9769 N U S Hwy 29
Banks, AL 36005
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Banks School serves 386 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Banks School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Banks School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Banks School's student population of 386 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
386 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Banks School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Banks School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#404 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
35%
33%
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White
56%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 386 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57 (Top 30%)

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