Saraland Elementary School

Summary:

Saraland Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades 2-5 in Saraland, Alabama, with a diverse student population of 958. As part of the highly-ranked Saraland City School District, this school consistently outperforms the state and local averages on standardized tests, making it one of the top-performing elementary schools in Alabama.

Saraland Elementary School's academic excellence is evident across all grade levels and subject areas. In 2022-2023, 76.38% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in math, compared to just 43.61% statewide. Similarly, 87.29% of 4th graders and 90.48% of 5th graders were proficient or better in English, significantly higher than the state averages. This consistent high performance has earned the school a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and a ranking among the top 15 elementary schools in Alabama, placing it in the top 2-3% in the state.

Saraland Elementary School's success extends beyond just overall academic achievement. The school also excels in serving diverse student groups, ranking in the top 11-22 out of over 600 Alabama elementary schools for African American, White, and multi-racial students, as well as the top 3-29 for students with low socioeconomic status and special education students. When compared to nearby schools in the Mobile County district, such as Indian Springs Elementary, ChastangFournier Middle, and The Pathway, Saraland Elementary School stands out as a high-performing outlier, providing a substantially better educational experience for its students.


Detail:

Public 2-5

 229 McKeough Ave
       Saraland, AL  36571-3214


(251) 679-5739

District: Saraland City

SchoolDigger Rank:
15th of 680 Alabama Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,262 Help


Students who attend Saraland Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Saraland Middle SchoolAdams Campus
High:    Saraland High School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.4 Help
Number of students:  958

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.5%
African American:
13.6%
Two or more races:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  49.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Saraland Elementary School ranks better than 97.8% of elementary schools in Alabama. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.78. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.5%), African American (13.6%), two or more races (6.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 49.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Saraland Elementary School is 18.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Saraland Elementary School is $8,262.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Saraland Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Saraland Elementary School 15th of 680 Alabama public elementary schools. (See Saraland Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Saraland City:

SchoolDigger ranks Saraland City 7th of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Saraland Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Saraland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 56.42 347th 704 50.7%
2011 74.52 138th 709 80.5%
2012 70.75 174th 696 75.0%
2013 75.27 101st 696 85.5%
2014 84.83 73rd 695 89.5%
2015 83.28 84th 691 87.8%
2016 85.65 79th 691 88.6%
2017 86.42 70th 688 89.8%
2018 92.89 38th 680 94.4%
2019 93.71 32nd 681 95.3%
2021 97.74 13th 692 98.1%
2022 97.29 9th 687 98.7%
2023 96.78 15th 680 97.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Saraland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.21 2nd 54 96.3%
2022 93.39 2nd 64 96.9%
2023 97.00 1st 70 98.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Saraland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 76.14 36th 280 87.1%
2018 82.57 26th 344 92.4%
2019 81.67 34th 392 91.3%
2021 86.55 29th 398 92.7%
2022 89.23 19th 345 94.5%
2023 83.28 29th 373 92.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Saraland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 85.65 40th 567 92.9%
2018 95.00 10th 651 98.5%
2019 95.19 9th 649 98.6%
2021 99.36 3rd 653 99.5%
2022 97.66 5th 651 99.2%
2023 98.58 3rd 623 99.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Saraland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 83.83 78th 639 87.8%
2018 91.60 36th 640 94.4%
2019 89.92 43rd 646 93.3%
2021 96.96 12th 656 98.2%
2022 96.75 6th 656 99.1%
2023 96.18 9th 645 98.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Saraland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 86.38 61st 639 90.5%
2018 93.22 33rd 650 94.9%
2019 94.14 22nd 650 96.6%
2021 97.17 14th 669 97.9%
2022 96.32 16th 669 97.6%
2023 95.90 22nd 649 96.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Saraland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 71.47 61st 336 81.8%
2018 89.98 25th 423 94.1%
2019 95.52 12th 426 97.2%
2021 96.27 11th 426 97.4%
2022 94.62 14th 426 96.7%
2023 97.73 11th 427 97.4%
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Rank History for White students at Saraland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 77.13 74th 369 79.9%
2018 89.03 45th 508 91.1%
2019 88.93 47th 529 91.1%
2021 95.94 17th 539 96.8%
2022 95.58 15th 540 97.2%
2023 93.71 21st 528 96.0%
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Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Saraland Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Saraland Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 701 157 11 19 5 n/a n/a 0 893
2010 721 150 10 28 4 n/a n/a 3 916
2011 713 116 11 30 9 0 2 0 881
2012 768 119 17 20 7 0 3 0 934
2013 888 135 14 25 13 0 3 0 1078
2014 817 125 16 18 15 2 4 0 997
2015 811 131 17 16 13 3 8 0 999
2016 794 148 13 17 15 1 20 0 1008
2017 834 163 15 21 13 1 25 0 1072
2018 655 143 13 26 6 0 35 0 878
2019 647 144 15 18 6 0 46 0 876
2020 656 143 11 27 13 0 48 0 898
2021 650 117 8 23 9 0 61 0 868
2022 708 116 9 25 10 0 66 0 934
2023 714 130 7 28 15 2 62 0 958

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Saraland Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 893 46.5 19.0 56.8
2010 916 49.0 18.6 58.7
2011 881 58.0 15.1 54.3
2012 934 62.0 15.0 55.5
2013 1078 70.0 15.4 56.7
2014 997 63.3 15.7 55.7
2015 999 62.0 16.1 55.1
2016 1008 61.0 16.5 55.4
2017 1072 38.3 27.9 54.9
2018 878 49.0 17.9 50.7
2019 876 49.0 17.8 47.5
2020 898 49.0 18.3 46.8
2021 868 50.0 17.3 38.9
2022 934 51.0 18.3 24.7
2023 958 52.0 18.4 49.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Saraland Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 893 46.5 19.0 56.8
2010 916 49.0 18.6 58.7
2011 881 58.0 15.1 54.3
2012 934 62.0 15.0 55.5
2013 1078 70.0 15.4 56.7
2014 997 63.3 15.7 55.7
2015 999 62.0 16.1 55.1
2016 1008 61.0 16.5 55.4
2017 1072 38.3 27.9 54.9
2018 878 49.0 17.9 50.7
2019 876 49.0 17.8 47.5
2020 898 49.0 18.3 46.8
2021 868 50.0 17.3 38.9
2022 934 51.0 18.3 24.7
2023 958 52.0 18.4 49.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Saraland Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $900 (10.9%) $7,348 (88.9%) $8,262

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Saraland Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 32nd of 681 Elementary schoolsRanks 15th of 680 Elementary schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Saraland Elementary School)85.676.4
 9.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Saraland City)85.676.4
 9.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alabama)57.543.6
 13.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Saraland Elementary School)75.973.7
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Saraland City)75.973.7
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)47.334.9
 12.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Saraland Elementary School)70.478.2
 7.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Saraland City)70.478.2
 7.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.933.9
 10.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students876958
 9.4%
African American144130
 9.7%
American Indian615
 150%
Asian157
 53.3%
Hispanic1828
 55.6%
Pacific Islander02
White647714
 10.4%
Two or More Races4662
 34.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.5%49.3%
 1.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Saraland Elementary School

Yes! Saraland Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 15th of 680 Alabama elementary schools.

Students who attend Saraland Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Saraland Middle SchoolAdams Campus
High : Saraland High School

Students at Saraland Elementary School are 75% White, 14% African American, 6% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 2% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 958 students attended Saraland Elementary School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

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