School Details

Danville-Neel Elementary School

8688 Danville Rd, Danville, AL 35619
(256) 773-7183
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 528 students 15 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

96%
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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
  • Morgan County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
85%
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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
  • Morgan County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Danville-Neel Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hartselle. The principal of Danville-Neel Elementary School is Mr Glenn Chuck Lang and can be contacted at gclang@morgank12.org. 528 students attend Danville-Neel Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 49% of the 528 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Danville-Neel Elementary School is 15:1. Chestnut Grove Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    DNES is a great school and has awesome teachers. The principal on the other hand is very rude never once has she introduced herself to me. She has made alot of changes at the school some are good but most are not. ISS for elementary students is ridiculous! If they child is late it should be the parents getting in trouble NOT the child! Changing the schools times for drop off and pick up is not helping anything. While I was dropping my son off the principal yelled at me because I didn't pull up far enough in the car line. She has threatened other parents( in front of students and parents). If she is doing this in front if people what is she doing when no one is around. She talks badly about kids parents and other teachers to the office staff or her personal phone calls while kids/ parents are in office. Forces kids to clean with janitors as punishment for tattling... I grew up at DNES and have always loved it and now my children go there. But the new principal is ruining that school. And there are alot of other parents that would agree. Something needs to be done ASAP!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers at this school are really great with the children. They strive for every child to succeed. I can not really say the same for the principal. I feel like she is there for a paycheck and not the kids. As a parent you would like to be able to talk with the principal and work though issues. You are not able to with her. It is her way or no way. If you are in her "group" you have it made. In order to be in that group you have to brown nose. I assume there is favoritism everywhere but usually it is not as obvious is all I am saying. So I would say my child strives at this school! She loves it.

  • (1 year ago)

    DNES has some awesome teachers...I wish you coulld say the same for the administrator. She's rude and "clicky" with certain patents/kids and as long as your in her click your find..but if you ever have issues with anything at school..forget it. She doesn't resolve them but makes it worse..it's a her way or the highway school now. DNES use to be one of the most pleasant schools to walk into..it was parent friendly..but not any more. I miss the days of Mr Lang and Mr Jones.

  • (3 years ago)

    Danville Neel is an awesome school! Both of my children go there. The principle is truly an amazing person...Extremely kind helpful and supportive. Teachers are top notch.

  • (4 years ago)

    The office staff are very rude to children and some parents. I have witnessed on more than one instance. The principal is great! Every morning he is there to greet the kids and takes time to speak to everyone. The teachers for the most part are great.

  • (6 years ago)

    Danville Neel Elementary is the best kept secret in North Alabama. I've never met a better Principle than Mr. Lang he is authoritative as well as supportive. Even the ladies in the cafeteria are A++. If we could get this kind of leadership and teaching talent at the Middle & HS level we would truly be the best school system.

  • (8 years ago)

    Danville Neel Elementary has a new principle Mr. Lang. He is a wonderful person as well as a princple. He is outside of the school every morning and afternoon. He is a true leader for our children to follow and learn from. Our staff of teachers our amazing. They our GREAT with our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child is so challenged each day when he enters the doorway of Danville-Neel Elementary School. This year has been quite different with the new principal. I never knew how much Mr. Jones (Former Principal) meant to all of us. He made everyone feel so special and important. I am so thankful my two children had the influence of Mr. Jones and his ability to make them realize their potential. Danville-Neel Elementary School has a tremendous group of teachers. Thanks for truly loving the children.

  • (10 years ago)

    Danville neel is a pretty good school. My daughter attends there and this is her second year at danville she likes it very well.

  • (11 years ago)

    What do I say? The past five years for my child have been an incredible instructional experience. From the highly-qualified Danville-Neel School family to the highly-visible principal Mr. Jones my child has had the most incredible educational experience one could imagine. The smiling faces the excitement in the hallways the student's work everywhere this learning community is well deserving of the numerous local state and national awards! I am truly honored to say my child attended Danville-Neel Elementary School. Thanks to all of his teachers for the countless hours of dedication love and nurturing you gave to him unconditionally. Your efforts are recognized and greatly appreciated. You are making a difference in the lives of children!

  • (11 years ago)

    You cannot say enough about the impact this elementary school has made on the children of the Danville-Neel community. I am so proud to say my two children attend Danville-Neel Elementary School. The staff truly cares about the children. From the smiles of the staff to the smiles of the children I know my children are in great hands. They challenge my children; however the teachers are always looking for ways to make learning fun! My kids want to go to school! Thanks Danville-Neel Elementary School!

  • (11 years ago)

    Danville-Neel Elementary School is truly the 'five-star' school of Morgan County. Each staff member goes the extra mile to reach each child. It is amazing to walk into this school. The children truly love coming to school. The entire community of Danville-Neel supports the mission of this school. Great faculty and staff! Numerous local state and national awards! Thanks for always putting our children first!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am so proud to say my children attends Danville-Neel Elementary School. From the moment you drive upon the campus the observer can tell this school is different. Everyone on the Danville-Neel staff truly put children first! The school has won numerous local state and national awards. It is amazing what they do with our children.

  • (12 years ago)

    A great school with a wonderful principal and amazing teachers. The children are always the top priority at Danville-Neel.

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