Morningside Elementary School serves 446 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Morningside 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 446 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
- Minority Enrollment: 98%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 9% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 29% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Morningside Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Morningside Elementary School's student population of 446 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 31% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Morningside Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Morningside Elementary School is 0.13, 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
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#929 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Morningside Elementary School's ranking?
Morningside Elementary School is ranked #929 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?
9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Morningside Elementary School?
446 students attend Morningside Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Morningside Elementary School students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Morningside Elementary School?
Morningside Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 17:1.
What grades does Morningside Elementary School offer ?
Morningside Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Morningside Elementary School part of?
Morningside Elementary School is part of Mobile County School District.
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