School Details

South Shades Crest Elementary School

3770 So Shades Crest Rd, Hoover, AL 35244
(205) 439-3000
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 676 students 14 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

86%
85%
85%
91%
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

89%
84%
85%
88%
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

About this school

South Shades Crest Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hoover. The principal of South Shades Crest Elementary School is Mr Bob Lawry and can be contacted at blawry@hoover.k12.al.us. 676 students attend South Shades Crest Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 676 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at South Shades Crest Elementary School is 14:1. Deer Valley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 68%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 20%
Multiracial 0.1% %
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 23% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I thinks this is a great school. My son has special needs and they accommodate him with everything. My son had a very small vocabulary when he first attended by the end of the year he knew all of his teachers names and classmates. This is a wonderful school that has helped my son tremendously.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is one of the best school and my son enjoys going to school every day. The staff and teachers are very good and they take care of all the children as their own. Kudos to management and staff and teachers for the wonderful work they are doing. We are really very proud of the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Only the best teachers great leadership and academic programs! If your child has the chance to go there take it!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is now in his second year at South Shades Crest Elementary. Mrs. Knerr is the best teacher! All of the kindergarten teachers are. He is now in 1st grade and the teachers are just as wonderful. I feel very blessed to have my son at such a wonderful school.

  • (4 years ago)

    South Shades Crest is an awesome educational institution. I have two children enrolled three currently and a third to attend next year. All I can say is wow both my sons enjoy it there the curriculum is acceptable for the area and the attention to detail is at times amazing. After transferring my oldest son from Greenwood Elementary (an utterly depressing place) to South Shades Crest my faith in the education system of the South was restored. They are happy there and I am more then happy to send my minions there to learn and grow every day.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ms. Pitts is a wonderful teacher for 4th grade! She will help your child with anything they need! sometimes she will allow the student to come in early for school and she will help them with any subject they need! The principal and assistant principal are great! When ever there is a fight or someone gets hurt Mr. Singer and Ms. Gurosky run to the rescue! For kids with special needs they have special teachers and the kids will go to the teachers at least 2-3 times a day depending on the special needs they need! this is an awesome school!

  • (7 years ago)

    SSC I love it! There is true 1 on 1 with time with my son's teacher . Ms Tomberlin is available if I have questions or concerns anything. She is a keeper! It is definitely family centered education & includes my younger children as well in most school events.

  • (9 years ago)

    A lot of parental support good school excellent teachers but curriculum particularly math leans to 'progressive' for the sake of being cutting edge rather than for effectiveness.

  • (9 years ago)

    SSC is a wonderful school! The teachers truly care about the students. What is amazing to me is the one on one involvement between the pricipal and the students. She knows them by name.

  • (10 years ago)

    If your child has an opportunity to go to South Shades Crest grab it! We moved here from out of state and were amazed at the high quality of instruction our child received. The school has a friendly feel from the minute you walk in the door. My child loves going to school there!

  • (10 years ago)

    Absolutely wonderful school! Had a child there with multiple learning disabilities and the love and empathy for this child was incredible. They actually got my child back to grade level in just one year. We moved to keep our second child in the same school for that child's last year there when the school was split to open another one!

  • (10 years ago)

    Our family is so pleased with South Shades Crest Elementary. We have a first grader and a fourth grader in this school and we couldn't be happier with the teachers staff and principal. This school is more than a building with books it is a caring family.

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