4716 Old Seale Highway
Phenix City, AL 36868
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Russell County Middle School serves 760 students in grades 6-8.
Russell County Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Russell County Middle School's student population of 760 students has grown by 53% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 57% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
760 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Russell County Middle 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 Russell County Middle School is 0.63, 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 Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#716 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
7%
8%
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Black
41%
33%
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White
45%
55%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  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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2  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 760 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 20%)

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