Rainbow Middle School

454 Lumbley Rd,

Rainbow City, AL, 35906-9015

Tel: (256)442-1095
Grades: 6-9

735 students

Rainbow Middle School serves 735 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Rainbow Middle School operates within the Etowah County School District.

Overview

The student population of 735 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 735 students
Rainbow Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Rainbow Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Rainbow Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
Rainbow Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Rainbow Middle School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Rainbow Middle School Hispanic (1993-2012)
Black
3%
35%
Rainbow Middle School Black (1991-2012)
White
93%
58%
Rainbow Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Rainbow Middle School Sch Ethnicity Rainbow Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.13 0.55
Rainbow Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
25%
51%
Rainbow Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Rainbow Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,284 students has grown by 2079% over five years.
School District Name Etowah County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
7
Number of Students Managed 9,284 2,928
Etowah County School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $83 MM $29 MM
Etowah County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $85 MM $31 MM
Etowah County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $195,277 $9,620
Etowah County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $198,962 $10,180
Etowah County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Etowah Co Spec Ed Learning Center (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Etowah Co Spec Ed Learning Center (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is John S Jones Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Rainbow City John S Jones Elementary School
    301 Lumley Rd
    Rainbow City , AL , 35906
    (256)442-2900
    0.1  mi  |  774  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Rainbow City Etowah Co Spec Ed Learning Center
    Special Education School
    209a Grand Ave West
    Rainbow City , AL , 35906
    (256)442-1050
    Special Education School
    1.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Southside Southside High School
    2150 Hwy 77
    Southside , AL , 35907
    (256)442-2172
    2.8  mi  |  821  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Gadsden Eura Brown Elementary School
    1231 Alcott Rd
    Gadsden , AL , 35901
    (256)546-0011
    2.9  mi  |  424  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Southside Southside Elementary School
    2551 Hwy 77
    Southside , AL , 35907
    (256)442-1090
    3.1  mi  |  624  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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