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West Morgan Elementary School

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Posted February 19, 2009

This school has a great principal and great teachers who are truly concerned with the children's education. Both of my son's attended WM elementary and i:m more than pleased with the quality of care and education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

Love it, love it, love it! Our son is in kindergarten and reading on a 2nd-3rd grade level. His teacher is fabulous and we love the nuturing and friendly environment. We are so happy to be at WME and we plan to be here for many years to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

My child is in Kindergarten at WME I am so amazed at what she learned in just the first semester. She is already reading and writing. She has the best teacher and every time I go to help at the school all the staff is wonderful. I am grateful to have her attending she a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

We had heard so many wonderful things about WM before my 1st child was even in school, so when it was time, we moved into WM district, 7 years ago. It was the best decision we could have ever made. Now, we have 2 children that attend West Morgan Schools, one in 2nd Grade and the oldest is now in 7th. All the teachers my girls have had over the years have been truely helpful in my girls well being, education and most of all, a wonderful outlook on life in general. My girls enjoy school, treat their friends, teachers and classmates with respect. My oldest was chosen for Nat Junior Honor Society and that tells me that my daughter's teachers must be doing something right! WM parents and teacher, in general, I think love this area. Everyone here has the WM SPIRIT!
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Posted May 23, 2006

I couldn't have chosen a better school for my child to go to. My child is in the third grade now and continues to be doing very well academicly. My worse fear was that my child not have a teacher help him or interact with me and his dad on the problems that he faced, but I can honestly say that the teachers work very hard toward the education of our children. The schools sports have also helped to keep my child involved. I also appreciate the fact that frequent updates about the school and educational oppertunities are always sent home in the newsletter. I can't think of another school that I would like my child to attend other than West Morgan. Thanks,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Awesome school! I received an excellent education at West Morgan. I am now pursuing my degree in elementary education because of the wonderful teaching and leadership. The teachers are wonderful, the students are friendly, and the lunches are good. Thanks West Morgan!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

I am relatively critical of West Morgan as a school, but the parent who claimed that the principal was not involved, the bathrooms are dirty, and lunches are horrible is way off base. Yes, West Morgan has quite a few teachers who are detrimental to the reputation of teachers everywhere, but the school is very clean, the lunches are not only good, but offer a wide variety of foods to the students, and Mr. Kimbrell is the most involved, dedicated principal I have ever known. He was at nearly every softball game last year, and he even went to Montgomery to cheer the girls on at State Playoffs. He is at most if not all of the football games, and nearly every basketball game. The man single handedly painted the parking lot this year so the lines would be clear and the kids could have designated parking spaces. They don't come much better than that. My only complaint is that a couple of the teachers at West Morgan seem to delight in flunking students...and have even BRAGGED about it. And too many teachers are coaches who are not actually teaching, but rather simply assigning pages to be read and questions to be answered. That is not teaching. Of course then there are dedicated professionals like Mrs. Marquart, Mrs. French ( who sadly left West Morgan last year to become a reading specialist at Cedar Ridge), Mrs. Mac, and Mrs. Jarnagin who go way beyond the call of duty to teach our kids and prepare them for the future.
—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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learners88%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population89%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty97%
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%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty90%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty98%
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

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
White 66% 58%
Hispanic 28% 5%
Black 5% 34%
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 61%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Earl H Leonard
Fax number
  • (256) 350-5756

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571 Old Hwy 24
Trinity, AL 35673
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