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Univ Place Elementary School

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Posted November 5, 2013

My child attended Arcadia Elementary's pre-k last year and was selected to attend university place for the STEAM program. Thus far I am very disappointed..... His teacher is unorganized and so is the school. Principal & others are very unfriendly. A move back to arcadia after the school year is a good possibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

I have three children that attends this school and the teachers and principal knows everyone of them, they are so personable. This past year my oldest two have passed with A's and B's. I wouldn't want my kids to attend any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2010

I am very disappointed in the low standards set as this school. My child isn't learning any science, or history as they are only working on math and reading right now in preparation for state testing. There is rarely homework given and it is used as a punishment when it is given out. I don't believe that this school fosters a love of learning or achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They have a wonderful Pre-K unit and the special ed teachers are amazing! The Principal is one of the two most active principals I've ever seen in my time in Tuscaloosa!


Posted June 19, 2009

As a parent of two special needs students. I love this school. The staff is well trained and works with parents to ensure that every child will get the best education. We are not zoned for this school but I would not have my special needs kids go anywhere else! Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

As a parent of two special needs students the educational environment excells. The staff is well trained. Before we moved here I was told that my child would never be in a 'regular' classroom. The staff at University place has not only helped get him into a classroom with typical peers but the educational standards they demand from my child has allowed him to excell and he is now in the gifted program! I Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

As a parent from out of state, I have been disappointed in the educational environment at this school. It seems as though the school does not believe in raising standards, but lower standards. I now have a child who excelled and love school to dreading school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

As a parent from out of town and out of state, I was glad to have my son zoned to a school with such a supportive staff. They have made my transition into the Tuscaloosa City School System as smooth as possible. I was welcomed with warm smiles and hugs that I am sure will be used to set up a great environment for learning for my student.
—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.

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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
57%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
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 migrant84%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
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 migrant84%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
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 English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant77%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Blackn/a
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 English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
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 migrant91%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female95%
Male72%
Blackn/a
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 migrant82%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male56%
Blackn/a
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 migrant61%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 81% 34%
Hispanic 11% 5%
White 4% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 82%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Deron S Cameron
Fax number
  • (205) 759-3768

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2000 First Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
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