School Details

Piney Chapel Elementary School

20835 Elkton Rd, Athens, AL 35614
(256) 233-6674
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 218 students 13 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

85%
85%
83%
85%
88%
87%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Limestone County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
78%
82%
94%
90%
88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Limestone County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
93%
93%
80%
89%
89%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
67%
81%
82%

Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Limestone County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Piney Chapel Elementary School is a public middle school in Athens. The principal of Piney Chapel Elementary School is Mr Bill Hardyman, who can be contacted at bill.hardyman@lcsk12.org. 218 children attend Piney Chapel Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 77% of the 218 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Piney Chapel Elementary School is 13:1. Athens Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Baseball
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 9%
Hispanic 27% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.4% %
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child will be returning to Piney Chapel after a failed experience last year. Her kindergarten teacher just did not have the patience to deal with her "accidents" which were no more or less frequent than the other children (I've heard). The other staff were friendly but hard to work with at times. And this teacher just was not willing to compromise even after several attempts to reason with her. The school is not rated well and for good reason. You won't find a good quality education from a public school here in Limestone County. The state of Alabama is severely lacking. Not even the Principal had many suggestions of how to help us all have a more productive year so ultimately I pulled my child out to try again next year (this year now). We came into Piney Chapel with the mentality of succeeding and having a great Kindergarten experience but it just didn't happen that way for us.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 children attending this school for the first time this year. It has been a pleasant experience so far. The school staff works so well with parents and students. The teachers that my children have do so much more than teach the regular subjects. They genuinely care about the students. I would highly recommend this school!

  • (10 years ago)

    I have one child who has attended Piney Chapel since the first grade. We have been very happy with the school and teachers. I like that it is a small school and the children feel safe and cared for by the teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love piney because it is a small school. My son has attended since kindergarden. He loves it we have never had any problems. The teachers are great. I highly recommend this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have 2 children that go to Piney. I love the quality of attention and the teacher involvement in their curriculum. Everyone in the community is great. I would recommend this school for anyone that is looking for a great place for your kids to go to school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have one child that goes to Piney. It is a small school but it just great for K-6 grade. The little ones don't have to watch for the bigger kids. Being a small school has it ups and downs cause we don't get the help we need to grow.

  • (11 years ago)

    Please consider looking into this schools history of administrative turnover and teacher quality before selecting this school for your children's education.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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