Thompson Elementary School serves 201 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Thompson 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 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 201 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 82%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: ≤5% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 25-29% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Thompson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
Thompson Elementary School's student population of 201 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Thompson 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 Thompson Elementary School is 0.57, 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
#1007 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 Thompson Elementary School's ranking?
Thompson Elementary School is ranked #1007 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 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Thompson Elementary School?
201 students attend Thompson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Thompson Elementary School students are Black, 18% of students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thompson Elementary School?
Thompson Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Thompson Elementary School offer ?
Thompson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Thompson Elementary School part of?
Thompson Elementary School is part of Gadsden City School District.
Review Thompson 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
Not Just for College: A Guide to K-12 Scholarships
Explore the world of scholarships designed specifically for K-12 students in this comprehensive guide. Discover opportunities to ease the financial burden of private education and pave the way for academic success.
The Link between Music and a Child’s Math Abilities
Learn about the influence of music on a child’s cognitive mathematical abilities.
August 04, 2023Preparing for a Successful 'Back to School'
A one-stop guide for parents navigating the 'back to school' season, providing practical and effective strategies tailored to every grade level - from pre-K to high school.