Matthews Elementary School

Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Matthews Elementary School serves 493 students in grades Kindergarten-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 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Matthews Elementary School's student population of 493 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students493 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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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 0.49, 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
#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 Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
28%
8%
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Black
66%
33%
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White
5%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.490.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTuscaloosa County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Matthews Elementary School is Sprayberry Education Center (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Northport Sprayberry Education Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 89 students
    0.1 miles
    2300 26th Avenue
    Northport, AL 35476
    (205) 342-2660
    0.1 PK-12 89
  • Northport Collinsriverside Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 545 students
    0.2 miles
    1400 3rd St
    Northport, AL 35476
    (205) 342-2680
    0.2 6-8 545
  • Northport Echols Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 729 students
    1.0 miles
    2701 Echols Ave
    Northport, AL 35476
    (205) 342-2884
    1 6-8 729
  • Northport Crestmont Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 350 students
    1.3 miles
    2400 34th Ave
    Northport, AL 35476
    (205) 342-2695
    1.3 PK-5 350
  • Tuscaloosa Central Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 340 students
    1.5 miles
    1510 Dinah Washington Ave
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    (205) 759-3570
    1.5 PK-5 340

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