Benjamin Davis Elementary School

417 Monroe Dr Nw
Decatur, AL 35601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Benjamin Davis Elementary School serves 261 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Benjamin Davis Elementary School's student population of 261 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students261 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

The diversity score of Benjamin Davis Elementary School is 0.67, 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)
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
14%
8%
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Black
29%
33%
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White
48%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.670.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benjamin Davis Elementary School is Horizon High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Brookhaven Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is West Decatur Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur West Decatur Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 302 students
    0.9 miles
    708 Memorial Dr Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3027
    0.9 PK-5 302
  • Decatur Bankscaddell Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 473 students
    1.3 miles
    211 Gordon Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3040
    1.3 PK-5 473
  • Decatur Brookhaven Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 494 students
    1.7 miles
    1302 5th Ave Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3045
    1.7 6-8 494
  • Decatur Horizon High School Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12
    1.7 miles
    809 Church St Ne
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3054
    1.7 8-12 n/a
  • Decatur Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 3-5 | 319 students
    1.7 miles
    801 Wilson St Nw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3056
    1.7 3-5 319

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