Duran Junior High School

309 Williamson Dr

Pell City, AL 35125-1219

Grades: 8-9

320 students

Duran Junior High School serves 320 students in grades 8-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Duran Junior High School operates within the Pell City School District.

Overview

The student population of 320 students has declined by 51% over five years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 42% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-9
Total Students 320 students
Duran Junior High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Duran Junior High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is more than the state average of 0.20. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Duran Junior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Duran Junior High School Black Students (1999-2013)
Black
13%
34%
Duran Junior High School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
85%
57%
Duran Junior High School White Students (1989-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Duran Junior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.26 0.20
Duran Junior High School Diversity Score (1989-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
47%
52%
Duran Junior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Duran Junior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,091 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,769 is less than the state average of $9,620. The district revenue/student has grown by 27% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,326 is less than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 24% over four years.
School District Name Pell City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
7
Number of Students Managed 4,091 2,979
Pell City School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $36 MM $29 MM
Pell City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $39 MM $31 MM
Pell City School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,769 $9,620
Pell City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,326 $10,180
Pell City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rise Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Rise Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rise Academy (0.1 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Middle Schools Middle Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pell CityRise Academy
    Special Education School
    1300 Cogswell Ave
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-3700
    Special Education School

    0.1 mi | Gr. PK-12 | 55 students                      
  • Pell CityPell City High School
    1 Negative Reviews
    1300 Cogswell Ave
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-2250
    0.1 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 1241 students                      
  • Pell CityDuran South Middle School
    813 16th St South
    Pell CityAL 35128
    (205)884-7957
    0.7 mi | Gr. 7 | 278 students                      
  • Pell CityIola Roberts Elementary School
    810 Martin St North
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-7312
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 431 students                      
  • Pell CityEden Elementary School
    412 Wolf Creek Rd North
    Pell CityAL 35125
    (205)338-6930
    1.2 mi | Gr. KG-4 | 372 students                      

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?        

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Co-teaching Offers New Opportunities for Students with Special Needs.
Although there are some drawbacks, co-teaching is an effective way to help special education students succeed in mainstream classrooms.
Life Beyond High School: The Innovative Frontier
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
5 Ways Parents Can Inspire Children to Love Reading
Children are reading less and less in this country, and the effects of that are showing in their performance in school. However, there are a variety of ways parents can encourage their children to read – and hopefully to love reading!