Gadsden City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 4,845 students in Gadsden City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Gadsden City School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Gadsden City School District are Eura Brown Elementary School, Mitchell Elementary School and Donehoo Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Gadsden City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Gadsden City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
15 Schools
1,552 Schools
# Students
4,845 Students
731,765 Students
# Teachers
317 Teachers
42,338 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Gadsden City 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 89% has increased from 70% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#80 out of 139 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Gadsden City  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Gadsden City  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)
41%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Gadsden City  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
89%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Gadsden City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.64
0.61
# American Indian Students
37 Students
6,802 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
48 Students
10,976 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
858 Students
68,594 Students
% Hispanic Students
18%
9%
# Black Students
2,309 Students
235,870 Students
% Black Students
47%
32%
# White Students
1,555 Students
389,026 Students
% White Students
32%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
915 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
38 Students
19,582 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
104
18,409
# Students in K Grade:
374
53,003
# Students in 1st Grade:
435
54,852
# Students in 2nd Grade:
380
53,708
# Students in 3rd Grade:
351
53,520
# Students in 4th Grade:
415
53,607
# Students in 5th Grade:
410
54,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
352
57,108
# Students in 7th Grade:
348
58,734
# Students in 8th Grade:
343
57,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
336
57,772
# Students in 10th Grade:
331
55,659
# Students in 11th Grade:
336
52,297
# Students in 12th Grade:
330
50,467
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,503 is higher than the state median of $11,215. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,688 is higher than the state median of $11,262. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$56 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Gadsden City  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
$62 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Gadsden City  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
$11,503
$11,215
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Gadsden City  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
$12,688
$11,262
This chart display average spending per public school student in Gadsden City  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 Gadsden City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Eura Brown Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1231 Alcott Rd
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 546-0011
Grades: PK-5
| 331 students
Rank: #22.
Mitchell Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1501 Noccalula Rd
Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 546-2711
Grades: PK-5
| 307 students
Rank: #33.
Donehoo Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1109 E Broad St
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 546-3604
Grades: PK-5
| 247 students
Rank: #44.
Gadsden Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
612 Tracy St
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 547-6341
Grades: 6-8
| 438 students
Rank: #55.
Sansom Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
2210 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 546-4992
Grades: 6-8
| 328 students
Rank: #66.
Gadsden City High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1917 Black Creek Parkway
Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 543-3614
Grades: 9-12
| 1,333 students
Rank: #77.
Walnut Park Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3200 Walnut St
Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 546-4665
Grades: PK-5
| 203 students
Rank: #88.
Thompson Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
236 Goldenrod Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 546-7011
Grades: PK-5
| 215 students
Rank: #99.
Floyd Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Black Creek Rd
Gadsden, AL 35904
(256) 546-0836
Grades: PK-5
| 339 students
Rank: #1010.
W E Striplin Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
600 Cleveland Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 546-8616
Grades: PK-5
| 419 students
Rank: #1111.
Litchfield Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1109 Hoke St
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 492-6793
Grades: 6-8
| 277 students
Rank: #1212.
Adams Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
919 Raley St
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 492-4952
Grades: PK-5
| 408 students
Rank: n/an/a
C I T Y Program
Alternative School
435 E Chestnut
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 543-2489
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Gadsden City Alternative School
Alternative School
607 S 12th St
Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 547-5446
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Therapeutic Academic Program
Alternative School
201 College St
Gadsden, AL 35902
(256) 549-2961
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Gadsden City
  • 1026 Chestnut St, Gadsden, AL, 35901
  • (256) 543-3512
  • gcs.k12.al.us
  • Students: 4,845 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64

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