Duran Junior High School serves 297 students in grades 8.
Duran Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (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 55% (which is higher 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 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 8
- Enrollment: 297 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
- Minority Enrollment: 19%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 5% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 55% (Top 30%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Duran Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Duran Junior High School's student population of 297 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Duran Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 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 Duran Junior High School is 0.33, 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
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#681 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
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 Duran Junior High School's ranking?
Duran Junior High School is ranked #681 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 55% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Duran Junior High School?
297 students attend Duran Junior High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
81% of Duran Junior High School students are White, 12% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Duran Junior High School?
Duran Junior High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 17:1.
What grades does Duran Junior High School offer ?
Duran Junior High School offers enrollment in grades 8
What school district is Duran Junior High School part of?
Duran Junior High School is part of Pell City School District.
52% of our students scored proficient on the state Global scholar Math test for the 2018-2019 school year. We have worked hard to increase our Math Proficiency and it has paid off with a big increase. About 50% of our students scored proficient on the State Global Scholar Test. We have also improved our writing skills. This school has teachers that care about students and work hard to give the students the best education possible. One of our teachers was also the VFW Alabama middle School Teacher of the Year. Our scholars Bowl team also won their league this year.
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