Joseph W Lisenby Primary School

860 Faust Ave
Ozark, AL 36360
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Joseph W Lisenby Primary School serves 505 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 40%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 41%) for the 2014-15 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Joseph W Lisenby Primary School's student population of 505 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students505 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

The diversity score of Joseph W Lisenby Primary School is 0.57, 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(14-15)
45-49%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(14-15)
30-34%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
52%
33%
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White
41%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.570.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOzark City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Joseph W Lisenby Primary School is Carroll High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is D A Smith Middle School (2.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ozark Carroll High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 696 students
    0.8 miles
    141 Eagle Way
    Ozark, AL 36360
    (334) 774-4915
    0.8 9-12 696
  • Ozark Carroll High School Career Center Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.9 miles
    227 Faust Ave
    Ozark, AL 36360
    (334) 774-4949
    0.9 9-12 n/a
  • Ozark D A Smith Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 458 students
    2.4 miles
    994 Andrews Avenue
    Ozark, AL 36360
    (334) 774-4913
    2.4 6-8 458
  • Ozark Harry N Mixon Intermediate School Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 430 students
    2.9 miles
    349 Sherrill Ln
    Ozark, AL 36360
    (334) 774-4912
    2.9 3-5 430
  • Ozark Opportunity Academy Alternative School

    2.9 miles
    1044 Andrews Ave
    Ozark, AL 36360
    (334) 774-5197
    2.9 n/a n/a

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