School Details

Dannelly Elementary School

3425 Carter Hill Rd, Montgomery, AL 36111
(334) 269-3657
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 588 students 17 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

57%
72%
83%
66%
81%
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
  • Montgomery County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
69%
82%
61%
78%
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
  • Montgomery County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
88%
93%
76%
84%
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.
50%
66%
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
  • Montgomery County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dannelly Elementary School is a public middle school in Montgomery. The principal of Dannelly Elementary School is Mrs Emily Renfroe Little, whose e-mail is dannelly@mps.k12.al.us. 588 students go to Dannelly Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 88% of the 588 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dannelly Elementary School is 17:1. Green Gate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 78%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 14%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Dannelly Elementary is AWFUL! The teacher is absent every week and she does not follow the core curriculum for the grade. The principal does not seem concerned with what is going on in his school. My child will not be returning!

  • (2 years ago)

    I can say that this school cares about the kids. The principal works everyday to make sure the kids are safe and happy. She will stop and meet with parents whenever something is needed. The teachers are helpful and seem to treat the kids like they were their own. My child has been in other Montgomery schools and I can say I see a difference at Dannelly.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am also a parent of a fourth grader at Dannelly. I love 2 of her teachers. They have really improved my daugther's grades with extra help and tutoring. She has excelled in math and reading. Those teachers have taught her to think outside of the box. However she has not been prepared for science and social studies.This would have been a perfect year for her is she would have had only those 2 teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been frustrated frequently with the curriculum at Dannelly. My child is in fourth grade and the amount of worksheets and mindless work he is required to do is ridiculous. Copying definitions out of the glossary does not teach word meanings! There are not enough reading textbooks for the children to bring them home. They have silent lunch almost every day. The principal seems to be uninvolved. Most of the time I have dealt with the assistant principal (even when I specifically asked for the principal). The children are at the lowest level of Bloom's taxonomy - remembering information. There doesn't seem to be any effort to move them past that either.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mrs.Higartner is a very hands on teacher my daughter enjoyed her class very much. Thank you mrs. Hilgartner

  • (7 years ago)

    Buddy Ratliff was in Mr. Doughty's second grade class. When Buddy found out about the Golden Apple award he insisted we put Mr. Doughty up for the award. We found out this morning he won. We don't even care if it was his nomination that had him receive the award. We are both just so proud of him.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at Dannelly Elementary and we are very pleased. I am so happy to have a teacher who cares and encourages my son to do his best everyday at every task. I was shocked to see how much my son's grades have improved due to a better parent/teacher/child relationship. I am informed of everything that happens in the classroom and encouraged to participate (which I have enjoyed). A child's education not only depends on the teacher but the parents as well. All of the faculty at the school and the YMCA (right next door) have been nothing but pleasant and supportive of my son and myself. My son is now on the A Honor Roll and is Quarterback of his Team. Thanks Dannelly!

  • (10 years ago)

    Dannelly is a great school if your child is an average student or below. My child attended Dannelly last year and is gifted. The school did not try to challenge him we spent many hours trying to get things changed to no avail! We were told basically when so many are not even on grade level they can't 'waste time' on one who is doing more. So if you child is on grade level or above find another school dannelly is not the place to send them. The principal was extremely rude to me and my husband and did nothing to help. I even complained to the district but to no surprise never got any response. We did have two great teachers only they were limited by restictions placed on them by the new reading program/grant that they are participating in.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think Dannelly is one of the best elementary schools in Montgomery as far as caring about the students. The principal and the teachers have been great with all 3 of my children. If zoning allowed it I would drive the youngest there next year even though we are moving.

  • (11 years ago)

    Dannelly is a great school with great teachers. Every student that attends Dannelly is very lucky to have teachers who are dedicated to the education of children.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children love going to school. That says it all.

  • (12 years ago)

    This school has a very active and involved PTA. I have had several special needs kids at this school both learning disabled and gifted and the school counselors and teachers have been very receptive and supportive. My LD kids have made huge strides!

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