Fort Payne Middle School

4910 Martin Ave Ne

Fort Payne, AL 35967-4019

Grades: 5-9

921 students

Fort Payne Middle School serves 921 students in grades 5-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Fort Payne Middle School operates within the Fort Payne City School District.

Overview

The student population of 921 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-9
Total Students 921 students
Fort Payne Middle School Total Students (1989-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Fort Payne Middle School Total Teachers (1989-2013)
Students by Grade Fort Payne Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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 18:1 15:1
Fort Payne Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2013)
Hispanic
32%
5%
Fort Payne Middle School Black Students (1996-2013)
Black
3%
34%
Fort Payne Middle School Black Students (1989-2013)
White
59%
57%
Fort Payne Middle School White Students (1989-2013)
Two or more races
6%
1%
Fort Payne Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Fort Payne Middle 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.
0.55 0.20
Fort Payne Middle 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.
60%
52%
Fort Payne Middle 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.
5%
6%
Fort Payne Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,076 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,740 is less than the state average of $9,620. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,946 is less than the state average of $10,180. The district spending/student has grown by 28% over four years.
School District Name Fort Payne City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
7
Number of Students Managed 3,076 2,979
Fort Payne City School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $26 MM $29 MM
Fort Payne City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $27 MM $31 MM
Fort Payne City School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,740 $9,620
Fort Payne City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,946 $10,180
Fort Payne 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 Fort Payne High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Valley Head High School (5.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wills Valley Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort PayneFort Payne High School
    201 45th St Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-0535
    0.5 mi | Gr. 8-12 | 828 students                      
  • Fort PayneWills Valley Elementary School
    4111 Williams Ave Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-3201
    1 mi | Gr. PK-2 | 850 students                      
  • Fort PayneWilliams Avenue Elementary School
    1700 Williams Ave Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-0626
    3.3 mi | Gr. 3-4 | 477 students                      
  • Valley HeadValley Head High School
    235 1st Ave
    Valley HeadAL 35989
    (256)635-6228
    5.9 mi | Gr. KG-12 | 508 students                      
  • MentoneMoon Lake School
    5855 East River Rd
    MentoneAL 35984
    (256)634-4113
    7.7 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 102 students                      

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