Rainbow Middle School

Public 6-8

 454 Lumbley Rd
       Rainbow City, AL  35906-9015


(256) 442-1095

District: Etowah County

SchoolDigger Rank:
99th of 439 Alabama Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,303 Help


Students who attend Rainbow Middle School usually attend:

High:    Southside High School

Feeder schools for Rainbow Middle School:

Elementary:    John S Jones Elementary School
    Southside Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.4 Help
Number of students:  625

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.3%
African American:
5.8%
Hispanic:
4.5%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.8% Help


 See top rated Alabama middle schools

 Compare Rainbow Middle School to nearby middle schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Rainbow Middle School ranks better than 77.4% of middle schools in Alabama. It also ranks first among 4 ranked middle schools in the Etowah County School District! (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.74. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Rainbow Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Etowah County School District. Racial makeup is: White (84.3%), African American (5.8%), Hispanic (4.5%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 47.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Etowah County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rainbow Middle School is 19.4, which is the 2nd best among 4 middle schools in the Etowah County School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Rainbow Middle School employs 32 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rainbow Middle School is $7,303, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Etowah County School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rainbow Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rainbow Middle School 99th of 439 Alabama public middle schools. (See Rainbow Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
African American students:
White students:


Etowah County:

SchoolDigger ranks Etowah County 54th of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Rainbow Middle School?

Rank History for Rainbow Middle School

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.68 82nd 407 79.9%
2005 67.86 92nd 415 77.8%
2006 68.67 96th 409 76.5%
2007 69.10 109th 412 73.5%
2008 75.82 65th 417 84.4%
2009 73.95 78th 425 81.6%
2010 75.38 84th 435 80.7%
2011 70.66 111th 435 74.5%
2012 65.14 141st 436 67.7%
2013 70.49 102nd 436 76.6%
2014 79.04 56th 438 87.2%
2015 67.77 92nd 430 78.6%
2016 64.68 123rd 432 71.5%
2017 64.19 131st 432 69.7%
2018 76.53 70th 423 83.5%
2019 78.58 71st 437 83.8%
2021 68.81 94th 440 78.6%
2022 70.29 95th 432 78.0%
2023 70.74 99th 437 77.3%
See the entire list of Alabama Middle School Rankings!

Rank History for Multi-racial students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 44.71 31st 60 48.3%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Middle Schools for Multi-racial Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 46.73 90th 195 53.8%
2018 59.16 65th 223 70.9%
2019 77.03 23rd 254 90.9%
2021 45.12 126th 274 54.0%
2022 59.22 66th 256 74.2%
2023 64.55 56th 281 80.1%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Middle Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 57.99 118th 349 66.2%
2018 72.24 83rd 396 79.0%
2019 72.16 80th 396 79.8%
2021 68.51 89th 415 78.6%
2022 80.04 36th 421 91.4%
2023 67.03 94th 410 77.1%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Middle Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 53.54 165th 380 56.6%
2018 78.19 60th 392 84.7%
2019 76.48 64th 399 84.0%
2021 62.31 125th 415 69.9%
2022 65.70 116th 423 72.6%
2023 67.25 103rd 417 75.3%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Middle Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 69.38 86th 380 77.4%
2018 72.40 87th 397 78.1%
2019 75.89 66th 399 83.5%
2021 71.20 78th 418 81.3%
2022 71.52 86th 427 79.9%
2023 71.65 86th 419 79.5%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Middle Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for African American students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 20.23 185th 205 9.8%
2018 44.11 119th 247 51.8%
2021 62.38 70th 266 73.7%
2022 49.24 98th 271 63.8%
2023 49.04 102nd 263 61.2%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Middle Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 76.85 22nd 157 86.0%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Middle Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Rainbow Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 40.46 127th 247 48.6%
2018 58.66 104th 331 68.6%
2019 66.99 80th 343 76.7%
2021 57.27 121st 369 67.2%
2022 60.07 119th 376 68.4%
2023 61.73 104th 370 71.9%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Middle Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Rainbow Middle School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 





Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for Rainbow Middle School.

If you have first-hand knowledge about Rainbow Middle School, submit a rating!



No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for Rainbow Middle School

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 448 448
1989 426 1 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 431
1990 419 0 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1991 399 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1992 407 5 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1993 423 2 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1994 404 0 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1995 407 7 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1996 407 7 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1997 417 5 7 1 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1998 405 6 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1999 394 5 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 401
2000 374 6 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2001 575 10 7 1 1 n/a n/a 1 595
2002 584 5 8 4 3 n/a n/a 0 604
2003 584 5 8 4 3 n/a n/a 0 604
2004 609 9 7 5 2 n/a n/a 0 632
2005 603 18 10 6 1 n/a n/a 0 638
2006 595 13 10 11 1 n/a n/a 0 630
2007 614 17 10 12 0 n/a n/a 0 653
2008 627 14 9 11 0 n/a n/a 0 661
2009 608 21 20 8 1 n/a n/a 0 658
2010 640 23 10 6 1 n/a n/a 0 680
2011 670 25 12 17 2 0 0 0 726
2012 685 25 10 14 1 0 0 0 735
2013 624 30 12 18 2 1 1 0 688
2014 594 35 16 13 2 1 1 0 662
2015 597 44 14 17 2 0 3 0 677
2016 628 37 18 18 4 0 8 0 713
2017 601 37 17 18 2 1 6 0 682
2018 557 40 18 16 2 0 8 0 641
2019 517 38 15 19 4 0 16 0 609
2020 511 38 22 30 2 1 24 0 628
2021 531 44 15 24 2 1 26 0 643
2022 511 41 14 32 2 1 22 0 623
2023 527 36 13 28 1 0 20 0 625

