Sumiton Middle School

275 1st St N
Sumiton, AL 35148
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4.33 (3 reviews)
Sumiton Middle School serves 592 students in grades 5-8.
Sumiton 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (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 40% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Sumiton Middle School's student population of 592 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students592 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Rankings

Sumiton 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 Sumiton Middle School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#790 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
13%
33%
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White
82%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.310.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWalker County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sumiton Middle School is Dora High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Corner Middle School (7.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sumiton Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Dora Dora High School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 519 students
    0.4 miles
    330 Glenn C Gant Cir
    Dora, AL 35062
    (205) 648-6863
    0.4 9-12 519
  • Sumiton Sumiton Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 627 students
    0.4 miles
    71 1st Street North
    Sumiton, AL 35148
    (205) 648-5656
    0.4 PK-4 627
  • Dora Bagley Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-4 | 502 students
    3.8 miles
    8581 Tate Mill Rd
    Dora, AL 35062
    (205) 379-2500
    3.8 K-4 502
  • Cordova Cordova Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 392 students
    7.1 miles
    35 North St
    Cordova, AL 35550
    (205) 483-7666
    7.1 PK-4 392
  • Dora Corner High School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 537 students
    7.3 miles
    4301 Warrior Jasper Road
    Dora, AL 35062
    (205) 379-3200
    7.3 9-12 537

School Reviews

  4.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
3  
It's great going here im in 7th grade most of the kids are nice but I think the vice principal doesn't support the LGBTQ+ community :(
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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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