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Rockwell Elementary School

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5 stars

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Posted August 30, 2014

Our whole family loves Rockwell! We moved down south about 7 years ago and I was very concerned with the public school system down here. I am more than pleased with the education my boys have received at Rockwell. My boys love it!! Every time I go visit the school I feel like its a little piece of heaven down here in south Alabama. Robbie Owen and all his staff are absolutely wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

I have a daughter that has been going their sense kindergarten and she loves it, Rockwell is a great school the teacher's I love them they really gets involved with the students and parents my child have learned so much and I'm thankful for them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

As I stated in a previous posting that was deleted for some reason: My child has been getting bullied for about a month now and the teacher and principal refuse to acknowledge the issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

My daughter was also bullied during class and the staff would not return calls or email in our attempts to arrange a meeting. Eventually pulled her out. Disappointed does not begin to describe how I fell about this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

I have had 3 children attend Rockwell and can't say enough positive things. The staff is amazing! I don't think you can find any better. The parent involvement is through the roof. ALL parents are encouraged to help out wherever possible. The PE teachers are great. They do a very good job with the amount of students that they have in each class. The school also acknowledges good grades. They have implemented the National Elementary Honor Society which is a huge honor. I would not want my kids to be anywhere else. We love Rockwell and the Spanish Fort community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

This is our 3rd year at this school so I feel like I've gotten a chance to really get a feel for it. The positives: the parent involvement is phenomenal, the principal is involved in the little details of things (car line, directing traffic, , substitute bus driver). The staff and and teachers are very friendly and welcoming. The school is very clean and covered in the children's artwork. The negatives: I feel like this school fits the 'sports first' attitude of this area. They give out a running award but do not acknowledge honor roll AT ALL while other schools in the area have a whole ceremony. Where is the academic encouragement???? A ribbon or a pat on the back from the teachers for A honor roll is not a lot to ask. There also is a feeling of 'who you know' in the school too. Seems like a few families have more influence in the school than others. Also- this is the 3rd year I've heard from kids (and not just my own) how unfriendly BOTH P.E. teachers are. Is your job that bad???? All in all- it's not the better school that we thought it was going to be, but we are certainly happy enough here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

I seriously can't say enough good things about this school. The principal is phenomenal. The teachers are loving. Super-dedicated parents/PTA. I feel that everyone here gives 110%, even down to the cafeteria staff who prepare awesome lunches. Such a positive environment. The halls are bright and cheery and full of beautiful artwork. I love how much my kids are learning and it's done it a way that's FUN! This school definitely puts your child first and wants each and every one to be their best self. The principal does an outstanding job of running the school effectively without going overboard on unnecessary rules, which is very refreshing. And both of my kids absolutely adore their teachers. I honestly didn't know public schools like this existed! I feel like we've hit the jackpot having this outstanding school in our district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter is in first grade of the Rockwell Elementary school, she did her Kinder at the same school. We really like the School: good children to teacher ratio, very attentive school staff, strong PTA, clean and safe. It is clear, all school staff really love children. School Principal, Mr. Owen, in 2008 was named Alabama s National Distinguished Principal and in 2011th Mr. Owen has being recognized for his efforts by the White House as a Champion of Change , so, it s speak for itself about school s leadership. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

My daughter is in first grade at Rockwell. We LOVE the school. Not 1 complaint!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Good teacher to child ratio. Great principles. Clean and safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Perfect. The principal, Mr. Owen, is an awesome and very professional leader. Everyone is happy to be at school and they work hard. There is so much togetherness with students and faculty. I feel that Rockwell could be a 'role model' or any school.


Posted August 19, 2008

I cannot be happier with Rockwell Elementary! I have two sons that attend Rockwell and they are thriving academically and socially. The principal and teachers are fabulous! I have never seen such dedication from parents and the school to work together in the children's best interest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

We absolutly LOVE this school. Couldn't ask for a better staff and principal. I have 2 kids in Rockwell and soon a third will be there. The parent body is also awesome. Each event has just about every parent attending. Even when I was sick and was not able to attend, I knew there would be plenty of other parents there and my kids would be fine. Anytime I ever need anything at all I know I can call the office there and they are happy to help with anything. Can't say enough about this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

Great School! Our entire family loves it! All of the school staff love children and are very interested in each child excelling in their studies. Exceptional extended care program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

I have 2 children at Rockwell and absolutely love it. The staff and principal are great and really go the extra mile for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2007

Very happy with Rockwell. Mr. Owens, the principal, is known by everyone in this town, he is a wonderful person. We've even spotted him attending a local softball game to see some of his students. The school is very well run, the office staff is very good about checking id of visitors. My daughter is in Kindergarten and has been reading since about half way through the year. We are very impressed with the community/parent involvement and the PTA program does an excellent job raising funds for the school. They purchased a new rock wall for the gym this year. They have a yearly festival and field day. THe children love it. Things run very smooth here, highly recommend. Very sought after school and I see why now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2006

This school is everything I could want for my child. The quality of care and education she receives is top notch. The teachers are excellent. Mr. Owen is a remarkable principal. What a blessing to have a public school of this calibre in my community. The hallways are full of colorful displays of creativity by our children. The emphasis on music and art is great. I'm so glad that hasn't been cut from the curriculum. Parents are standing in line to help out in the classrooms and with other school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

The school and the administrative staff along with the teaching staff are excellent. I hate that one of my children will be leaving this school year to attend another school in the area. I wish Rockwell would go through 7th grade. Keep up the good work and your committment to the students and their parents. We need more principals like Robbie Owens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

Rockwell is a phenomenal school. The teaching staff are both exceptional and caring. I wish Rockwell was K thru 8th! Thanks Rockwell, your the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Have 2 children who attend....school is very student oriented, has strong parental involvement,principal and teachers who know every childs name, very academic and arts based! We just love it!
—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.

About these ratings

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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

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education57%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty69%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education79%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty85%
Not poverty98%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty78%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Poverty89%
Not poverty99%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education83%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty89%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible64%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty72%
Not poverty98%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students94%
Female89%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty78%
Not poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 88% 58%
Black 7% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
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 11%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10183 US Hwy 31
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
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