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Union Grove Elementary School

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Posted August 6, 2009

I believe there are pros and cons to every school. The main goal in life as a parent is to readily prepare my children for the outside world. Case and point, my child attended UG for 3 years and transfered to another small school inside the city. She tested below average when arriving (head of her class at UG)and was told she had a lot of catching up to do. We worked very hard over the summer and she is now in the gifted program!!! Go the extra mile for your child, check scores, and stop worrying about who knows who and who does what. Education is what matters. I sometimes think parents are more concerned with how much pull they may have at that school and sacrifice their childs education. Your childs education will jumpstart their career!! UG's scores are below average and I believe I made the best choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

This is my son's first year at Union Grove. For the past few years he attended another local school. My wife and I felt that his academic needs where not being met so we transfer him this year. Yes Union Grove is a small school in a poorer area of town but this does not affect the education that the school provides. Despite what some people believe the teachers at this school have meet the No Child Left Behind policy and meet the Highly qualified requirements. My only regret is that we waited to transfer/move our child until this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

My son is in third grade this year and I think Union Grove is and excellent school. My son was considered for the gifted program and I really feel that the teachers spend time with each and every student there focusing on their good skills and helping them improve in areas they need help in.
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Posted September 26, 2007

I have a child in Kindergarten this year. He started UG last year in the pre-K program. He loves this school and everyone seems to know him. It's nice to know that the teachers are more family oriented than 'strict' school oriented. I have enjoyed my 2 years as a UG mom. The teachers I have come into contact with seem to enjoy working for this school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2006

I have two children attending this school. Both of our children love their teachers and the environment here. My daughter has consistently finished in the top of her class every year and my son is following suit. All schools have their issues,the biggest one for our entire school system is funding. The main cause for the lack of funds is that the surrounding cities are breaking off and forming their own systems. This school handles very well with the funds allowed and for six years now I haven't had a problem with the school,parents,busing or teaching methods. James O
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Posted March 2, 2004

Parents must be aggressive to get basic equal rights to evaluations and student information. Teachers have more control than the principal. This is a poorer school and rarely has what you need for your child to succeed. The school buses are always late or early, never consistant. The teachers are narrowly educated in problem areas such as ADHD, Special Education, ect. I am very dissatisfied with this school, especially since the reason I chose this school is for the lower student teacher ratio.
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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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

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

The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students89%
Female81%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty82%

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty82%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty92%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Poverty79%
Non-poverty85%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty96%
Non-povertyn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty88%
Non-povertyn/a
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
81%
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 Students82%
Female72%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty84%
Non-povertyn/a
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 96% 58%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Black 1% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 69%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Tenna Lynne Anderton
Fax number
  • (256) 753-0021

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3685 Union Grove Rd
Union Grove, AL 35175
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Phone: (256) 753-2532

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