School Size: A.C. Moore Elementary currently serves 263 students in grades 3rd and 4th. Both grades are departmentalized, with each teacher specializing in his/her subject area. All subjects are taught with the College and Career Readiness standards implemented by the Alabama State Department of Education. We recently received a grant that awarded a Pre-K program to our school. We currently serve 18 Pre-K students total on our campus.
Location: A.C. Moore Elementary is located in Atmore, Alabama within the Escambia County School District.
Student Demographics: A.C. Moore Elementary has 95% of students receiving free or reduced lunches. A.C. Moore is currently a Title I School. The ethnic make-up of the student body at ACMES is as follows: White-14%, Multi Race 2%, Black 80%, Hispanic-2%, 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native.
Staff Demographics: There are 12 professional staff members and 3 instructional aides serving grades 3 and 4. Our Pre-K program has 1 highly qualified teacher and 1 instructional aide. Aside from the academic content areas, there is a music teacher (shared with Rachel Patterson), one physical education teacher, two special education teachers, one media specialist, one counselor, one instructional coach, one principal. We also have a full time nurse, a licensed mental health social worker, and a part time speech/language pathologist. The lunchroom staff includes one manager and 2 workers. The custodial staff includes 2 employees.
Unique Features and Challenges: A.C. Moore has recently been awarded the 21st Century Grant, which supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. We also offer planned activities for our students such as Heroes Day, Red Ribbon Week, Book Fair, Fall Fun Day, Award Day, and Field Day.