1225 Rice Mine Road
Northport, AL 35476
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Matthews Elementary School serves 458 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Matthews 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 458 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Matthews Elementary School's student population of 458 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
458 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Matthews Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Matthews Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1176 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
37%
9%
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Black
58%
32%
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White
3%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Fall Break (Schools and Central Office Closed)
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
Spring Break (Schools and Central Office Closed)
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
April Break (Weather Day) - Schools Closed
April 07, 2023 (Friday)
Teacher Work Day - Last Day
May 26, 2023 (Friday)
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 458 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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