1509 Kent Dairy Road
Alabaster, AL 35007
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Thompson Middle School serves 954 students in grades 7-8.
Thompson Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Thompson Middle School's student population of 954 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
954 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
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School Rankings

Thompson Middle School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Thompson Middle School is 0.59, which is equal to 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 Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#335 out of 1263 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
16%
8%
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Black
20%
33%
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White
59%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 954 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 20%)

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