300 E Pettus St
Demopolis, AL 36732
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Demopolis Middle School serves 510 students in grades 6-8.
Demopolis Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

School Overview

Demopolis Middle School's student population of 510 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
510 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Demopolis Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Demopolis Middle School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#849 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
50%
32%
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White
44%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

2   5/24/2010
My child has not been at this school long enough for me to comment on the quality of education at DMS. He has always been a fairly good student but since transferring to DMS, he has brought home staight A's. I think maybe the school is not as challenging as the school where we moved from. One HUGE drawback to this school is the lack of communication from the faculty-mainly the Principle. My child was being physically pushed and shoved around. The principle would not return my or my husbands phone calls. I eventually called the Assist. Principle who took care of the situation. I don't know if the principle is overworked and can not handle the load, but student safety should always come first. It has been sugested to me that my son has the wrong skin color. I hope that this is NOT the case. We moved from a larger city and where incidents such as these would NEVER be tolerated. I will be placing my child in a private school next year.
- Posted by Parent - blarg

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 510 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56

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