8100 Old Highway 20
Leighton, AL 35646
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Leighton Elementary School serves 342 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Leighton 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 342 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Leighton Elementary School's student population of 342 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
342 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Leighton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Leighton Elementary School is 0.52, which is less 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
#974 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
7%
9%
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Black
20%
32%
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White
66%
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
0.52
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
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 Leighton Elementary School's ranking?

Leighton Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 5%).

What schools are Leighton Elementary School often compared to?

Leighton Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hatton Elementary School, Howell Graves Preschool by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Leighton Elementary School?

342 students attend Leighton Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

66% of Leighton Elementary School students are White, 20% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, and 7% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Leighton Elementary School?

Leighton Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Leighton Elementary School offer ?

Leighton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6

What school district is Leighton Elementary School part of?

Leighton Elementary School is part of Colbert County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 342 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 34%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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