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Hollingers Island Elementary School

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Posted May 26, 2013

We just completed our third year at Hollinger's Island and I just read the conviction of a deacon at the private school where I had my children registered three years ago. Thank goodness I forfeited the $500.00 registration fee and stuck with my instincts. I could not be happier with the preparation my children have received to prepare them for 2nd grade. They are super excited and well prepared for 2nd grade. Thank you Hollinger's Island K-4, kindergarten and 1st grade teachers. The administrative staff, lunch room and anyone I have failed to mention, excellent job!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

I have 2 children who go here; 1 in kindergarten, 1 in 2nd. I moved from the Semmes district to this school and was a little weary about how they did things here as well as the way teachers worked with the students. I must say that I have never been more satisfied! The teachers here are amazing as is the staff. My children's teachers are the most amazing individuals. My daughter's 2nd grade teacher even recognized her brilliance and allowed her to take an a test which she passed to make it into pace! My other daughters teacher has worked so well with her and even upon taking her off her adhd meds the teacher has instilled the passion for sitting and taking the time to read! There isn't another school greater as far as I'm concerned, believe me when I say I've personally experienced a lot of them in Mobile County either when I went to school or being a substitute teacher at them. I DEFINITLY RATE THEM A TEN + !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2013

I cannot say enough great things about Hollinger's Island! We are in our 5th year, and 4th child, at this school. The staff and teachers are the most dedicated group of educators that I have ever come across. The school and class sizes are small enough that even teachers that my kids have never had still know their names. The office staff is wonderful. There have been many times where I have called with a question or request, and it was promptly answered and with no attitude or rudeness. Everyone is friendly and helpful. We have yet to have a "Bad" teacher and doubt that we will. As for the first poster talking about vulgarity on the bathroom walls and discipline problems....I have spent many days at the school volunteering and have never, not once, seen anything written on the walls, let along vulgarity. Any discipline problems have been dealt with promptly and strictly. Whether your child is in academic need or excels in class, the teachers and staff take special consideration with each. We are not in Hollinger's Island district and are in on a transfer that I sought solely so that my kids could attend this amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

Most wonderful, loving, caring and understanding group of teachers. My children are receiving an education to prepare them for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

I have three children at this school. I also attented this school 'back when'. I feel we have a very good little school, but I am concerned about the direction we are heading. I feel our principal needs to be more involved in getting parent cooperation. She is the leader of our school and this is a must. Parents need to give a little more of thier time so that our school is viable and conducive to our childrens education. As far as bad children and vulgarity, I don't think so. I am a frequent visitor and have not witnessed or heard what you suggest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2008

My child has went to this school since he was in kindergarten and he is now in the fifth grade. Apparently this person has their schools mixed up. There is no vulgar words in the bathrooms and if any ever show up our custodians clean the bathrooms everyday and things like that are taken car of right away. We are a very good little school. We have no major disipline problems, like any other school we do sometimes get children who act like they have never been taught to behave, and this is usually reflected right back to the parents when you meet them, but this is something we only wish we could change, not something we can. We have a very good and caring staff, from teachers right down to custodians. Everyone at our school cares about our children and yours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

My children have attended Hollingers Island for the last 2 years. It is the most horrible school I have ever seen. I had no problems with their previous school, but as soon as I transferred them over, there was a new problem ever week. The childrens bathrooms have vulger pictures and word all over the walls, and administration refuses to do anything about it. I'm sorry, but if a school is ran properly they would care about things like this. The children arent repremended for cursing and fighting. I have found that if your child is on the other end (the victim), he or she is the one who will get in trouble. This school is full of bad children, as well as Bad parents backing them up. They don't encourage children the way a school should. The majority of the teachers have lost their passion for teaching and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 85% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%

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

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education45%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty88%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty94%
Non-poverty82%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty86%

Reading

All Students93%
Female87%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty86%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students96%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty97%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
92%

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 Students93%
Female91%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty95%
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 91% 58%
Black 6% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Shirley K Thompson
Fax number
  • (251) 221-1375

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2400 Hammock Rd
Mobile, AL 36605
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Phone: (251) 221-1376

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