Orchard Elementary School

6400 Howells Ferry Rd
Mobile, AL 36618
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 492 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Orchard Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Orchard Elementary School's student population of 492 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
492 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Orchard Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Orchard Elementary School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#808 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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13%
29%
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40%
47%
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15-19%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
5%
10%
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Black
83%
32%
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White
8%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.30
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Orchard Elementary School's ranking?
Orchard Elementary School is ranked #808 out of 1,285 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?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Orchard Elementary School?
492 students attend Orchard Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Orchard Elementary School students are Black, 8% of students are White, 5% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Orchard Elementary School?
Orchard Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Orchard Elementary School offer ?
Orchard Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Orchard Elementary School part of?
Orchard Elementary School is part of Mobile County School District.
In what neighborhood is Orchard Elementary School located?
Orchard Elementary School is located in the Pinewood neighborhood of Mobile, AL.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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