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Arcadia Elementary School

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Posted July 30, 2012

So far I love this school ! Mrs Landers & Mrs. Ward were her 1st &2nd grade teachers. The entire staff has always been very nice from what i have seen for myself. The secretary (Mrs.Partlow if i am not mistaken) has always been so wonderful and nice even when you can see that she is very busy she still finds a way to help you out and answer the phone too !!! Everyone has been great , my child has never complained to me and lil children tend to tell everything ...lol
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I love this school! The teachers and principal are uncommonly invested in providing students an excellent education that is creative, integrative, and focuses on the whole person. The school environment is warm and respectful of the diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds of its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

My oldest step son attends Arcadia and he loves it. From what I saw through him, I liked the school and was pleased as well. My youngest is starting this year so we will see....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

My twins attended this school for the first time last year and boy were we pleased! Not only are the teachers some of the best around but they genuinely care about the success of your child. Ms. Sutton and her staff work hard to ensure the kids are in a safe fun-filled learning environment. My children blossomed tremendously under the care of Arcadia.
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Posted March 14, 2006

Great school. Ms. Sutton along with everyone there are so nice and personable. Highly recommended. Tracy Caldwell
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Posted July 7, 2005

This school is the best kept secret in Tuscaloosa. It has high test scores, fabulous teachers, and a very good mix of socioeconomic stats. It is small enough to allow the teachers to know just about every student's name, which is naturally conducive to a family atmosphere. I have never met a more loving group of teachers. They are firm, but fair and have high expectations for their students. Sending your child anywhere else would be just plain silly!
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Posted November 19, 2004

Arcadia Elementary is a great school. The teachers are loving and they are thorough teachers. The support staff is very polite and they show all visitors and students respect. The principal is the greates principal I ever known. The parents really support the students, teachers, and the other staff. Very excellent school for an elementary student.
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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 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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

The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male53%
Black48%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
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

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White75%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Poverty56%
Not poverty86%

Reading

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Black78%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty81%
Not poverty90%
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

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty0%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Poverty84%
Not poverty93%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students89%
Female84%
Male93%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Poverty85%
Not poverty100%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 56% 34%
White 32% 58%
Hispanic 10% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 60%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Mary Jean Sutton
Fax number
  • (205) 759-3754

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3740 Arcadia Dr
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
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Phone: (205) 759-3567

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