School Details

Greystone Elementary School

300 Village St, Hoover, AL 35242
(205) 439-3200
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 624 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

91%
85%
85%
95%
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

91%
84%
85%
92%
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

94%
94%
91%
92%
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.
94%
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

Greystone Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hoover. The principal of Greystone Elementary School is Dr Maurine Mabowitz Black and can be contacted at mblack@hoover.k12.al.us. 624 students attend Greystone Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the 624 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Greystone Elementary School is 16:1. Mt Laurel Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 3% 5%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools I have ever had the opportunity to send my daughters. The teachers and administrators were excellent! It is a wonderful community and the staff and administration is always looking for ways to gain parent input.

  • (3 years ago)

    It a grate school. I have two daughters who are studying there and they enjoy it.

  • (3 years ago)

    We have had nothing but great experiences at Greystone. Our child is completing her second grade year and every teacher has been outstanding -- creative challenging work for all students. The administrative is so supportive and family-oriented. We love it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Greystone Elementary is a GREAT school! The administrative staff take their jobs seriously and interaction with them has been smooth and relatively effortless. The teachers were well chosen and seem to really enjoy being educators and role models.

  • (4 years ago)

    While the school is good the school is over run by the parents and they make the decisions in this school. The principal has her favorites parents - teacher - students if you aren't one of them you're in trouble.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have just completed kindergarten here and love it! The teachers are great and really care about the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter started at Greystone this year.We love it so much.The entire school staff are very caring and friendly. This is the Best school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Greystone Elementary is a great school!! The teachers are absolutely wonderful and the child-teacher ratio is low. The school is more like a private school environment than a public one.

  • (8 years ago)

    Greystone school has been excellent and remains one of the best in town. No doubt about that. But like some one said earlier parental involvement remains unseen. We moved here from Deer Valley and I have been very impressed about the PTO activities.

  • (9 years ago)

    Greystone Elementary School is a beautiful school! It is currently under new leadership which is very much a blessing. It looks to be heading in the right direction. Basically it is not a very progressive school. Many of the teaching styles are still very traditional. Also the focus is on the low end child which is surprising considering the vast majority are at grade level or above. There is a lot of potential and like most schools it depends on the classroom teacher your child gets. We've had one outstanding teacher and the rest have been mediocre at best. The children score well on standardized test but then they should considering most of their backgrounds. It is a upper middle class area with highly educated parents. Parent involvement is good but could be better. I think the old administration turned a great deal of parents off due to poor communication skills.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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