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Evelyn D Houston Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 265 students

 

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Posted April 12, 2012

i love the school but my favorite thing is the 4th grade teachers i also like the 1st grade teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

I have had three children to attend this school. I will have two more children to attend this school. I believe the teachers in this school are good teachers but overloaded without having the support they need from the principal. I have ben treated with cold indifference when trying to address problems involving my children and bullies, as well as with academic difficulties. Thank God for the teachers and Teacher aides (such as speech and LD) for my children would be left far behind if it was up to this principal. I would like to see the people in this city vote her out. I know the Superintindent here has a drawer full of parent complaints against her. Her tenure should be revoked so that our children will have a chance at a strong academic and socially enlightened start in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2008

I think Dr. Patterson is doing a wonderful job at the school and I am thrilled my son attends Houston.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2007

Well let's see. Dr. Patterson has no leadership in this school. And what's worse is the students know it. Their is no discipline in this school. Dr. Patterson does not make parents feel welcome at the school. The teachers are great they do there job but could use a lot of help with the trouble kids from the principle. I would not even send my worst enemies kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2004

I used to be a student at this school and it used to be wonderful.now I would recomend that parents who have students should take them out ASAP because the principal is mean and cold and she doesnt handle harrasment the way she should. I have a cousin who is in sixth grade at houston and he is being chased by alot of kids and no one will do anything about it. parents I am only 13 years old and I care. if you have a student at this school take them out! tiffany d. moore
—Submitted by a former student


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 85% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students66%
Female77%
Male56%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White69%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Poverty65%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Poverty78%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black65%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Poverty70%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty91%
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 Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty87%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty78%
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 Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Black74%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education31%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty80%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education46%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty91%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
71%
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 Students59%
Female50%
Male69%
Black55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%
Poverty56%
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
Black 72% 35%
White 26% 58%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr Dolia Mcintosh Patterson
Fax number
  • (256) 315-5804

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1310 Ashland Hwy
Talladega, AL 35160
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