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Tarrant Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 383 students

 

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Posted March 23, 2011

My experience at Tarrant Elementary School has been highly disenchanting. My child suffers from acid reflux due to lactose intolerance, which has been documented by the school. However, two Kindergarden teachers have made it their business to try to secretly harass her. I brought it to the attention of the assistant principal, but I still feel unsatisfied. I feel these teachers are continuing their act, but not openly. I have contacted the Superintendent , and I am awaiting a reply. Overall, I would rate the experience as an F.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

To any parent who are having to sent their child to tarrant middle school....it is as bad as the storys are... the racism high....the vice principal is the worst one....I would not recommend this school to any one.....if you do pray for their safety...We were able to take our son out of this school
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Posted March 28, 2008

Tarrant is a step up from the City school. My kids have been at Tarrant for quite some time now. They have always had good teachers and the principal at the elementary is very compassionate about the school. It is our place at parents to be watchful and listen to our kids. If you feel something is not right go to the Board. That is exactly what they are for. I am kinda worried about the middle but I am going to have to be proactive and visit & observe. Also, train my kids at home how to carry themselves in a learning enviroment. Training starts at home.
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Posted March 27, 2007

Our overall experience with tarrant elementary school was not very good. Our child attended the 3rd grade at tarrant. Parent involvement is not very high in the tarrant schools systems and it causes discipline to be a major issue. when we transferred our son to another school system, he was behind in quite a few subjects. Since he has moved to the new school system he no longer complains about classroom distractions and it shows in his grade improvement!
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Posted August 23, 2004

I have 1 child in the elementary school and one that started in k and went until 4th. She is now at the middle school. Last year I had issues that I didnt like about the elementary school. I felt like the principal was running it like a prison. This year we have a new principal. I feel like this is a very possitive thing. She will be wonderful for our elementary school. This was a move in the right direction for our school system. We have new principals at all 3 schools. I feel like this will help our schools. Now we just need to work on cleaning up our city.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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
Not migrant95%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female97%
Male86%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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
Not migrant92%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 75% 34%
Hispanic 17% 5%
White 7% 58%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 95%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Sherlene Mcdonald
Fax number
  • (208) 849-3716

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1269 Portland St
Tarrant, AL 35217
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