Lipscomb Elementary School

5605 10th St S
Bessemer, AL 35020
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 249 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Lipscomb Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Lipscomb Elementary School's student population of 249 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
249 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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School Rankings

Lipscomb Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lipscomb Elementary School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
#945 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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6-9%
24%
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25-29%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
51%
10%
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Black
41%
32%
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White
8%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.57
This chart display the diversity score of Lipscomb Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lipscomb Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lipscomb Elementary School's ranking?
Lipscomb Elementary School is ranked #945 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Lipscomb Elementary School?
249 students attend Lipscomb Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Lipscomb Elementary School students are Hispanic, 41% of students are Black, and 8% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lipscomb Elementary School?
Lipscomb Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Lipscomb Elementary School offer ?
Lipscomb Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Lipscomb Elementary School part of?
Lipscomb Elementary School is part of Jefferson County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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