Opelika Middle School

  • Opelika Middle School serves 930 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Opelika Middle School's student population of 930 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students930 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Opelika Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Opelika Middle School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#499 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
7%
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Black
58%
33%
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White
31%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Opelika Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.570.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOpelika City School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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