Mcdonnell Elementary School

  • Mcdonnell Elementary School serves 514 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 13% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Mcdonnell Elementary School's student population of 514 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students514 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1015 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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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
25%
33%
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White
12%
55%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.600.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHuntsville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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    2.6 miles
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  • Huntsville Whitesburg P8
    Grades: PK-8 | 1022 students
    2.9 miles
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  • Huntsville Sonnie Hereford Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 550 students
    3.1 miles
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