1529 N Franklin St
Selma, AL 36701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Payne Elementary School serves 175 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 175 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Payne Elementary School's student population of 175 students has declined by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
175 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
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School Rankings

Payne Elementary School 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 Payne Elementary School is 0.02, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#788 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
9%
Black
99%
32%
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White
1%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.02
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
97%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 175 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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