Walter Jackson Elementary School

1950 Park St Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Walter Jackson Elementary School serves 286 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Walter Jackson Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (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 50-54% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Walter Jackson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Walter Jackson Elementary School's student population of 286 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students286 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

Walter Jackson Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Walter Jackson Elementary School is 0.63, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#235 out of 1270 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
11%
8%
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Black
23%
33%
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White
55%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.630.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Walter Jackson Elementary School is Morgan County Learning Center (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Oak Park Middle School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Oak Park Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 645 students
    0.8 miles
    1218 16th Ave Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3035
    0.8 6-8 645
  • Decatur Eastwood Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 256 students
    0.9 miles
    1802 26th Ave Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3043
    0.9 PK-5 256
  • Hartselle Morgan County Learning Center Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    1.2 miles
    72 Plainview St
    Hartselle, AL 35640
    (256) 773-6458
    1.2 6-12 n/a
  • Decatur Decatur High Developmental Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 36 students
    1.3 miles
    1011a Prospect Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3008
    1.3 9-12 36
  • Decatur Somerville Road Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 393 students
    1.3 miles
    1302 5th Ave Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3033
    1.3 PK-5 393

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