Sonnie Hereford Elementary School

  • Sonnie Hereford Elementary School serves 550 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sonnie Hereford 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Sonnie Hereford Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • Sonnie Hereford Elementary School's student population of 550 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students550 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sonnie Hereford Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sonnie Hereford Elementary School is 0.48, which is less 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 School Rank#1079 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
17%
8%
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Black
70%
33%
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White
6%
55%
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Two or more races
6%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sonnie Hereford Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.480.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
50%
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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

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