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Brownwood Elementary School

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Posted May 8, 2011

These reviews aren't very accurate. Half of the reviewers don't have a clue as to what is going on, because they aren't as involved with their children as they should be. Don't hate on someone else when you're the problem. If you really want to have a closer look at the schools take-off and visit the places. After a few minutes at each school, you'll see for yourself what each should be rated.


Posted November 12, 2009

My son is in the third grade now and my husband anI have had nothing but positive experiences with Brownwood and it's staff.I have a daughter who will begin fall of 2010 and look forward to her her being there too.I truly believe it is the best in town!Parent involvement is wonderful and I know my kids are going to get the best education there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

I feel that Brownwood is the best elementary school. All of my children have attended or are attending this school and they have been given the best education they could get. I believe Mr. Petty and his whole staff care about the children. Mrs. McLaughlin is an excellent teacher. Ms. Jenny Hinson has been such a joy that my child hugs her everyday before she leaves. I love this school and hope all schools could excel like Brownwood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

I feel like I am teaching m y own children at home. The teachers never allow enough time for the kids to do their work in class. It takes us 2 to 3 hours a day to finish homework. the bad part is they havent even started any of their work in class. What are these teachers getting paid to do? Apparently nothing. One of my children says his teacher stays on the computer all day and will not help them when they have a question. He even has asked me if he can go to Caldwell or to be home schooled. If I wasn't working full time I would home school them myself seeing as I am already doing most of this at home already. I will be so glad when my children leave this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

My child attended this school in 3rd and 4th grades. The fourth grade turned my son around due to having a wonderful teacher who cared and worked with him. Ms. Henson was the best! My son had a rough time in 3rd grade. It all depends on the teacher you get. His fourth grade year really turned him into a better student. He wanted to learn. He felt his teacher was on his side and wanted to please her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Both of my children attended Brownwood from K-4.I really think that Brownwood offers a great curriculam and the teachers are very qualified. I have nothing bad to say about the school, the teachers nor the principal. If anyones child is having a problem , they see to it that they are taken care of. My children truly loved going to school there. My children truly enjoyed participating in the school plays every year. Hats off to the staff. Gayle Swafford, mother of Anthony Moore and Hanna Swafford
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

My Sons both attendended brownwood for 3 years and it was not a school I would want my children to go back to.The reason that I feel this way is because the teachers were not helping my children achieve in their skills and scolded me and my husband because our kids did not know how to write their name before they started school. I thought that was a teacher's job to teach and not criticize. My son was having a problem with reading and instead of helping him the teachers constantly got onto him and embarrased him in front of the rest of the class. My child never recieved the help he needed at this school because the didn't take the time with him. Also I feel they should fire the school nurse she just loves to ruin a child's school year and if I must proclaim she is a witch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2005

I went to this wonderful school when I was a child and now my son is attending it. I could not ask for a better school. The teachers are wonderful for the most part and they really care about the children. Brownwood has an excellent PTO and the parents are always helping in one way or the other. I could not be more happy with my son's acheivements at Brownwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

Brownwood is a great place to attend my daughter has went through and did great know my other daughter is attending Aquanita she's struggling but with Gods help and mine we're going to make it. You could'n find a better School than Brownwood. My two daughters has been blessed just to be there. And Mr. Pettey thank you for being there for our childrens. thank you and may God Bless. Mrs. Branford
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

This school is a fairly decent school. My child enjoys going there but she is not learning as much as I would have hoped. They rely to much on the parents to teach them at home instead of them doing their jobs at work. Also some of the people that work there act like drill sargeants instead of teachers.
—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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students72%
Female81%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Poverty64%
Not poverty81%

Reading

All Students83%
Female93%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty76%
Not poverty91%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Free lunch eligible61%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education25%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Poverty60%
Not poverty84%

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 58%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Black 5% 34%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 62%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Steve Green
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  • (256) 218-2490

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