Charles F Hard Elementary School

  • Charles F Hard Elementary School serves 315 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

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School Overview

  • Charles F Hard Elementary School's student population of 315 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students315 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Charles F Hard Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Charles F Hard Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#1176 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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
2%
7%
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Black
98%
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 Score0.040.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBessemer City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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