Samson Elementary School

  • Samson Elementary School serves 320 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Samson Elementary School's student population of 320 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students320 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Samson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Samson Elementary School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#610 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
12%
7%
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Black
9%
33%
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White
73%
55%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Samson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.450.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGeneva County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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