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John S Jones Elementary School

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Posted May 1, 2013

John Jones is an excellent school made up of a wonderful community of students, parents, administration, staff, and caring and dedicated teachers. You can tell from the moment you walk through the doors that this school has gone above and beyond the call of duty by providing quality education to its students. I am a proud mother of one boys who have had the honor of attending this school. John Jones has successfully prepared my son to do well not only in academics but develop character socially as well. We feel very blessed to be a part of John Jones! And my son is in special classes i am so greatful he has learn more at john jones than any other school he has ever went too.there security is good there do a good job also .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

John Jones is an excellent school made up of a wonderful community of students, parents, administration, staff, and caring and dedicated teachers. You can tell from the moment you walk through the doors that this school has gone above and beyond the call of duty by providing quality education to its students. I am a proud mother of three boys who have had the honor of attending this school. John Jones has successfully prepared my oldest son to do well not only in academics but develop character socially as well. We feel very blessed to be a part of John Jones!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

John Jones is a beautiful school with wonderful teachers. They strive to have the latest in technology. They have interactive white boards in every classroom. Their students participate daily in 21st century classrooms. It such a blessing to our community.


Posted July 22, 2012

Parent involvement at John Jones sets our school apart from many other schools. Parent volunteers enable us to do many of the extra things we do such as provide all our students with 21st century classrooms in which to learn. Thank you parents for making John Jones a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 14, 2010

Wonderful school. We recently moved to the Gadsden,/ Rainbow City area and couldnt be more pleased. Excellent teachers and a wonderful principal. My child absolutely enjoys attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

This is a WONDERFUL school i have 2 children in which attends and i would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone new in the area. AWESOME teachers and staff very friendly and is there for the children not just a job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I went there for elementary school and so have all my girls. It is just a close knit very community oriented school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

John S. Jones is an outstanding school. The school is always trying to get new technology for the students to have the best education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2006

the academic program is great,test scores are perfect,the P.E.program is going smoothly,and parents are involved in everything that goes on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2006

John S. Jones is a nationally recognized school of excellence that is bar-none the best int he area. I am so fortunate to be the parent of a student at John Jones. The school has the best teachers, ecellent leadership, and beautiful well-kept facilities. This school is a model of what an elementary school should be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I feel so blessed that my child is able to attend John Jones Elementary. From the office to the lunchroom to the library and all in between, the staff at John Jones truly cares for each student. My child has been blessed with the best teachers. It is amazing to watch him learn and grow every day.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

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

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty96%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty100%
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 Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty100%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty100%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty100%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 58%
Black 9% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Tanya L Clark
Fax number
  • (256) 442-5060

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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301 Lumley Rd
Rainbow City, AL 35906
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