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About This School

Iola Roberts Elementary School is a public elementary school in Pell City. The principal of Iola Roberts Elementary School is Mr Roy G Bliss, who can be contacted at 322 students attend Iola Roberts Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 73% of the 322 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Iola Roberts Elementary School is 15:1. Eden Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 85%
Hispanic 5% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 12%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 47%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    IRE is a very loving environment run by an excellent principal and vice principal. The staff is committed to teaching the children and supporting the family unit. Recently they have rezoned and added another class for each grade with all the renovations there should be plenty of room. The building has been around for over 50 years and holds a great history now it looks amazing. I am so proud that my kids (3rd 2nd and K5) are students at IRE!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am in Mrs. Eden's 5th grade class and let me tell you it is wonderful! We are getting ready for the SAT/ARMT which is not to far off. We are really learning what we need to know and our teachers show it to us with real life examples! I have been at IRES for 6 years and right now I am on crutches and when I first walked into school with my crutches about 10 people were offering to help me! The teachers don't go to hard on you but they can be strict! My little sister is in the 3rd grade and she loves it plus my big sister still brags about her old teacher even though she is in 10th grade! I am in the Gifted Program Choir and I am the Peer Helper President.

  • (9 years ago)

    IRES is a great school. It is amazing how sweet the teachers are to all of the students. The staff works really well together. They really do a great job of making the children feel at home. It is a great learning facility. Mrs. Davis is great at solving any problems that may occur she is very parent friendly!! We love IRES and look forward to the many more years there.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have moved alot and attended several different schools in the past. We have now been at ires for 5 yrs and i have had three children in this school. I can tell you from personal experience that this school is by far the best we have been in. The teachers truly do care about each and every student. The principal is fantastic and very receptive to both positive and negative feedback. I currently have two chidlren attending ires and they are more than happy. With the new school year now just a week away-they can't wait to go back to school. That says alot about a school. I absolutely trust and respect all of the staff at the school from the office staff lunchroom workers & custodians to the principals teachers and support staff. I feel blessed and lucky to have this school available to my family.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has attended Iola Roberts Elementary for the past six years (K-5). I could not be more pleased by the academic quality of her education. Everyone from the principal to the custodian makes each child feel special and loved. Their test scores on state assessments are above the national average. I feel very blessed that my child has a school that they love to attend. Everyone has ownership of the students. I would give this school and its staff the highest rating possible.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son has been a student at Iola Roberts since First Grade. The teachers at Iola Roberts are fantastic. They have made the learning process enjoyable. He is dyslexic. The school has done everything they can to help him manage this problem. Ms. Jennifer and the Dyslexia Lab is a huge help. Ms. Dee and her group of teachers help to keep the kids that have little struggles on track and not allow them to fall behind. I have volunteered many hours at Iola Roberts as a parent and all of the staff (principal included) love those kids and the kids love them! Thanks for all you do for our kids! B.D.

  • (10 years ago)

    Iola Roberts is a wonderful elementary school and I challenge anyone to find a better one. The teachers work tirelessly to teach the children and provide for their needs. The administration is always there for the parents also. If you visit this school you will see happy children who are learning in a first class elementary school environment!

  • (10 years ago)

    The remarks left by the parent concerning the principal of Iola Roberts Elementary obviously has no principles. The teachers and the principal are very concerned about a child's ability to excel. I know this firsthand because I am the facilitator of the Building Based Student Support Team and a 24 year veteran teacher at this school. Teachers must conference with all parents in October to report their child's progress. After a conference with the parent children who are not progressing are brought before this team to develop interventions to help them succeed. We meet with the principal every six weeks to ensure progress is being made. If not we try other interventions which must be discussed with the parent. We also have an school tutoring program for those who need extra help. However if the child does not respond in a positive way to the interventions during the school year we as educators must consider retention if the child cannot perform the tasks required by that grade level. The teachers at this school do their job in a professional manner. Do parents really think if a child fails to learn it can only be the principal or the teacher's fault? Surely they cannot be that ignorant or can they? My school has a dedicated faculty and a caring principal. By allowing anonymous comments this site becomes a forum for malicious and deceitful untruths to be circulated like gossip and validity of the information from site should be questioned by the reader.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has attended IRES 1st-5th grade (she is currently in the 5th grade). My husband and I have been very impressed with IRES. The leadership teachers and principal included is exceptional. Our daughter is an accelerated learner artistic creative and eager to learn. All of her teachers have put forth the extra effort to make sure that she learns to her potential. The art music and gifted programs are great also. IRES is truly like a small community. All of the faculty and staff know each child by name and seem genuinely interested in their welfare. This atmosphere in nurtured by the principal. I would put this principal faculty and staff up against any in the state. R.N.

  • (10 years ago)

    My experience with the school has been great. My children are advancing at a very high level and look forward to daily attendance. The teachers are a very caring bunch and the principal is always looking for the good of the child.

  • (11 years ago)

    Iola Roberts Elementary is a great school. I just fear that the principle thinks the school is a day care not a teaching facility. The principle does not care about the students that are excelling in school and want to learn more. She would rather hold the students to the grade they are in. Instead of encouraging the students to excell as far as they can go. The student that want to learn is being unfairly held back.

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