Mt Gap Middle School

Mt Gap Middle School serves 356 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Mt Gap Middle School operates within the Huntsville City School District.

Overview

The student population of 356 students has declined by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 356 students
Mt Gap Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Mt Gap Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Mt Gap Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Mt Gap Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
1%
Mt Gap Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
3%
5%
Mt Gap Middle School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
8%
35%
Mt Gap Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
84%
58%
Mt Gap Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Mt Gap Middle School Sch Ethnicity Mt Gap 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.
0.29 0.70
Mt Gap 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.
19%
51%
Mt Gap 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.
4%
7%
Mt Gap Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,703 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
School District Name Huntsville City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
50
7
Number of Students Managed 21,703 3,032
Huntsville City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $234 MM $29 MM
Huntsville City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $263 MM $31 MM
Huntsville City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,074 $9,620
Huntsville City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,352 $10,180
Huntsville City 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 Virgil Grissom High School (2.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Challenger Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mt Gap Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Huntsville Mt Gap Elementary School
    821 Mt Gap Rd
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7360
    0  mi  |  318  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Huntsville Challenger Elementary School
    13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7060
    1  mi  |  523  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Huntsville Challenger Middle School
    13555 Chaney Thompson Rd
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7620
    1  mi  |  536  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Huntsville Weatherly Heights Elementary School
    1307 Canstatt Dr
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7460
    1.2  mi  |  550  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Huntsville Farley Elementary School
    2900 Green Cove Rd Sw
    Huntsville , AL , 35803
    (256)428-7160
    2.4  mi  |  364  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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