Thurston T Nelson Elementary School

202 Ida Moody Rd
Scottsboro, AL 35769
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Thurston T Nelson Elementary School serves 280 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Thurston T Nelson Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Thurston T Nelson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Thurston T Nelson Elementary School's student population of 280 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students280 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Thurston T Nelson Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#77 out of 1270 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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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
0.300.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameScottsboro City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Thurston T Nelson Elementary School is Scottsboro High School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Scottsboro Junior High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Collins Intermediate School (2.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Scottsboro Collins Intermediate School Math: 58% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 5-6 | 344 students
    2.1 miles
    102 Legion Dr
    Scottsboro, AL 35768
    (256) 218-2700
    2.1 5-6 344
  • Scottsboro Scottsboro Junior High School Math: 46% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 410 students
    2.1 miles
    1601 Heroes Drive
    Scottsboro, AL 35768
    (256) 218-2300
    2.1 7-8 410
  • Scottsboro Caldwell Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 408 students
    2.8 miles
    905 S Market St
    Scottsboro, AL 35768
    (256) 218-2500
    2.8 PK-4 408
  • Scottsboro Brownwood Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 298 students
    3.8 miles
    305 Bingham St
    Scottsboro, AL 35768
    (256) 218-2400
    3.8 PK-4 298
  • Scottsboro Scottsboro High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 808 students
    4.4 miles
    25053 John T Reid Pkwy
    Scottsboro, AL 35768
    (256) 218-2000
    4.4 9-12 808

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