Sumiton Elementary Middle School

  • Sumiton Elementary Middle School serves 591 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 38% (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 37% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

School Overview

  • Sumiton Elementary Middle School's student population of 591 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 46% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students591 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sumiton Elementary Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sumiton Elementary Middle School is 0.28, which is less 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#604 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sumiton Elementary Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio24:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
13%
33%
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White
84%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sumiton Elementary Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.280.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sumiton Elementary Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sumiton Elementary Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWalker County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I am now a parent of 2 cholden in this school but went to school here from 1st gade all the way through 8th grade. This has always been an amazing school! I would not want my children going anywhere else!
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5  
The academic programs offered by the school are wonderful and competitive. They have an array of activities for children to be involved with. They have a vast award system and the facilities are adequate but, we need a "new" school in our district ASAP. The parents are very involved with their children's education here and we demand to be informed of changes being made where our children are concerned. If need be we will go to higher government to be heard. I am a proud parent and will not have the lives of my children compromised for other schools to have new and upgraded facilities when we should receive the new school because money has been donated for that sole purpose. We want our voices to be heard and we intend to have a compromise made to our children's benefit.
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