202 Ida Moody Rd
Scottsboro, AL 35769
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Thurston T Nelson Elementary School serves 280 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Thurston T Nelson Elementary School's student population of 280 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
280 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Thurston T Nelson Elementary School is 0.30, 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 Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
75-79%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
65-69%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
11%
8%
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Black
1%
33%
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White
83%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.30
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-4
  • Students: 280 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 17%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 75-79%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30 (Btm 50% in AL)

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