Jonesboro Elementary School

125 Owen Ave,

Bessemer, AL, 35020-7620

Tel: (205)432-3400
Grades: KG-6

977 students

Jonesboro Elementary School serves 977 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Jonesboro Elementary School operates within the Bessemer City School District.

Overview

The student population of 977 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 977 students
Jonesboro Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Jonesboro Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Jonesboro Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Jonesboro Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
5%
Jonesboro Elementary School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
94%
35%
Jonesboro Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
2%
58%
Jonesboro Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Jonesboro Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Jonesboro Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.12 0.55
Jonesboro Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
88%
51%
Jonesboro Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
7%
Jonesboro Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,376 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Bessemer City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
7
Number of Students Managed 4,376 2,928
Bessemer City School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $38 MM $29 MM
Bessemer City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $69 MM $31 MM
Bessemer City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,814 $9,620
Bessemer City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,776 $10,180
Bessemer City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bessemer Center For Technical (1.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is James A Davis Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Westhills Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Bessemer James A Davis Middle School
    1224 Clarendon Ave
    Bessemer , AL , 35020
    (205)432-3600
    1  mi  |  670  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • Bessemer Westhills Elementary School
    710 Glenn Rd
    Bessemer , AL , 35022
    (205)432-3500
    1.3  mi  |  369  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Bessemer Bessemer Center For Technical
    Vocational School
    50 High School Dr
    Bessemer , AL , 35022
    (205)432-3785
    Vocational School
    1.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Bessemer Jess Lanier High School
    100 High School Dr
    Bessemer , AL , 35022
    (205)432-3700
    1.6  mi  |  1166  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Bessemer New Horizon Alternative School
    Alternative School
    1701 6th Ave North
    Bessemer , AL , 35020
    (205)432-3036
    Alternative School
    1.7  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-12

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