Roger B Chaffee Elementary School

7900 Whittier Rd
Huntsville, AL 35802
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Roger B Chaffee Elementary School serves 421 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Roger B Chaffee Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Roger B Chaffee Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Roger B Chaffee Elementary School's student population of 421 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students421 students
This chart display total students of Roger B Chaffee Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Roger B Chaffee Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Roger B Chaffee Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Roger B Chaffee Elementary School by grade.

School Rankings

Roger B Chaffee Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Roger B Chaffee Elementary School is 0.70, which is more 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 Testing Rank
#235 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Roger B Chaffee Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Roger B Chaffee 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Roger B Chaffee 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Roger B Chaffee 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%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Roger B Chaffee Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2008-09 school year data.
Asian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Roger B Chaffee Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
21%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Roger B Chaffee Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
20%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Roger B Chaffee Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
46%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Roger B Chaffee Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Roger B Chaffee Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Roger B Chaffee Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score
0.700.59
This chart display the diversity score of Roger B Chaffee Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Roger B Chaffee 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 Lunch
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Roger B Chaffee Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHuntsville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Roger B Chaffee Elementary School is Virgil Grissom High School (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Whitesburg P8 (1.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Huntsville Whitesburg P8 Math: 40% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 1,022 student
    1.4 miles
    107 Sanders Rd
    Huntsville, AL 35802
    (256) 428-7780
    1.4 PK-8 1,022
  • Huntsville Weatherly Heights Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 487 students
    1.7 miles
    1307 Canstatt Dr
    Huntsville, AL 35803
    (256) 428-7460
    1.7 PK-5 487
  • Huntsville Virgil Grissom High School Math: 55% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,810 student
    2.0 miles
    7901 Bailey Cove Rd
    Huntsville, AL 35802
    (256) 428-8000
    2 9-12 1,810
  • Huntsville Mountain Gap P8 Math: 61% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-8 | 800 students
    2.5 miles
    821 Mt Gap Rd
    Huntsville, AL 35803
    (256) 428-7720
    2.5 PK-8 800
  • Huntsville Jones Valley Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-6 | 525 students
    2.6 miles
    4908 Garth Rd
    Huntsville, AL 35802
    (256) 428-7220
    2.6 PK-6 525

School Reviews

Review Roger B Chaffee Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Join the debate igniting in public schools regarding the role of religion in education. Should all religions be incorporated, or should religion be omitted to avoid any potential indoctrination?
Learn about the benefits associated with vocational education at public high schools, including high-demand career opportunities and improved learning for kinetic and active students.
June 17, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head. The effects of the global pandemic will be felt for years to come, though maybe more so in certain populations. Here’s what you need to know about the current state of special education in the United States.