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Vestavia Hills Elementary Central

Public | PK, 4-5

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 26, 2014

At VHEC, it is safe and a GREAT enviroment, they do regular fire drills and intruder drills, I feel great about this so my child will know what to do if she needs to! The reason I gave it four stars is because some of the teachers pick favorites, my child has come home and told me about how her teacher might let only her "teachers pets" do things, to me this is unfair! But the rest of this school is the best! They enjoy parents helping and help running school activities if you are just moving, I would suggest this school to anybody! They even have a police officer that watches everything and he comes in and teaches kids about the right thing to do and stuff like that, I know my child is in good hands, and there is many things to look forward to, I hope this was helpful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

Strong administration here at this school. Children learn to "do the right thing because it is the right thing to do". Academics highly valued, as is strong parental involvement. A great learning environment for any child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

At VHEC your child will be taught strong academics as well as strong character traits. The entire Vestavia Hills School system is devoted to excellence in education, community involvment and strong character education. This is a superb school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

We have lived in Wayzata, MN, Westlake Village, CA, Chesterfield, MO, and Charlotte, NC and the Vestavia Schools superpass the private and public schools in these areas. Outstanding teachers, administrators and staff with the resource they need to help students excel. Parental involvement is extremely high and valued.
—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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

356 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

347 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

348 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education65%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty74%
Non-poverty94%

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education71%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
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

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education63%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty86%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

348 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education63%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty97%
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 82% 58%
Black 10% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Hispanic 1% 5%
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 10%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1289 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
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