Russell County Middle School serves 849 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 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 45% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 849 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
- Minority Enrollment: 57%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 45% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Russell County Middle School's student population of 849 students has grown by 71% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Russell County Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Russell County Middle School is 0.65, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#645 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Russell County Middle School's ranking?
Russell County Middle School is ranked #645 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Russell County Middle School often compared to?
Russell County Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like South Girard School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Russell County Middle School?
849 students attend Russell County Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of Russell County Middle School students are White, 40% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Russell County Middle School?
Russell County Middle School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Russell County Middle School offer ?
Russell County Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Russell County Middle School part of?
Russell County Middle School is part of Russell County School District.
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.
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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