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Oliver Elementary School

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Posted March 23, 2014

This is a great school because the faculty is hard working and dedicated. Teachers are warm, friendly, and caring. The principal is wonderful. I love this school!! It is the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

Best school my kids ever attended! Best principle and teachers. They love their job and it shows through their hard work and dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

I find the Principal and teachers are doing an excellent job at this school. My daughter has only been here two years but I am already impressed by the educators there. They go far and beyond to see that my daughter gets the best education and experience she can possibly get in school. Thank you Oliver in all that you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

Ms.Coley is an amazing principal first off. All of the teachers I have had any interaction with have been wonderful. My daughter has been at Oliver for two years now. She has been in Ms.Foxx's class and this year Ms.Gill and both are amazing teachers! All of the kindergarten teachers are fantastic and care so much for the children. The only complaint I would have about Oliver is the lack of funding, which obviously can't be helped. With the proper resources, this school could easily achieve highest academic ratings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

This is a GREAT school! Ms. Coley the principal, Ms. Fox and Ms Corbitt who work in Pre K, Ms McMurray in the first grade and Ms. Knolls in the Media Center have all been such a big help to me and my children attending. The teachers truly seems to care about the students. If I could have one wish granted regarding Oliver it would be that the facility would be updated and improved. But for what the facility lacks the teachers more than make up the difference. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

I have worked as a sub and a parent volunteer. Overall, I have to say that most of the teachers are wonderful and truly care about the students. The new principal this year has proven to be a valuable asset to the school and was very eager and quick to handle issues that I had. The assistant principal, I have to give the most credit too, has always been there for anything! Oliver is a good school, I know, I've had 3 children there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

All of my children attended Oliver my youngest child is the last one there now he is currently in the 6th grade. I really enjoyed my children attending Oliver until this year. The partion like rooms they have set up are not good enough. More thought should of went into moving 6th grade back this year. More class rooms need to be built. Overall all of the teachers are wonderful. They have a new principal this year and I haven't gotten to know her yet. For those of you who read this and want to know the overall ethnic ratio I would say the school is mostly caucasian. However allstudents are treated the same!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

I found out today that next school year (2005 06) Oliver Elementary will no longer offer the after school program and for that reason it looks as if I will be moving my child to another school system. I regret that it has come to this but evidently the superintendent does not think the students at Oliver Elem. are worth the cost of keeping the after school program at Oliver Elementary. The Program will be offered to Ladonia Elementary students only. Cutting the after school program out at Oliver will force parents that have relied on the program to seek substandard child care and possibly force some parents that can t afford to move their children to another school, to have their children come home alone. That would be dangerous! The teachers that have been working in the program at Oliver Elem. are caring and very qualified. Education at Oliver.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I truly like Oliver Elem. The teachers and principals is very concern about the children education and they do not mind working with them, my daughter truly love Oliver Elem, and the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2004

I have been actively involved with Oliver for 5 years now, serving as PTA President for 2 of those years. Oliver has a great faculty that strives to give the children the best education possible. I am, however, disappointed in the parental involvement at Oliver. It is almost non-exsistant, and although the principal is willing to allow various extracurricular activities for the children the parents are not there to support the programs. Over all Oliver is a good school for the community in which it serves. The grade averages are comparable to larger, better funded facilities. I will soon have another child and grand child attending Oliver and I am confident that the education they receive there will be comparable, purhaps surpass other schools of it economic capabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

Oliver is a good quality school, they try to achieve above average standards. The whole staff is wonderful and is able to work within and above the limitations that the state has given them. I currently have 3 children in this school and I trust and respect the entire staff with my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%

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 85% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
82%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

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

All Students88%
Female91%
Male83%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty85%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male83%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty90%
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

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students95%
Female92%
Male100%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty96%
Non-poverty94%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty82%
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%
Female56%
Male81%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty75%

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty89%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%

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 Students65%
Female59%
Male70%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Poverty65%
Non-poverty64%
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 52% 58%
Black 43% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Brenda Coley
Fax number
  • (334) 855-3208

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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77 Longview St
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