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Mt Olive Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted March 8, 2014

My child received an outstanding education at Mt. Olive. He received additional services through the gifted education program at the school. He has been at the top of his class throughout middle school. I really feel the small school family centered environment enabled him to reach his full potential. Mt. Olive is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

MT. Olive I just posted my review and wanted to add.That thank God my child will be moving to middle school and no longer will be there. I would tell you if you are choosing send them to Gdale or Bryan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2011

This school is horrible! My children have attended schools in Lee county and on Fort Benning. At the other schools my children were never in trouble, the other kids at the previous schools were better behaved. My childrenhave also been suspended off of the bus. When we ask to see the videos we are told they are deleted. My daughter was also suspended from school for several days when my wife confronted the principal, the principal admitted that she had nothing broken school policy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

Been at MOE for 5 years...Love the teachers. They really care! It is great to be a part of MOE!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

I can't imagine my children going to school anywhere else!!! Our teachers are the best! I had to meet with the Mrs. Sullivan about a small challenge with my daughters vision and she was VERY understanding and willing to do whatever possible to make this transition a positive one for everyone. I feel so blessed to be a part of MOE!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

This is our first year at MOE & we have loved it. Mrs. Sullivan & the teachers are wonderful. The PTA is great, they do so much for the school. MOE is one of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

When Ms. Sullivan came it seems she took stock of the problems and conquered them head on. Greatest group of teacher anywhere. I have 6 children and have dealt with every sort of teacher there is. Now my grandchildren attend MOE and I am so glad. This school has a great PTA and parent involvement and allow grandparents to volunteer, participate and feel welcomed. You did not have a category to rate Fine Arts. But MOE children are very talented....


Posted September 19, 2008

Mt. Olive Elementary is a great school. My son loves it. The teachers are great and so is Mrs. Sullivan, the principle. We have a very active PTA that does a lot for our schools. Since Mrs. Sullivan has become principle our test scores are up, attendance is up and our car line flows like a dream. I love this school and am proud for my children to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2007

I would like to say my child has really enjoyed her grade this year. She has had a great teacher who is very caring and lets you know what is going on. I feel the new principal has made changes to suit the child compared to last years principal Ms. Whitehurst. I feel if the parent knows up front on Monday's what the class will be learning that week that helps at home especially if you have a child with ADD or ADHD. It is harder for them to comprehend. I feel the teacher makes a difference with ADD and ADHD children. I hope teachers have had training on how to work with kids with this disability because this is a disability and they need specail attention. Lets help the kids all we can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

My children have gone to Mt. Olive for many years. The school was wonderful when Mr. Andrews was principal, but it seems every time they change principals the moral gets worse. Structure and discipline is one thing, but this year the principal has taken things to a whole new level, and it is not a good one. The teachers have always been very good to my children and we will miss them dearly. However, I am very happy this will be our last year at Mt. Olive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

MO is a great school. I have no comlaints about any of the teachers my two children had, one in the 80's and the other the past 5 years. The teachers have been well qualified and eager to teach. Parental involvement is high & is encouraged at the school.The one area of complaint I have is in regard to P.E.too much pressure is placed on the kids.I know childhood obesity is a problem, however,eating disorders are also a problem.Weighing these young kids is upsetting to some because they are made fun of by those who weigh less.Preteen children do NOT need to skip meals and 'diet', which I have seen happen because of the fitness program. I feel it is the parents place to deal with fitness issues of their children, not school, or the government. A parent and their child should know the childs weight not school or government.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

I have had 3 children pass through Mt. Olive Elementary and can only say what a great experience it has been. The teachers and staff are caring and always have time to answer any questions. I have always been welcome to come into the classroom and be a part of my kids learning experience (something that other schools frown on). I would give Mt. Olive a big thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

I just put in a review but I also wanted to add some things. Don't get me wrong about Mt. Olive I really love this school. The teachers are great and they seem to be very caring, loving and supportive. The Office Staff are very caring and also the principal. I just wanted more involvement from this school to be more concerned with children who are behind and who have special needs. These children should come first from the ones who are ahead of other children. There should be more tutoring for children. I am sure there are 5th graders who can tutor K5, 1st and 2nd grade. I would like for the school to become more involved in helping children who does need help. Children learn from each other. I feel everyone at Mt.Olive have been very friendly, helpful and caring. Keep up the good work.
—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.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

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

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
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

All Students90%
Female97%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty82%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty94%
Not poverty88%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
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 education67%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty88%
Not poverty90%

Reading

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
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 education83%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty100%
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 Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty89%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students92%
Female90%
Male94%
Blackn/a
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 populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty89%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty82%
Not poverty96%
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 97% 58%
Black 1% 34%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 23%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1301 Brookside Rd
Mount Olive, AL 35117
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