OES teachers rank among best

Published 1:30 am Friday, September 14, 2018

Niche.com recently placed Opp Elementary School at No. 17 in a ranking of best public elementary school teachers in Alabama.

Niche used academic indicators, parent and student surveys, teacher salaries, absenteeism and experience and student/teacher ratio to determine which Alabama public schools have the best teachers.

The school has a 20:1 student to teacher ratio, and an average teacher salary of $49,025. According to state test scores, 69 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 52 percent in reading.

“We’re very proud,” principal Shawn Short said.

Niche’s rankings for best public elementary school teachers in Alabama follows:

1.Brookwood Forest (Mountain Brook)

  1. Horizon (Madison City)
  2. Dean Road (Auburn)
  3. Wrights Mill (Auburn)
  4. Mt. Brook (Mountain Brook)
  5. Cherokee Bend (Mountain Brook)
  6. Shades Cahaba (Homewood)
  7. Crestline (Mountain Brook)
  8. Margaret Yarbrough (Auburn)
  9. Ogletree (Auburn)
  10. Rainbow (Madison City)
  11. Cahaba Heights (Vestavia)
  12. Hall Kent (Homewood)
  13. Central (Madison County)
  14. Heritage (Madison City)
  15. Columbia (Madison City)
  16. Opp Elementary School
  17. Welti (Cullman County)
  18. Hamilton (Marion County)
  19. Coldwater (Oxford City)
  20. Cary Woods (Auburn)
  21. Oxford (Oxford City)
  22. Guin (Marion County)
  23. Vestavia Hills
  24. Brooks (Lauderdale County)