James Dawson Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 5308 Mastin Lake Rd NW
       Huntsville, AL  35810


 (256) 428-7500

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District: Huntsville City

SchoolDigger Rank:
529th of 680 Alabama Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.7
Number of students:  447

Racial breakdown:

African American:
81.0%
Hispanic:
7.8%
Two or more races:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.4%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 5, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, James Dawson Elementary ranked worse than 77.8% of elementary schools in Alabama. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.67. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (81%), Hispanic (7.8%), two or more races (5.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 86.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James Dawson Elementary is 15.7, which is the 11th best among 35 schools in the Huntsville City School District. (See more...)
Compare James Dawson Elementary employs 28.4 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

James Dawson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks James Dawson Elementary 529th of 680 Alabama public elementary schools. (See James Dawson Elementary in the ranking list.)

Huntsville City:

SchoolDigger ranks Huntsville City 53rd of 129 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for James Dawson Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 29.91 486th 623 22.0%
2005 15.43 639th 688 7.1%
2006 13.25 662nd 689 3.9%
2007 4.46 685th 698 1.9%
2008 10.64 677th 698 3.0%
2009 2.73 695th 696 0.1%
2010 2.48 701st 704 0.4%
2011 22.18 632nd 709 10.9%
2012 24.61 604th 696 13.2%
2013 16.11 658th 696 5.5%
2014 15.26 624th 695 10.2%
2015 25.83 534th 691 22.7%
2016 31.95 488th 691 29.4%
2017 13.39 615th 688 10.6%
2018 22.67 529th 680 22.2%

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

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by a teacher
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Open Quote I am a substitute teacher and have worked in several different schools in Huntsville. I have worked both in the inner city schools as well as the suburbs. In every school I have been in I have been able to find something good. This school is a mess. The teachers do not discipline at all (I am sure that there are some exceptions) leading the children to act like a pack of wild dogs. The kids fight (even girl against boy) constantly. The kids know that they will get away with anything and are full of hatred for the world, I really feel sorry for any child that had to go to this school. The principle walks around like he is a runway model and dose little or nothing. If you live in this area do everything you can to keep your kids out of this school. The place is like a prison. Close Quote



Enrollment information for James Dawson Elementary

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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 558 558
1989 179 390 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 572
1990 162 438 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1991 152 498 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 655
1992 118 470 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 596
1993 110 470 4 6 1 n/a n/a 0 591
1994 93 458 3 7 1 n/a n/a 0 562
1995 44 484 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1996 44 484 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1997 40 452 1 13 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1998 35 412 0 7 1 n/a n/a 0 455
1999 33 417 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 453
2000 21 434 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 456
2001 14 421 1 4 0 n/a n/a 1 441
2002 12 369 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2003 12 369 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 383
2004 5 316 1 1 0 n/a n/a 1 324
2005 12 293 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2006 9 273 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 288
2007 17 293 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 316
2008 11 287 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 307
2009 20 295 0 14 0 n/a n/a 0 329
2010 20 269 0 18 0 n/a n/a 0 307
2011 17 280 0 19 0 0 0 0 316
2012 17 262 0 17 0 0 0 0 296
2013 19 322 0 19 0 0 10 0 370
2014 14 333 0 24 0 0 16 0 387
2015 34 385 0 24 0 0 28 0 471
2016 17 374 0 25 0 1 20 0 437
2017 35 346 3 37 0 2 19 0 442
2018 20 362 2 35 0 2 26 0 447

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 James Dawson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 558 30.0 18.6 0.0
1989 572 34.0 16.8 n/a
1990 609 33.0 18.4 0.0
1991 655 34.0 19.2 n/a
1992 596 31.0 19.2 n/a
1993 591 31.0 19.1 n/a
1994 562 32.0 17.6 n/a
1995 538 29.3 18.4 n/a
1996 538 29.3 18.4 n/a
1997 506 32.1 15.8 56.5
1998 455 29.5 15.4 53.8
1999 453 30.0 15.1 67.5
2000 456 32.0 14.3 70.6
2001 441 32.0 13.8 75.2
2002 383 26.0 14.7 77.8
2003 383 26.0 14.7 77.8
2004 324 26.5 12.2 81.4
2005 309 26.9 11.5 73.1
2006 288 26.0 11.1 70.1
2007 316 22.0 14.4 77.5
2008 307 23.8 12.9 81.1
2009 329 23.1 14.1 80.5
2010 307 23.5 13.0 83.1
2011 316 20.8 15.1 84.2
2012 296 17.6 16.8 82.8
2013 370 30.3 12.2 84.1
2014 387 24.7 15.6 87.3
2015 471 31.0 15.1 55.4
2016 437 28.0 15.6 63.8
2017 442 28.9 15.2 63.6
2018 447 28.4 15.7 86.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio James Dawson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 558 30.0 18.6 0.0
1989 572 34.0 16.8 n/a
1990 609 33.0 18.4 0.0
1991 655 34.0 19.2 n/a
1992 596 31.0 19.2 n/a
1993 591 31.0 19.1 n/a
1994 562 32.0 17.6 n/a
1995 538 29.3 18.4 n/a
1996 538 29.3 18.4 n/a
1997 506 32.1 15.8 56.5
1998 455 29.5 15.4 53.8
1999 453 30.0 15.1 67.5
2000 456 32.0 14.3 70.6
2001 441 32.0 13.8 75.2
2002 383 26.0 14.7 77.8
2003 383 26.0 14.7 77.8
2004 324 26.5 12.2 81.4
2005 309 26.9 11.5 73.1
2006 288 26.0 11.1 70.1
2007 316 22.0 14.4 77.5
2008 307 23.8 12.9 81.1
2009 329 23.1 14.1 80.5
2010 307 23.5 13.0 83.1
2011 316 20.8 15.1 84.2
2012 296 17.6 16.8 82.8
2013 370 30.3 12.2 84.1
2014 387 24.7 15.6 87.3
2015 471 31.0 15.1 55.4
2016 437 28.0 15.6 63.8
2017 442 28.9 15.2 63.6
2018 447 28.4 15.7 86.4

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.




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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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