John S Jones Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 301 Lumley Rd
       Rainbow City, AL  35906


(256) 442-2900

District: Etowah County

SchoolDigger Rank:
104th of 680 Alabama Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,935 Help


Students who attend John S Jones Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rainbow Middle School
High:    Southside High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  739

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.2%
African American:
13.4%
Two or more races:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.5% Help


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Compare Details John S Jones Elementary School ranks better than 84.7% of elementary schools in Alabama. It also ranks first among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Etowah County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.47. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details John S Jones Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Etowah County School District. Racial makeup is: White (73.2%), African American (13.4%), two or more races (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John S Jones Elementary School is 16, which is the 3rd best among 11 elementary schools in the Etowah County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John S Jones Elementary School is $8,935. 5 elementary schools in the Etowah County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John S Jones Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks John S Jones Elementary School 104th of 680 Alabama public elementary schools. (See John S Jones Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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African American students:
White students:


Etowah County:

SchoolDigger ranks Etowah County 54th of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John S Jones Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at John S Jones Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 60.57 238th 623 61.8%
2005 81.62 79th 688 88.5%
2006 90.00 19th 689 97.2%
2007 89.67 20th 698 97.1%
2008 80.06 73rd 698 89.5%
2009 75.00 119th 696 82.9%
2010 85.98 29th 704 95.9%
2011 83.07 41st 709 94.2%
2012 82.70 39th 696 94.4%
2013 71.09 155th 696 77.7%
2014 79.97 95th 695 86.3%
2015 79.13 114th 691 83.5%
2016 82.71 98th 691 85.8%
2017 85.93 73rd 688 89.4%
2018 87.26 74th 680 89.1%
2019 93.10 37th 681 94.6%
2021 87.50 67th 692 90.3%
2022 86.44 70th 687 89.8%
2023 81.47 104th 680 84.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at John S Jones Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.80 222nd 344 35.5%
2021 82.54 34th 398 91.5%
2022 73.24 52nd 345 84.9%
2023 65.21 82nd 373 78.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John S Jones Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 79.46 60th 567 89.4%
2018 91.98 23rd 651 96.5%
2019 93.88 12th 649 98.2%
2021 91.16 20th 653 96.9%
2022 89.89 27th 651 95.9%
2023 82.19 62nd 623 90.0%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at John S Jones Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 76.90 112th 639 82.5%
2018 79.20 113th 640 82.3%
2019 91.29 37th 646 94.3%
2021 84.37 76th 656 88.4%
2022 81.64 92nd 656 86.0%
2023 72.03 162nd 645 74.9%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at John S Jones Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 89.68 49th 639 92.3%
2018 91.28 46th 650 92.9%
2019 94.40 20th 650 96.9%
2021 87.33 63rd 669 90.6%
2022 87.66 66th 669 90.1%
2023 85.06 70th 649 89.2%
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Rank History for African American students at John S Jones Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 78.53 34th 336 89.9%
2018 95.02 11th 423 97.4%
2019 83.92 43rd 426 89.9%
2021 65.35 108th 426 74.6%
2023 75.59 63rd 427 85.2%
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Rank History for White students at John S Jones Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 72.43 87th 369 76.4%
2018 79.12 86th 508 83.1%
2019 89.40 43rd 529 91.9%
2021 81.31 79th 539 85.3%
2022 81.37 77th 540 85.7%
2023 74.07 105th 528 80.1%
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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.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Open Quote John S. Jones Elementary School is a wonderful school! The beautifully decorated building is very inviting to students. Very caring teachers. Rainbow City is a great community for raising young children. Close Quote



Enrollment information for John S Jones Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 679 679
1989 716 14 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 736
1990 733 6 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 743
1991 716 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1992 680 12 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 695
1993 687 18 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 716
1994 705 21 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 731
1995 674 15 8 3 1 n/a n/a 0 701
1996 674 15 8 3 1 n/a n/a 0 701
1997 724 11 11 4 1 n/a n/a 0 751
1998 716 14 7 4 1 n/a n/a 0 742
1999 707 15 8 4 1 n/a n/a 0 735
2000 705 25 5 2 0 n/a n/a 1 738
2001 597 18 8 6 1 n/a n/a 0 630
2002 653 35 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 705
2003 653 35 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 705
2004 655 38 9 12 0 n/a n/a 2 716
2005 645 38 8 12 1 n/a n/a 0 704
2006 644 36 11 15 1 n/a n/a 0 707
2007 637 38 19 16 1 n/a n/a 0 711
2008 645 29 23 18 3 n/a n/a 0 718
2009 644 35 29 14 3 n/a n/a 0 725
2010 621 47 29 21 3 n/a n/a 0 721
2011 626 51 33 17 3 1 0 0 731
2012 651 67 32 18 2 1 3 0 774
2013 621 56 26 25 5 1 6 0 740
2014 596 58 27 20 6 1 6 0 714
2015 586 76 28 17 4 1 16 0 728
2016 568 86 24 14 3 1 1 0 697
2017 604 90 27 12 4 2 0 0 739
2018 572 79 19 22 4 1 1 0 698
2019 552 66 18 28 0 1 26 0 691
2020 547 85 24 33 0 1 24 0 714
2021 565 85 32 30 1 2 34 0 749
2022 551 80 26 35 1 1 42 0 736
2023 541 99 30 21 1 1 46 0 739

