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Harry N Mixon Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 541 students

 

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Posted March 3, 2014

The school is a well kept secret in the city of Ozark, the teachers always go out of there way to assist my kids, both of my boys currently attend Mixon and love it. The staff is exceptional and always put the students future at the forefront. The one area of concern is the lack of parent involvement. There are a handful of great hard working parent volunteers who go above and beyond but for a school that has over 500 students the parent participation is lacking. Mixon is a great place and should be a showcase of Ozark City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2011

Mixon is not a bad school. However, the attitude of some (not all) of the personnel in the administration office is not welcoming. The two teachers my son has have been great!! (Exceptional) Even with disciplinary actions. Most people wouldn't annotate that, but I'm a fair person and I give a balanced assessment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2009

mixon is a good school and the teachers are great, I do agree there are some bullying that needs to be addressed but thats every school thats when parents get envolved but overall its a great environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Mixon has a bullying problem and no interest in fixing it...It's also all about raising money-- there have been 4 fund raisers, 3 picture sessions, countless t-shirts to buy... And discipline follows this rule: It doesn't matter how well or poorly you behave all day long-- it's the last 15 minutes that determine your rating for the day. There is almost -no- socializing allowed-- even at lunch, they run 'the red light' for a good portion of it-- meaning children aren't allowed to talk. They're not allowed to touch-- games like tag are asking for disciplinary action. It's probably going to sound silly, but there are 2 other school here that manage to put -something- in the local paper every week-- and Mixon never puts ANYTHING it's doing in there, which comes off to me as a lack of school pride, or an attempt to keep the media out...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

New Principal. She is the best I've ever seen. The teachers are working as a team, curriculum is being monitored and student achievement is improving. Giver her two years. This will be the best school in Alabama.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2005

I love this school! The administration and teachers make it evident that they love children and their jobs! I did my lab experience here and loved every minute of it! I highly recommend this school to all parents. The academic programs and involvement in the community are outstanding. Overall, Mixon is a great place to learn and grow for the students and teachers!
—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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education27%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Poverty60%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male80%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education45%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty78%
Not poverty94%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
Black56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education17%
General population71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty58%
Not poverty81%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Poverty85%
Not poverty92%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty83%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students87%
Female95%
Male80%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty79%
Not poverty97%
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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty79%
Not poverty97%
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 52% 58%
Black 41% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 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 71%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Donna D Stark
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (334) 774-1402

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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349 Sherrill Ln
Ozark, AL 36360
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Phone: (334) 774-4912

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