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Westlawn Elementary School

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Posted March 14, 2011

Great School!!! and Ms. Law is excellent teacher... My kid love this school...the school leadership and use academic program...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

My child has been going to school here since 2nd grade. I feel as though he/she was not prepared for fourth grade and everything he/she is struggling with this year shld hv been learned last year. The test scores in reading are very poor and math as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2008

Westlawn is a very great school my kids love it as well as I do. The teachers are great.Mrs.Cooper is wonderful,my daughter loves her as well as Mrs.Mather and the rest of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

As a mother who has had a child at Westlawn elementary from K-5 thru Fifth grade I would have to agree that Westlawn is a great school. I can also say that each school year has become progressively better as they have sought to find more innovative ways to make sure that no child is left behind resources such as afterschool tutoring, math night, and winning word of the week. There are also many extra curricular activities such as Ballet, Violin Piano, boys and girl scouts to name a few. Though I do feel the principal could work to be more touchable, I do not in any way find her to be incompetent. I have also been happy and confident that each of my child's teachers were committed to her academic success. I find the environment conducive to a positive learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

Westlawn is a wonderful school where students can express themselves in a positive manner. The faculty & staff takes interest in all students' academic success and encourages positive behavior through various means, such as PTA Citizen of the Month, Student Council, Tigerettes (Academic Spirit Squad), TIES (Boys Mentoring Program) and Tiger Lilies (Girls Mentoring Program) Currently, I have two children still attending Westlawn and two other children who graduated from Westlawn. I always felt Westlawn was the best choice for my children's educational foundation. Principal, L. Finley expresses her warm & loving spirit to all her students by encouraging them to read something every night; this include weekends, holidays and spring & summer breaks. There are so many I could name but the list would be entirely too long, therefore, I will say this: 'Keep up the good job Westlawn Tigers and roar once again to AYP success!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

my son's teacher mrs.cheyette is an excellent teacher who has taken extra interest and helped out my son with his learning she is exceptional and is a wonderful kindergarten teacher. the only problem there is the student pick no coordination what so ever and student safety! and the majority of the teachers are very very rude they forget because of our children they have work. and if they really cared they would take better precautions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

The quality of the education my child has been getting here is scary compared to the schools around it. The principal I find neither helpful or competent in her work. She is some of the source to the schools problems. The children here are both unruly and disrespectful to all authority personal. I find no reason to tell people about this school except not to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

The quality of academic programs is great, there are a variety of extra curricular activities and parent involvement with Westlawn is exceptional. Westlawn even has after school care at the school.
—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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students93%
Female100%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education82%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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
Black 82% 34%
White 8% 58%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 85%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Lynda Gray Finley
Fax number
  • (251) 221-1710

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3071 Ralston Rd
Mobile, AL 36606
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Phone: (251) 221-1705

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