9960 School House Rd
Grand Bay, AL 36541
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Cora Castlen Elementary School serves 439 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Cora Castlen Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cora Castlen Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Cora Castlen Elementary School's student population of 439 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
439 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Cora Castlen Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cora Castlen Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#179 out of 1276 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
12%
32%
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White
78%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cora Castlen Elementary School's ranking?

Cora Castlen Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

33% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 63% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Cora Castlen Elementary School?

439 students attend Cora Castlen Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

78% of Cora Castlen Elementary School students are White, 12% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Cora Castlen Elementary School?

Cora Castlen Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Cora Castlen Elementary School offer ?

Cora Castlen Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5

What school district is Cora Castlen Elementary School part of?

Cora Castlen Elementary School is part of Mobile County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 439 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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