Sanford Middle School

1500 Lee Rd 11

Opelika, AL 36804-9104

Tel: (334)745-5023
Grades: 5-9

674 students

Sanford Middle School serves 674 students in grades 5-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Sanford Middle School operates within the Lee County School District.

Overview

The student population of 674 students has declined by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-9
Total Students 674 students
Sanford Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Sanford Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sanford Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Sanford Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Sanford Middle School Asian (1993-2010)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Sanford Middle School Hispanic (2004-2012)
Black
22%
35%
Sanford Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
73%
58%
Sanford Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sanford Middle School Sch Ethnicity Sanford 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.
0.42 0.31
Sanford 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.
54%
51%
Sanford 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.
10%
7%
Sanford Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,790 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
School District Name Lee County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
7
Number of Students Managed 8,790 3,032
Lee County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $86 MM $29 MM
Lee County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $93 MM $31 MM
Lee County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,830 $9,620
Lee County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,549 $10,180
Lee 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 Beauregard High School (3.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Auburn Farm Center (8.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beauregard Elementary School (3.9 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Opelika Beauregard High School
    7343 Al Hwy 51
    Opelika , AL 36804
    (334)745-5916
    3.5  mi  |  630  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Opelika Beauregard Elementary School
    300 Lee Rd 431
    Opelika , AL 36804
    (334)745-2972
    3.9  mi  |  737  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Auburn Ogletree School
    737 Ogletree Rd
    Auburn , AL 36830
    (334)887-4920
    5.8  mi  |  517  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Auburn Auburn Early Ed Center
    721 East University Dr
    Auburn , AL 36830
    (334)887-4950
    7.5  mi  |  640  students  |  Gr.  KG
  • Auburn Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Wrights Mill Road Elementary School
    807 Wrights Mill Rd
    Auburn , AL 36830
    (334)887-1990
    7.9  mi  |  452  students  |  Gr.  1-5

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Did You Know?
Opelika, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.46, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.27. The most diverse school in Opelika is Northside School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.