Handley Middle School serves 510 students in grades 4-8.
Handley Middle 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 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (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 44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 4-8
- Enrollment: 510 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
- Minority Enrollment: 43%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 12% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 44% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Handley Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Most improved public schools
Handley Middle School's student population of 510 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Handley Middle 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 Handley Middle School is 0.51, 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
#674 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 Handley Middle School's ranking?
Handley Middle School is ranked #674 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?
12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Handley Middle School?
510 students attend Handley Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Handley Middle School students are White, 41% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Handley Middle School?
Handley Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 17:1.
What grades does Handley Middle School offer ?
Handley Middle School offers enrollment in grades 4-8
What school district is Handley Middle School part of?
Handley Middle School is part of Roanoke City School District.
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