General Alabama Public School Information
.Age requirements. Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1 are eligible for admission to public kindergarten. Kindergarten classes are provided at all public schools, but are not mandatory. All children between the ages of 6 and 17 are required to be enrolled in school.
Montgomery County Schools
Montgomery Public Schools is guided by a students-first philosophy. The mission is to provide safe and caring communities where teachers teach and students learn at higher levels.
The district is comprised of 32,000 students in 51 schools and has a variety of academic programs and services to meet their diverse needs and interests.
MPS offers a full range of curricula complemented by college preparatory programs, cultural arts, music, foreign languages, technology, career and technical education, and athletics, as well as 9 magnet programs that cover all grade levels and themes ranging from science, performing arts, technology, accelerated academics to international studies.
The Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies (MPACT) opened in 2012 and provides high school students with training and certification in skilled trades like welding, plumbing, HVAC, and carpentry.
Below is a listing of schools and test scores:
Middle & High School Test Scores
Autauga County Schools
There are 13 public schools with approximately 10,000 students in the Autauga County system—six elementary, one middle/junior high, one junior high and three high schools and a technology center. The system also has two K-12 schools. An interesting difference in this county is the housing of the students in the downtown district. The kindergarten students are in their own building, Prattville Kindergarten.
Inherent in the Autauga school system mission is the belief that “schools should be safe, happy places where children look forward to coming each day to celebrate their joy for life and learning, that all children can learn, and that teaching should be adapted to the learning styles of those being taught.”
For more information and school calendars, please visit the Autauga County Public Schools online at
Below is a compilation of the Autauga County School test scroes:
Autauga County Test Scores
Elmore County Schools
Below is a listing of the school test scores:
Elmore County Test Scores
Pike Road Schools
Pike Road Schools (PRS) is a public school system located in southeast Montgomery County, Alabama. It began serving students on August 13, 2015. Initially, PRS served approximately 950 kindergarten through 8th grade students at the newly constructd Pike Road School. A grade level will be added each year. Pike Road is the fastest growing town in Alabama. As the system grows, additional schools will be added. The first graduating class will be May 2020.
The strength of Pike Road Schools is grounded in a sincere desire to create a culture of intellectual curiosity. Pike Road Schools prides itself on being responsive to how students learn. PRS believes intellectual growth occurs when learners are genuinely engaged in their learning, and this happens when students are solving real problems for a real audience. Subjects are integrated as much as possible and students are researchers, curators, content creators, and publishers. Teachers guide, instruct, and support students in their learning as well as help them navigate content and resources. Learning in this manner causes students to retain what they learn and apply their learning to new situations. Teachers structure learning so that students have more ownership of their learning. Having ownership is an essential skill for a lifelong learner. In addition, teachers place no limit on student learning so that each student can reach his/her full potential. More information can be found at www.pikeroadschools.org
Additional School Information
School Report Cards
Montgomery Public Schools’ Accomplishments
THREE SCHOOLS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP), Brewbaker Technology High School (Brewtech) and Booker T. Washington Performing Arts High School (BTW) have been consistently recognized by national publications as top high schools in the nation and in Alabama.
THREE TORCHBEARER SCHOOLS
The Alabama Torchbearer Schools are Highland Avenue, T.S. Morris and E.D. Nixon elementaries. Highland Avenue has received the distinction, given for high academic performance, a record five times!
12 BEST SCHOLARS IN THE NATION
Twelve MPS students joined the ranks for the nation’s top students by being named National Merit and National Achievement Semi-finalists by the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program.
BOOMING PRE-K PROGRAMS
Pre-K Program grew from six classes to 29, as part of Alabama’s First Class Voluntary Pre-K Program, which leads the nation in quality for an eighth consecutive year.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT SUPERSTARS
MPS has 22 AP course offerings with nearly 1,500 high school students taking one or more AP class during the 2014-2015 school year. MPS also offers 10 pre-AP science, math and English courses to middle school students.
THE RISE OF A NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL
Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies (MPACT) is MPS’ new center for career technical education.
BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE
MPS has five U.S. Dept. of Education Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence—a designation given to only 319 schools in the nation annually.
More than $31.7 million in scholarships was earned by MPS seniors in 2015.
Montgomery’s Magnet Schools
Montgomery Public Schools’ magnet programs are highly competitive programs that cover all grade levels with themes including technology, science, performing arts, accelerated academics and international studies. Each year, the number of openings varies from school to school with the most openings available in kindergarten.
Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) is recognized as one of the nation’s top schools and best high school in Alabama.
Transcripts are used to determine eligibility for magnet programs along with interviews and/or auditions depending on the program. Applications and transcript request forms for the magnet programs are available in the winter and spring at the magnet schools and online at
www.mps.k12.al.us. Applications and transcript forms should be submitted by the deadline indicated on the application.
Only one application should be submitted per year. All students accepted into the magnet programs must be legal residents of the county before the start of school in order to attend. Proof of residency is required before a child may attend classes. Contact the magnet schools for program descriptions and entry requirements.
Elementary Magnet Programs (Grades K-5)
Bear Exploration Center
Emphasis: Mathematics, science and technology
2525 Churchill Drive, 36111
Principal: Elizabeth Hill
MacMillan International at McKee
Emphasis: International studies, humanities, communication and technology
4015 McInnis Road, 36116
Principal: Faith Goshay
Forest Avenue Academic Magnet
Emphasis: Accelerated academics; students are expected to perform at one grade level above their current grade
1700 W. Fifth Street, 36106
Principal: Emily Little
Carver Elementary Arts
Emphasis: Performing and visual arts
3100 Mobile Drive, 36108
Principal: Mary Markham
Middle School Magnet Programs (Grades 6-8)
Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet School
Emphasis: Accelerated academics and technology/ Performing and visual arts
410 S. McDonough Street, 36104 • (334) 269-3870
Principal: Jannette Wright
Johnnie R. Carr Middle Magnet School
Emphasis: Accelerated academics and technology
1610 Ray Thorington Road, 36117 • (334) 244-4005
Principal: Brittany Aarestad
Floyd Middle Magnet School for Mathematics, Science and Technology
Emphasis: Math, science and technology
3444 LeBron Road, 36111 • (334) 284-7130
Principal: Vince Johnson
High School Magnet Programs (Grades 9-12)
Booker T. Washington
Emphasis: Creative and Performing Arts Center (CPAC), Academy for Communication Arts (ACA), Center for Advanced Technology (CAT), Center for Law, and Center for Air and Space Studies (CASS).
632 S. Union St. • (334) 269-3617
Principal: Quesha Starks
Brewbaker Technology Magnet
Emphasis: Architecture/Engineering, Building Sciences, Commerce and Technology, Graphic Design, Information Technology, and Medical Academy.
4405 Brewbaker Dr. • (334) 284-7100
Principal: April Lee
Loveless Academic Magnet
Emphasis: College preparatory
215 Hall St. • (334) 269-3839
Principal: Barbara Sankey
Montgomery’s High School Career Academies
Montgomery Public School’s High School Career Academies are four-year programs that begin in ninth grade that help students acquire the skills they need to fulfill college or technical school entrance requirements, receive industry certification or immediately move into the workforce after graduation.
Students have the flexibility to explore programs of study in diverse fields such as advanced manufacturing, hospitality and tourism, information technology, health science, education, business and finance, and law and public safety. These programs combine hands-on technical training with core academic classes and project-based instruction in small learning communities that are designed to reflect the real world environments students will work in.
Academy students also gain practical career experience through externships with local businesses, dual enrollment and other educational opportunities with two and four-year institutions, and by interacting with professionals in the fields they are interested in.
•Advanced Manufacturing Academy at Carver High
• Hospitality and Tourism Academy at Carver High
• Teaching Academy at Jeff Davis High
• Health Science Academy at Jeff Davis High
• Business and Finance Academy at Lanier High
• Law and Public Safety Academy at Lanier High
• IT Academy at Lee High
For more information, call the MPS Career Tech Office at (334) 269-3613.