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Madison Cross Roads Elementary School

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Posted April 24, 2014

We moved from the Huntsville City School District to Madison County Schools. Our child attended a HCS from Kindergarten and all I can say is that we couldn't have made a better decision about moving! The level of care, education resources, teacher professionalism, and overall structure of MXR has more than proved itself as well organized, more than competent staff of educators. Lets not forget the bus drivers, they are awesome! Safety and security of the children on the bus is number one to them and that is extremely appreciated! Principal Dennis is always available and extremely helpful! I recommend this school to everyone that is looking for an well oiled, supportive, caring, and highly talented group of educators for their children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2014

My kids have gone here PK-5, and I have taught school here as well. Teachers and admin are well informed, most have at least a masters degree, and they strive to make this a 21st century school. Technology is at the forefront as a tool for teaching, however children are always first. There is plenty of support available for students in need, including the medical clinic ( and soon dental clinic) attached to the school. A great place to send your children and to work,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

My grandson attends school at Madison Cross roads Elementary and is progressing extremely fast! I could not be more pleased that he is getting a good education.


Posted October 17, 2013

This school is one of the worse schools I have seen. The teaachers are all unhappy, always yelling at the kids. They act as if they hate there job. Why would you become an elementary teacher and be so bitter toward kids. If you have issues with the school you would be better off to talk to the school board then get the principals attention. This school is really not a good school at all. Its old, and doens't function well. Most of the staff is very unpleasant to deal with, rude, and make you feel very unwelcome when you come to the school. The food in the cafateria is nasty gross. I wouldn't feed it to my animals yet alone my kids. The only happy people you see in the school are the lunch people. Always very sweet to the kids, and very upbeat. This school should not be ranked at a 7, it should be more on the ends of a 1 or less. If you can avoid this school do it at all cost. You will be greatly dissappointed with the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

What a great school! My was a bit apprehensive at first, but as a former teacher myself....I was very impressed with the resources, attitude and atmosphere of the school. This is our second year at this school, and we are very pleased. My oldest attended last year (now at Sparkman Middle, another great school!), and he was well prepared for the transition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

I have two children and this is our second year at Madison Crossroads. I am very pleased. The teachers are excellent and a lot of them really do go above and beyond ! The administration is very supportive and friendly. As far as the PTO, I have learned just this year (and my oldest is in 4th grade!) that it really is what you can put into it as parents. The teachers and administration have so many tasks they have to do it's impossible for them to do it all some times. Parents make a HUGE difference!! This is the first year I've been able to volunteer and it is such a rewarding and enlightening experience that I would encourage all that can possibly volunteer to do so. You will not regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

This will be our last year of elementary school! Over the years we have developed a great relationship with both the administraiton and teachers. We have a great support staff, and great parent volunteers, not to mention a national award winning math specialist who works tirelessly to improve our students' math skills. Great place to be involved and feel a part of everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

I am admittedly a 'school' snob and was quite concerned about the financial status of fellow students as indicated on this board and others like it, not to mention the school scores ... yikes. We entered K with a backup plan to pull our child out and enter him into private school if necessary. Our experience thus far has measured up to the DOD school systems for Kindergarten. We will start 1st grade next week, hoping to have the same experience as last year. It really is all about the teachers ... and so far we have had some great ones!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I would like to say I am very Happy with Madison Cross Roads elementary school. We are new to the area. My child has a wonderful kindergarten teacher. The principle is very nice and my child is learning so much at the school. I do recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

My children have gone to MXR for 4 years now and I absolutely love it. The staff is very caring and always go above and beyond the duty of teachers. My children have loved this school and I look forward to the coming years at MXR!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2005

My son began his education at MXR this year. He has had the most wonderful experience. The Kindergarten teachers strive to bring our Alabama students above the median. The PTA needs improvment. A shift toward more attention on Parent/Teacher communication would be a great improvement. The PTA is more involved in other activities rather than focusing on the Parent/Teacher relationship. Parents would be able to help assist their students in correcting or improving their learning ability if the Teachers were given the forum to gudie us toward these goals. A mandatory Parent /Teacher conference per grading period would be a great improvement.The system of course is in need of any financial assistance it can receive. However, both economic and proper use of what they have has been achieved. I would choose to move to this school district again if given the choice. Sincerely, HDJ
—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.

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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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty95%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education79%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education53%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty92%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White94%
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education88%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male87%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White93%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education53%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty89%
Non-poverty95%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Native100%
White91%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education71%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty95%
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 71% 58%
Black 19% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 47%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Mitzi Dennis
Fax number
  • (256) 828-8759

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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11548 Pulaski Pk
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