Morris P8

  • Morris P8 serves 1,014 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (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 22% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Morris P8 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 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 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Morris P8's student population of 1,014 students has grown by 69% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 56% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,014 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Morris P8 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 increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Morris P8 is 0.69, 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)#837 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
30%
8%
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Black
44%
33%
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White
18%
55%
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Two or more races
6%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Morris P8. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.690.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Morris P8 and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
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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School Reviews

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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!
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