Donehoo Elementary School

1109 E Broad St
Gadsden, AL 35903
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 250 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Donehoo Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Donehoo Elementary School's student population of 250 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
250 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Donehoo Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Donehoo Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#899 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Donehoo Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
10-14%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
30-34%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≤10%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Donehoo Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Donehoo Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Asian
2%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
75%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
13%
53%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Donehoo Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.42
This chart displays the diversity score of Donehoo Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Donehoo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Donehoo Elementary School's ranking?
Donehoo Elementary School is ranked #899 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Donehoo Elementary School often compared to?
Donehoo Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Adams Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Donehoo Elementary School?
250 students attend Donehoo Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
75% of Donehoo Elementary School students are Black, 13% of students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Donehoo Elementary School?
Donehoo Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Donehoo Elementary School offer ?
Donehoo Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Donehoo Elementary School part of?
Donehoo Elementary School is part of Gadsden City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 250 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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