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J E Turner Elementary School

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 3, 2014

I have been at this school for 6 years now with my children. This has been a wonderful school until this year. The principal has come into a school that was great and turned it upside down. She has taken teachers out of there rooms and had "meetings" with them and the teachers come back to class crying. I have been up to the school on different occasions and not once did I see the principal, but when I did she did not even talk to any of the parents. We want our school back. We want our teachers to stay. The children are the ones that will be suffering if this principal is allowed to stay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2014

My son has been attending this school since Kindergarten, he is now going into the third grade. We LOVED that school until the recent principal came along. We've never had a problem and now all we hear is turmoil. The teachers are being bullied by the principal, 20+ teachers are being fired/transferred. All we get from MCPSS is the run around and no answers to why this is happening. Martha Peek held a "parent meeting" but didn't listen or care to ask our concerns or opinions. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

My granddaughter attends J.E. Turner Elementary School. She is treated fair and is taught with respect. Each grade for her is a challenge in a good way, as it should be. The challenge to learn more and more. To teach young children with kindness and humor but yet straightforward is a gift. This being said there are great teachers and wonderful leadership at this school. They seem so dedicated in teaching the children in a way that it seems fun to learn. At this point I have no dissatisfaction in J.E. Turner Elementary. Thank you for being there for our children. We appreciate you! Best Regards


Posted September 26, 2013

I have grandchild in J E Turner now and the teachers are very patient with the students. I volunteer once in a while and can see the progress of the students every time I go.


Posted May 20, 2011

JE Turner is such a great school. Both of my children have went there since kindergarten and they have loved it. My youngest child is fixing to graduate 5th grade at JE Turner. We are definitely going to miss this school. Alot of memories. Thank you JE Turner and their staff for being the best elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

I have two children at this school; a son in 4th grade and a daughter in Kindergarden. They absolutely love this school and so do I! My son is in the special education program which is the absolute best! I just couldn't ask for the teachers and administrators to be more helpful and caring. This is just a wonderful, wonderful school in every way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2008

My Grandaughter loves her school & the teachers. I do wish they had white shirts they would look much better with the plaid skirts & jumpers.


Posted April 6, 2008

JE Turner has a great teaching atmosphere, it is clean and cool. The teachers are really caring and interested in my grandchildren and their success. The principal is there and always ready to improve our children and grandchildren's learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

Great school! Good atmosphere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

My husband and I are the proud Grandparents of two Turner Elementary students. We attended the parade which was held on school campus today. What a breath of fresh air! The children were very organized and creative! My husband is a member of a Mystic Organization,and I must say that we enjoyed this parade far better than any that we attended so far! Thanks to all who helped this be possible! P.S.We will be back next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

This school is very welcoming and clean. The office staff are very friendly and I feel like my children are getting a good education. The principal is willing to work with you and when I had a problem with my son, the guidance counselor called me back right away and gave me suggestions. In other schools, I could never get the teachers, much less the counselor to return my phone calls. Overall, this is a great school and I feel comfortable keeping my children here.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%

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

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant82%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty78%

Reading

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty88%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education54%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty80%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education69%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty88%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty100%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty89%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty100%
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%
Black 2% 34%
Hispanic 1% 5%
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 67%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Luann M Rice
Fax number
  • (251) 221-1287

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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8361 Lott Rd
Wilmer, AL 36587
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