Sanford Middle School



Sanford Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Sanford Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 147
6 149
7 167
8 159
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Sanford Middle School is a public elementary school located in Opelika, AL in the Lee County School District. It enrolls 622 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 16.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 622
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 37

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Sanford Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 322
(52%)
2,771
(52%)
 Female 300
(48%)
2,558
(48%)

Sanford Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 473
(76%)
3,676
(69%)
 Black 117
(19%)
1,147
(22%)
 Hispanic 19
(3%)
284
(5%)
 Two or More 12
(2%)
174
(3%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
10
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
26
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
12
(0%)

Sanford Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 355
(57%)
2,823
(53%)
 Not Eligible 208
(33%)
2,033
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 59
(9%)
473
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Sanford Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (66.6%) is higher than the state average of 53.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Sanford Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 650
2006 696
2007 707
2008 690
2009 737
2010 725
2011 674
2012 680
2013 649
2014 621
2015 622

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.9
2006 17
2007 15.9
2008 15.8
2009 15.7
2010 14.2
2011 14.7
2012 15.5
2013 18.5
2014 16.8
2015 16.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53076923076923
2006 0.45258620689655
2007 0.44978783592645
2008 0.54202898550725
2009 0.59972862957938
2010 0.63724137931034
2011 0.64836795252226
2012 0.65147058823529
2013 0.64252696456086
2014 0.65217391304348
2015 0.66559485530547

Compare Sanford Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,656.6% 16.6:1
 
1,680.0% 16.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 53.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 66.6%
 

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Sanford Middle School
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Public 05 - 08 622 16.8:1  
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Public KG - 02 454 16.2:1 9 miles
Carver Primary School
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Public PK - 02 364 14.3:1 10 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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