Award Year: 2019
The mission of Eichold-Mertz Magnet School is to produce confident, curious learners who explore, experiment, and solve problems which will ensure success in the twenty-first century.
- Black/African American: 56%
- White: 32%
- Hispanic: 5%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 5%
- Native American: 1%
Eichold-Mertz Magnet School of Math, Science & Technology is centrally located in Mobile, Alabama. Eichold-Mertz is a public school of choice, serving Pre-K through fifth grade, dedicated to providing a challenging academically rich environment desired by students and parents. Our high expectations for all students help to ensure a standard for great success. Eichold-Mertz's student body is quite diverse. Our students come from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds, representing nineteen countries and speaking sixteen languages.
Eichold-Mertz teachers routinely foster student success by providing lessons that are motivating and engaging. The faculty draws from a variety of resources that include Singapore Math strategies, Engage NY, Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI), Phonics Dance, Text Mapping, and STEM activities. Singapore Math Number Sense and Model Drawing has provided the greatest foundation for math success with our students. The regular classroom teachers collaborate with the Math, Science, and Technology Lab teachers to provide hands-on enrichment activities. All students rotate through Math, General Science, Technology and Outdoor Science Labs every week for 45 minutes per day. After school activities continue to capture the interests of our students through dance, archery, STEM, Robotics, Art Dabblers, InvestiGamers, Boy Scouts. and Girl Scouts.
Eichold-Mertz faculty and staff believe there must be excellent and productive communication between the school and home. Parents and students receive communications via email, text messages, TEAMS, Remind, Bloomz, and Facebook. In addition to weekly classroom newsletters, homework, and instructional videos sent by teachers on Monday, the principal sends home an electronic school newsletter on Tuesdays.