801 Wilson St Nw
Decatur, AL 35601
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School serves 319 students in grades 3-5.
Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School's student population of 319 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 3-5
Total Students
319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School is 0.58, 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 Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#87 out of 1263 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
10%
8%
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Black
26%
33%
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White
59%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 3-5
  • Students: 319 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58 (Top 30%)

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