1304 Hughes Rd
Madison, AL 35758
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Discovery Middle School serves 1,312 students in grades 6-8.
Discovery Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Discovery Middle School's student population of 1,312 students has grown by 61% over five school years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 80% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,312 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Middle School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Discovery Middle School is 0.64, which is more 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
#89 out of 1276 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
8%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
9%
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Black
23%
32%
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White
55%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Middle School's ranking?
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Discovery Middle School?

1,312 students attend Discovery Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

55% of Discovery Middle School students are White, 23% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery Middle School?

Discovery Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Discovery Middle School offer ?

Discovery Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Discovery Middle School part of?

Discovery Middle School is part of Madison City School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break
March 13, 2023 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 14, 2023 (Tuesday)
Spring Break
March 15, 2023 (Wednesday)
Spring Break
March 16, 2023 (Thursday)
Spring Break
March 17, 2023 (Friday)

School Reviews

4   2/5/2021
Erin has been doing so well! I love this school!
- Posted by Parent - Maurice Linehan

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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