School Details

Bluff Pk Elementary School

569 Park Ave, Hoover, AL 35226
(205) 439-2800
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 618 students 14 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

90%
85%
85%
93%
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
  • Hoover City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
84%
85%
96%
91%
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
  • Hoover City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
94%
91%
94%
92%
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.
87%
90%
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
  • Hoover City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bluff Pk Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hoover. The principal of Bluff Pk Elementary School is Dr David E Fancher and can be contacted at dfancher@hoover.k12.al.us. 618 children attend Bluff Pk Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 19% of the 618 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bluff Pk Elementary School is 14:1. Gwin Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 68%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 7%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 20%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandson has been attending BPES for 5 years this being his last year. I live in Bluff Park & have visited the school many times over the years & have always been impressed with everything about the school I have enjoyed having lunch there several times & have been very pleased with the quality of food & the school's healty menu! Also he has been fortunate to have had wonderful teachers! I can't imagine my grandson at any other school! He says he will miss the school but will always go back to visit!

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved the this area of Hoover just to attend BPES and it is well worth paying the extra Hoover taxes. We love the small town feel of this school and the quality of the teachers.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved to this area specifically for the family-centered community and the school district. Everytime you visit BPES you will see parents grandparents and an abundance of aides at the school working together to meet each individual child's needs. While we have been pleased with the teachers it is truly the entire community that make this school a 5-star school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Couldn't ask for a better school experience for my children. I can leave my children there in the morning and know that they are safe and loved.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Bluff park because they have a wonderful caring staff and take pride in their school

  • (5 years ago)

    I love my children going to Bluff park. I feel like they are taught and taken care of by my family members. Great teachers great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers that care about the environment and teaching our kids how to be good stewards.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bluff Park encourages my daughter's love for learning and meets her needs for challenges beyond the classroom. I award an A+ to Bluff Park's enrichment program and outdoor classroom!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is our first year in Bluff Park and we could not ask for a better school system for our 1st grader. The school goes above and beyond my expectations. I have a brilliant 6 year old and I was worried that the class would be boring for him since he knows most of the material already. His teacher has done way more than I ever expected to challenge him on HIS level. We truly love this community and school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really care about the students. They have a great Principal who does an excellent job of managing the school and the activities. Being a parent of two students that attend Bluff Park is a challenge due to the schools expectations. However it would be even more difficult if you didn't support the school in which your kids were so involved. I am very glad my kids are attend such a fine organization. I honestly believe the teachers at Bluff Park care about the success of the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are so blessed to be a part of this school. The staff and teachers are extraordinary!

  • (6 years ago)

    My husband went to this school when he was a kid and naturally we wanted our children to attend as well. We moved to Bluff Park because of the school system and fantastic neighborhood! We love the small town community with big warm hearts at the school. With a small town feel the school very is up to speed with the latest technology in our son s 1st grade class. There are so many good things to say about the school and community! We love the kindergarten & 1st grade teachers and can t wait to experience the other grades when we get there!

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers seem to care about the kids plus they have a good bit of interaction with the parents. The neighborhood / area is stable which really helps everyone. Problems are usually addressed very quickly and privately in order to allow the student and teachers to focus on education.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hands down the best school we could have asked for our two children. The teachers care about the students not just the grades.

  • (7 years ago)

    Bluff park is a wonderful school. The 4th grade teachers are the best!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a first grade student with Autism. The school has went above and beyond what I imagined to work with me and my son a nd other persons in and out of the school that work with my son. It has been a team effort. A very successful one! I am so pleased. I am so glad we moved here. The entire staff has made an effort to get to know my son and my family. They have worked hard to make sure all my son's needs were met. And they have made this journey of life easier. They have embraced us with open arms open minds and hearts and acceptance. I am thrilled my younger son will be attending kindergarten here next year!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children who attended all six years of elemetary school at Bluff Park and I could not have asked for a better experieince. Both are now honors students in high school and are doing very well. This is a great school. By far Hoover's best elementary school.

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