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Samson Elementary School

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Posted April 27, 2011

Nice close knit school. But everyone knows others business. Too many fundraisers that at times I think shows no concern of student's feelings. (Example: Valentine's Day princess) They are all a prince or princess. This could hurt their self esteem. I care more about education which I feel could improve here. I do like the closeness and parent involvement but it's not about popularity it's education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

My daughter is transferring to another school because we have moved. We regret having to leave Samson Elementary. Parent participation is excellent, as well as safety standards. Leadership is second to none. A very small personal school. Thank you for 5 years of wonderful memories!
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male46%
Black27%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White49%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education7%
General population59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Poverty41%
Non-poverty71%

Reading

All Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White68%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty57%
Non-poverty93%
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 Students49%
Female58%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White58%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education9%
General population58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant49%
Poverty39%
Non-poverty85%

Reading

All Students66%
Female77%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible55%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education18%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Poverty59%
Non-poverty92%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male70%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty78%

Reading

All Students81%
Female90%
Male75%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty77%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education20%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty83%
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%
Black 13% 34%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Two or more races 3% 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 74%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Donna M Kirkpatrick
Fax number
  • (334) 898-2473

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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505 North Johnson St
Samson, AL 36477
Phone: (334) 898-7439

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