3371 County Road 81
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ruhuma Junior High School serves 161 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Ruhuma Junior High 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ruhuma Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Ruhuma Junior High School's student population of 161 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
161 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Ruhuma Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ruhuma Junior High School is 0.43, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#905 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
10-14%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
40-44%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
20%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
n/a
32%
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White
73%
53%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.43
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ruhuma Junior High School's ranking?

Ruhuma Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 5%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).

How many students attend Ruhuma Junior High School?

161 students attend Ruhuma Junior High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

73% of Ruhuma Junior High School students are White, 20% of students are American Indian, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Ruhuma Junior High School?

Ruhuma Junior High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 17:1.

What grades does Ruhuma Junior High School offer ?

Ruhuma Junior High School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8

What school district is Ruhuma Junior High School part of?

Ruhuma Junior High School is part of Dekalb County School District.

School Reviews

5   5/17/2016
This is a great school all tho it's small.It's easy to make new friends,and the faculty memebers and the nurse are realy great people.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jthen

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 161 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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