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James W Wilson Junior Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 567 students

 
 
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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 4 ratings
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted October 7, 2014

My children have been offered exceptional learning experiences at this school. The teachere are wonderful and keep the students engaged and challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2014

Great school with wonderful teachers and an awesome principal who truly cares about her students!


Posted November 5, 2013

We have been at this schol for several years and I see the changes. They aren't very good changes. It is my hope that MPS will not allow this school to slip through the cracks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

My daughter couldn't speak any word of English when she arrived at Wilson Elementary School. Her teacher was so patient, so encouraging, and so kind with her, I will never forget her! When my daughter came back home (in Belgium), she could easily go to the next grade (immersion French/English) and she had a really good level in reading comparing to her Belgian fellows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

Best elementary school in Montgomery! I have 2 children who have attended for the past 3 years and we love it! It is a true neighborhood school and supported by the community. The parental involvement is very high and every classroom is equipped with a SMART board. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

Wonderful new school on the East Side. Many of the faculty and administrators that made Blount Elementary all that it is have voluntarily moved to Wilson. Wilson is the new #1 MPS choice on the East Side. SmartBoards. Updated technology & facilities. Small student/teacher ratio. Well behaved students and an administration/faculty that really cares. What more are you looking for?! You won't be disappointed with Wilson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

The best school I have ever worked out. Great students and great parent volunteers! If you like technology, you will love this school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2012

We have been very pleased with Wilson Elementary. The info on here is not current, as the school only goes through 5th grade. 6th grade has been moved to Johnnie Carr, which is also converting to a magnet school. My kids have been challenged educationally, and done very well. The classes aren't over in number of students, and they get plenty of attention from the teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

Great teachers! Best technology in town! They even have an outddor garden and pond. Very diverse school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

Best school I have ever worked at! Great staff and students! The newest, most technological school in Montgomery County! The principal is the best!
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students74%
Female84%
Male61%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners71%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty59%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male78%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners79%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty79%
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 Students78%
Female91%
Male68%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Poverty67%
Not poverty84%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male86%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty89%
Not poverty90%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty94%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students88%
Female98%
Male78%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty81%
Not poverty93%
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

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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%
Female88%
Male84%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty82%
Not poverty89%
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 40% 34%
White 28% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 1%
Hispanic 14% 5%
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 38%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Yes

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr Janine Esther Brouillette
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (334) 273-8844

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Yes
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism

Resources

Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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8900 New Park Dr
Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone: (334) 272-8819

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