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Wc Griggs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 702 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2014

Some teachers are amazing and some are just mean. My child had a doctor note two times excusing him from P.E. and they made him run anyways. One of them screams at the parents and children in carpool for no reason. She is so unprofessional and mean. The Principal only cares about attendance and does play favorites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

I'm not at all impressed. You are not allowed to walk your child in which is not the case at other local schools where you actually feel welcome at any time and feel like a part of the school. Here you are only welcome/included for certain things - fundraisers, open house, setting up for events.. only on their terms. The teachers actually drag crying children out of the car, IF there is anyone around to help you get your child out of the car. Afternoons are even worse -I've actually seen two cars break down in line recently during the 40+ minutes it takes to get your child in the afternoon as well. Very inefficient!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2012

This school does not offer enough prent involvement. I am very unsatisfied with the principal of this school! She tend to favor people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2010

i used to go to school here. right now i am 13 years old, and i have some amazing memories here. the teachers were caring, and so helpfull. thank you guys so much. :) -kaitlin klaus


Posted August 13, 2009

I went to this school as a child and now my child goes there it is a good school that puts the needs of the child first as far as helping them to enjoy learnind and maintain an interest in learning throughout their school years
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

I want to thank griggs for everything they have done I have 2 children that go there and they love there teachers and love there principal my oldest daughter use to go there now shes in middle with pace classes that griggs started thank you griggs and keep up the good work we love ya'll.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

Griggs is an alright school. They need to make the school not uinformed because some people dont have the money to buy uniforms and some kids walk around with pants that are way up their legs but over all griggs is a good falucity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

I am impressed with the school as a whole, but was disappointed in one of the teachers. Though most of the teachers are good teachers who are helpful and kind. My daughter ended up with a teacher that doesn't seem to care one way or the other whether her student learn anything. I have had the pleasure of getting to know some of the other teachers and feel that this is an isolated teacher and it does not reflect the school as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

So far we have the thrid generation at Griggs and we have never had a problem there. My little boy is in the special education program there and it has been one of the best experiences we have ever been through. I would reconmend Griggs to anyone.
—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.

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95%

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94%

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94%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
96%
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

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education82%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty96%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education83%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty96%
Not poverty100%
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%
Female92%
Male84%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty88%
Not poverty88%

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education39%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty88%
Not poverty92%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty99%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty97%
Not poverty100%
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

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty99%
Not poverty100%
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 77% 58%
Black 15% 34%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
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 72%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Stephanie Halladay Benson
Fax number
  • (251) 221-1302

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6001 Three Notch Rd
Mobile, AL 36619
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Phone: (251) 221-1330

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