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Faucett-Vestavia Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 476 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 17, 2013

This is a good School. I have multiple children who have gone here. I also have friends who have children who went to this school years ago. I do think that there is an atmosphere of fun learning. They have traditions at that school that are looked forward to by the children like the fall festival, the Veterans day celebration, and Turkey Trot. These are all traditions that have been around a while. I'm glad that the current Principal keeps them. I wish she would bring something new and positive to the table herself. The Current Principal is my issue. My children have loved this school and their teachers. The Principle has an unfriendly demeanor. She seems to control to the point of bully some of her staff and PTO. She does it in a passive aggressive way. If you look past her you have a good school. The parents involvement is great! The Parents and Teachers really make the school great for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

Unlike the prior review, I have a child with special needs who is INCLUDED (mainstreamed is an offensive 1980s term) and has wonderful special education support. I also have a neuro-typical/advanced child. Both thrive at FVES. The teachers are warm and well-trained -- very little turnover! The principal is always accessible. It is the perfect small school PLUS there is REAL diversity here. A rarity in the schools in T-Town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

My child was mainstreamed taking special ed classes only once per day. we have lost a whole year of teaching my child and I wonder if he will ever reach his potential again. He will not be attending this school next year. It seems like the special ed class is not included with the other school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2006

This is a wonderful neighborhood school. The PTA and community are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Phenomenal! I could not recommend a higher quality elementary school. The administration and staff give 110% in all areas. The most congenital group of professionals you will ever be a part of.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty83%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty91%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty90%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education83%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty95%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty76%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education56%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty80%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
75%
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 Students80%
Female74%
Male84%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education44%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty89%
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
White 73% 58%
Black 19% 35%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 3% 1%
Two or more races 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1150 Vestavia Circle
Northport, AL 35473
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Phone: (205) 342-2646

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