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Kermit Johnson School

Public | 3-5 | 805 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2014

I love this school but it is kind of boring. I wish they would give more activies. If they give more acgivies then ill give it 5
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2013

My daughter is in her last year at Kermit. My son will enter there next year. We've had a great experience with all of the teachers. My only complaint is the distance from most homes in Pinson. It's not a convenient distance from Pinson elementary or Rudd. Because of the ages of my children they will never be at the same school until high school. With after school activities and conflicting pick up schedules, the distance from other schools has posed a problem for us. Luckily I have people who have been able to help me out. Others may not be so fortunate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

This school has many wonderful teachers who are dedicated and caring. The only problems are because of the location and number of students. The lunchroom was designed to handle 300 students and there are more than twice that many enrolled. It was built as a small community school in a rural area on narrow roads. The current amount of traffic makes it dangerous to drop off and pick up children. The remote location also hinders parent participation, after school activities and community involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2011

We are new to the area and hope this school will be good for my son. I have been reading the posts for the Pinson schools. I also have a daughter who will be in the middle school. Their education is VERY important to us. We came from the north where teachers make alot more at there job than here. To go into teaching here you must love and have the passion to teach children because it"s not for the money. I think I will form my opinions about the staff, teachers and anyone at the schools that deal with my children when they are in school. I hope it will be a good year for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

this school is wonderful although the children get out of hand here and there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2010

I have one child currently enrolled at this school. I have one who has progressed beyond and two more who will attend in the near future. While not perfect, this school does have adequate technology and physical education available for the grade levels involved and, the 'Beverly Hills 90210' mentality (pervasive in many nearby school systems) is pleasantly absent from both staff and student body. Art is also addressed and perhaps extra-curricular activities, for those interested, might be the best approach for those wanting more. I humbly suggest more parental involvement for those who believe the school system is to be a state sponsored 'babysitter'; either that or, find a private school to meet your needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2010

I have two children that attend this school. My son has several different obstacles that he has had to overcome. Ms. Pair a third grade teacher made a wonderful difference in my sons life. He has now made the A B honor roll twice in a row.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I am well pleased. The staff is wonderful. The teachers are the best. They have great programs for all children to enjoy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Kermit Johnson has a dedicated Faculty, Staff and Administration. They care about the students, their families, and the community of Pinson.


Posted July 15, 2009

I am a parent of a child who completed Johnson, and one child who is still attending Johnson. My eldest had a great experience. The gifted program is incredible and her teachers inspired her to reach her potential. My second child has a learning disability, and I appreciate how much effort the faculty has given her. Not just with the mandated state programs but reaching out to her and keeping me updated with materials to help her at home. I would suggest that you as a parent get involved in your child's education. The school is most willing to have the participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Terrific school and awesome teachers who are dedicated and have the students at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

I have been very impressed with Kermit Johnson. My child loves it as well.The school has good technology and good extracurricular activities. All the staff have been very nice and helpful. The teachers have been wonderful. The school has much to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

Kermit Johnson is a great school. There are brilliant and dedicated teachers and administrators. Some of the extra curricular activities include, art club, drama club, choir, track, etc. They have new computers, a state of the art media center. It takes everyone(teachers, students, staff, and parents) to make a school great. I encourage every parent to be involved in their child's educational process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

I'm not impressed with this school. Although the teachers are great and office staff try their hardest to be welcoming, the cirriculum lacks. No art, no PE to speak of, no technology. It's hard to believe this school is here in the 21st century. Thank God for the dedicated staff. That's about all this school has going for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

Access to the Kermit Johnson school is dangerous. Only one narrow road with no road shoulders, deep ditches, no guard rails, no red light or law enforcement officer to assist busses and parents, blind intersection with a hill in one direct and a curve in the other both within 100 yards . The School itself has good teachers and an outstanding principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

Johnson has been great for my son. He is in the RLC program and has loved every minute of his years at Johnson. His teachers have always been great at keeping me informed of his performance and were always very encouraging. The RLC program is #1. There have been many field trips and it's pushed him to try harder in everything he does. We love Johnson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

This school in and of itself has been fine. I have no complaints about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

My son loves the school and the teachers. They are very involved in the children's education. Anytime there is a problem with my son i will indeed get a call from the school or his teacher. I hate that he will have to leave one day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

Kermit Johnson is a wonderful school and has very dedicated teachers that give 100% at all times. The principal is a joy to work with and is very available to parents and students. My youngest is currently enrolled and we feel blessed to have such a terrific school to attend. I take my hats off to all the teachers especially Mrs. Wilson, she has been a part of all four of my children's education. Keep up the good work! This school is like having extended family.
—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.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

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 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education53%
General population91%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty83%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students83%
Female89%
Male77%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special education43%
General population89%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty78%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education39%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty83%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education55%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty88%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education63%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty83%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education52%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty88%
Not poverty89%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education28%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty71%
Not poverty84%
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 47% 58%
Black 35% 34%
Hispanic 16% 5%
Two or more races 2% 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 63%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Tommy A Waldrep
Fax number
  • (205) 379-4395

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8300 Kermit Johnson Rd
Pinson, AL 35126
Phone: (205) 379-4350

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