Speake

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Speake

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Speakeasies were establishments that sold alcoholic beverages during the time of the Prohibition in the United States. These establishments were illegal, and patrons had to know the password to gain entry. Speakeasies were hidden away from the public eye and often had secret entrances, like through a back door or a hidden staircase. Inside, patrons could find a variety of alcoholic drinks, such as beer, whiskey, and gin. Music was usually played and dancing was encouraged. Speakeasies were popular during the Prohibition era, as they provided a way for people to enjoy alcoholic beverages despite the law. Although speakeasies were illegal, they were often tolerated by authorities, as they provided a way for people to socialize and have fun. Today, speakeasies are still popular, but they are now legal establishments that serve drinks and provide entertainment in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Address:

7323 Alabama Highway 36
Danville, AL 35619

Phone:

(256) 974-9201

Site:

www.lawrenceal.org

Grades:

PreK – 6

Enrollment:

190 students

Overview Speake

Speake serves 190 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Speake placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Speake

Speake is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Speake is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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