School Details

Hall Kent Elementary School

213 Hall Ave, Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 423-2430
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 558 students 11 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

88%
94%
83%
93%
96%
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
  • Homewood City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
86%
82%
86%
95%
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
  • Homewood City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
98%
93%
94%
96%
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.
93%
96%
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
  • Homewood City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hall Kent Elementary School is a public elementary school in Homewood. The principal of Hall Kent Elementary School is Mrs Carol C Lord, who can be contacted at clord@homewood.k12.al.us. 558 students attend Hall Kent Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 558 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Hall Kent Elementary School is 11:1. Edgewood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Asian 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 47% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 25%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Hispanic 16% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 27%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My son went to this school from kindergarten to 5th grade. The teachers there are hit-or-miss when it comes to quality. He had three outstanding teachers (K 2nd and 4th grades) and three awful teachers (1st 3rd and 5th grades). The school itself had a good deal of turmoil from the principle swaps (the original principle was injured in an accident and never returned) which made it difficult to get any real issues handled and even before it was not easy. We lived in an apartment and got a lot of grief for it - the front office was usually condescending and unhelpful to apartment-dwellers but not for the house-dwellers. The office staff were required to spend what seemed like a lot of time worrying over proving whether or not individuals lived in the apartment complexes to the point of holding frightened children in the office like they were criminals until the parents could show proper paperwork. My son was miserable at this school (bullying of middle- to lower-class and/or "different" children is a real issue there) and I could not see him continue in Homewood schools. He is now in a private school in Birmingham and is thriving and loving school like he never has before.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to school here when I was younger and had such a great experience. After graduating in the top 5% of Auburn University I wanted to come back to the place that made me love learning. I now teach here. It is an outstanding school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two sons at Hall Kent and can say without hesitation that it is a treasure. Going into our fifth year at the school my children have had contact with most of the staff; I can report that across the board the quality of teaching is top-notch. The culture of the school celebrates every child's uniqueness and bullying is not tolerated. Don't be discouraged by the great school's rating on this site. Out of the three Homewood elementary schools Hall Kent houses the special needs preschool and successfully mainstreams many children with developmental delays. They have a full staff of speech and language as well as reading specialists. While this may bring the overall testing score down it makes for a beautifully diverse and accepting atmosphere. The gifted teacher is second to none; many parents who consider moving elsewhere in the district do not so as to keep their child with our amazing enrichment teacher. Physical fitness is encouraged and the cafeteria serves a progressive menu (whole wheat breads brown rice etc). Hall Kent is truly a little-known gem in Homewood.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is great! There is great parental involvement for every grade level. The students are well-rounded. The teachers have an open door policy. You can contact them any time via email and they respond very promptly. They send parents emails when there is a concern about a child they send notes home to parents on a regular basis of each child's strength and weakness. The principal has set everything in place for the school to run like a well-oiled machine even in her absence. The assistant principal and staff operate effectively and efficiently from car pool to before & after school activities to preparing for tests. There is no area lacking; the utmost attention and care has been taken to ensure that our children get the best education!

  • (3 years ago)

    Hall Kent is the best school! I have two daughters one in first grade and another in the pre-school program. The teachers are excellant. They work non-stop year round. My daughters kindergarten teacher would email me weekly updates even called during the summer to offer some extra summer homework..lol...You truly will not find a better elementary school in the state of Alabama. Homewood Schools are the BEST! Hall Kent is worth every tax dollar we spend and more.

  • (5 years ago)

    Extremely involved PTO and very high teaching and behavioral standards put Hall-Kent at the top.

  • (8 years ago)

    Hall-Kent is the BEST. My daughter is in the special needs program she has made so much progress. She attends music and art parent/teacher communication is excellent. I wouldn't have my child any place else! Ms. Parker

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe Hall Kent is the best secret in Homewood! What a great school. It's a great small town school with great teachers and a principal who really cares. My two boys go to H-K and we couldn't be happier. They have a Fall Festival which is the only fundraiser and it's fun! In my opinion you can't find a better school in Birmingham. - Amy Summers

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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