Julian Harris Elementary School

1922 Mcauliffe Dr Sw
Decatur, AL 35603
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 385 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Julian Harris Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 385 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : Top 20% in AL
  • : 40-44% (Top 20%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Julian Harris Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Julian Harris Elementary School's student population of 385 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
385 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Julian Harris Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Julian Harris Elementary School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#252 out of 1285 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Julian Harris Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
40-44%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
55-59%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-29%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Julian Harris Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
2%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
35%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
47%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.65
This chart displays the diversity score of Julian Harris Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Julian Harris Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Julian Harris Elementary School's ranking?
Julian Harris Elementary School is ranked #252 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Julian Harris Elementary School often compared to?
Julian Harris Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Frances Nungester Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Julian Harris Elementary School?
385 students attend Julian Harris Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Julian Harris Elementary School students are White, 35% of students are Black, 10% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Julian Harris Elementary School?
Julian Harris Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Julian Harris Elementary School offer ?
Julian Harris Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Julian Harris Elementary School part of?
Julian Harris Elementary School is part of Decatur City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 385 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 40-44% (Top 20%)
  • : 55-59% (Top 30%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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