Colbert County School District

425 Highway 72 West
Tuscumbia , AL 35674 - 2412
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Colbert County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,618 students in Colbert County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Colbert County School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Colbert County School District are New Bethel Elementary School, Colbert Heights Elementary School and Hatton Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Colbert County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,552 Schools
# Students
2,618 Students
731,765 Students
# Teachers
176 Teachers
42,338 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Colbert County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 139 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#95 out of 139 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Colbert County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Colbert County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colbert County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Colbert County  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.34
0.61
# American Indian Students
5 Students
6,802 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
9 Students
10,976 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
121 Students
68,594 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
9%
# Black Students
326 Students
235,870 Students
% Black Students
13%
32%
# White Students
2,100 Students
389,026 Students
% White Students
80%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
915 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
55 Students
19,582 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
140
18,409
# Students in K Grade:
221
53,003
# Students in 1st Grade:
185
54,852
# Students in 2nd Grade:
192
53,708
# Students in 3rd Grade:
180
53,520
# Students in 4th Grade:
187
53,607
# Students in 5th Grade:
201
54,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
186
57,108
# Students in 7th Grade:
188
58,734
# Students in 8th Grade:
200
57,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
211
57,772
# Students in 10th Grade:
187
55,659
# Students in 11th Grade:
173
52,297
# Students in 12th Grade:
167
50,467
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,015 is higher than the state median of $11,215. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,903 is higher than the state median of $11,262. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$32 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Colbert County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$31 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Colbert County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,015
$11,215
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Colbert County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,903
$11,262
This chart display average spending per public school student in Colbert County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Colbert County School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
New Bethel Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
900 New Bethel Road
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-6471
Grades: PK-6
| 172 students
Rank: #22.
Colbert Heights Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1551 Sunset Dr
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 381-6132
Grades: PK-6
| 480 students
Rank: #33.
Hatton Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2130 Hatton School Rd
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-5679
Grades: PK-6
| 223 students
Rank: #44.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1305 North Pike
Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-6422
Grades: PK-6
| 275 students
Rank: #55.
Cherokee High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
850 High School Dr
Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-4434
Grades: 7-12
| 231 students
Rank: #66.
Colbert Heights High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6825 Woodmont Dr
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-7875
Grades: 7-12
| 455 students
Rank: #77.
Colbert County High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 High School St
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-8214
Grades: 7-12
| 440 students
Rank: #88.
Leighton Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8100 Old Highway 20
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-8351
Grades: PK-6
| 342 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 8
  • Enrollment: 2,618 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 20%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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