J U Blacksher School

15933 Hwy 21 S
Uriah, AL 36480
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
J U Blacksher School serves 716 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
J U Blacksher School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

J U Blacksher School's student population of 716 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students716 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

J U Blacksher School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of J U Blacksher School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#881 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
10%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
8%
Black
11%
33%
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White
77%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.390.59
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMonroe County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to J U Blacksher School is Excel High School (14.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Huxford Elementary School (4.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Atmore Huxford Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 281 students
    4.6 miles
    637 Huxford Road
    Atmore, AL 36502
    (251) 294-5475
    4.6 K-6 281
  • Excel Excel High School Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 1,020 student
    14.2 miles
    3010 Hwy 136 W
    Excel, AL 36439
    (251) 765-9146
    14.2 PK-12 1,020
  • Atmore Escambia County Middle School Math: 29% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-8 | 589 students
    16.3 miles
    1565 Highway 21
    Atmore, AL 36504
    (251) 368-9105
    16.3 4-8 589
  • Monroeville Monroe County Careertechnical Center Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    17.3 miles
    230 Tiger Dr
    Monroeville, AL 36460
    (251) 575-4381
    17.3 9-12 n/a
  • Monroeville Monroe County High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 422 students
    17.4 miles
    212 Tiger Dr
    Monroeville, AL 36460
    (251) 575-3258
    17.4 9-12 422

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