517 Julian Newman Dr
Athens, AL 35611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Julian Newman Elementary School serves 329 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Julian Newman Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Julian Newman Elementary School's student population of 329 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students
329 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Julian Newman Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Julian Newman Elementary School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#171 out of 1276 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
9%
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Black
15%
32%
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White
56%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Julian Newman Elementary School's ranking?

Julian Newman Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Most diverse schools (Top 20%).

What schools are Julian Newman Elementary School often compared to?

Julian Newman Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brookhill 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 24% AL state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Julian Newman Elementary School?

329 students attend Julian Newman Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

56% of Julian Newman Elementary School students are White, 20% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Julian Newman Elementary School?

Julian Newman Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Julian Newman Elementary School offer ?

Julian Newman Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-3

What school district is Julian Newman Elementary School part of?

Julian Newman Elementary School is part of Athens City School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break
March 27, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day for Students
May 25, 2023 (Thursday)
First Day of School for Students
August 09, 2023 (Wednesday)
Fall Break
October 09, 2023 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 22, 2023 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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