Rachel Patterson Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Rachel Patterson Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-3
- Enrollment: 498 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
- Minority Enrollment: 81%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 25-29% (Top 30%)
- Reading Proficiency: 40-44% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Rachel Patterson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Most improved public schools
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Rachel Patterson Elementary School's student population of 498 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Rachel Patterson Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Rachel Patterson Elementary School is 0.42, 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
#447 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 Rachel Patterson Elementary School's ranking?
Rachel Patterson Elementary School is ranked #447 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Rachel Patterson Elementary School?
498 students attend Rachel Patterson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Rachel Patterson Elementary School students are Black, 19% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Rachel Patterson Elementary School?
Rachel Patterson Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Rachel Patterson Elementary School offer ?
Rachel Patterson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-3
What school district is Rachel Patterson Elementary School part of?
Rachel Patterson Elementary School is part of Escambia County School District.
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