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Raymond L Young Elementary School

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Posted September 30, 2011

I love teaching at this school. The principal is very encouraging and positive. The test scores prove that teachers work hard to help students succeed. Students are all treated equally and fairly. Our school system has added music for part of the year, as well. My children attend the school and love it! It truly is a great place to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2011

I am the proud principal of the best school ever. I have a seasoned faculty with over 400 years of teaching experience among us. We like what we do, who we work with, and the children we serve each day. Our parents support our efforts and together we keep the focus on the students. Check out more about R. L. Young by visiting our school blog: R. L. Young.blogspot.com


Posted July 22, 2009

Wonderful school!! I just left to go to the Middle School and i miss it so much! Great teachers and a wonderful place to grow up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

This school is outstanding! There is a new principal who has been in place for a year. She has done wonders! Thanks, Mrs. Thomas, for being an outstanding leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

R.L.Young is a great school for me
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2008

I like Young but I wish that we could have art and music.I love my teachers,and wish I could stay here forever
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2008

We have just got an intrium principal who was a former teacher there and i am looking forward to the things she will be doing at our school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2004

R.L. Young is a great school. Students are encourged to do their best and allowed the freedom to learn at their individualized level. Committed parents are an excellent part of the school's success. The parents are behind the principal, faculty and staff, and students by providing the support and financial help needed. Test scores from the SAT-10 are superb. Everyone at Young seems to be focused on the 'child'. What a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2003

My child has been going to this school for the past 5 years. I attended this school as a child myself. I have great concern that this school tends to cater to the child with a high academic learning level and the child with a lower level of learning seems to be left out. It seems that this school is partial to higher income children. My child has commented many times about how much better the 'rich' kids are treated vs the lower income students. I know this type of attitude exists in all schools, but R.L. Young has a really bad reputation in this area. I wish there were more equality amoung all students. It isn't the child's fault what income level they were born in. Also, I am concerned about security. It is very easy to just walk in the front door and go anywhere in the school without being questioned. This is a serious problem
—Submitted by a parent


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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 85% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
90%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students95%
Female91%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty93%
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

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
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

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Poverty100%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty88%
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 Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty83%

Reading

All Students92%
Female100%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty88%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
69%
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 Students77%
Female73%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Poverty81%
Non-povertyn/a
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 83% 58%
Black 18% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
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 60%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Pattie Haynes Thomas
Fax number
  • (256) 315-5884

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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