Fort Payne Middle School

Fort Payne Middle School serves 922 students in grades 5 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Fort Payne Middle School operates within the Fort Payne City School District.

School Overview

The student population of 922 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-8
Total Students 922 students
Fort Payne Middle School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Fort Payne Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Fort Payne Middle School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Fort Payne Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Fort Payne Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
Hispanic
34%
5%
Fort Payne Middle School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
4%
34%
Fort Payne Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
55%
57%
Fort Payne Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
7%
2%
Fort Payne Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.32
Fort Payne Middle School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
52%
Fort Payne Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Fort Payne Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Fort Payne City School District's student population of 3,070 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,254 in this district is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $8,262 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has declined by 7% over four years.
School District Name Fort Payne City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
7
Number of Students Managed 3,070 3,026
Fort Payne City School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $28 MM $30 MM
Fort Payne City School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $25 MM $30 MM
Fort Payne City School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,254 $10,181
Fort Payne City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $8,262 $10,301
Fort Payne City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Fort Payne High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Valley Head High School (5.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wills Valley Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort PayneFort Payne High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 801 students
    0.5 miles
    201 45th St Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-0535
    0.59-12801
  • Fort PayneWills Valley Elementary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 860 students
    1 miles
    4111 Williams Ave Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-3201
    1PK-2860
  • Fort PayneWilliams Avenue Elementary School
    Grades: 3-4 | 487 students
    3.3 miles
    1700 Williams Ave Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-0626
    3.33-4487
  • Valley HeadValley Head High School
    Grades: KG-12 | 492 students
    5.9 miles
    235 1st Ave
    Valley HeadAL 35989
    (256)635-6228
    5.9KG-12492
  • MentoneMoon Lake School
    Grades: KG-6 | 109 students
    7.7 miles
    306 Main St West
    MentoneAL 35984
    (256)634-4113
    7.7KG-6109

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5.0  5/24/2014
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