PROFICIENCY 52% 39% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Decatur City

Walter Jackson Elementary School is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Decatur City" in Decatur, AL. There are a total of 295 students and 18 teachers at Walter Jackson Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 157 free lunch students and 13 reduced lunch students.

Walter Jackson Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 52.0%, which is 39% higher than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch157
Reduced lunch13


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Walter Jackson Elementary School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Walter Jackson Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 63.4% 43.2% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 16.4% 31.7% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 1.5% 1.2% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 7.3% 19.8% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.8% 0.3% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 10.7% 3.6% 1.7% 3.1%

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Decatur demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,0259291
Median age38.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%57%55%
Speak English88%95%79%
Speak Spanish11%3%13%

Education level achieved in Decatur

Completed 8th grade78.6%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.7%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college56.8%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.0%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.2%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Walter Jackson Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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