Semmes Middle School

4566 Ed George Rd,

Semmes, AL, 36575-

Tel: (251)221-2344
Grades: 6-9

1,693 students

Semmes Middle School serves 1,693 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Semmes Middle School operates within the Mobile County School District.

Overview

The student population of 1693 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 1,693 students
Semmes Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Semmes Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Semmes Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 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 19:1 15:1
Semmes Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Semmes Middle School Asian (2005-2012)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Semmes Middle School Hispanic (2002-2012)
Black
21%
35%
Semmes Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
75%
58%
Semmes Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Semmes Middle School Sch Ethnicity Semmes 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.
0.40 0.55
Semmes 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.
64%
51%
Semmes 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.
5%
7%
Semmes Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 63,683 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Mobile County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
109
7
Number of Students Managed 63,683 2,928
Mobile County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $580 MM $29 MM
Mobile County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $595 MM $31 MM
Mobile County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,279 $9,620
Mobile County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,522 $10,180
Mobile 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 Mary G Montgomery High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is The Learning Tree (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Semmes Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Semmes Mary G Montgomery High School
    4275 Snow Rd
    Semmes , AL , 36575
    (251)221-3153
    0.9  mi  |  1943  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Semmes Semmes Elementary School
    10100 Blackwell Nursery Rd
    Semmes , AL , 36575
    (251)221-1631
    1.2  mi  |  555  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Eight Mile Mattie T Blount High School
    5450 Lott Rd
    Eight Mile , AL , 36613
    (251)221-3070
    2.8  mi  |  1213  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Semmes Allentown Elementary School
    10330 Howells Ferry Rd
    Semmes , AL , 36575
    (251)221-1000
    2.9  mi  |  820  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Eight Mile The Learning Tree
    Special Education School
    4979 Lott Rd
    Eight Mile , AL , 36613
    (251)649-4420
    Special Education School
    3.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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