Charles F Hard Elementary School

  • Charles F Hard Elementary School serves 357 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Charles F Hard 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Charles F Hard Elementary School's student population of 357 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Charles F Hard 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 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Charles F Hard Elementary School is 0.08, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1118 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
96%
33%
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White
n/a
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.080.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBessemer City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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