Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School

Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School serves 319 students in grades 3-5.
Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School's student population of 319 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students319 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#45 out of 1270 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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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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Diversity Score
0.580.59
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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 Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School is Horizon High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Long Term Case (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Horizon High School Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12
    0.1 miles
    809 Church St Ne
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3054
    0.1 8-12 n/a
  • Decatur Long Term Case Alternative School
    Grades: K-12
    0.1 miles
    406 2nd Ave Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 308-2308
    0.1 K-12 n/a
  • Decatur Bankscaddell Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 473 students
    0.8 miles
    211 Gordon Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3040
    0.8 PK-5 473
  • Decatur Decatur High School Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,036 student
    0.9 miles
    1011 Prospect Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3011
    0.9 9-12 1,036
  • Decatur Decatur High Developmental Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 36 students
    1.0 miles
    1011a Prospect Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3008
    1 9-12 36

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