James T Alton Middle School

100 Country Club Rd
Vine Grove, KY 40175
(School attendance zone shown in map)
James T Alton Middle School serves 654 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
James T Alton Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

James T Alton Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

James T Alton Middle School's student population of 654 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students654 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

James T Alton Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,246 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of James T Alton Middle School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#489 out of 1246 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
16%
10%
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White
63%
77%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.570.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHardin County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James T Alton Middle School is North Hardin High School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is North Middle School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vine Grove Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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