Dear Parents andCommunityMembers,
TEAM SELMA recently received its letter gradeof “C” from the Alabama State Department of Education as part of the new Alabama UnifiedReport. This is an increase from the previous year, so we have cause to celebrate!
This grade reflects severalfactors, including academic achievement, academic growth, chronic absenteeism, as well asthe graduation rate and collegeand careerreadiness forSelma HighSchool.
Our letter grade is important for severalreasons. Although it is important to understand a letter grade is a snapshot of how a school is performing,itdoes show areas in which we are doing well, as well as areas in which we need to improve. The information provided onthe Alabama State Report Card’s dashboard is displayed in a way that makes it easy to understandthe district’s performance.
You can find the AlabamaState Report Card, and muchmore information at
Of course, one grade doesn’t tell the whole story. We hope the grade will addto our community
discussion about how to constantly improve our schools—regardless of where it fallsonthe grading scale.
We are currently developing Academies of Academic Excellence in our elementary schools, and infusing our curriculum with STEAM and STEM activities throughout the district. We have begun a 1:1 computer initiative at R. B. Hudson this year, so every student has access to a computer to use. This will broaden the learning experiences for our students, which can only help to increase our letter grade going forward.
We hope you will view thisgrade as a way to become more involved in Selma City Schools.You can assist by becomingmoreinvolved—TEAM SELMA invites you to be a part of the process. See our website for more information on how you can help.
Together we can strive forexcellence in all areas of education.
Avis Williams, Superintendent
Congratulations to the Excellence Awards recipients!