Thompson Middle School

100 Warrior Drive
Alabaster, AL 35007
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 1,436 students in grades 6-8, Thompson Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : Top 50% in AL
  • : 23% (Top 50%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Thompson Middle School's student population of 1,436 students has grown by 43% over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,436 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Thompson Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Thompson Middle School is 0.64, 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.
This School
State Level (AL)
#427 out of 1285 schools
(Top 50%)
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23%
29%
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60%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
23%
10%
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Black
24%
32%
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White
51%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Thompson Middle School's ranking?
Thompson Middle School is ranked #427 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Thompson Middle School often compared to?
Thompson Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Chelsea Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 60% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Thompson Middle School?
1,436 students attend Thompson Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Thompson Middle School students are White, 24% of students are Black, 23% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Thompson Middle School?
Thompson Middle School has a student ration of 27:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Thompson Middle School offer ?
Thompson Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Thompson Middle School part of?
Thompson Middle School is part of Alabaster City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,436 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 23% (Top 50%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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