John P Powell Middle School

700 Martin Luther King Drive
Lafayette, AL 36862
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 127 students in grades 6-8, John P Powell Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 127 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

John P Powell Middle School's student population of 127 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
127 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

John P Powell Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of John P Powell Middle School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#1074 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤5%
29%
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25-29%
47%
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20-29%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of John P Powell Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
86%
32%
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White
9%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.25
This chart display the diversity score of John P Powell Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John P Powell Middle School's ranking?
John P Powell Middle School is ranked #1074 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are John P Powell Middle School often compared to?
John P Powell Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like W F Burns Middle School, Lafayette High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend John P Powell Middle School?
127 students attend John P Powell Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of John P Powell Middle School students are Black, 9% of students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of John P Powell Middle School?
John P Powell Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does John P Powell Middle School offer ?
John P Powell Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is John P Powell Middle School part of?
John P Powell Middle School is part of Chambers County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 127 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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