Russell Co Middle School

  • Russell Co Middle School serves 495 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 20% (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 33% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Russell Co Middle School's student population of 495 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students495 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Russell Co Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Russell Co Middle School is 0.59, 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#900 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
42%
33%
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White
48%
55%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Russell Co Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.590.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRussell County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Russell County Middle School is as good as any middle school in the area. The parent involvement is low due to its rural area. The staff average to above average and the low parent involvement does detract from student success. Safety at the school is good and there is less violence there than at some other local schools. The athletic program suffers due to a lack of funding, but there are good athletes there. The school system has consistently been used as the valley whipping boy, but is as good as any in area.
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Parent involvement is extremely low if not at all. Its a 3 wing school for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, but 6th grade is in the elementary schools so that wing is unused. What a waste of money. Leadership from the highest level all the way down is lacking. Concern for parents as well as students is low. Safety in the bathrooms and locker rooms is horrible. Lots of gang activity.
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