Multiple north Alabama schools named to 2020 Niche Standout Schools List


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Multiple north Alabama schools were named to Niche’s 2020 Standout Schools List.

The list was limited to schools where 50% of students were classified as economically disadvantaged and a Niche overall grade of B or higher.

Factors in the ranking included racial diversity, the graduation rate for minority students, and several statistics relating to economically disadvantaged students:

  • Math proficiency
  • Reading proficiency
  • Graduation rate
  • Percentage of students classified as economically disadvantaged

North Alabama High Schools in the top 15

  • No. 2 – New Century Technology High School, Huntsville City Schools
  • No. 3 – Russellville High School, Russellville City Schools
  • No. 8 – Decatur High School, Decatur City Schools
  • No. 10 – Tanner High School, Limestone County Schools
  • No. 12 – Fort Payne High School – Fort Payne City Schools
  • No. 13 – Albertville High School – Albertville City Schools

North Alabama Middle Schools in the top 15

  • No. 7 – Academy for Science and Foreign Language, Huntsville City Schools
  • No. 8 – Dutton Elementary School, Jackson County Schools
  • No. 9 – Oak Park Middle School, Decatur City Schools
  • No. 10 – Academy for Academics and Arts, Huntsville City Schools
  • No. 15 – Russellville Middle School – Russellville City Schools

North Alabama Elementary Schools in the top 15

  • No. 12 – Weeden Elementary School, Florence City Schools
  • No. 13 – Athens Elementary School, Athens City Schools

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