Morris Elementary School

4801 Bob Wallace Ave Sw
Huntsville, AL 35805
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Morris Elementary School serves 464 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Morris 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 5% (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 31% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 464 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Morris Elementary School's student population of 464 students has declined by 56% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 55% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
464 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Morris 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 Morris Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#990 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
42%
10%
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Black
41%
32%
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White
14%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Morris Elementary School's ranking?
Morris Elementary School is ranked #990 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Morris Elementary School often compared to?
Morris Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mcdonnell Elementary School, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Tanner Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Morris Elementary School?
464 students attend Morris Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Morris Elementary School students are Hispanic, 41% of students are Black, 14% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Morris Elementary School?
Morris Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Morris Elementary School offer ?
Morris Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Morris Elementary School part of?
Morris Elementary School is part of Huntsville City School District.

School Reviews

5   1/19/2016
Previous reviews of this school prior to my family moving into the school district, spoke of a school lacking in so many areas. I find this to be a gross slander of an awesome school that is fighting against the odds. It is lead by a principal that meets and greets every student upon arrival with positive statement to remind them; they are preparing for collegiate aspirations and that all things are possible with hard work. They care for each and every child as if they were their own. It is good to remember that all educational success requires parental participation at the elementary level and not just that of the child and teacher. We can't rely on the school to be the sole provider of our children's education and also act as a daycare for absent parenting. With my child having previously attended elementary in Madison and being labeled as "slow", the facility at Morris took time to understand what areas needed a different approach to have the instruction understood and comprehended. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME. Kudos to the underdog!
- Posted by Parent - ajmar

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 464 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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