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Dalraida Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 731 students

 
 

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Posted April 18, 2014

This school is great for kids with special needs. Also they send a tutor to your home to help your child read up to par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

My daughter started out at Dalraida and we were told by her Kindergarten teacher that she was very advanced for her age and she would benefit from testing into one of the magnet programs. We took her advice and my daughter was accepted into Forest Avenue. After a few years of Forest Avenue, we just weren't that impressed. My daughter had friends and didn't mind going to school, but the teachers were not living up to the expectations I had. It seemed like the teachers at FAAM just assumed all kids knew the "above grade" information and they did not want to teach, just grade. After a few years at FAAM, we made the decision to bring my daughter back to Dalraida. Best decision ever! We have notice the biggest change in her personality and we are so much happier with the teachers here at Dalraida. I almost regret ever sending her to magnet, but I am sure that it helped somewhere along the way. I highly recommend this school to other parents. Of course we worry about the middle & high school options after Dalraida, but we will cross that bridge when we get there. Very happy with Dalraida and so glad to bring my child back into this school before middle school starts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

Excellent teachers... It starts with an excellent principal. My child simply loves going to school. I am very happy with Dalraida Elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

I used to attend Dalraida until grade 5, when I was unexpetedly transfered to Brewbaker Int. Dalraida was an awesome school and I had a great education. It taught me a lot about life as well. Because of what I learned in Dalraida, I am one of the smartest students at Brewbaker. Or should I say was, since, in a few months, I will be attending Brewbaker Middle School? I still remember all of my teachers and staff: so courteus, so nice, so educational. I will never forget everyone and everything I learned there and it's not leaving me for a long time. :)


Posted February 5, 2010

I love dalraida! mrs.keith cares so much about the kids and will do anything to keep them safe while the 3-6th grade are in the portables. They are done with the new building and we can eat lunch in there. It is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

Dalraida is a wonderful 'neighborhood' school. The staff is wonderful and my children are happy learners!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I have a 1st grader and Kindergartener at Dalraida. We feel so fortunate to be zoned for such a great school! We know several people who are moving to our neighborhood just so their children can go to this school. My kindergartener loves his teacher Ms. Glass, and My 1st grader loves her teacher Mrs. Golson! There is plenty of parental involvment and interaction, which makes a good school great! Hats off to our principal Mrs. Keith who knows how to run a successful school. Its nice to be able to send my children to their neighborhood school, especially in a time when so many families are forced to seek Magnet or Private schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2007

I have a daughter in Kindergarten who absolutely loves going to Dalraida! Mrs. Mills is wonderful and my daughter is learning at a fast pace. The school could use more money (as all Alabama public schools could). We love Dalraida! I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Two of my daughters finished elementary at Dalraida after attending schools in other states; my youngest daughter is now a 4th grader at Dalraida. Academically, this school as good as it gets anywhere. However, like every other school in Montgomery county, it suffers from poor provisioning and disorganized management throughout the entire district. Problems include too much homework and extremely heavy backpacks (no wheels allowed). Back-to-school supply lists are long enough to provision my kids plus some others. These are problems for every school in the district and the impact is shared in Dalraida. When I attended schools in Montgomery, there was an occasional fundraiser for extracurricular activities; now they're for basic supplies for the school. Dalraida is a good school academically; but there are a lot of frustrations felt by parents and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

I have twins at the school and I was very disappointed that the principal would not let them be in the same classroom in kindergarten. Even when I presented her with up to date reports from child psychologist saying it is best to keep twins together until they are ready to separate, she still would not budge on her opinion that seemed to be baseless. Also, I have found that many of the teachers are very disorganized often to the detriment of the students. The first day of this school year was total chaos because the school did not send out any information that parent's needed to know (e.g. Cost of school lunch and snacks, etc.). They should have had an Open House prior to the first day so parents could get this information and meet the teachers, but of course they didn't. Overall, I am very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

Both my son and daughter attended Dalraida (K-6) and my wife and I were quite pleased with the education that they received. Teachers/staff/administrators were great to deal with and their concern for our children was always evident.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

I have two children that have attended Dalraida. My 1st child attended K-6 and is now in 8th Grade. My second child has been a student since kindergarten and is now in the 5th grade. Dalraida is the best elementary school in Montgomery. The teachers really care about your children as if they were their own. Mrs. Keith is the principle; she is very caring as well. The teachers and staff do not act as if this is just a job and they encourage the parents to get involved. The only regrets I have with Dalraida, is that they stop teaching after 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

My sister goes to this school she really enjoys it her favorte teacher was Ms. Haywood all she ever talked about was what she learned at school that day. By what she says everyday this school sounds like a good one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2005

Dalraida has been excellent for my first grader. The school environment is wonderful, the teachers are superb and we have enjoyed our experience. In all areas, my son has learned alot with an exceptional teacher!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 27, 2004

My son has attended Dalraida for two years and the teachers are top-notch! The principal has created a quality educational environment. Most importantly, this school is great because of the parental involvement. There is a military base nearby and you will see parents eating lunch with their kids (in uniform) almost every day. The parents even replace the teachers during lunch from time to time so they can get a break from the kids. Discipline is expected and enforced in this school! From the parents and the teachers! Great elementary school for your child if they are ready to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

We love Dalraida. We moved to this area because of the school's reputation and have enjoyed 3 great years. The teachers have been loving, fun and above all great teachers. My children have benefitted from their time in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2004

My son is in first grade here (school year 2003-2004). I am more than happy with the education he is receiving. His teacher (Mrs. Golson) is outstanding. He can read almost anything and do math problems quite well. All of the staff here treat children like children should be treated, with kindness and fairness, and when they misbehave, Mrs. Golson in particular uses the occasion to teach the child what he or she should have done.
—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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83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

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86%

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87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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 77% in 2013.

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n/a

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2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special education29%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty75%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students86%
Female95%
Male79%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special education50%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty79%
Not poverty96%
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 Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special education18%
General population74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Poverty58%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education55%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty83%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education87%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty95%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty88%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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 migrantn/a
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

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education87%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty90%
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 56% 58%
Black 32% 34%
Hispanic 9% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 53%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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440 Dalraida Rd
Montgomery, AL 36109
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