Duran South Middle School

813 16th St South,

Pell City, AL, 35128-

Tel: (205)884-7957
Grades: 7

316 students

Duran South Middle School serves 316 students in grades 7.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Duran South Middle School operates within the Pell City School District.

Overview

The student population of 316 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades: 7
Total Students 316 students
Duran South Middle School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Duran South Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2012)
Students by Grade Duran South Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.25 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 17:1 15:1
Duran South Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Duran South Middle School Asian (2006-2007)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Duran South Middle School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
11%
35%
Duran South Middle School Black (2003-2012)
White
86%
58%
Duran South Middle School White (2003-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Duran South Middle School Sch Ethnicity Duran South 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.
0.25 0.55
Duran South Middle School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
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.
47%
51%
Duran South Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
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.
7%
7%
Duran South Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,171 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Pell City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
7
Number of Students Managed 4,171 2,928
Pell City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $36 MM $29 MM
Pell City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $39 MM $31 MM
Pell City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,769 $9,620
Pell City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,326 $10,180
Pell 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 Duran Junior High School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Duran Junior High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Walter M Kennedy School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pell City Duran Junior High School
    309 Williamson Dr
    Pell City , AL , 35125
    (205)338-2825
    0.7  mi  |  342  students  |  Gr.  8-9
  • Pell City Pell City High School
    1300 Cogswell Ave
    Pell City , AL , 35125
    (205)338-2250
    0.7  mi  |  1257  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Pell City Walter M Kennedy School
    250 Otis Perry Dr
    Pell City , AL , 35128
    (205)338-7896
    1.2  mi  |  479  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Pell City Iola Roberts Elementary School
    810 Martin St North
    Pell City , AL , 35125
    (205)338-7312
    1.3  mi  |  397  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Pell City Williams Intermediate School
    2000 Hardwick Rd
    Pell City , AL , 35128
    (205)338-4949
    1.4  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  5-6

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