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Pinecrest Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 541 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2007

Both of my younger children went to Pinecrest. This is one of the best elementary schools. The teachers are very personable and the principal is great. School secretary, Susan Johnson is the best asset at that school. She was a lifesaver on many occasions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

I have 2 children attending this school.This will be their second year. The first year wasn't a very good year. The school doesn't keep the parents informed about things that are going on.They preach about parent involvement, but in return just don't keep you informed on what is happening. They aren't a very friendly faculty, I have never felt welcome. On the other hand, the teachers were very good teachers. I hope that this year will be a better year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

This is a great school. They have the ARI reading program. I can see improvement in my child. The staff is very friendly. The principal is great! They will make you and your child welcome and have a fun learning expereince.
—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

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

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty84%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty85%
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

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male78%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty72%
Not poverty95%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty82%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education91%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty100%
Not poverty98%

Reading

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Poverty89%
Not poverty95%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Poverty77%
Not poverty88%
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 62% 58%
Black 34% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Gary W Rivers Jr
Fax number
  • (256) 245-2699

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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615 Coaling Rd
Sylacauga, AL 35150
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Phone: (256) 245-5700

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