John P Powell Middle School

700 Martin Luther King Drive
Lafayette, AL 36862
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
John P Powell Middle School serves 134 students in grades 6-8.
John P Powell 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (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 15-19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

John P Powell Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

John P Powell Middle School's student population of 134 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students134 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

John P Powell Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 John P Powell Middle School is 0.13, 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
#1209 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
93%
33%
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White
4%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.130.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChambers County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John P Powell Middle School is Lafayette High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Five Points Elementary School (9.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lafayette Eastside Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lafayette Lafayette Eastside Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 273 students
    0.5 miles
    300 Ave A Se
    Lafayette, AL 36862
    (334) 864-8274
    0.5 PK-5 273
  • Lafayette Lafayette High School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 249 students
    0.6 miles
    214 1st Ave Se
    Lafayette, AL 36862
    (334) 864-9881
    0.6 9-12 249
  • Lafayette Chambers County Career Technology Center Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    1.5 miles
    Area Vocational Center Dr
    Lafayette, AL 36862
    (334) 864-8863
    1.5 9-12 n/a
  • Five Points Five Points Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 125 students
    9.2 miles
    10180 County Road 222
    Five Points, AL 36855
    (334) 864-7615
    9.2 K-8 125
  • Lanett Huguley Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 446 students
    10.1 miles
    3011 Phillips Rd
    Lanett, AL 36863
    (334) 576-2572
    10.1 PK-5 446

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