Zora Ellis Junior High School

414 Elm St
Talladega, AL 35160
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Zora Ellis Junior High School serves 274 students in grades 7-8.
Zora Ellis Junior High 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 16% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Zora Ellis Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Zora Ellis Junior High School's student population of 274 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students274 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

Zora Ellis Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Zora Ellis Junior High School is 0.47, 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
#1119 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
68%
33%
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White
27%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.470.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTalladega City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Zora Ellis Junior High School is Talladega Career Technical Center (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Talladega County Central High School (5.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Graham Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Talladega Graham Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 264 students
    0.1 miles
    403 Cedar St
    Talladega, AL 35160
    (256) 315-5777
    0.1 PK-6 264
  • Talladega Evelyn D Houston Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 436 students
    1.0 miles
    1310 Ashland Hwy
    Talladega, AL 35160
    (256) 315-5808
    1 PK-6 436
  • Talladega Talladega Career Technical Center Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    1.1 miles
    110 Piccadilly Cir
    Talladega, AL 35160
    (256) 315-5676
    1.1 9-12 n/a
  • Talladega C L Salter Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 294 students
    1.7 miles
    106 Brecon Access Rd
    Talladega, AL 35160
    (256) 315-5822
    1.7 PK-6 294
  • Talladega Raymond L Young Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 237 students
    1.8 miles
    200 E Damon Ave
    Talladega, AL 35160
    (256) 315-5888
    1.8 PK-6 237

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