Duran Junior High School

  • Duran Junior High School serves 279 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 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%.

School Overview

  • Duran Junior High School's student population of 279 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8
Total Students279 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Duran Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#781 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
12%
33%
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White
84%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.280.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePell City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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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