School Details

Jonesboro Elementary School

125 Owen Ave, Bessemer, AL 35020
(205) 432-3400
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 977 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

82%
67%
83%
81%
74%
87%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bessemer City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
71%
82%
65%
69%
88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bessemer City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
85%
93%
68%
72%
89%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
43%
60%
82%

Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bessemer City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
76%
77%
83%
82%
88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bessemer City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jonesboro Elementary School is a public middle school in Bessemer. The principal of Jonesboro Elementary School is Mr Darryl V Aikerson and can be contacted at dvaikerson@bessk12.org. 977 students attend Jonesboro Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 90% of the 977 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jonesboro Elementary School is 16:1. James A Davis Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 94% 93%
Hispanic 3% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
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 90% 89%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I am A student at jonesboro elementary school.I am now moving on into Davis Middle.As a student at jonesboro elementary school i have learned more than what i had set my standars to be.At Grade 2 our pricidal and teachers said that i was on the same level as the smartest student in the whole school.She was in grade 5.The teachers at Jonesboro elementery School is outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended this school as a child and I absolutely loved it!! I went back recently and it feels exactly the same. The teachers are helpful the staff is great and the material is still very insightful.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attends Jonesboro. His teacher was excellent. Mrs. Craig was very patient and very informative. He had a great time and he learned a lot his kindergarten year. I was a little skeptical at first but after getting to know his teacher and the staff they are really patient with the children. Didn't take long for me to feel completely comfortable with them.

  • (6 years ago)

    Geat school and excellent teachers.My child was in Ms. Windsor's kindergarten class last year and I was very impressed. She was outstanding!

  • (7 years ago)

    Jonesboro Elementary is an excellent school. They have teachers that are qualified to teach and are concerned about their students. They have made many improvements not only in acedemics but also in extracurricular activities.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has improved by leaps and bounds. I have lived in this area for over 43 years. My children as well as my grandchildren have attended this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son attends JE and the quaility of his education is suffering. His teacher is more concern with test scores and covering material more than she is with him and the other students learning the information. I do believe that schools should be for learning but learning should also be fun. When you treat kids like animals they act like animals but when you give them a caring and nurturing environment they grow into strong successful indiviuals. I would rate this school at a weak 3 out of 10.

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