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Caldwell Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 439 students

 

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Posted May 1, 2013

We absolutely loved the first two years at Caldwell. The teachers were amazing, organized, there was a great communication system, and a lot of learning going on. However, for the last three years it has been right the opposite. I truly believe if the schools would take computers and cell phones out of the room, then the students would get some teaching. I have been so disappointed (as a teacher myself) with the lack of teaching, communication, and accountability that should be held for the teachers standards. All children need to feel welcomed, loved and important, especially in school. I know it takes the parents, the school and teachers to make sure the child is performing to their best ability. If I could move school districts I would!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Because they encourage students to be the best they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

My son went to school here K-4th, from 2001-2005, and loved every year. Everything about Caldwell is great! Best Elementary school in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2004

This school is an overall above average school.All the teachers are nice and drive the kids to learn at there max. capability.Except they have a short coming of singling individual students out time after time and make no effort to try to get to the source of the problem other than accusing the source of the problem on the student{s} who are being singled out.Most parents know what I'm speaking of which is louse.At some point in time during a childs school life they are faced with dealing with louse and with treatment it is possible to rid of but when only one or two children whom are siblings are the only two checked and sent home multiple times,well I and you both know that the louse would be rid of by the parents but then the same prolem again in 3 to 4 weeks the same ones singled out?
—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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education46%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty73%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students85%
Female95%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education38%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty76%
Not poverty94%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Poverty61%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female82%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty80%
Not poverty97%
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 87% 58%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Black 4% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 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 51%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr James J Holt Jr
Fax number
  • (256) 218-2590

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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