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Zora Ellis Jr High School

Public | 7-10, 12

 

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Posted October 5, 2012

My son attended ZE and had a great experience. Very good school. Assistant Prinicipal is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

Ellis Jr. High School is a good school with caring teachers and administrators. It is a great place to attend if you want to learn.


Posted July 27, 2010

Bullying needs to be controlled in this school! The students treat other students HORRIBLY! We even had a problem with one of the teachers disrespecting and embarrassing my child. The teachers don't seem to care if a student is mistreated. They have their favorites! Once again it is all about who you are, where you live, and how much money you make! Don't send your child to this school if you expect to be treated fairly and you don't have much money!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

Zora Ellis is a good school. Parents need to stay involved for the best outcome. It offers band, Career Tech, gifted, advanced classes, and AMSTI. Visit and see for yourself.


Posted January 13, 2009

i was a current student at Zora Ellis Junior High i love it ,i mean its a good school !! -Tinia Cook
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2008

Great cooperative, enthusiastic principal. Caring capable teachers. Good selection of electives. Work with kids to succeed at their level.
—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 73% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

151 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
69%
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 79% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students51%
Female51%
Male50%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible46%
Special education11%
General population56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Poverty46%
Non-poverty80%

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education16%
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Poverty66%
Non-poverty85%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education20%
General population63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Poverty57%
Non-poverty76%

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education27%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Poverty58%
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 76% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
52%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education18%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty90%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2012.

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2010

 
 
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Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

2009

 
 
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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

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n/a

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE 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 pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Language

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a

Social Studies

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Povertyn/a
Non-povertyn/a
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE 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 pass the test.

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 67% 34%
White 31% 58%
Hispanic 1% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 87%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Scott Bailey
Fax number
  • (256) 315-5704

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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414 Elm St
Talladega, AL 35160
Phone: (256) 315-5700

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