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Wares Ferry Road Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 586 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2008

This school provide students with the instruction they need to face realistic life situations. The staff are enthusiastic about education and the children seem happy in this environment.


Posted April 15, 2008

WFES is doing a great job! This school is providing each student with every opportunity to succeed! The only improvment this school needs is more parental and community involvment to insure the success of each and every child..
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2007

This school is doing a great job with the children in this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

Wares Ferry Elem School has some great teachers. You cannot go by the scores posted on these websites. Visit the school talk to the teachers. The majority of them are willing and concerned about the education of our children. Bureauracy has tied the hands of our teachers. So many things they cannot teach in the classrooms. Now the big emphasis is on reading. Where's the balance with math, social studies, science? If there was less paper work then the teachers can focus on what's really important, that's teaching our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

The educational opportunities at WFES are minimal at best. Most children are instructed below-grade level and teachers are not provided with necessary teaching tools. Although there are some good teachers here, the over-all quality of instruction is poor. Priorities are not uniform and too much time is spent off task in some classrooms. Most of the teachers cannot or will not meet the real needs of the children because of this. This is not a school for any child seeking to advance his academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
86%
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 77% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%

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

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty83%

Reading

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty94%
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 Students80%
Female94%
Male74%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty58%

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male82%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty75%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty100%
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 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
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-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
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty59%
Non-poverty64%
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
Black 92% 35%
White 4% 58%
Asian 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Ozella Ford
Fax number
  • (334) 260-1035

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6425 Wares Ferry Rd
Montgomery, AL 36117
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Phone: (334) 260-1036

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