Walter Jackson Elementary School

  • Walter Jackson Elementary School serves 294 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) 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 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Walter Jackson Elementary School's student population of 294 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students294 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walter Jackson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walter Jackson Elementary School is 0.61, which is more 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#112 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
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
12%
7%
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Black
20%
33%
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White
58%
55%
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Two or more races
10%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Walter Jackson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.610.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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