Five Mobile County Public Schools Named Among Alabama’s Top Schools
MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – Five Mobile County public schools are among the best in Alabama, according to a new American News and World Report.
Traditional Council was classified on number one elementary school in all of Alabama.
“I feel good because it means we’ve accomplished a lot,” said Cameron Macon, a fifth grader at the school.
Many students are proud of what they have accomplished.
“I think we deserve this because we have great teachers, great students,” said Evan Hawarah, a fifth grade student at Council Traditional.
“(I am) very happy and thrilled that my school is able to achieve this recognition,” said Allison Streeter, Director of Council Traditional.
These rankings are based on the results of standardized tests 2018-2019, prior to the pandemic.
“I really feel more confident at the start of this year with students in the classroom, I really think it’s important that we have face-to-face students to make sure we’re delivering this quality education. We did a great job during distance learning, but of course, if students are learning at home, teachers may not know exactly what is being learned and what is not, ”Streeter said.
The results of this year’s standardized tests were released last month. WKRG News 5 looked at the data, and Council Traditional has consistently been among the top public elementary schools in Mobile County.
“We’re used to doing well on standardized tests. We want to make sure we keep that growth and keep that standard here on the board. The Council has a heritage of providing a high quality learning environment with academic excellence, ”said Streeter.
While Council was the number one elementary school in Alabama, two other public elementary schools in Mobile County were also on this list: the Eichold-Mertz School of Mathematics and Science was ranked number three and the Old Shell Road School. of Creative and Performing Arts ranked 11th. .
The magazine ranked the Clark-Shaw School of Math, Science and Technology as fourth and Phillips Preparatory as fifth among the best colleges in Alabama.
“We’re all in the same boat – we’re working hard to be successful in the Mobile County public school system,” Streeter said.
Students say they feel their education is putting them on the right track for their future.
“I know the board teaches above most elementary schools, so I want to bring sixth grade academics with me next year because I know I’ll be fixed,” Hawarah said.
Some schools in Baldwin County have been placed at the top of the lists. Orange Beach Elementary School ranks 17th and Fairhope West Elementary School ranks 18th on this list of the best elementary schools in Alabama.
Fairhope Middle School also ranked sixth among the state’s top middle schools. Fairhope High School ranked ninth for the best high schools in Alabama.