It’s almost back to school time and Great Schools explored some of the top elementary schools in the Yellowhammer State.

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The selection is based on the Great Schools summary rating calculation. This is based on “four ratings, each of which is designed to show different facets of school success: the Student Progress Rating or Academic Progress Rating, College Readiness Rating, Equity Rating, and Test Score Rating.”


Top Alabama Elementary Schools

These schools listed in alphabetical order scored a “10 out of 10 with student progress, test scores, and equity” according to Great Schools.

Great School’s Top Elementary Schools in Alabama

2023-2023 Rising Star Character Students of the Month

During the 2022-2023 school year, Tuscaloosa City Schools, along with Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, Legal Services of Alabama and Child Abuse Prevention Services, will highlight Rising Star Character Students of the Month from each school in the district, highlighting two to three students each month.

Here's a recap of the previously recognized students!

See How School Cafeteria Meals Have Changed Over the Past 100 Years

Using government and news reports, Stacker has traced the history of cafeteria meals from their inception to the present day, with data from news and government reports. Read on to see how various legal acts, food trends, and budget cuts have changed what kids are getting on their trays.