Valley Grande Elementary School

2765 Dallas County Road 81
Selma, AL 36701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 367 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Valley Grande Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Valley Grande Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Valley Grande Elementary School's student population of 367 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
367 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Valley Grande Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Valley Grande Elementary School is 0.59, 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.
This School
State Level (AL)
#844 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
29%
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35-39%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Valley Grande Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-29%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Valley Grande Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
10%
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Black
52%
32%
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White
38%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.59
This chart displays the diversity score of Valley Grande Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Valley Grande Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Valley Grande Elementary School's ranking?
Valley Grande Elementary School is ranked #844 out of 1,285 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?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Valley Grande Elementary School?
367 students attend Valley Grande Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Valley Grande Elementary School students are Black, 38% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Valley Grande Elementary School?
Valley Grande Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Valley Grande Elementary School offer ?
Valley Grande Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Valley Grande Elementary School part of?
Valley Grande Elementary School is part of Dallas County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 367 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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