W S Neal Elementary School
W S Neal Elementary School serves 550 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
W S Neal Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).
W S Neal Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
W S Neal Elementary School's student population of 550 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
W S Neal Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of W S Neal Elementary School is 0.46, 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
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#444 out of 1263 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education
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