Walter M Kennedy School

250 Otis Perry Dr
Pell City, AL 35128
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Walter M Kennedy School serves 493 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
Walter M Kennedy School placed in the top 30% 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 60-64% (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 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Walter M Kennedy School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Walter M Kennedy School's student population of 493 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students493 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Walter M Kennedy School is ranked within the top 30% 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 M Kennedy School is 0.38, 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 Testing Rank
#274 out of 1270 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
17%
33%
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White
77%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.380.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePell City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Walter M Kennedy School is Pell City High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Duran South (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Williams Intermediate School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pell City Williams Intermediate School Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 594 students
    0.4 miles
    2000 Hardwick Road
    Pell City, AL 35128
    (205) 338-4949
    0.4 5-6 594
  • Pell City Duran South Math: 49% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7 | 292 students
    1.2 miles
    813 16th St S
    Pell City, AL 35128
    (205) 884-7957
    1.2 7 292
  • Cropwell Coosa Valley Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 417 students
    1.5 miles
    3609 Martin St S
    Cropwell, AL 35054
    (205) 338-7713
    1.5 PK-4 417
  • Pell City Duran Junior High School Math: 46% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 8 | 274 students
    1.8 miles
    309 Williamson Dr
    Pell City, AL 35125
    (205) 338-2825
    1.8 8 274
  • Pell City Pell City High School Math: 48% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,129 student
    1.9 miles
    1300 Cogswell Ave
    Pell City, AL 35125
    (205) 338-2250
    1.9 9-12 1,129

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