6400 Howells Ferry Rd
Mobile, AL 36618
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Orchard Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Orchard Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Orchard Elementary School's student population of 498 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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Event
Date
Students Last Day
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Orchard Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Orchard Elementary School is 0.22, which is less 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
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#627 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
n/a
8%
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Black
88%
33%
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White
10%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50%)

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