Washington Elementary School

115 Fourth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Washington Elementary School serves 564 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Washington Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Washington Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Washington Elementary School's student population of 564 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students564 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Rankings

Washington Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Washington Elementary School is 0.40, 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
#1201 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
26%
8%
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Black
73%
33%
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White
1%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.400.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
89%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBirmingham City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Washington Elementary School is Parker High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Wilkerson Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tuggle Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Parker High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 696 students
    0.2 miles
    400 Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
    Birmingham, AL 35204
    (205) 231-2370
    0.2 9-12 696
  • Birmingham Tuggle Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 535 students
    0.6 miles
    412 12th Ct N
    Birmingham, AL 35204
    (205) 231-2675
    0.6 PK-5 535
  • Birmingham Wilkerson Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 314 students
    0.8 miles
    116 11th Ct W
    Birmingham, AL 35204
    (205) 231-2740
    0.8 6-8 314
  • Birmingham Family Court Elementary School Alternative School
    Grades: K-8
    0.9 miles
    120 2nd Court N
    Birmingham, AL 35202
    (205) 231-4868
    0.9 K-8 n/a
  • Birmingham Family Court High School Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 22 students
    0.9 miles
    120 2nd Court N
    Birmingham, AL 35202
    (205) 231-4868
    0.9 8-12 22

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