Walter Jackson Elementary School

1950 Park St Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%
Serving 243 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Walter Jackson Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 243 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • : Top 20% in AL
  • : 60-64% (Top 5%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Walter Jackson Elementary School's student population of 243 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
243 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Walter Jackson Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Walter Jackson Elementary School is 0.64, which is more 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)
#132 out of 1285 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Walter Jackson Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-64%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Walter Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60-64%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Walter Jackson 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.
50-59%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Walter Jackson 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
14:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Walter Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Walter Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
23%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Walter Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
54%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Walter Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.64
This chart displays the diversity score of Walter Jackson 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
55%
44%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Walter Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Walter Jackson 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 Walter Jackson Elementary School's ranking?
Walter Jackson Elementary School is ranked #132 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Walter Jackson Elementary School often compared to?
Walter Jackson Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Benjamin Davis Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Walter Jackson Elementary School?
243 students attend Walter Jackson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
54% of Walter Jackson Elementary School students are White, 23% of students are Black, 15% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Walter Jackson Elementary School?
Walter Jackson Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Walter Jackson Elementary School offer ?
Walter Jackson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Walter Jackson Elementary School part of?
Walter Jackson Elementary School is part of Decatur City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 243 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 60-64% (Top 5%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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