Leighton Elementary School

  • Leighton Elementary School serves 346 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Leighton Elementary School's student population of 346 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students346 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Leighton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Leighton Elementary School is 0.53, 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)
Overall Testing Rank#747 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
22%
33%
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White
65%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
2%
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Diversity Score0.530.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColbert County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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