Walnut Park Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 3200 Walnut St
       Gadsden, AL  35904-4799


(256) 546-4665

District: Gadsden City

SchoolDigger Rank:
479th of 692 Alabama Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,169 Help

Students who attend Walnut Park Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Sansom Middle School
High:    Gadsden City High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  203

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.1%
African American:
23.6%
Hispanic:
17.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 27, 2021.


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Compare Details Walnut Park Elementary School ranks worse than 69.2% of elementary schools in Alabama. It also ranks 4th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Gadsden City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.1. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Walnut Park Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Gadsden City School District. Student population at Walnut Park Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (58.1%), African American (23.6%), Hispanic (17.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walnut Park Elementary School is 15, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the Gadsden City School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walnut Park Elementary School is $11,169, which is the 3rd highest among 8 elementary schools in the Gadsden City School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Walnut Park Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walnut Park Elementary School 479th of 692 Alabama public elementary schools. (See Walnut Park Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Gadsden City:

SchoolDigger ranks Gadsden City 95th of 132 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walnut Park Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 39.82 405th 623 35.0%
2005 63.21 224th 688 67.4%
2006 54.95 319th 689 53.7%
2007 60.81 291st 698 58.3%
2008 45.68 422nd 698 39.5%
2009 53.78 352nd 696 49.4%
2010 49.20 427th 704 39.3%
2011 38.61 528th 709 25.5%
2012 56.52 362nd 696 48.0%
2013 48.78 454th 696 34.8%
2014 37.45 466th 695 32.9%
2015 22.60 549th 691 20.5%
2016 31.58 491st 691 28.9%
2017 30.02 498th 688 27.6%
2018 46.98 398th 680 41.5%
2019 30.74 483rd 681 29.1%
2021 31.10 479th 692 30.8%

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Walnut Park 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 254 254
1989 252 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 257
1990 269 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1991 283 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 286
1992 294 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 297
1993 294 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 296
1994 272 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 273
1995 242 10 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1996 242 10 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1997 219 21 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 246
1998 215 13 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 235
1999 223 9 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2000 210 14 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 228
2001 226 15 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 248
2002 209 13 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 227
2003 209 13 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 227
2004 240 16 0 8 4 n/a n/a 0 268
2005 314 59 0 13 7 n/a n/a 0 393
2006 298 57 0 12 2 n/a n/a 0 369
2007 308 52 0 18 2 n/a n/a 0 380
2008 293 52 0 15 1 n/a n/a 0 361
2009 291 39 0 16 1 n/a n/a 0 347
2010 278 34 0 23 3 n/a n/a 0 338
2011 290 41 1 18 1 0 4 0 355
2012 248 39 1 31 1 0 8 0 328
2013 233 34 2 25 0 0 8 0 302
2014 190 35 2 26 0 0 7 0 260
2015 182 46 2 30 0 0 9 0 269
2016 177 32 5 30 0 0 6 0 250
2017 174 40 2 29 0 0 5 0 250
2018 163 47 2 37 0 0 5 0 254
2019 153 56 1 37 0 0 4 0 251
2020 132 48 0 41 1 0 0 0 222
2021 118 48 1 35 1 0 0 0 203

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 Walnut Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 254 13.0 19.5 0
1989 257 16.0 16.0 n/a
1990 273 16.0 17.0 0
1991 286 16.0 17.8 n/a
1992 297 19.0 15.6 n/a
1993 296 19.0 15.6 n/a
1994 273 17.0 16.1 n/a
1995 256 15.7 16.3 n/a
1996 256 15.7 16.3 n/a
1997 246 15.3 16.1 62.6
1998 235 16.2 14.5 57
1999 233 15.0 15.5 74.7
2000 228 15.0 15.2 64.9
2001 248 16.0 15.5 77.4
2002 227 15.0 15.1 78.4
2003 227 15.0 15.1 78.4
2004 268 19.6 13.7 82.5
2005 393 28.0 14.0 87
2006 369 27.0 13.7 83.7
2007 380 26.4 14.4 81.8
2008 361 27.3 13.2 85.6
2009 347 26.2 13.1 85.6
2010 338 23.9 14.1 89.3
2011 355 25.7 13.7 80.8
2012 328 24.5 13.3 84.5
2013 302 25.8 11.6 78.8
2014 260 20.3 12.8 91.5
2015 269 17.0 15.8 81
2016 250 17.0 14.7 84.4
2017 250 15.5 16.0 94.4
2018 254 16.5 15.3 86.6
2019 251 16.5 15.1 84.5
2020 222 15.7 14.1 87.4
2021 203 13.4 15.0 76.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Walnut Park Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 254 13.0 19.5 0
1989 257 16.0 16.0 n/a
1990 273 16.0 17.0 0
1991 286 16.0 17.8 n/a
1992 297 19.0 15.6 n/a
1993 296 19.0 15.6 n/a
1994 273 17.0 16.1 n/a
1995 256 15.7 16.3 n/a
1996 256 15.7 16.3 n/a
1997 246 15.3 16.1 62.6
1998 235 16.2 14.5 57
1999 233 15.0 15.5 74.7
2000 228 15.0 15.2 64.9
2001 248 16.0 15.5 77.4
2002 227 15.0 15.1 78.4
2003 227 15.0 15.1 78.4
2004 268 19.6 13.7 82.5
2005 393 28.0 14.0 87
2006 369 27.0 13.7 83.7
2007 380 26.4 14.4 81.8
2008 361 27.3 13.2 85.6
2009 347 26.2 13.1 85.6
2010 338 23.9 14.1 89.3
2011 355 25.7 13.7 80.8
2012 328 24.5 13.3 84.5
2013 302 25.8 11.6 78.8
2014 260 20.3 12.8 91.5
2015 269 17.0 15.8 81
2016 250 17.0 14.7 84.4
2017 250 15.5 16.0 94.4
2018 254 16.5 15.3 86.6
2019 251 16.5 15.1 84.5
2020 222 15.7 14.1 87.4
2021 203 13.4 15.0 76.4

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 Walnut Park Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $3,212 (28.8%) $7,941 (71.1%) $11,169

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Walnut Park 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 483rd of 681 Elementary schoolsRanks 479th of 692 Elementary schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Walnut Park Elementary School)37.95.3
 32.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gadsden City)52.119.6
 32.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alabama)57.530
 27.5%
4th Grade Mathematics (Walnut Park Elementary School)228.6
 13.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gadsden City)39.315.4
 24%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)47.323.9
 23.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Walnut Park Elementary School)21.411.5
 9.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gadsden City)40.718.8
 21.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.924.4
 20.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students251203
 19.1%
African American5648
 14.3%
American Indian01
Asian11
Hispanic3735
 5.4%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races40
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.5%76.4%
 8.1%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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