to Jefferson Cty Schools until moving to Locust Fork. This was an eye opening experience. I now know that you should really find out about the school you are enrolling a child in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2008

Implying that the 'kids must be lieing' is ignorant and inappropriate. Our experience with Locust Fork was negative from almost every aspect. There were a couple of great teachers...we loved Mrs. Hicks and Mrs. Brand who, I believe, has since retired, but with three children, we had very negative or at least nuetral(neither good nor bad) experiences from almost every teacher we had. We even had one teacher refuse to have a parent/teacher conference over a situation that we felt was a real concern. The school advocates a program that encourages Parental involvement but the more we tried to get involved the more resistance we encountered. My middle child was already starting to hate school in the 3rd grade. Now in his new school, he is very happy & grades are excellant. He even received a Superintendant Scholar Award this year. Locust Fork is NOT a school I will ever recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

These parents kids must be lieing the teachers are nice most kids here are very smart and making a b or a honor roll my child has gone here for 6 years and been very happy here i dont get it these is a great school mr.Carter is very coopertive please dont believe these parents lf is great go hornets
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

this school is the worst school i have ever encountered in my 30 years of life. it is the worst achademic system ever. the teachers (most of them) are rude, dont take time with the kids, and are more worried about their lives than they are the children. i hate the school. mr cleveland is really nice. i love him. the principal and vice i dont care for. my daughter has had nothing but problems since we got there. her self esteem is low, shes been through a lot at the school, and noone even wanted to listen to her side. she wasnt a cheerleader or in any sports so to them she didnt matter. thats how we took it. my daughter is now enrolling in pinson and we cant wait til he life and ours gets back on track
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2008

We have been very unhappy with this school. We have removed 2 of our 3 children to other schools & have only left the one because this one doesn't want to leave friends & is now in 6th grade. We have found teachers to be uncooperative (refuse to address our concerns...sometimes ignoring us altogether). The VP has been rude & uncooperative & Mr. Carter spends more time denying his teachers ever do anything wrong then addressing some serious concerns including teachers leaving class unattended & teachers on cellphones during class. The first child we moved to another school has improved dramatically in the new school & is now an 'A' honor roll student & has had no problems. We have just moved our youngest child & he has already told us how nice his new teacher is & that 'she is not mean'....unlike his old one who constantly yelled. Overall...very unsatisfactory!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Locust Fork Elementary is a wonderful school, most teachers are helpful and willing to work with your child to help reahc his/her goals. The principal Mr. Carter is an excellent principal and all the children love and respect him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

This school is great and the teachers are sweet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

this is a great school what principal would coach basketball.
—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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
80%
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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty87%
Not poverty82%

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty89%
Not poverty93%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty86%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty86%
Not poverty97%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty85%
Not poverty96%
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%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty89%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty93%
Not poverty93%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty98%
Not poverty96%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 93% 58%
Hispanic 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 34%
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 59%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Amy Brewer Williamson
Fax number
  • (205) 681-8479

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

155 School Rd
Locust Fork, AL 35097
Website: Click here
Phone: (205) 681-9512

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Allgood Alt School
Oneonta, AL






ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT