Heard Elementary School

  • Heard Elementary School serves 407 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 94% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Heard Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Heard Elementary School's student population of 407 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students407 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Heard Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Heard Elementary School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rankn/a
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
94%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
27%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Heard Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
64%
56%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Heard Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.520.33
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Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Heard Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDothan City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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