James Dawson Elementary School

5308 Mastin Lake Rd Nw
Huntsville, AL 35810
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
James Dawson Elementary School serves 447 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
James Dawson Elementary 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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

School Overview

James Dawson Elementary School's student population of 447 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students447 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Rankings

James Dawson Elementary 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 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of James Dawson Elementary School is 0.33, 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
#965 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
81%
33%
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White
5%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.330.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHuntsville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James Dawson Elementary School is Jemison High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Academy For Science Foreign Language (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Highlands Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Huntsville Highlands Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 462 students
    1.1 miles
    2500 Barney Ave
    Huntsville, AL 35810
    (256) 428-7200
    1.1 PK-6 462
  • Huntsville Academy For Science Foreign Language Magnet School
    Math: 51% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-8 | 531 students
    1.8 miles
    3221 Mastin Lake Rd
    Huntsville, AL 35810
    (256) 428-7000
    1.8 PK-8 531
  • Huntsville Jemison High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 807 students
    1.8 miles
    5000 Pulaski Pike
    Huntsville, AL 35810
    (256) 428-8100
    1.8 9-12 807
  • Huntsville Ronald Mcnair 78 Math: 8% | Reading: 15%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 410 students
    1.8 miles
    5000 Pulaski Pike
    Huntsville, AL 35810
    (256) 428-7660
    1.8 7-8 410
  • Huntsville Montview Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 241 students
    2.2 miles
    2600 Garvin Rd Nw
    Huntsville, AL 35810
    (256) 428-7320
    2.2 PK-6 241

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