Matthews Elementary School

Public K-5

 1225 Rice Mine Road
       Northport, AL  35476


 (205) 342-2654

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District: Tuscaloosa County

SchoolDigger Rank:
653rd of 680 Alabama Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  20.1
Number of students:  483

Racial breakdown:
African American:
68.1%
Hispanic:
26.1%
White:
4.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.8%

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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, Matthews Elementary School ranked worse than 96% of elementary schools in Alabama. It also ranked last among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Tuscaloosa County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.93. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (68.1%), Hispanic (26.1%), White (4.1%). (See more...)
Compare Details 69.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Tuscaloosa County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Matthews Elementary School is 20.1. 16 elementary schools in the Tuscaloosa County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Matthews Elementary School employs 24 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Matthews Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Matthews Elementary School 653rd of 680 Alabama public elementary schools. (See Matthews Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Tuscaloosa County:

SchoolDigger ranks Tuscaloosa County 62nd of 129 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Matthews Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.10 263rd 623 57.8%
2005 45.73 413th 688 40.0%
2006 46.25 400th 689 41.9%
2007 32.18 554th 698 20.6%
2008 39.03 489th 698 29.9%
2009 55.42 332nd 696 52.3%
2010 48.83 432nd 704 38.6%
2011 31.26 568th 709 19.9%
2012 46.89 452nd 696 35.1%
2013 40.99 509th 696 26.9%
2014 25.12 548th 695 21.2%
2015 10.43 649th 691 6.1%
2016 8.47 659th 691 4.6%
2017 6.36 675th 688 1.9%
2018 6.93 653rd 680 4.0%

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
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Open Quote My child has had some of the WORST experiences at this school. Not only are there constant bullying by students, even some of the teachers possess this kind of behavior as well. You believe that when you send your child to school, the school will show better professionalism in what they do. The school rating is exact ( 2 out of 10 ). The school's progress has dropped tremendously. And the academics does not even land on the chart in learning. But yet, this school is in operation. 97% of the students that attend there is barley learning. Because 95% of the teachers are not teaching anything valuable to the students. The last high scoring the school had was of 2010. And yet, it is dropping persistently. My child has lost an interest of attending school, because the the actions and behaviors of some students, and sadly some teachers as well. The school's bathrooms are unsanitary, the dining room tables are constantly dirty during lunch hours. And a lot of the school's staff is VERY impolite. The best thing that should be done, is having the State take over, and a questionnaire be sent home to each parent expressing there concerns about this school. And hoping for a BETTER change for the students. And teaching the teachers how to be better educators. There are parents who wants to be very involved with their child's learning. But the school's staff makes it very hard for the parents to have that advantage to do so. This school is suppose to have an open-door policy, but if the school's director feels that they don't want you to have that advantage to do so, they will change the rules, becoming very unorthodox in their behavior. I would advise ANY and ALL parents to think twice before allowing your child, or children to attend here. Your child will have a greater chance loosing self hope and interest after being at this school. With Great Regards. Disappointed Parent. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Matthews 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 674 674
1989 282 417 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1990 251 399 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 653
1991 279 418 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 698
1992 249 427 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 678
1993 191 434 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 626
1994 163 404 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 568
1995 147 410 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1996 147 410 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1997 144 383 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 530
1998 116 347 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 465
1999 100 342 4 0 2 n/a n/a 1 449
2000 91 334 1 0 0 n/a n/a 1 427
2001 63 278 1 0 0 n/a n/a 1 343
2002 53 290 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2003 53 290 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2004 51 310 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2005 59 309 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 377
2006 57 333 2 9 1 n/a n/a 2 404
2007 45 369 2 8 0 n/a n/a 2 426
2008 39 395 2 16 0 n/a n/a 0 452
2009 30 346 1 31 0 n/a n/a 0 408
2010 30 350 0 37 0 n/a n/a 3 420
2011 24 332 0 51 0 0 2 0 409
2012 23 334 0 48 0 0 2 0 407
2013 28 342 0 68 0 0 2 0 440
2014 34 312 0 79 0 0 12 0 437
2015 27 341 0 106 1 0 9 0 484
2016 31 349 0 101 2 0 9 0 492
2017 20 329 0 126 5 0 3 0 483

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 Matthews Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 674 32.0 21.0 0.0
1989 703 36.0 19.5 n/a
1990 653 35.0 18.6 0.0
1991 698 39.0 17.8 n/a
1992 678 39.0 17.3 n/a
1993 626 39.0 16.1 n/a
1994 568 38.6 14.7 n/a
1995 558 38.9 14.3 n/a
1996 558 38.9 14.3 n/a
1997 530 37.7 14.1 82.3
1998 465 35.8 13.0 66.9
1999 449 32.0 14.0 81.5
2000 427 31.0 13.8 85.0
2001 343 26.0 13.2 86.0
2002 346 23.5 14.7 84.4
2003 346 23.5 14.7 84.4
2004 367 24.0 15.3 85.0
2005 377 26.0 14.5 87.8
2006 404 25.0 16.1 88.1
2007 426 27.0 15.8 87.3
2008 452 26.0 17.4 88.9
2009 408 30.2 13.4 92.2
2010 420 26.0 16.1 95.4
2011 409 26.0 15.7 94.1
2012 407 23.0 17.6 96.3
2013 440 28.0 15.7 96.8
2014 437 24.0 18.2 95.9
2015 484 23.0 21.0 92.8
2016 492 24.0 20.5 68.3
2017 483 24.0 20.1 69.8

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 Matthews Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 674 32.0 21.0 0.0
1989 703 36.0 19.5 n/a
1990 653 35.0 18.6 0.0
1991 698 39.0 17.8 n/a
1992 678 39.0 17.3 n/a
1993 626 39.0 16.1 n/a
1994 568 38.6 14.7 n/a
1995 558 38.9 14.3 n/a
1996 558 38.9 14.3 n/a
1997 530 37.7 14.1 82.3
1998 465 35.8 13.0 66.9
1999 449 32.0 14.0 81.5
2000 427 31.0 13.8 85.0
2001 343 26.0 13.2 86.0
2002 346 23.5 14.7 84.4
2003 346 23.5 14.7 84.4
2004 367 24.0 15.3 85.0
2005 377 26.0 14.5 87.8
2006 404 25.0 16.1 88.1
2007 426 27.0 15.8 87.3
2008 452 26.0 17.4 88.9
2009 408 30.2 13.4 92.2
2010 420 26.0 16.1 95.4
2011 409 26.0 15.7 94.1
2012 407 23.0 17.6 96.3
2013 440 28.0 15.7 96.8
2014 437 24.0 18.2 95.9
2015 484 23.0 21.0 92.8
2016 492 24.0 20.5 68.3
2017 483 24.0 20.1 69.8

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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