Morris P8 serves 1,014 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Morris P8 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 27% (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 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 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).
Morris P8's student population of 1,014 students has grown by 98% over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 75% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
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 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#993 out of 1263 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education
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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