Sansom Middle School

2210 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Sansom Middle School serves 361 students in grades 6-8.
Sansom 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (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 38% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to 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 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 361 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Sansom Middle School's student population of 361 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
361 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Sansom 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 Sansom Middle School is 0.63, 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
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#884 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
14%
10%
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Black
35%
32%
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White
48%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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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 Sansom Middle School's ranking?
Sansom Middle School is ranked #884 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
7% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Sansom Middle School?
361 students attend Sansom Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Sansom Middle School students are White, 35% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sansom Middle School?
Sansom Middle School has a student ration of 18:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Sansom Middle School offer ?
Sansom Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Sansom Middle School part of?
Sansom Middle School is part of Gadsden City School District.

School Reviews

1   8/28/2021
This school is the worst honestly, children squirting koolaid all over the bathroom? Yeah, very bad.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jskekdjmdkdksb
2   10/9/2020
The education is not the best, but it's fun.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Someone
5   8/13/2019
I love this school it is wonderful for your child to focus and do their work. they will do anything to help your child
- Posted by Parent - wonda morris

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 361 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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