School Details

Orchard Elementary School

6400 Howells Ferry Rd, Mobile, AL 36618
(251) 221-1571
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 427 students 14 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

77%
85%
83%
86%
88%
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
  • Mobile County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
86%
82%
90%
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 2013
  • Mobile County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
95%
93%
93%
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.
87%
92%
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
  • Mobile County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Orchard Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mobile. The principal of Orchard Elementary School is Ms La'Tunga S Ransom, who can be contacted at lsransom@mcpss.com. 427 students attend Orchard Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 88% of the 427 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Orchard Elementary School is 14:1. John Will Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 87% 50%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 2%
Asian 0.4% %
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    I thought I was putting my kids in a great school but I was ALL WRONG!!! I have tried to have a conference with 1 of the teachers and she would never respond and as soon as she began to have a problem with my child she wanted to talk. So NO I do not like THIS school and I think the teachers are there for a check!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend this school. Whereas 1 child has a great teacher my others teacher is horrible at communicating with me. I have to send numerous letters before I can get a response he gets singled out and is not allowed to do certain things. I have even payed for events or goods for him that he didn't receive until I actually went to the school and proved they had already cashed my check. The paperwork from the school about upcoming activities is vague. They make the assumption that you have had a child in that school before. We were not so sorry I don't know what you did last year how about explanations. This school has poor communication some mediocre teachers and is definitely a disappointment. So much so we will be going to private school or homeschooling after winter break.

  • (8 years ago)

    Orchard Elementary could be a very good school if parents were to get more involved. Also if some of the teachers would be more informative such as posting information on the school website under calendar of events like some of the other schools that would be helpful.

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