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Mcadory Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 1057 students

 
 

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Posted May 12, 2014

Fantastic school. Caring faculty. Engaged administration. It is a big school, but we are very pleased with the effor that goes into education our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

When I view the Mc Adory schools "as a whole," I'm neither overly impressed or terribly unpleased. We have lived all over the US and have attended some top rated schools. As far as the Jefferson Co area goes, I definitely would give the elementary and middle school good marks, but the highschool is in desperate need of change. It's unfortunate that so much money is being pumped into our school systems and that there's so little to show for it as far as test scores go. I realize it"s not up to the teachers alone-that parental unvolvemnet is paramount-but a rating of a 4-at both the elementary level and highschool level-"based on test scores" really isnn't anything to brag about -regardless on how much you like a teacher or not. Hopefully things will improve in this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

We moved from overseas to Mc Calla. We came in blindly and our 1st child started her first year of kidnergarten at MES. She is now in 2nd grade and her sister is in 1st grade. We have had some trouble along the way and MES was always there to show that they care. Our second daughter was dignosised with a severe emotional disorder and MES already had a great program in place to help her. She has done extrodinary and loves Mrs. Gardener and Mr. Jackson. Thank you for all your help with her being military is not easy and you have really given them a great start for many school years to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My son is in remission from cancer and he needs lots of special services and accomidations to help him succeed in school. I hear horror stories from other cancer moms and how hard they have to fight for these accomidations in their schools. We have never had to fight for these things. MES faculty bends over backwards to help him succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

My son has been going to McAdory since Kindergarden, he loves his school. He has had some attention problems, but the teachers have been helpful with this. Proud to have my child at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

Most of the reviews have been from newer student's parents...here is one from a 5th grade student's parent! My child loves school...and since she has been at MES since kingergarten, well, I guess that tells you what we think of MES! I'm not saying that every day has been a bed of roses...but, for the most part...we have had wonderful support from teachers, the principal, the office staff...all the way to the super PTA workers. It is a very family oriented school...and what I mean is, not only are actual families involved, but the whole school feels like one big family! We will truly be sad when this year ends and we have to move on up to Middle School. An added note, our child's teacher is new this year...Mrs. Raines-Langham...our child thinks she is fabulous! She has initiated a renewed excitement in our child...thank you Mrs. Raines-Langham!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

My child just started kindergarten this month and is in Mrs. Papas' class. She has been great helping her adjust to the new environment and we are so pleased for our daughter to have her this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

My son started kindergarten this year at MES. I checked out all of the private schools in the Birmingham area. Almost ALL private schools, when informed what district we were in, were astonished as to why I wasn't registering him at McAdory! One representative from SMCS said that she would put her child at MES! We love it so far, and I believe that we have made the right decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

My daughter was in Mrs. Thornton's kindergarten class for the 2007-2008 school year. She is the epitomy of what a kindergarten teacher should be. She is very nurturing yet teaches her students independence. If you are lucky enough to have her teach your child you will not be disappointed. She is precious!! And just as an extra note, we had a wonderful experience with MES overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

My son was in Mrs. Harris's kindergarden class for 2007-08. We Loved her, she was awesome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

MES I can say stands out from the rest. My child just can't get enough of MES. The teachers really do care and believe in giving each child what they need to be successful. When children have someone that believe in them they want to do thier best. It goes both ways also, As parents we have to do our part. Education really does start at home. What I'm saying is don't fight your teachers, Work with them. Remember a good education is for the well being of each and every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

We love MES! Our child has a great teacher and is learning so much.
—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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education59%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty84%
Not poverty89%

Reading

All Students87%
Female95%
Male80%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education53%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty86%
Not poverty89%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education82%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty80%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education76%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty92%
Not poverty98%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education71%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty95%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students94%
Female99%
Male90%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education53%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty92%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education59%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty80%
Not poverty89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 58%
Black 30% 34%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 44%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mccalla, AL 35111
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