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Legacy Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted October 25, 2013

Legacy has the most training staff and the way how they take in care the kids make the school a really good environment to learn and prepare our kids for future challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2013

I absolutely love this school! I find it to be one of the most innovative schools in Madison County and one I would highly recommend to any parent looking for a quality education for their child(ren). I've had one child "graduate" , if you will, from Legacy, and my next will complete his fifth year this spring. Both are doing well in school and aspire to learn. The bottom-line: Great principals + great teachers + great support staff = ? You do the math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

This school looks wonderful and has many excellent aspects. Unfortunately, some of the teachers are less than adequate. In addition, the principal appears more supportive of her staff than the students. My bright child entered this school enthusiastic and left it disillusioned. She felt as if she wasn't allowed to ask questions and really engage with the material. She also felt as if the work was geared towards testing rather than overall learning. Overall, we were quite disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

This is an amazing school! I have 2 children that have attended here (one is in middle school now and one is in the 5th grade). The administration is such a strong and caring force here. The programs available that bring in volunteers to join school, home, and community are brilliant. There is a WatchDog group of dads/grand dads that volunteer a day to keep the campus safe, they 'hi-five' the kids, help out the teachers, etc. These kids have the opportunity to do so many clubs. They have their own post office, completely run by the kids, a TV network, drum club, running, drama, even an outdoor classroom where they take care of and study plants and animals, do landscaping, gardening, etc I have taught at two schools in the past and my kids have gone to two different schools as well. There is just no comparison to the success of this school as a whole and the confidence of the students attending here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

As a parent and administrator at Legacy Elementary, I am so impressed with the culture of the school as well as the superb staff members. This community is so blessed with a talented group of parents and a great group of students. I love working at Legacy and I am proud to say that all three of my children have experienced this educational experience. Legacy is truly unique and not only does it provide the best academic practices, but prides itself on the 13 clubs and activities offered to students to develop leadership and interpersonal relations. It is a great place to be!


Posted April 12, 2010

My son started Kindergarten the year Legacy opened. He's in second grade now, but he still talks about Friday afternoon cooking projects in Mrs. Thomas's class. With few exceptions, we love the teachers and the facilities. The children have many opportunities for hands-on learning, and parent and community involvement is outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

Legacy is an outstanding new school! The teachers are well educated and energetic. The library and computer rooms are ultra modern. My favorite is Principal Styles. She's just incredible! You can reach her anytime and she returns all phone calls and emails promptly. She seeks new experiences for the children and even secured a grant for an outside wildlife habitat that students can help care for. It's beautiful! My only complaint is the lunchroom. While clean and friendly, the food is often not very tasty. Still, we're VERY pleased with Legacy Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

I have two children attending Legacy, and this is our third year at the school. Words cannot adequately describe what a treasure it is! Even though it is a large school, with close to 800 students, I feel like my children are known and well-taken care of all day. The administration, faculty, and support staff are so family-oriented and the pride in the school just seeps down the halls! Parent-involvement is extremely high. Students are challenged and encouraged, and teaching style is varied so that all students can find their niche. The school offers seven or eight clubs, maybe more. I feel so blessed to be a part of this top-rate, outstanding school where test scores are high and school pride is even higher! Go Lions!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

This is our second year at Legacy. Awesome school, awesome teachers. My older daughter attened her first two years at Monrovia Elementary and we were moved to Legacy as part of the splitting of that school due to overcrowding. The principal is truely a cutting-edge administrator and educator. She has implemented some wonderful programs that the kids really enjoy. I think the fact that alot of the teachers and the principal send their own children to Legacy show that they are committed to making Legacy a top rated school that they believe in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

This is our first year at Legacy and I am very pleased. We attended a private school last year and the quality of service at Legacy exceeds the stardards that we encountered last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

As a parent I am astonish on the first-class teaching and method of presentation that Legacy Elementary provides to my children. This is truly an A+ school, which strives on excellence. The PTO is outstanding and exceeds any past PTOs that I have experienced. I was concern at first to move to the Madison county area when everyone boasts about how great the Madison city schools are in the area. I can say, without a doubt, that this school has surpassed all my expectations. The Principal is truly energized with the love and passion to make this a great experience in learning for our students. This year s SAT and ARMT scores truly reflect the Principal s efforts to make Legacy Elementary stand out among the best in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

As a former elementary school teacher, my expectations for my own children's school is very high. I am blown away by this school! Every teacher we have encountered is exceptional, and the administrators are probably two of the best I've known. This school is only two years old. Last year, the opening was great but there were bumps in the road because it was a brand new school. This year, Legacy's second year, the bumps have been smoothed out and everything seems to be going well. The parental support at this school is the 'cherry on the top of the whipped cream'. I do not think my children would get a better education in any other system or private school. I'm thrilled with Legacy. I only wish they had 6th grade there! ;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

I had my reservations at first but it turned out to be a pretty good school but it was a bit unorganized. My child has autism and she was attending the special needs pre-k program and she really thrived there thanks to her wonderful teacher. Her class size was small and the teacher and the aids were very attentive. i would recommend this school to any parents with a child of special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty99%
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%
Female91%
Male96%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education71%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty99%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty98%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty98%
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 69% 58%
Black 20% 34%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 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 19%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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165 Pine Grove Rd
Madison, AL 35757
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