South Dale Middle School

  • South Dale Middle School serves 420 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (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 36% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

South Dale Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • South Dale Middle School's student population of 420 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students420 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Dale Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Dale Middle School is 0.45, 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#621 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
27%
33%
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White
69%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Dale Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.450.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDale County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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