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K-5
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Spanish Fort, AL
Students enrolled: 738
 

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30900 State Hwy 225
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

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(251) 626-9751
(251) 621-8018
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June 07, 2015
Two years ago, I rated this school Great. After the volunteering, room mom, I can't help but say its very political. Some say you have to be rich, that isn't so - I've given plenty of money. There is just more opportunity for children who has parents or relatives working at the school. Clubs for example, I've been room mom several times .. there were several children that I know for a fact parents NEVEr contribute their time or money ... or certainly not in the years they were in the class that I was room mom in, but their aunts works at the school as a 2nd grade teacher and they are always picked for the clubs. My child is straight A never a discipline issue, and we GIVE and Gave. Its dishearting, and becomes tough to keep making excuses for the school ....as I didn't really want to teach my kids the "life of Politics" just yet.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2014
Great school! I'm writing because getting the kids to school on time is rediculous due to poor routing design and high population! I hope this school doesn't write tardies because it is on them. They need more receiving areas. I need an excuse for my job to get to work on time!! Geez!!!

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June 27, 2013
Two of our children went to this school. I liked most of their teachers.com and they did too. We did not like the guidance counselor. She's pushy and if you're not rich you get treated like a charity case. Other than her, we were pretty happy there.

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November 13, 2012
Great school. Low student to teacher ratio (~15 kids per class). We've experienced K-2nd grades, and my daughter has liked all her teachers. Lots of field trips and activities (parades, shows) for younger kids. After School Care is also available for kids with working parents, and a summer program on site as well. Classes in Art & Music meet once a week. Parents are highly involved in PTA, fundraising, volunteering.

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October 12, 2012
Could not be happier with this school, the academics, the teachers, etc...Excellent learning environment, caring staff, top notch education. The only thing possibly lacking about this school is the limited extra-curricular activities

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April 11, 2012
This is our 4th Elementary School since we are a Gov't Family and move about every 2 yrs. I do not like this school at all. There is so much bullying that goes on and nobody seems to care including the Principals. The P.E. teachers are a waste and don't do anything productive during the kids only time to get excersise. The school sends off a message that Parents are not welcome to the school or wanted on the campus. I do not like my kids attending this school and will be seeking Private Schools instead. Yes, education is important so is structure, but how about finding a good balance and allowing the kids a little bit of freedom...ever heard of recess???

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2012
We love our school. 100% of the parents join the PTA here. The teachers are excellent as well as the principal. Very professional from the bus drivers, janitors all the way up to the principal. We could not be more proud of our school! Project Jubilee is a great program for gifted children. Our child is so excited about going to space camp in Huntsville this year!

- submitted by a parent
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September 28, 2010
Wonderful school. Superb teachers, high test scores, happy kids!

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September 16, 2009
They have a great educational progam for the kids in our area.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
June 20, 2008
We are so pleased that we have such a fine public school in our community. The teachers and administrators are all top notch. My boys love this school and we have had nothing but wonderful experiences here.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2007
A wondeful learning environment. A great mix of traditional learning and fun hands-on activities.

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February 12, 2006
Spanish Fort has a very traditional style of learning - a lot of tests to say the least. Not much emphasis on creative writing, even in Third Grade. PE every day is great, though children have very little opportunity for free play outside.

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2006
While this school does continue to do well on testing, it is highly closed off for many families. They limit parent exposure by vague and ridiculous rules meant to maintain the educational environment. They want complete control of their school siting security reasons, yet anyone could walk onto that campus at will. It is surrounded by 2 major roads near I-10! The new principal this year seems to be taking positive steps to make some changes. The parent involvement previously mentioned is b/c most of these parents are desperate to cement a place in this community and have a warped sense of what is important. The school and many parents fail miserably to properly supervise their children, therefore turning their heads to their children's lack of respect, values and general behavior. The school is highly hypocritical in that regards. They preach good behavior, but in no way enforce their own rules!

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2005
Wow! Parents are heavily involved at this school. The PTA funds 'extras' such as technology schoolwide, reading lab, the Music Man, and more. Although the facilities are aging, the academics and teaching approaches keep this school near the top in test scores. Another positive is that the students truly enjoy attending school here. This is the 5th Elementary school that my kids have experienced because we are a military family and it is one of the best.

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Spanish Fort Elementary School
30900 State Hwy 225, Spanish Fort, AL  36527
(251) 626-9751
Last modified Spanish Fort Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Spanish Fort Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top