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 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 2,658 students in Colbert County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, 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 14% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,511 Schools
# Students
2,658 Students
747,831 Students
# Teachers
185 Teachers
38,289 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Colbert County School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 143 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#97 out of 143 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Colbert County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
24%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
46%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Colbert County  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.36
0.62
# American Indian Students
7 Students
6,566 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
7 Students
11,346 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
136 Students
74,505 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
10%
# Black Students
321 Students
239,145 Students
% Black Students
12%
32%
# White Students
2,108 Students
393,117 Students
% White Students
80%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
905 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
77 Students
21,531 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
158
21,943
# Students in K Grade:
204
57,790
# Students in 1st Grade:
210
56,671
# Students in 2nd Grade:
163
54,419
# Students in 3rd Grade:
188
54,099
# Students in 4th Grade:
189
54,620
# Students in 5th Grade:
194
54,803
# Students in 6th Grade:
209
56,277
# Students in 7th Grade:
206
58,221
# Students in 8th Grade:
194
58,978
# Students in 9th Grade:
213
62,001
# Students in 10th Grade:
206
55,338
# Students in 11th Grade:
170
52,326
# Students in 12th Grade:
154
50,345
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,870 is higher than the state median of $12,931. The school district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,614 is higher than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$37 MM
$9,671 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$36 MM
$9,086 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,870
$12,931
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,614
$12,150
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best Colbert County School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
New Bethel Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
900 New Bethel Road
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-6471
Grades: PK-6
| 163 students
Rank: #22.
Colbert Heights Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1551 Sunset Dr
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 381-6132
Grades: PK-6
| 488 students
Rank: #33.
Hatton Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2130 Hatton School Rd
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-5679
Grades: PK-6
| 236 students
Rank: #44.
Colbert Heights High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6825 Woodmont Dr
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-7875
Grades: 7-12
| 472 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Cherokee Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1305 North Pike
Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-6422
Grades: PK-6
| 260 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Cherokee High School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
850 High School Dr
Cherokee, AL 35616
(256) 359-4434
Grades: 7-12
| 226 students
Rank: #77.
Colbert County High School
Math: 5% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 High School St
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-8214
Grades: 7-12
| 445 students
Rank: #88.
Leighton Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
8100 Old Highway 20
Leighton, AL 35646
(256) 446-8351
Grades: PK-6
| 368 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Colbert County School District?
Colbert County School District manages 8 public schools serving 2,658 students.
What is the rank of Colbert County School District?
Colbert County School District is ranked #98 out of 143 school districts in Alabama (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Alabama school districts for: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Colbert County School District?
80% of Colbert County School District students are White, 12% of students are Black, 5% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Colbert County School District?
Colbert County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 19:1.
What is Colbert County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $13,614 is higher than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has declined by 11% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,658 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 21%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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