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Central Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 479 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2008

I have lived in several towns and have worked with k-12 youth. This school system is by far one of the friendliest and most accomodating for the resources they have available. It is also my belief that if, as a parent, grandparent, or concerned citizen, see a need in some of the things that need to be done in this system, then get involved. Don't wait for 'somebody else' to do for your children. Get in with the PTO or volunteer to lead an after school extracurricular program or even volunteer to tutor. Be a mentor. You don't have to have a college degree...just a heart for kids. Remember 'You only get out of it what you put into it!' So, what are you doing for your childrens' education?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

I think the all faculty members make you feel welcome and our children feel excited to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2007

I think uniforms in schools hinders a childs ability to learn because they are not comfortable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

My children are in the middle school area and they are not academically challanged. There is very limited after school activity that is available for my children as far as track, band, etc. I am not at all happy with the school and the way that they conduct themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I'm a grandparent raising a 4 and a 3year old this is the first year I have involved with this school as a parent. My granddaughter is in pre k and I have really seen her come out of her shell the teacher keeps me informed about her she has even called me to set up an appointment with her for additional data about her. I love this school and so does my granddaughter.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

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

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

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

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students78%
Female77%
Male80%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty78%
Non-poverty80%
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

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 52% 58%
Black 43% 35%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 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 81%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Jennifer Gill
Fax number
  • (256) 377-1459

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Route 2box 66
Rockford, AL 35136
Phone: (256) 377-1456

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