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414 Elm St
Talladega, AL 35160-2705
p. 256-315-5700

Zora Ellis Jr High School
in Talladega, AL

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Talladega City
State Agency:
Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offered7th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelHigh School
Teacher FTEs26.0
Surrounding communityTown, Distant Territory inside an urban cluster that is more than 10 miles and less than or equal to 35 miles from an urbanized area.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet School
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Talladega, AL 35160-2705
Total Population27,700 (14,640 urban / 13,060 rural)
Households10,157 (2.45 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,696
Families7,083 (2.97 people per family)
Pop. — African American11,184
Pop. — Asian92
Pop. — Pacific Islander18
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native132
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)16,350
Pop. — Other138

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 221 56%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students 44 11%  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 265 67%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     10%
English Language Learners     1%

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A72%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A61%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A59%
White Non-HispanicN/A72%
All Students<48%67%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 107 83.73%
GED Recipients     4.73%
Other Completers 14 4.97%

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Zora Ellis Jr High School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic228>57%35%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A1%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/AN/AN/A
White Non-Hispanic168<42%58%
7th Grade 114 84 198
8th Grade 111 1 79 191
9th Grade 1 1 2
11th Grade 1 1
12th Grade 2 3 5
Total 228 1 168 397

Talladega City – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Zora Ellis Jr High School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional AidesN/A10%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; SupervisorsN/A1%
Library / Media Specialist7.0>4%2%
Library / Media Support1.0<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)N/A2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)N/A1%
Guidance Staff Total7.0>4%3%
District Admins1.5>1%1%
Dist. Admin/SpptN/A2%
School Admins12.1>6%5%
School Admin/Sppt31.0>16%14%
Other Support123.5>63%53%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Talladega City Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $12
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$1,461,000<$567$3,209
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $2,594
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $2,594
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$1,195,000<$464$3,813
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$59,000<$22$244
 Bond Fund$1,166,000<$453$1,642
 Other Funds$6,838,000>$2,657$1,459
Total Revenues$24,602,000<$9,561$9,626
Total Expenses$23,680,000<$9,203$9,544

Talladega City Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs  
Special Education Programs  
Vocational Education Programs  
Other Education Programs  
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$8,738,000$3,313,000$18,148,786$6,770,893
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$563,000$184,000$1,357,519$465,702
 General Administration$391,000$128,000$515,611$153,397
 School Administration$983,000$348,000$2,020,244$718,939
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$598,000$293,000$1,232,229$624,473
 Student Transportation$408,000$252,000$1,061,823$698,620
 Business / Central / Other$122,000$43,000$452,908$163,323
Food Services$635,000$418,000$1,057,608$688,285

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Talladega City.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$1,133,000>$440$363
  General Administration$1,074,000>$417$285
  School Administration$1,510,000>$586$515
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,192,000>$851$703
  Student Transportation$802,000<$311$402
  Business / Central / Other$201,000<$78$157
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,729,000>$671$592
  Enterprise Operations   
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$38,000<$14$65
 Adult Education  $18
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures  $134
 Instructional Equipment  $14
 Other Equipment$67,000<$26$116
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$14,000<$5$12
Debt Interest$72,000<$27$164

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Talladega City.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$886,000>$344$335
  Children with Disabilities Idea$626,000>$243$222
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$236,000>$91$64
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$16,000<$6$35
  Title V, Part A$5,000<$1$2
  Vocational and Tech Education$56,000<$21$27
  Bilingual Education  $9
  Child Nutrition Act$857,000>$333$285
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $23
  Indian Education  $29
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$13,875,000>$5,392$4,710
 Staff Improvement Programs$36,000<$13$13
 Special Education Programs  $8
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$473,000>$183$130
 Bilingual Education Programs  $7
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs   
 School Lunch Programs   
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$549,000>$213$182
 Transportation Programs$939,000<$364$441
 Other Programs$378,000<$146$202
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits   
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$1,669,000<$648$951
 General Sales Taxes   
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$8,000<$3$24
 From Other School Systems  $13
 From Cities and Counties$2,157,000<$838$889
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$42,000<$16$16
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents   
 School Lunch$402,000<$156$181
 Textbook Sales and Rentals  $1
 District Activity Receipts$422,000<$164$215
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$139,000>$54$49
 Interest Earnings$313,000<$121$132

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