Oak Park Middle School

1218 16th Ave Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
Oak Park Middle School serves 645 students in grades 6-8.
Oak Park Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 46% (which is equal to the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Oak Park Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Oak Park Middle School's student population of 645 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students645 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Oak Park Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Oak Park Middle School is 0.64, which is more 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
#551 out of 1270 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
25%
8%
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Black
20%
33%
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White
51%
55%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.640.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Oak Park Middle School is Decatur High Developmental (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Horizon High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Somerville Road Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur Decatur High Developmental Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 36 students
    0.5 miles
    1011a Prospect Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3008
    0.5 9-12 36
  • Decatur Somerville Road Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 393 students
    0.5 miles
    1302 5th Ave Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3033
    0.5 PK-5 393
  • Decatur Decatur High School Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,036 student
    0.7 miles
    1011 Prospect Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3011
    0.7 9-12 1,036
  • Decatur Walter Jackson Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 286 students
    0.8 miles
    1950 Park St Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3031
    0.8 K-5 286
  • Decatur Bankscaddell Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 473 students
    1.3 miles
    211 Gordon Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3040
    1.3 PK-5 473

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