Bankscaddell Elementary School

  • Bankscaddell Elementary School serves 473 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is equal to the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bankscaddell Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Bankscaddell Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • Bankscaddell Elementary School's student population of 473 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students473 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bankscaddell Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bankscaddell Elementary School is 0.64, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#826 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
51%
8%
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Black
25%
33%
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White
20%
55%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.640.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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