Julian Harris Elementary School

  • Julian Harris Elementary School serves 409 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Julian Harris Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Julian Harris Elementary School's student population of 409 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students409 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Julian Harris Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Julian Harris Elementary School is 0.65, which is more 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)#365 out of 1263 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
33%
33%
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White
49%
55%
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Two or more races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score0.650.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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