Providence Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 10 Chalkstone Street
       Huntsville, AL  35805

 (256) 428-7125

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District: Huntsville City

SchoolDigger Rank:
511th of 681 Alabama Elementary Schools

Student/teacher ratio:  17.4
Number of students:  831

Racial breakdown:

African American:
Two or more races:

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Alabama State Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.

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Compare Details Providence Elementary ranks worse than 75% of elementary schools in Alabama. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.24. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Providence Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Providence Elementary 511th of 681 Alabama public elementary schools. (See Providence Elementary in the ranking list.)

Huntsville City:

SchoolDigger ranks Huntsville City 61st of 130 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Providence Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 35.90 536th 696 23.0%
2013 40.18 514th 696 26.1%
2014 44.83 400th 695 42.4%
2015 54.66 292nd 691 57.7%
2016 32.24 487th 691 29.5%
2017 35.84 455th 688 33.9%
2018 30.09 487th 680 28.4%
2019 26.24 511th 681 25.0%

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

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Open Quote When my child attended this school, we had conversations and I had to explain things that you should not have to discuss with a five year old. He was exposed to behaviors he had never witnessed before. This ranged from vulgar language to students cursing and yelling at the teacher and unprofessional staff. It was a very intimidating environment even for me. You felt threatened by the front desk staff and several of the parents.

At school functions such as field day, etc., they played music that also included vulgar language and profanity. The kids were doing inappropriate dancing. The special events turned into a night club for the students.

The education is dumbed down to accommodate the majority of the student base. The front desk personnel are unprofessional, uneducated (I am not saying they need to have a college degree, but their vocabulary skills and presentation should be above that of a 5th grader). They dress very unprofessional, they are rude to parents and students. I was at the front desk and that had a copy of a social security card sitting at the front desk. When I approached, the person helping me made no attempt to hid the social security number. I could clearly read the name and number. She even when to the back to pull and form to give me and just left it sitting there. These are the type of people that we have given to total access to confidential information, of which they could do a lot of damage to include identity theft, sell our children's personal information, etc. The front desk personnel has access to all of our sensitive personal information that they have not even been training to keep confidential and the importance of protecting it.

I was told they try to put someone at the front desk that the majority student population can identify with. These is very obvious and scary that it makes since to someone. What they should do is raise the bar for the students so that they can see people different than what they see day-to-day at home. Let them see people who dress professional, speak proper english, and treat people with respect. This would be far more beneficial to the students.

My child was in the kindergarten, and the behaviors of the students in that age group and above is sad. It is apparent that education is not important to the parents of these kids, and a lot of the educators there could care less, because they know there is no hope for a lot of those students.

Do not let the look of the neighborhood fool you. The school looks beautiful and it is in a great neighborhood, but your child will be exposed to profanity, poor behaviors, unchallenged education system, and unprofessional adults that will be your child's role model throughout the day.

I have pulled my child out and placed him in private. This is my only option until I can sell my home. I live in a great working class neighborhood, but we are unfortunately zoned to this school. Close Quote

by a parent
Thursday, May 9, 2013

Open Quote This is a fine school if you don't mind teachers who allow bullying and subjecting 5th graders to vulgar music at their school sponsored ice cream social. I would give it no stars if it were possible. Close Quote

by a parent
Monday, April 15, 2013

Open Quote When we initially moved to Huntsville 4 years ago, we had heard negative things above Providence; however, we found almost none of that to be true. Since Principal Bonner came in from North Carolina, there has been an unbelievable change in the pride and attitude of the parents, teachers, and students. There has been more affluence in this school over the past 2 years as nicer subdivisions have popped up north of Hwy 72, and I honestly think that has helped some too. Test scores have risen under his leadership as well. We're really happy and pleased with the changes and we have a few years left with our youngest at Providence. Hope this is helpful! Close Quote

Enrollment information for Providence Elementary

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 224 431 39 37 3 10 34 0 778
2014 219 495 39 49 6 6 60 0 874
2015 222 473 25 69 11 4 68 0 872
2016 166 488 15 86 3 3 60 0 821
2017 164 503 21 89 3 1 79 0 860
2018 174 493 17 97 2 3 105 0 891
2019 150 490 10 79 2 1 99 0 831

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 Providence Elementary

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 0 41.5 n/a n/a
2013 778 51.4 15.1 51.4
2014 874 46.9 18.6 55.6
2015 872 50.0 17.4 33.1
2016 821 45.0 18.2 37.4
2017 860 50.5 17.0 37.3
2018 891 48.8 18.2 53.5
2019 831 47.5 17.4 52.6

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 Providence Elementary

Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 0 41.5 n/a n/a
2013 778 51.4 15.1 51.4
2014 874 46.9 18.6 55.6
2015 872 50.0 17.4 33.1
2016 821 45.0 18.2 37.4
2017 860 50.5 17.0 37.3
2018 891 48.8 18.2 53.5
2019 831 47.5 17.4 52.6

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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