School Details

Julian Harris Elementary School

1922 McAuliffe Dr SW, Decatur, AL 35603
(256) 552-3096
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 508 students 17 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

82%
87%
85%
92%
87%
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 2012
  • Decatur City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
91%
85%
96%
89%
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 2012
  • Decatur City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
92%
91%
91%
88%
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.
82%
76%
80%

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 2012
  • Decatur City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Julian Harris Elementary School is a public elementary school in Decatur. The principal of Julian Harris Elementary School is Mr William H Kimbrell, whose e-mail is Hank.Kimbrell@dcs.edu. 508 children attend Julian Harris Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 25% of the 508 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Julian Harris Elementary School is 17:1. Woodmeade Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 33%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I was so thankful to move to a different school district. Many teachers at Julian Harris like to play favorites with their students. My daughter has been excelling in school ever since we moved away from Julian Harris!

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school! Great principal and great teachers. My whole family loves this school. Because of the great leadership at this school our kids go to Space Camp!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I don't have a single bad thing to say about Julian Harris. Every aspect- the principle the teachers the councelors the PTA and the after-school programs- has impressed me. I have two children in this school and am very pleased.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff and teachers care about the children. I know my grandchildren are learning and being looked after. I have really enjoyed the programs I have attended.

  • (6 years ago)

    great school i love it! and the teachers are wonderful.

  • (8 years ago)

    Julian Harris is the best school in Decatur. You have great teachers along with a great Principal. Everyone listens and loves to hear new ideas and always your thoughts and concerns. Keep it up! Between my 2 children we have been at Julian Harris 6 years.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have been at JHES since kingergarten and sadly after this school year my daughter only has 5th grade left. It seems our experience improves each year. The teachers and staff are outstanding.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is 'The Best' Elementary School around parents are involved and the school wants you to be. Mrs. Doran made first grade better for us. Thank you

  • (11 years ago)

    Julian Harris Elementary really involves parents in the education process. I have never seen a more open school. Academics are also excellent.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools