Ws Harlan Elementary School serves 277 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Ws Harlan Elementary 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 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 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 277 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 21%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 30-34% (Top 20%)
- Reading Proficiency: 50-54% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Ws Harlan Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Ws Harlan Elementary School's student population of 277 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Ws Harlan Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ws Harlan Elementary School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#301 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ws Harlan Elementary School's ranking?
Ws Harlan Elementary School is ranked #301 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Ws Harlan Elementary School?
277 students attend Ws Harlan Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
79% of Ws Harlan Elementary School students are White, 18% of students are Black, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ws Harlan Elementary School?
Ws Harlan Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 17:1.
What grades does Ws Harlan Elementary School offer ?
Ws Harlan Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Ws Harlan Elementary School part of?
Ws Harlan Elementary School is part of Covington County School District.
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