Duran Junior High School

  • Duran Junior High School serves 274 students in grades 8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Duran Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Duran Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • Duran Junior High School's student population of 274 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8
Total Students274 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Duran Junior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Duran Junior High School is 0.28, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#453 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
13%
33%
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White
84%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.280.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePell City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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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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