Walnut Park Elementary School

  • Walnut Park Elementary School serves 254 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Walnut Park 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Walnut Park Elementary School's student population of 254 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students254 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walnut Park Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walnut Park Elementary School is 0.52, 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 School Rank (16-17)#783 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
15%
8%
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Black
19%
33%
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White
65%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Walnut Park Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.520.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGadsden City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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