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Rainbow Middle School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 448 21.0 21.3 0
1989 431 21.0 20.5 n/a
1990 425 21.0 20.2 0
1991 403 21.0 19.1 n/a
1992 416 20.0 20.8 n/a
1993 431 20.0 21.6 n/a
1994 408 20.3 20.1 n/a
1995 420 20.4 20.6 n/a
1996 420 20.4 20.6 n/a
1997 430 23.4 18.4 14.7
1998 417 23.5 17.7 11
1999 401 23.0 17.4 15.7
2000 386 23.0 16.8 18.7
2001 595 30.0 19.8 20.4
2002 604 32.0 18.9 25.8
2003 604 32.0 18.9 25.8
2004 632 37.0 17.1 31.2
2005 638 37.0 17.2 29.9
2006 630 35.0 18.0 30.8
2007 653 35.5 18.4 32.6
2008 661 34.5 19.2 29.3
2009 658 34.2 19.1 29.8
2010 680 37.3 18.2 32.6
2011 726 38.3 18.9 33.9
2012 735 37.4 19.6 34.8
2013 688 40.7 16.9 36.6
2014 662 33.0 20.0 40.6
2015 677 33.0 20.5 39.4
2016 713 33.0 21.6 37.6
2017 682 35.3 19.2 32.6
2018 641 33.3 19.2 36.7
2019 609 32.3 18.8 31.7
2020 628 31.0 20.2 31.1
2021 643 31.0 20.7 34.7
2022 623 33.0 18.8 30.5
2023 625 32.0 19.4 47.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Rainbow Middle School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 448 21.0 21.3 0
1989 431 21.0 20.5 n/a
1990 425 21.0 20.2 0
1991 403 21.0 19.1 n/a
1992 416 20.0 20.8 n/a
1993 431 20.0 21.6 n/a
1994 408 20.3 20.1 n/a
1995 420 20.4 20.6 n/a
1996 420 20.4 20.6 n/a
1997 430 23.4 18.4 14.7
1998 417 23.5 17.7 11
1999 401 23.0 17.4 15.7
2000 386 23.0 16.8 18.7
2001 595 30.0 19.8 20.4
2002 604 32.0 18.9 25.8
2003 604 32.0 18.9 25.8
2004 632 37.0 17.1 31.2
2005 638 37.0 17.2 29.9
2006 630 35.0 18.0 30.8
2007 653 35.5 18.4 32.6
2008 661 34.5 19.2 29.3
2009 658 34.2 19.1 29.8
2010 680 37.3 18.2 32.6
2011 726 38.3 18.9 33.9
2012 735 37.4 19.6 34.8
2013 688 40.7 16.9 36.6
2014 662 33.0 20.0 40.6
2015 677 33.0 20.5 39.4
2016 713 33.0 21.6 37.6
2017 682 35.3 19.2 32.6
2018 641 33.3 19.2 36.7
2019 609 32.3 18.8 31.7
2020 628 31.0 20.2 31.1
2021 643 31.0 20.7 34.7
2022 623 33.0 18.8 30.5
2023 625 32.0 19.4 47.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Rainbow Middle School

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $720 (9.9%) $6,582 (90.1%) $7,303

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Rainbow Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 71st of 437 Middle schoolsRanks 99th of 437 Middle schools
 6.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Rainbow Middle School)48.633.2
 15.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)46.128.8
 17.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)45.330.8
 14.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Rainbow Middle School)52.919.8
 33.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)43.715.5
 28.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)43.121
 22.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Rainbow Middle School)56.215.8
 40.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Etowah County)42.411.5
 31%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.721.1
 23.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students609625
 2.6%
African American3836
 5.3%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian1513
 13.3%
Hispanic1928
 47.4%
Pacific Islander00
White517527
 1.9%
Two or More Races1620
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.7%47.8%
 16.1%


Schools Near Rainbow Middle School









Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Middle School

Rainbow Middle School ranks 99th of 439 Alabama middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 625 students attended Rainbow Middle School.

Students who attend Rainbow Middle School usually go on to attend Southside High School

Students at Rainbow Middle School are 84% White, 6% African American, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.


Rate Rainbow Middle School!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Rainbow Middle School!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 24 milliseconds.