Linda Nolen Learning Center

  • Linda Nolen Learning Center serves 41 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Linda Nolen Learning Center 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Linda Nolen Learning Center's student population of 41 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 44% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students41 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Linda Nolen Learning Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has increased from 2:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Linda Nolen Learning Center is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#1050 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:118:1
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
17%
7%
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Black
25%
34%
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White
52%
55%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.640.33
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Graduation Rate<50%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Linda Nolen Learning Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Linda Nolen is a wonderful school! My daughter has been attending LNLC for 14 years. The teachers are awesome and we have a wonderful principal and assistant principal who really care about the children. They offer PE, music, art and many other classes for the children. LNLC has been a blessing for my daughter.
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