4010 Binderton Pl
Huntsville, AL 35805
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Mcdonnell Elementary School serves 514 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Mcdonnell 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 25-29% (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 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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

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School Overview

Mcdonnell Elementary School's student population of 514 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
514 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Mcdonnell 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 Mcdonnell Elementary School is 0.60, which is more 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 Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1002 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
57%
8%
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Black
24%
33%
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White
13%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 514 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60 (Top 10%)

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