School Details

Joseph W Lisenby Elementary School

860 Faust Ave, Ozark, AL 36360
(334) 774-4919
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-5 372 students 14 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

90%
79%
83%
92%
86%
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
  • Ozark City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
74%
82%
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 2013
  • Ozark City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
91%
93%
93%
89%
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.
92%
89%
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
  • Ozark City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Joseph W Lisenby Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ozark. The principal of Joseph W Lisenby Elementary School is Mrs Jaann Amenda Wells and can be contacted at les@ozarkcityschools.net. 372 students go to Joseph W Lisenby Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 73% of the 372 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Joseph W Lisenby Elementary School is 14:1. M Thompkins Early Childhood School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 49% 46%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Lisenby was slowly becoming a better school but under its new leadership it has quickly declined. It has become the most unwelcoming school we have ever been a part of. Parents are discouraged from coming to the school. Even told that they can not enter the school. Volunteers are not wanted. The school has turned into a prison. Police are also called on some of the children there. Poor leadership would be an understatement for this school. There are some wonderful teachers there but they are being brought down by the new principal.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful nurturing learning enovironment!!! The staff is top notch and strives to stretch the children to their maximum potential. The adminstration is readily available to assist parents and form partnerships to meet the childrens physical emotional and developmental needs. The PTO ( Parent Teacher Organization) is very active in providing support for our school needs. We love Lisenby School!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Lisenby Elementary is slowing but surely improving. There are those teachers that go above and beyond what they are supposed to do and there are those who do not. Hopefully someday Lisenby will be just as wonderful for everyone as you speak of in the review below. As a whole Lisenby is just not quite there yet but there are certainly some wonderful individual classrooms.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a wonderful place for children. The teachers are loving and caring. Three of our children attended Lisenby several years ago and they received everything they needed to be successful adults. The faculty and staff are highly qualified and they want the best for each and every child. Check out Lisenby School.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is wothout doubt that most any public school or school system has its downfall; Lisemby and the Ozark School System are no exception. We had 2children at Lisemby last year (4th & 5th) and one this year (5th). Our current 5th grader is in the TAG program which is great for him because it keeps him interested in the education process...for the most part. The problem lies in that he excells in some areas and is now lacking in Math b/c they will not drop his Math level down one without upsetting his other schedule. Or so this was told by one and yet another story by another both Lisenby educators. I feel that public schools are doing their fair amount for 'special needs' children. Current laws require these children's needs be met and no such laws for any other type of student or programs.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have to respectfully disagree when we say Lisenby is not catered toward the 'special needs' children and we speak from personal experience. It has taken years the special education laws outside help parent involvement and more to get our 'special needs' child started on the road to an appropriate education. It should not have been this hard but unfortunately it was and is for so many other students and their parents. We have no doubt that some children are falling grossly behind...both 'special needs' and regular education students ours included. On a positive note there are some very dedicated loving good teachers at Lisenby but there are some that lack in many areas. There is a definite need for improvement at Lisenby and with the Ozark City Schools all together the Superintendent's office included.

  • (6 years ago)

    Thats just it..everything is catered to 'special needs' in this school. My daughter didn't have special needs and in fact she was falling grossly behind at Lisenby. It wasn't until we decided to go with the Abeka program that I realized how behind she was. Luckily we caught on quick and changed.

  • (7 years ago)

    My Step daughter is a special needs child that has made huge progress since attending Lisenby. She now makes A's in spelling and many other subjects. She loves her teachers...they have made a real difference in her life. Thank you!

  • (7 years ago)

    Fabulous school! Safe environment friendly and caring staff! Learning abounds!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school. Nice country setting.Small town values.

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