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Bb Comer Memorial Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 528 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2013

B. B. Comer Elementary School is leading the charge in Instructional Technology this year! They have began a new 1-to-1 Technology Initiative. Teachers have received lots of training to utilize the equipment they and the students have been entrusted with! K-2 students all receive iPads! 3-6 Students all have MacBook Pros to use at school and home! The school is also a 2nd year "Leader In Me" school where they are empowering students to take charge of themselves and find the leader within! I know students and teachers are striving to make an impact on their community in a positive way!! I am proud to say I know my child learns here! He is a 4th grader who is reading on a 9th grade level. Someone, somewhere is doing something right! We have a great PTO staff who go above and beyond the call of duty. They make so many things possible with very little resources! The only area I see for improvement is MORE parents getting involved in their child's education and supporting the school in a POSITIVE way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

I have never seen a worse elementary school! Lack of education, lack of teacher involvement, lack of parental involvement. My kids have learned at home then they have learned at school. The entire school system is more concerned about students passing the standardized tests then they are actually teaching kids. Alabama schools in general fall short in comparison to other states when it comes to education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My son has attended B.B.Comer Elementary school for 3 years. I feel like we have the greatest teachers and staff. They are always willing to listen and work with you. Our school is a very down to earth school and teaches the best education possible. Our leaders are always on their toes when it comes to teaching our children which possibly may be our next generation of teachers and leaders. Hats off to you B.B.C.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

BB Comer Elementary is an excellent school. I feel as much as the teacher the parents should be given this in return. As a parent I feel that there is low parent involvement. After the teachers teaches her 8 hrs and my children come home it's our responsibility to finish out the day. I feel sorry for some of the other children that have no help and no clue. I respect all the people at the school that play a role in my childrens lives. Thank You!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

I am a teacher in Montgomery County but live in Sylacauga. My son attends BB Comer. I will not allow him to come to Montgomery because the value of the education he is receiving at BB Comer is so much better than he would receive in Montgomery. The teachers and administration provide students with the love, security and the quality in curriculum, leadership and integrity that he would not get if he went to a larger system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2004

My daughter has attended B B Comer for 9 years. I have been pleased with the teachers/staff each year. Last year was her 1st year in Marching Band. The high school principal and the elementary principal attended most of the away games and also the band compitetions. It was uplifting to the students and parents to see this support. I just wanted every one to know that B B Comer is a wonderful school. Parents support the childeren, the staff support the childeren. The childeren support the staff and parents. We are a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I was surprised to see the low SAT results for BB Comer. My child is in the second grade and we have been very pleased with both first and second grade teachers as well as curriculums.
—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

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

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

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Poverty78%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Poverty71%
Not poverty91%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education73%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Poverty95%
Not poverty94%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education53%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty88%
Not poverty88%
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty75%
Not poverty88%

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education55%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty91%
Not poverty100%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education47%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Poverty82%
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 71% 58%
Black 24% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 83%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Melia Reeves Brashear
Fax number
  • (256) 315-5455

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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803 Seminole Ave
Sylacauga, AL 35150
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