Ladonia Elementary School
Ladonia Elementary School, home of the Tigers, currently has a student population of 475 students from Pre-K to 5th grade. LES is located on Woodland Drive in Ladonia, Alabama, a small community located in Phenix City.
Ladonia is situated along US Highway 80, a major corridor between several cities. Many businesses and churches along the commercial district of this area are very supportive of the school and have become partners by providing assistance for student supplies and rewards, teacher appreciation events, and other school activities. The town of Ladonia is not incorporated and many families fall below the poverty line. Low income and transiency present challenges to the school. However, the faculty and staff work very hard to ensure that the students receive an excellent education! The teachers and administration communicate regulary and collaborate cheerfully with parents and stakeholders. Because of the hard work of our staff and students, Ladonia Elementary School most recently earned a 91/A on the Alabama State Report Card, putting us in the top 15% of schools in the state.
The student population at LES most recently consisted of 263 female students and 212 male students. Of those 475 students, nearly 70% are white, 25% are black, and nearly 5% are Asian, American Indian, or Pacific Islander. All students at Ladonia receive free breakfast and lunch every day thanks to the direct certification program. The school qualifies for this program due to the number of students receiving state assistance. Currently, about half of our students ride the bus to and from school daily by the Russell County Board of Education. The student population has steadily increased over the past three years. The school's principal is in her third year, the assistant principal is in her third year.