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West Madison Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 415 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted March 19, 2014

Great school and love the teachers! Principal Daphe Jah strives doing more and more in their tiny little school. They don't have many students, but that's what I love about them. You can get to know each and everyones names and how they act and personality. WM has helped my child tremendously in the years he had been there. We are a military family so we move around a lot but am makes it easy for me. This is the best most living and kind school Madison City can have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

Our family loves West Madison! The administration and teachers are the best and the school truly feels like a family. Our child has struggled in the classroom due to ADHD and we feel 100% supported by teachers, counselors and administration. They have willingly utilized every resource to help us and our child perform his best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

West Madison Elementary is a wonderful school! My husband and I personally met with the principal prior to enrolling our child. She was a joy to deal with and was able to answer ALL of our questions and address ALL of our concerns! We've also noticed that our child's teacher responds promptly to emails. I'm not sure why Great Schools haven't increased West Madison's rating. Hmm.....Come on Great Schools..please read other schools evaluations because as of date they are scoring higher than West Madison and parents are obviously unhappy with adminstration. (Go Figure)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

We LOVE West Madison!! We are starting our 3rd year at WMES and have loved each teacher, the administration, etc. Everyone is compassionate, caring and genuinely want your child to receive a good education. Best kept secret in Madison!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2013

west Madison has some of the best teachers and i love it there. best school ever


Posted April 23, 2009

This school is the best kept secret in Madison~parents transferring to West Madison will love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Both my children attend West Madison and I have found that the administrators are very fair in their disipline policies. There have been no reports of bullying from my children. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

I feel they offer a great education however lack in disapline. This school has a real problem with bulling and it is often over looked
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

I feel the education my children recieved was excellant, however I have found that theres a lack of supervision . We had several problems with kids bulling other kids esp. with the girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

We have been very happy with the 1st grade teacher our son had. She went above and beyond to keep him challenged. He attended 2nd grade classroom since the second week of school for language. She kept him challenged in math as well as carried out many science projects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

Wonderful school with compassionate, caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

Teachers are too comfortable and are not willing to go above & beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2003

My daughter is in the second grade. She transferred from another school in the first grade and everyone made her feel welcomed. As a parent, I am thankful that the curriculum is challenging. I know that she will receive a well-rounded education at West Madison.
—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.

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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

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 85% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

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 91% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%

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 77% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%

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 Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty89%

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty96%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
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 population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
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 English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty95%
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 Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
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 English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
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 English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty95%
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%
Female96%
Male90%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty92%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
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 population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty90%
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 67% 58%
Black 21% 35%
Asian 10% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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