Etowah County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 8,504 students in Etowah County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Etowah County School District have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Etowah County School District are John S Jones Elementary School, Whitesboro Elementary School and Southside Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Etowah County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Etowah County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
24 Schools
1,552 Schools
# Students
8,504 Students
731,765 Students
# Teachers
513 Teachers
42,338 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Etowah County School District, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 97% has increased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#33 out of 139 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Etowah County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Etowah 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)
53%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Etowah 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
97%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Etowah 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
0.25
0.61
# American Indian Students
18 Students
6,802 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
95 Students
10,976 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
437 Students
68,594 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
9%
# Black Students
281 Students
235,870 Students
% Black Students
3%
32%
# White Students
7,361 Students
389,026 Students
% White Students
87%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
15 Students
915 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
297 Students
19,582 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
233
18,409
# Students in K Grade:
668
53,003
# Students in 1st Grade:
666
54,852
# Students in 2nd Grade:
604
53,708
# Students in 3rd Grade:
599
53,520
# Students in 4th Grade:
638
53,607
# Students in 5th Grade:
637
54,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
702
57,108
# Students in 7th Grade:
614
58,734
# Students in 8th Grade:
676
57,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
646
57,772
# Students in 10th Grade:
627
55,659
# Students in 11th Grade:
608
52,297
# Students in 12th Grade:
586
50,467
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,781 in this school district is less 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 $9,335 is less 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
$83 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Etowah County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$79 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Etowah County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,781
$11,215
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Etowah 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
$9,335
$11,262
This chart display average spending per public school student in Etowah 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 Etowah County School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
John S Jones Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
301 Lumley Rd
Rainbow City, AL 35906
(256) 442-2900
Grades: PK-5
| 749 students
Rank: #22.
Whitesboro Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5080 Leeth Gap Rd
Boaz, AL 35956
(256) 622-1110
Grades: PK-5
| 321 students
Rank: #33.
Southside Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2551 Highway 77
Gadsden, AL 35907
(256) 442-1090
Grades: PK-5
| 524 students
Rank: #44.
Ivalee Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
840 Gallant Rd
Attalla, AL 35954
(256) 538-9781
Grades: PK-6
| 254 students
Rank: #55.
Rainbow Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
454 Lumbley Rd
Rainbow City, AL 35906
(256) 442-1095
Grades: 6-8
| 643 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Gaston Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4550 Us Highway 411
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 547-8828
Grades: PK-6
| 260 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Glencoe Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
207 N College St
Gadsden, AL 35905
(256) 492-4709
Grades: PK-4
| 362 students
Rank: #88.
Glencoe High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
803 Lonesome Bend Rd
Gadsden, AL 35905
(256) 492-2250
Grades: 9-12
| 321 students
Rank: #99.
Duck Springs Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10180 Duck Springs Rd
Attalla, AL 35954
(256) 538-6301
Grades: PK-6
| 203 students
Rank: #1010.
Glencoe Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
809 Lonesome Bend Rd
Gadsden, AL 35905
(256) 492-5627
Grades: 5-8
| 319 students
Rank: #1111.
Southside High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2361 School Drive
Gadsden, AL 35907
(256) 442-2172
Grades: 9-12
| 800 students
Rank: #1212.
Hokes Bluff High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1865 Appalachia Rd
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 492-1360
Grades: 9-12
| 370 students
Rank: #1313.
Hokes Bluff Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5375 Main Street
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 492-5571
Grades: PK-5
| 589 students
Rank: #1414.
Highland Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3156 Tabor Rd
Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 546-7409
Grades: PK-6
| 190 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Carlisle Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
8025 Us Highway 431
Boaz, AL 35956
(256) 622-1115
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Sardis High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1420 Church St
Boaz, AL 35956
(256) 593-5221
Grades: 9-12
| 538 students
Rank: #1717.
West End Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6795 Highway 132
Altoona, AL 35952
(256) 622-1085
Grades: PK-6
| 362 students
Rank: #1818.
Sardis Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1415 Sardis Drive
Boaz, AL 35956
(256) 622-1120
Grades: 6-8
| 408 students
Rank: #1919.
Gaston High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4550 Us Highway 411
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 547-8828
Grades: 7-12
| 329 students
Rank: #2020.
West End High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
4515 Elm St
Walnut Grove, AL 35990
(256) 622-1112
Grades: 7-12
| 366 students
Rank: #2121.
Hokes Bluff Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3121 Appalachian Hwy
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 492-1963
Grades: 6-8
| 294 students
Rank: n/an/a
Career Technical Center
Vocational School
105 Burke Ave Se
Attalla, AL 35954
(256) 538-3312
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
The Etowah County Refocus Center
Alternative School
106 Burke Ave Se
Attalla, AL 35954
(256) 538-8431
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Etowah County Special Education Learning Center
Special Education School
209a Grand Ave W
Rainbow City, AL 35906
(256) 442-1050
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Etowah County
  • 3200 W Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, AL, 35904-1732
  • (256) 549-7578
  • ecboe.org
  • Students: 8,504 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.25

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