School Details

Hidden Lake Elementary School

1475 Prevatt Rd, Dothan, AL 36301
(334) 794-1491
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 585 students 17 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

99%
87%
83%
97%
89%
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
  • Dothan City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
85%
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
  • Dothan City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
94%
93%
99%
91%
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.
76%
77%
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
  • Dothan City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hidden Lake Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dothan. The principal of Hidden Lake Elementary School is Mrs Patricia Hales, who can be contacted at pahales@dothan.k12.al.us. 585 students attend Hidden Lake Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 58% of the 585 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Hidden Lake Elementary School is 17:1. Grandview Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Bicycling
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 40%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 55%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 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 58% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    While they rank high in overall grades of their students I have not been pleased with other factors of this school. With the growing obesity in children and constant literature they provide about healthy children I find it ironic they can't run at recess nor a "fast walk". From my experience I don't believe the children are treating equally in terms of discipline. If your child has any behavior issues you may want to think again about this school. I promise they will be titled a trouble maker and will be reprimanded for things the teachers do not see or hear themselves. While my son is not an angel by any means he has been trying very hard to improve his behavior yet he will be the only child in a group acting up who receives punishment. Now I'm not na ve I know kids won't take responsibility for their actions but when my son comes home on a regular basis crying because he is trying very hard and either not partaking or hasn't done anything yet receives the blame and get the points deducted from his conduct grade then the teacher has no explanation for you-you begin to wonder just what is going on. We are selling our house just to get away from this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I LOVE this school! Both of my daughters are in this school (5th and K) and both see special area teachers. The teachers and special are teachers are all AWESOME. I am scared for the teachers at the middle school because this mommy has been spoiled with Hidden Lake's fantastic teachers. FYI this school has the best PTO ever.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our foster/adoptive kids all attended Hidden Lake and we believe that the staff and curriculum are both excellent. The teachers are attentive and helpful and with the replacement of the previous principal the entire staff seems to be working together. We have had a few teachers who were marginal but most are truly outstanding and we didn't want the overall rating to suffer for the few who are overachievers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hidden Lake Elementary is a great school with a staff that strives to maintain a loving environment for students to grow and learn in.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hidden Lake is a great school. My sons are currently enrolled in 4th and 5th grade there. They enjoy their teachers and learn much. They both go on field trips. The principal is excellent.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am pleased with how quickly both of my children learned and grew in this school. One of my children began K knowing 11 of her letters and could count to 13. By the beginning of 1st grade she had advanced to 2nd grade reading and math and by the middle of the year was bringing home 3rd grade reading level books. I am however EXTREMELY disapointed with the staff. The correspondence sent home lack proper explanations forcing parents to call or write to the school and then having to wait until it's convenient for the school to respond. The teachers seem excellent but the office staff needs A LOT of help. A+ to the teachers D- to the staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is better than anything I have seen and that is due to the excellent staff. Having an LD child makes you be cautious. The staff at Hidden Lake has been our family.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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