Walter M Kennedy School

  • Walter M Kennedy School serves 480 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55-59% (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 45-49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • Walter M Kennedy School's student population of 480 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walter M Kennedy School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walter M Kennedy School is 0.38, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. 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#468 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
16%
33%
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White
77%
55%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.380.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePell City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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