School Details

Concord Elementary School

6015 Warrior River Rd, Bessemer, AL 35023
(205) 379-3150
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 360 students 15 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

78%
84%
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82%
85%
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
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
84%
82%
98%
90%
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
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
94%
93%
94%
89%
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.
90%
77%
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
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Concord Elementary School is a public elementary school in Concord. The principal of Concord Elementary School is Mr David L Foster, who can be contacted at dfoster@jefcoed.com. 360 students attend Concord Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 42% of the 360 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Concord Elementary School is 15:1. Calvary Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 43%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Concord Elementary School has proven itself to be big in heart as well as academic quality. Its students and faculty are a true community of learners. I am blessed to have Concord Elementary as my children's school. They are greeted by name each morning from a principal who truly cares. I also know they are being taught by qualified and dedicated teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son was born with a learning disability and concord school teacher with special education really help him alot. His doctor told us that this was the best school for him so we moved to sylvan springs so that he could get a great education. Mr. Foster and his staff has done a great job. Keep it up you the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    A down home county school. A great learning place. My kids love it. The teachers are great and want the kids to excel.

  • (7 years ago)

    Best school in the state!

  • (7 years ago)

    Best school staff and location for over 80 years. Jefferson county needs this school in this location. I have 2 childern(girls) in this school and I would like to see my grand childern go to school at the same location. If it was good enough for my great uncle it's good enough for my girls.

  • (7 years ago)

    In my opinion Concord Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. My oldest son attended Concord for six years. He received a wonderful education and he loved it. My youngest son is in the 4th grade at Concord. He has never had one complaint about the school and he loves and respects all of his teachers. The principal Mr. Foster is the main reason that this school excels. He has quality teachers and staff and he gets to know each child personally. The PTO officers are constantly planning events to further improve the school. Parents get involved at Concord and that is what it takes to have an excellent school. Kim Gossett

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children that attend Concord. It is a wonderful school. Everyone knows each other. We are like family.

  • (7 years ago)

    my son has been gone from concord for two years this is his last year of elementary school. he is so excited to be coming back. we love everyone there.. he is so glad to be back with all his friends and great teachers. he loves Mr foster too. he will be in 5th grade he loves school and the reason for that is because of the great staff at concord.. thank you concord staff we love you. holly phillips

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter has been in Concord for three years. Neither of us would have her go anywhere else! She is receiving a wonderful education as well as social skills and moral values. All the parents and students agree that 'Concord Rocks! The reason for this is the staff. Everyone from the lunchroom workers office staff and faculty to the principal take the time to get to know the children on a personal level... and they all HONESTLY CARE! Mr Foster (the pricipal) knows every single child in school by name and knows the parents as well. He cares more than ANY principle I have ever encountered! WE LOVE CONCORD ELEMENTARY!

  • (10 years ago)

    Concord elementary rocks! my daughters have been there for three years and we have to leave this year ( mr. Foster mrs. Mccroskey mrs. Forsyth and mrs. Mahaffey are the greates teachers. I have loved every minute of their first years of school. This is a top notch school and i must agree that this is a great example of how a school should operate. I cannot thank all of the teachers and mr. Foster for an awesome three years. Thank you thank you thank you.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is now preparing to go on from Pittman to Hueytown HS. We will always value her years at Concord as her best. During her time there she and many others lost their house in a tornado and that time of our life would have been much mord difficult had it not been for the the principal David Foster and all the teachers. At concorrd she not only got a good solid education but was able to develop her social skills which is so inmpoortant for an only child. It's not a new bright shiny place but is kept clean and David does a great job of getting parents involved in improvements. In these days of impersonal education it is nice to see as principal they greet each student by name at the door every morning and is interested in their individual progress.

  • (10 years ago)

    Concord Elementary is a wonderful example of how a school should operate. There is always quality teacher and parent involvement in the education of our children. I know my children are well cared for and are being taught by teachers who sincerely care. I attended concord myself as do both of my children. I am proud to be a part of it!

  • (10 years ago)

    Concord is an awesome school! Both of my children have attended Concord and we loved it. I wish it went through the 12th grade. The principal teachers and staff are so caring. I would recommend Concord to everyone!'

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. The teacher parents and children all work together to make their school the best. I would recommend it to anybody.

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