Opelika Middle School

1206 Denson Dr
Opelika, AL 36801
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Opelika Middle School serves 1,018 students in grades 6-8.
Opelika 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 48% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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Opelika Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Opelika Middle School's student population of 1,018 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,018 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Rankings

Opelika 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 Opelika Middle School is 0.59, which is equal to 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
#670 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
48%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
41%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
56%
33%
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White
30%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.590.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOpelika City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Opelika Middle School is Opelika Learning Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Northside School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Opelika Northside School Math: 51% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 404 students
    0.3 miles
    601 N 5th St
    Opelika, AL 36801
    (334) 745-9731
    0.3 3-5 404
  • Opelika Opelika Learning Center Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    0.9 miles
    214 Jeter Avenue
    Opelika, AL 36801
    (334) 741-5603
    0.9 6-12 n/a
  • Opelika Opelika High School Math: 46% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 1,248 student
    1.1 miles
    1700 Lafayette Pkwy
    Opelika, AL 36801
    (334) 745-9715
    1.1 8-12 1,248
  • Opelika Jeter Primary School
    Grades: PK-2 | 331 students
    1.6 miles
    700 Jeter Ave
    Opelika, AL 36801
    (334) 745-9723
    1.6 PK-2 331
  • Opelika Morris Avenue Intermediate School Math: 62% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 3-5 | 319 students
    1.6 miles
    8 Morris Ave
    Opelika, AL 36801
    (334) 745-9734
    1.6 3-5 319

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