J U Blacksher School

  • J U Blacksher School serves 716 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 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), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • J U Blacksher School's student population of 716 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 11% 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 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J U Blacksher School is 0.38, 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 School Rank (16-17)#726 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
11%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Black
12%
33%
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White
77%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J U Blacksher School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.380.59
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Graduation Rate80-89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
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

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