Payne Elementary School

1529 N Franklin St
Selma, AL 36701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 160 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Payne 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 ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 160 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Payne Elementary School's student population of 160 students has declined by 23% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 28% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
160 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
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School Rankings

Payne 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 Payne Elementary School is 0.02, 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)
#1194 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤5%
29%
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15-19%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
10%
Black
99%
32%
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White
n/a
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
0.02
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Payne Elementary School's ranking?
Payne Elementary School is ranked #1194 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?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Payne Elementary School?
160 students attend Payne Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
99% of Payne Elementary School students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Payne Elementary School?
Payne Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Payne Elementary School offer ?
Payne Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Payne Elementary School part of?
Payne Elementary School is part of Selma City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 160 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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