Austin Middle School

2715 Danville Rd Sw
Decatur, AL 35603
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Austin Middle School serves 753 students in grades 6-8.
Austin Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 753 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Austin Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Austin Middle School's student population of 753 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
753 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Austin Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Austin Middle School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#637 out of 1276 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
32%
10%
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Black
36%
32%
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White
26%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Austin Middle School's ranking?
Austin Middle School is ranked #637 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Austin Middle School often compared to?
Austin Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Decatur Middle School, Ira F Simmons Middle School, Hartselle Intermediate School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Austin Middle School?
753 students attend Austin Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of Austin Middle School students are Black, 32% of students are Hispanic, 26% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Austin Middle School?
Austin Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Austin Middle School offer ?
Austin Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Austin Middle School part of?
Austin Middle School is part of Decatur City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 753 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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