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Halcyon Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 604 students

 
 

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Posted August 19, 2010

Halcyon has been a great school since our son started attending in Kindergarten. The quality of instruction has been fine and our son has done very well academically. However, the demographics of the school have been changing each year and now he is in the third grade and this is our worst year so far. He is being exposed to other childrens' behavioral issues that we DO NOT tolerate as parents. It is a shame that some parents absolutely DO NOT know how to raise a child. We relocated so that we could send him to a good, public school. It is a shame that these changes have taken place since this is really a good school. We are applying for magnet programs in January, and if that does not work out we will be sending him to a private school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

My son attends Halcyon and he absolutely loves it. The teachers are kind and caring but they mean business. The level of dedication is out the roof when it comes to the children. I am so glad my son is getting his education at Halcyon Elem. He has had the best kindergarten teacher (Ms. Collins) and first grade teacher (Ms. Gbadamosi). We love them both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

this school is so great!! my daughter love to go to school.. i love, too
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

We love Halcyon! My son is in 2nd grade and the teachers and staff are excellent. I think this is the best elementary school in Montgomery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

this school is the best my child loves to go here ,especially the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

My child attended Halcyon last school year and I was very pleased with the overall organization of the school and staff. This is a decent school... one of the best Montgomery has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I have a child in the second grade and we love her teacher. Parents, teachers, and staff all work together to help the children. If you are looking for a school to send your child...this is the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I also heard rave reviews about Halcyon, but I cannot recommend this school. My children received a good education, but they were also exposed to incidents with other students which led me to the decision that the environment was unacceptable. In my opinion, the school lacks control, and its discipline strategies are subpar. I have chosen to no longer send my children to Halcyon, and they will be attending private school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

After hearing all of the rave reviews about Halcyon, all I can say is that I expected a lot more. My daughter is in kindergarten this year and has had several incidents with other students that I would not expect at this grade level. Her teacher is good and she had learned a lot, but I don't feel like the school does a good job of communicating with parents at all. I feel very shut out. This school is just too big!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

We love the school and the teachers. I've had one child who went from 4th grade thru 6th grade at Halcyon and a second child who has been there 5 years. (k - 4)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

We have had a great year at Halcyon. The kindergarten teachers are wonderful. My child started kindergarten as a non reader and now is reading 1st grade level books and also loving learning! We are very pleased there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2007

I think this school is a 10! I cannot understand why it is rated only as a 7. The teachers are all wonderful and I am happy to know my child is in a safe environment each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

This is a great school. My child is in Mr. Baldwin's class. He not only cares about the students doing well in class, but in life as well. My daughter absolutely loved him. If we had not gotten into his class, we would have chosen to send our daughter to private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

Wonderful school, awesome teachers and a great PTA. My daughter is a former student and I currently have a son at Halcyon. If you are looking for a great school, Halcyon is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

Wonderful school! Great staff... my child was in Mrs. Keeble/Nichol's class and loved every minute of it... best 4th grade teachers! It is comforting to know that your child is not only educated, but encouraged to grow in other areas besides academics... Last year was our first year and I am sure we will continue to love this school. Best school in Montgomery, public or private!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2005

I have three children (Kindergarten, Second Grade and Fourth Grade) at Halcyon. I could not ask for a better school, better teachers or a more safe environment for my children. The parental involvement is incredible. The PTA is beyond supportive of our children. I am very pleased with every aspect of our school. It is very comforting to know that your children are not only being well educated but are also being loved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

This is a great school! My son attended for 2nd grade, best public school in Montgomery - Miss Smith is great! Her class won Master Readers in accelerated reader. Caring staff. You will be happy here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

We have had children in the school for 4 years and are very happy with the quality teaching and discipline in the school. This school has a lot of parental involvement.
—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 83% in 2013.

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84%

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88%

2011

 
 
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90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

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90%

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89%

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93%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
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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79%

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78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students84%
Female97%
Male75%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty82%
Not poverty86%

Reading

All Students90%
Female100%
Male84%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty94%
Not poverty86%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male61%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Poverty65%
Not poverty76%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty88%
Not poverty86%
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 Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education67%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty96%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty91%
Not poverty91%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students71%
Female65%
Male78%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education25%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Poverty61%
Not poverty83%
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 64% 34%
White 23% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Two or more races 2% 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 49%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1501 Parkview Dr
Montgomery, AL 36117
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