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 John S Jones Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 679 35.0 19.4 0
1989 736 38.0 19.3 n/a
1990 743 40.0 18.5 0
1991 727 40.0 18.1 n/a
1992 695 38.0 18.2 n/a
1993 716 40.0 17.9 n/a
1994 731 40.6 18.0 n/a
1995 701 41.4 16.9 n/a
1996 701 41.4 16.9 n/a
1997 751 45.0 16.7 30.8
1998 742 45.0 16.5 27.4
1999 735 46.0 16.0 39.6
2000 738 47.0 15.7 43.6
2001 630 42.0 15.0 40
2002 705 44.7 15.8 43.7
2003 705 44.7 15.8 43.7
2004 716 49.5 14.5 42.2
2005 704 48.0 14.7 43.5
2006 707 47.0 15.0 35.6
2007 711 44.5 16.0 36.1
2008 718 45.4 15.8 42.5
2009 725 45.8 15.7 42.9
2010 721 51.9 13.8 46.9
2011 731 52.4 13.9 42.8
2012 774 51.4 15.0 52.3
2013 740 58.4 12.6 53.6
2014 714 48.4 14.7 52.7
2015 728 43.0 16.9 51.8
2016 697 45.0 15.4 52.8
2017 739 43.2 17.0 45.1
2018 698 44.2 15.7 47.9
2019 691 44.2 15.6 44.1
2020 714 44.2 16.1 48.6
2021 749 46.2 16.2 51.8
2022 736 45.0 16.3 42
2023 739 46.0 16.0 63.5

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 John S Jones Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 679 35.0 19.4 0
1989 736 38.0 19.3 n/a
1990 743 40.0 18.5 0
1991 727 40.0 18.1 n/a
1992 695 38.0 18.2 n/a
1993 716 40.0 17.9 n/a
1994 731 40.6 18.0 n/a
1995 701 41.4 16.9 n/a
1996 701 41.4 16.9 n/a
1997 751 45.0 16.7 30.8
1998 742 45.0 16.5 27.4
1999 735 46.0 16.0 39.6
2000 738 47.0 15.7 43.6
2001 630 42.0 15.0 40
2002 705 44.7 15.8 43.7
2003 705 44.7 15.8 43.7
2004 716 49.5 14.5 42.2
2005 704 48.0 14.7 43.5
2006 707 47.0 15.0 35.6
2007 711 44.5 16.0 36.1
2008 718 45.4 15.8 42.5
2009 725 45.8 15.7 42.9
2010 721 51.9 13.8 46.9
2011 731 52.4 13.9 42.8
2012 774 51.4 15.0 52.3
2013 740 58.4 12.6 53.6
2014 714 48.4 14.7 52.7
2015 728 43.0 16.9 51.8
2016 697 45.0 15.4 52.8
2017 739 43.2 17.0 45.1
2018 698 44.2 15.7 47.9
2019 691 44.2 15.6 44.1
2020 714 44.2 16.1 48.6
2021 749 46.2 16.2 51.8
2022 736 45.0 16.3 42
2023 739 46.0 16.0 63.5

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 John S Jones Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,866 (20.9%) $7,068 (79.1%) $8,935

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John S Jones 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 37th of 681 Elementary schoolsRanks 104th of 680 Elementary schools
 9.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (John S Jones Elementary School)7464.1
 9.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)65.146.9
 18.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alabama)57.543.6
 13.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (John S Jones Elementary School)74.349.6
 24.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)52.431.1
 21.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)47.334.9
 12.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (John S Jones Elementary School)80.855.5
 25.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)52.230.3
 22%
   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 Students691739
 6.9%
African American6699
 50%
American Indian01
Asian1830
 66.7%
Hispanic2821
 25%
Pacific Islander11
White552541
 2%
Two or More Races2646
 76.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44.1%63.5%
 19.3%


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Students at John S Jones Elementary School are 73% White, 13% African American, 6% Two or more races, 4% Asian, 3% Hispanic.

John S Jones Elementary School ranks 104th of 680 Alabama elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 739 students attended John S Jones Elementary School.

Students who attend John S Jones Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rainbow Middle School
High : Southside High School


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