Walnut Grove Elementary School

1961 Joe Quick Rd,

New Market, AL, 35761-9637

Tel: (256)828-4677
Grades: PK-5

245 students

Walnut Grove Elementary School serves 245 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American Indian and Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Walnut Grove Elementary School operates within the Madison County School District.

Overview

The student population of 245 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 245 students
Walnut Grove Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Walnut Grove Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Walnut Grove Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 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 13:1 15:1
Walnut Grove Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
8%
1%
Walnut Grove Elementary School American Indian (1989-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Walnut Grove Elementary School Asian (1998-1999)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Walnut Grove Elementary School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
6%
35%
Walnut Grove Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
82%
58%
Walnut Grove Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Walnut Grove Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Walnut Grove 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.
0.32 0.55
Walnut Grove 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.
44%
51%
Walnut Grove 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.
13%
7%
Walnut Grove Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 19,137 students has grown by 2550% over five years.
School District Name Madison County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
29
7
Number of Students Managed 19,137 2,928
Madison County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $169 MM $29 MM
Madison County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $191 MM $31 MM
Madison County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $234,693 $9,620
Madison County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $264,777 $10,180
Madison County 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 Hazel Green High School (4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is New Market School (4.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lynn Fanning Elementary School (3.9 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Meridianville Lynn Fanning Elementary School
    8861 Moores Mill Rd
    Meridianville , AL , 35759
    (256)828-6592
    3.9  mi  |  741  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Hazel Green Hazel Green High School
    14380 Hwy 231431 North
    Hazel Green , AL , 35750
    (256)828-0764
    4  mi  |  1323  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Hazel Green Hazel Green Elementary School
    14250 Hwy 231431 North
    Hazel Green , AL , 35750
    (256)828-6109
    4.1  mi  |  952  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • New Market New Market School
    155 College St
    New Market , AL , 35761
    (256)379-2751
    4.8  mi  |  440  students  |  Gr.  PK-9
  • New Market Buckhorn Middle School
    4185 Winchester Rd
    New Market , AL , 35761
    (256)379-4185
    5.5  mi  |  700  students  |  Gr.  7-9

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
For years there has been a push to universalize preschool in this country in order to provide all children with the leg up they will need in order to compete in a globalized economy. While approximately three-fourths of four year olds in America are involved in some kind of educational program, the United States still ranks only 25th out of the 34 most wealthy and upcoming nations in the world in terms of early childhood education, lagging behind the likes of Portugal and Mexico.
‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Seeks to Give African-American Boys a Boost
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to improve academic opportunities for students of color, especially African-American boys.
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.