Central Park Elementary School

4915 Ave Q
Birmingham, AL 35208
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Central Park Elementary School serves 518 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Central Park Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Central Park Elementary School's student population of 518 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students518 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Central Park Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Central Park Elementary School is 0.25, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1155 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
10%
8%
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Black
86%
33%
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White
3%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.250.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Park Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBirmingham City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Central Park Elementary School is Fairfield Area Vocational School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Arrington Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Charles A Brown Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Charles A Brown Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 406 students
    0.7 miles
    4811 Court J
    Birmingham, AL 35208
    (205) 231-6860
    0.7 PK-5 406
  • Birmingham West End Academy Math: 18% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 640 students
    1.1 miles
    1840 Pearson Avenue Sw
    Birmingham, AL 35211
    (205) 231-1742
    1.1 PK-5 640
  • Birmingham Arrington Middle School Math: 11% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 309 students
    1.2 miles
    2101 Jefferson Ave Sw
    Birmingham, AL 35211
    (205) 231-1130
    1.2 6-8 309
  • Fairfield Donald Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 329 students
    1.2 miles
    715 Valley Rd
    Fairfield, AL 35064
    (205) 783-6823
    1.2 K-6 329
  • Birmingham Green Acres Middle School Math: 8% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 372 students
    1.2 miles
    1220 67th Street West
    Birmingham, AL 35228
    (205) 313-1370
    1.2 6-8 372

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