2210 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Sansom Middle School serves 328 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 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 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

School Overview

Sansom Middle School's student population of 328 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
328 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Sansom 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 Sansom Middle School is 0.62, which is more 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
This School
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
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
14%
9%
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Black
35%
32%
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White
49%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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 (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 328 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62

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