Helena Elementary School

  • Helena Elementary School serves 870 students in grades Kindergarten-2.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%.

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

School Overview

  • Helena Elementary School's student population of 870 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-2
Total Students870 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helena Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Helena Elementary School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
11%
33%
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White
79%
56%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Helena Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.360.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Helena Elementary School is (1.8 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is (1.8 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Helena Intermediate School (1.3 miles away)
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