Payne Elementary School serves 160 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 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 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 160 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: ≤5% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 20-24% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Payne Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Payne Elementary School's student population of 160 students has declined by 41% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 44% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Payne Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1051 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) 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 #1051 out of 1,276 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 24% AL state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% 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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