Weatherly Heights Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 1307 Canstatt Dr
       Huntsville, AL  35803


 (256) 428-7460

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District: Huntsville City

SchoolDigger Rank:
73rd of 680 Alabama Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.2
Number of students:  493

Racial breakdown:
White:
67.1%
African American:
15.2%
Two or more races:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.6%

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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, Weatherly Heights Elementary School ranked better than 89.3% of elementary schools in Alabama. It also ranked 5th among 25 ranked elementary schools in the Huntsville City School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.42. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.1%), African American (15.2%), two or more races (9.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 42.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Weatherly Heights Elementary School is 16.2, which is the 12th best among 25 elementary schools in the Huntsville City School District. (See more...)
Compare Weatherly Heights Elementary School employs 30.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Weatherly Heights Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Weatherly Heights Elementary School 73rd of 680 Alabama public elementary schools. (See Weatherly Heights Elementary School 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 Weatherly Heights Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.03 27th 623 95.7%
2005 87.23 39th 688 94.3%
2006 87.72 33rd 689 95.2%
2007 83.18 61st 698 91.3%
2008 85.90 26th 698 96.3%
2009 83.58 49th 696 93.0%
2010 77.82 91st 704 87.1%
2011 76.42 110th 709 84.5%
2012 76.79 102nd 696 85.3%
2013 75.34 100th 696 85.6%
2014 90.82 46th 695 93.4%
2015 95.84 24th 691 96.5%
2016 89.23 54th 691 92.2%
2017 78.59 128th 688 81.4%
2018 87.42 73rd 680 89.3%

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

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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by a parent
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Open Quote There is not enough rigor. When I was a kid I had homework for each subject each school day. That worked out to be approximately 30 pieces of homework per week. On average, I get about 6 worksheets per week for me to sign as a parent. They are doing approximately 1/5 the work I did when I was in grade school. The test scores reflect this. The school is shackled by HCS policies. It seems they are either in testing, having some sort of festival, or having school let out early for whatever reason, sending kids home for allergies, etc. When I was in grade school I started at 8 am and ended at 3pm. They get out 40 minutes earlier. Multiply that by the number of school days in a year and kids are being shorted weeks of schooling. It is like the HCS system doesn't want them to have any time to learn. They don't teach cursive unless there is leftover time. You know what that means. It means it is up to the parents to teach their kids cursive so they can read and write it. In 10 years people will be printing their name to 'sign' a check. They rely too heavily on computers to administrater tests. If the system goes down, laptop is not charged, there is a glitch in the system, etc. You are loosing even more time. They claim computers give their students an edge in learning skills for today's world. However, I don't see them teaching kids to type, Microsoft Office skills, basic internet security, or programming. In reality, the computers are to facilitate the mountain of testing they do. These computers also proven to being a distraction in class. Internet and games are accessible on their computers. Furthermore, There is no foreign language offered. Given how we are living in an increasingly interconnected global workplace this is another shortcoming. Especially in light that the earlier a child learns another language the more fluent they will be. Positive note: I do think that most of the teachers are good. There are even some exceptional teachers there. However the school system provides many obstacles inhibiting teachers from teaching. If a student wants to do well they will require the aid of a supportive and well educated guardian/tutor to place them competitively in today's academic world or even just nation. BTW, AL was ranked near dead last on education. I am appalled by HCS's test scores. They at minimum should offer summer school to all the students that don't meet basic core standards. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Weatherly Heights 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 738 738
1989 649 8 64 3 2 n/a n/a 0 726
1990 648 9 59 5 0 n/a n/a 0 721
1991 621 11 46 6 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1992 633 15 56 6 0 n/a n/a 1 711
1993 624 17 56 6 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1994 581 17 52 7 2 n/a n/a 0 659
1995 558 20 50 10 3 n/a n/a 0 641
1996 558 20 50 10 3 n/a n/a 0 641
1997 490 26 36 8 4 n/a n/a 0 564
1998 503 24 39 6 4 n/a n/a 0 576
1999 517 29 43 6 3 n/a n/a 0 598
2000 492 24 39 9 2 n/a n/a 0 566
2001 486 23 30 8 1 n/a n/a 0 548
2002 455 29 32 9 3 n/a n/a 0 528
2003 455 29 32 9 3 n/a n/a 0 528
2004 476 42 21 13 4 n/a n/a 1 557
2005 499 70 25 17 4 n/a n/a 0 615
2006 509 77 24 15 3 n/a n/a 1 629
2007 459 76 22 15 2 n/a n/a 7 581
2008 451 70 18 15 2 n/a n/a 0 556
2009 479 61 16 18 2 n/a n/a 0 576
2010 478 66 13 15 3 n/a n/a 12 587
2011 478 61 7 15 3 0 7 0 571
2012 447 61 8 16 2 5 11 0 550
2013 436 62 8 21 0 4 15 0 546
2014 397 73 14 20 2 2 19 0 527
2015 365 56 13 23 3 0 29 0 489
2016 355 73 14 34 2 1 38 0 517
2017 331 75 10 27 1 1 48 0 493

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 Weatherly Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 738 33.0 22.3 0.0
1989 726 36.0 20.1 n/a
1990 721 37.0 19.4 0.0
1991 684 32.0 21.3 n/a
1992 711 32.0 22.2 n/a
1993 703 34.0 20.7 n/a
1994 659 37.0 17.8 n/a
1995 641 38.8 16.5 n/a
1996 641 38.8 16.5 n/a
1997 564 36.0 15.7 2.1
1998 576 33.5 17.2 1.4
1999 598 38.0 15.7 7.0
2000 566 37.5 15.1 4.2
2001 548 35.0 15.7 8.2
2002 528 34.5 15.3 12.9
2003 528 34.5 15.3 12.9
2004 557 37.1 15.0 15.5
2005 615 43.0 14.3 18.5
2006 629 41.0 15.3 19.7
2007 581 41.7 13.9 16.9
2008 556 43.4 12.8 14.2
2009 576 42.8 13.3 18.8
2010 587 42.3 13.8 20.5
2011 571 33.5 17.0 23.6
2012 550 33.2 16.5 25.1
2013 546 39.2 13.9 24.7
2014 527 32.5 16.2 35.1
2015 489 33.0 14.8 26.2
2016 517 31.0 16.6 36.0
2017 493 30.3 16.2 42.6

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 Weatherly Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 738 33.0 22.3 0.0
1989 726 36.0 20.1 n/a
1990 721 37.0 19.4 0.0
1991 684 32.0 21.3 n/a
1992 711 32.0 22.2 n/a
1993 703 34.0 20.7 n/a
1994 659 37.0 17.8 n/a
1995 641 38.8 16.5 n/a
1996 641 38.8 16.5 n/a
1997 564 36.0 15.7 2.1
1998 576 33.5 17.2 1.4
1999 598 38.0 15.7 7.0
2000 566 37.5 15.1 4.2
2001 548 35.0 15.7 8.2
2002 528 34.5 15.3 12.9
2003 528 34.5 15.3 12.9
2004 557 37.1 15.0 15.5
2005 615 43.0 14.3 18.5
2006 629 41.0 15.3 19.7
2007 581 41.7 13.9 16.9
2008 556 43.4 12.8 14.2
2009 576 42.8 13.3 18.8
2010 587 42.3 13.8 20.5
2011 571 33.5 17.0 23.6
2012 550 33.2 16.5 25.1
2013 546 39.2 13.9 24.7
2014 527 32.5 16.2 35.1
2015 489 33.0 14.8 26.2
2016 517 31.0 16.6 36.0
2017 493 30.3 16.2 42.6

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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