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Posted September 18, 2010

I like this school. I have two children there and I know they receive a quality education. The principal and assistant principal do fun and exciting things to keep the kids involved, and the teachers/staff are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

Not a school to send your children to. Bullies roam the hallways out of control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

what happened to the Godleness, in our school, you see childrn bringing guns and knifes to school and, kids are not even able to bring a bible to school. and now the school will not even let the us say a prayer before lunch or anything... It is an okay, school!! !
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2010

This school is great sometimes , i just dont approve of the principle all the time !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2010

My grandchild, is in the 4th grade and I have been so impressed with the curriculum and teachers at ELMS. Last month they were one of only 12 schools in the state to be awarded the designation of Alabama Banner School. Couldn't ask for a better recommendation than that. Only the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

there helpful and polite.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

I know this is a wonderful school - the test scores are good and many innovative techniques are being used.


Posted February 24, 2005

I am a Parent of three Students at East Lawrence Middle and High School. I can honestly say that things have deteriated at an alarming rate over the years. I strongly support education and come from a background of educational workers. There is a severe lack of parent teacher communication. Every time an attempt is made to contact a faculty member at the middle or high school it is met with a negative reaction and strong resistance. One of the most disappointing is the physical education department. Instead of teaching the important values of physical education, they are tought to line dance, or just sit and do nothing.The most important issue is a serious one. Put GOD back in school otherwise things will never improve, Thank you for this opportunity to voice our thoughts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

My children have been going to this school for 9 yrs now the school is getting so out of hand ,each yr only gets worse the teachers and principal our not doing there job as far as the students go something has to change at this school or there is going to be major problems in the future parents have put in complaints time and time again with school board but no one is listening parents we need to stand together on this issue for our childrens sake.....A concerend parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2004

My child has attended this school since kindergarten. I have only had a problem with one teacher so far. He is now in the 7th grade and every teacher I have come in contact with has been more than helpful. They have no problem with me visiting the school. If I feel there is a problem them have always been more than ready to help me overcome it. My son has learned alot and enjoys this school very much. Keep it up folks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

This school is bad because the teachers tend to jump all over you if you do one tiny thing wrong. Some of the teachers get mad at you on the first day of school if you take your kid in and see the teacher yourself. They act like they don't want you around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

My daughter has gone to this school for 8 years now and each one seems to be getting worse. The teachers tend to lump the kids into one group, all bad. They give the impression they are there for the paycheck only. The principal hides all the time from any discipline problems, which are never resolved. I just hope High School will be a lot better.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

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 77% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
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 73% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%

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 79% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
76%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty75%

Reading

All Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant86%
Poverty84%
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 Students73%
Female82%
Male66%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White77%
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special educationn/a
General population77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty82%

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special educationn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty85%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male78%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special educationn/a
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty84%

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty83%
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

Math

All Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Black50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White63%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Special educationn/a
General population64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%
Poverty51%
Non-poverty74%

Reading

All Students84%
Female92%
Male77%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special educationn/a
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty91%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Poverty72%
Non-poverty69%

Reading

All Students87%
Female81%
Male91%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty81%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
89%
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

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty73%
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

Science

All Students82%
Female90%
Male75%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special educationn/a
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty91%
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 80% 58%
Black 14% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
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 67%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Cindy Praytor
Fax number
  • (256) 905-2477

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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99 County Rd 370
Trinity, AL 35673
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