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Southeastern Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 430 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2013

I'm a former student of Southeastern. It's a great school. They gave me a great education. It's unlike any other. :)


Posted July 24, 2013

Southeastern is a wonderful school, my daughter has gone for 5 years and is going into 7th grade now. it's great they've finally finished construction for the high school and gym, and in a year they will be getting 12th grade. I love that they have great teachers who have helped my daughter learn so much over the years, and it's a friendly environment where she's made lots of friends. My only concern is all of the fundraisers they have, but I can understand since they need money for the high school. Overall, Southeastern is a great school to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2012

My son has gone to Southeastern for the last 7 years now and I am very pleased with the school, principal and the teachers. Each teacher that my son has had has provided an excellent education program. My son has had many trips to the principals office and I think Mr. Peoples has gone over and beyond. He is very fair and very understanding. I have made many close friendships with the teachers. This is an excellent school to send your child to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2010

I was glad to hear that Southeastern will be starting construction of their new high school. As of the current meeting, the new school will be open in August 2011. The athletic programs are growing and there is talk of also having a football team. The new K-12 school is one that is much needed in Blount County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2010

I think its a great school system. The staff is unerstanding also good people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

I find it highly unlikely that this school will ever evolve into a K-12, even with the Jr. Varsity athletics programs. This is noise that has been echoed for years. The upper administration couldn't care less about this school.This school is held together by the teachers and the parents who kill themselves to make this a better school, unfortunately they're voices and concerns are ignored . Those, who can, pay out-of-district after 6th grade to avoid the default. And they are gladly accepted because they know that Southeastern produces quality students. Unfortunately they will always fall short due to upper administrations other interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

I went to school here in the early 90's until I reached 4th grade. Back then, there was an issue with too many students and not enough teachers. Now my 7 year old daughter goes to Southeastern as well. I love the school. I have had a few little problems with some faculty but always had the problem fixed within just a matter of hours. Mr.Peoples has never let me down and neither has 99% of the faculty. Knowing now that the school has Jr.Varsity atheletics, is very comforting to know that in a few years it will a K-12 school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2008

I love the one on one attention the staff is able to give the children. This school is doing an awesome job!! Way to go Southeastern!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

Southeastern has its good and bad points.My 12 year old loved southeastern but when we moved I feel she was behind.My 5 year old hated it and was behind when we moved.There are some great teachers there but also bad ones just like any school I guess .My 12 year old to get to play softball I had to pick her up everyday take her to Locust Fork for pratice so kids canplay sports if parnets have the tme to take them to pratice.We moved because of this and now my 5 year old loves school.My 12 year old hates the move she misses all her friends at Southeastern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

This is a very small school. This of course has its advantages as well as disadvantages. Everyone knows one another which is great. No overcrowded classrooms. There are very few extra-curricular activities. Basketball is the only available sport and the smallness of the school sometimes all grades do not have enough children to form teams. Last year there was no music teacher. There are many hispanic children who attend some who speak very little english-I feel this adversely affects the learning environment. They do have an ESL teacher which I feel is unfair to other children with learning disabilities who do not have extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

I finally moved my child out of this school because of Michael Peoples' passive/aggressive way of dealing with every issue. He will not call back parents & will not address teacher miss-conduct. There is no Football, Baseball, Art Class or Music at this school! If you want your children to be well rounded, don't send them here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2005

My son has gone to this school all of his life. He will be graduating to High School and hates to leave. From his kindergarten teacher all the way to the 8th grade the teachers, Thanks! The Principal and office staff are Wonderful! Thanks to the parents involvement over the years, my son started out his baseball career. Southeastern Elementary needs the baseball program back. Parent involvement is needed. Thanks to all that were involved teaching my son both in the classroom and in sports. I recommend Southeastern 100 percent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2005

shout out to Mrs. Lindley.She makes learning fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2005

My daughter is in Kindergarden at Southeastern Elem. I was afraid that school would be hard on her but she has a great teacher who has made this year wonderful for both my daughter and myself. Mrs. Blockers has brought out so many good characteristics in my daughter that I did not know she possesed, she is reading and writing. This school is the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

I have two children attending Southeastern. One has been there for 7 years and one for 3. I feel that it is the best elementary school in Blount County. The class size is small and the teachers are very caring & eager to help children in any way they can. I am sad that it will be my oldest child's last year and I am pushing for a high school. I think we really need that. I have been very satisfied with Southeastern and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

I love this school! My child has gone there now for three years. We have never had any problems. Her teacher this year was wonderful. All her students were on honer role(with the exception of 2)out of 18 kids i feel that speaks volumes. Everyone there is nice. The teachers keep you informed on whats going on. I do wish that we had more sports.(Like the school being involed with the basaball team )like we are with the basketball. We also need our on high school! Our kids have to go to a diffent school where they dont always know the other kids. When this happens they seem to the desire to push on all the way, finding them selfs a outsider. We have a great school! The best in Alabama.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2004

Southeastern is Blount County's best kept secret. However, recent growth reveals the secret is out. Small class size, competent teachers combined with strong parental involvement makes Southeastern a winner in education. The only thing Southeastern needs is its own high school! It would be nice for the students of Southeastern to continue their excellent academic course through completion of the 12th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

This school has some good teachers, some who really care. It is a small school so we seem to notice things more than you would at a big school. I feel the school needs to stand behind its students more. But most of the teachers are great.
—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 85% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

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 77% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
79%
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 73% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
85%
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 79% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
68%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty88%

Reading

All Students79%
Female89%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty88%
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 Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty76%

Reading

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty90%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty94%
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 Students85%
Female79%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty79%
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 Students69%
Female79%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Poverty59%
Non-poverty81%

Reading

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty70%
Non-poverty90%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty88%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
76%
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

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students89%
Female85%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty81%
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

Science

All Students57%
Female59%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White58%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Poverty44%
Non-poverty71%
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 78% 58%
Hispanic 20% 4%
Black 1% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Wayne Peoples
Fax number
  • (205) 681-3975

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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18770 State Hwy 75
Remlap, AL 35133
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Phone: (205) 681-3964

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