Duran Junior High School

309 Williamson Dr
Pell City, AL 35125
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Duran Junior High School serves 274 students in grades 8.
Duran Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 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% (majority Black).

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 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 Testing Rank
#571 out of 1270 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.280.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Duran Junior High School is Pell City High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Duran South (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Iola Roberts Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pell City Pell City High School Math: 48% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,129 student
    0.1 miles
    1300 Cogswell Ave
    Pell City, AL 35125
    (205) 338-2250
    0.1 9-12 1,129
  • Pell City Duran South Math: 49% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7 | 292 students
    0.7 miles
    813 16th St S
    Pell City, AL 35128
    (205) 884-7957
    0.7 7 292
  • Pell City Iola Roberts Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 380 students
    1.1 miles
    810 Martin St N
    Pell City, AL 35125
    (205) 338-7312
    1.1 K-4 380
  • Pell City Eden Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 379 students
    1.2 miles
    412 Wolf Creek Rd N
    Pell City, AL 35125
    (205) 338-6930
    1.2 PK-4 379
  • Pell City Walter M Kennedy School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 493 students
    1.8 miles
    250 Otis Perry Dr
    Pell City, AL 35128
    (205) 338-7896
    1.8 PK-4 493

School Reviews

5  
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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