Payne Elementary School

  • Payne Elementary School serves 228 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Payne Elementary School 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Payne Elementary School's student population of 228 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students228 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Payne Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Payne Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Payne Elementary School is 0.02, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#843 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Payne Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Payne Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Payne Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Black
99%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Payne Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
55%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Payne Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.020.59
Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Payne Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Payne Elementary School 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 NameSelma City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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