Sansom Middle School

Public 6-8

 2210 W Meighan Blvd
       Gadsden, AL  35904-1706


(256) 546-4992

District: Gadsden City

SchoolDigger Rank:
271st of 439 Alabama Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,000 Help


Students who attend Sansom Middle School usually attend:

High:    Gadsden City High School

Feeder schools for Sansom Middle School:

Elementary:    Floyd Elementary School
    Mitchell Elementary School
    Walnut Park Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5 Help
Number of students:  376

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.8%
African American:
37.8%
Hispanic:
16.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.8% Help


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Compare Details Sansom Middle School ranks worse than 61.7% of middle schools in Alabama. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Gadsden City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Sansom Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.8%), African American (37.8%), Hispanic (16.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sansom Middle School is 18.5. 1 middle schools in the Gadsden City School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sansom Middle School is $10,000. 1 middle schools in the Gadsden City School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sansom Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Sansom Middle School 271st of 439 Alabama public middle schools. (See Sansom Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Hispanic students:
Native American students:
White students:


Gadsden City:

SchoolDigger ranks Gadsden City 91st of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sansom Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 49.27 203rd 407 50.1%
2005 45.57 238th 415 42.7%
2006 37.84 280th 409 31.5%
2007 37.10 283rd 412 31.3%
2008 46.38 242nd 417 42.0%
2009 39.16 287th 425 32.5%
2010 43.12 275th 435 36.8%
2011 37.62 301st 435 30.8%
2012 35.55 315th 436 27.8%
2013 31.16 348th 436 20.2%
2014 29.94 324th 438 26.0%
2015 35.28 286th 430 33.5%
2016 36.66 285th 432 34.0%
2017 43.69 243rd 432 43.8%
2018 51.21 208th 423 50.8%
2019 47.64 234th 437 46.5%
2021 37.80 278th 440 36.8%
2022 37.27 278th 432 35.6%
2023 38.59 271st 437 38.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.72 100th 195 48.7%
2018 59.34 63rd 223 71.7%
2019 46.98 121st 254 52.4%
2021 38.00 175th 274 36.1%
2022 40.88 141st 256 44.9%
2023 44.93 120th 281 57.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 41.79 205th 349 41.3%
2018 59.65 147th 396 62.9%
2019 53.12 178th 396 55.1%
2021 40.73 248th 415 40.2%
2022 40.22 257th 421 39.0%
2023 37.59 261st 410 36.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 43.18 228th 380 40.0%
2018 48.51 207th 392 47.2%
2019 42.13 253rd 399 36.6%
2021 38.12 265th 415 36.1%
2022 37.28 267th 423 36.9%
2023 35.39 276th 417 33.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 44.16 211th 380 44.5%
2018 53.34 184th 397 53.7%
2019 51.58 193rd 399 51.6%
2021 36.32 273rd 418 34.7%
2022 36.93 269th 427 37.0%
2023 40.31 252nd 419 39.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 38.78 117th 205 42.9%
2018 57.76 82nd 247 66.8%
2019 52.64 98th 252 61.1%
2021 48.13 102nd 266 61.7%
2022 37.06 162nd 271 40.2%
2023 37.44 153rd 263 41.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 40.31 59th 108 45.4%
2018 41.69 59th 113 47.8%
2019 62.22 37th 124 70.2%
2021 35.19 98th 154 36.4%
2022 21.95 140th 157 10.8%
2023 31.98 105th 166 36.7%
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Rank History for Native American students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 46.54 25th 56 55.4%
2022 42.25 38th 65 41.5%
2023 36.75 37th 61 39.3%
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Rank History for White students at Sansom Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 42.97 115th 247 53.4%
2018 49.74 156th 331 52.9%
2019 44.76 173rd 343 49.6%
2021 36.59 235th 369 36.3%
2022 43.85 184th 376 51.1%
2023 49.24 167th 370 54.9%
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Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Sansom Middle School

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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 541 541
1989 382 152 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1990 356 149 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 506
1991 359 143 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 503
1992 336 147 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 486
1993 350 141 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 492
1994 340 151 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1995 319 156 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 476
1996 319 156 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 476
1997 330 172 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 504
1998 320 176 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1999 293 163 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 459
2000 269 172 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 446
2001 268 178 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 451
2002 263 175 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 449
2003 263 175 2 8 1 n/a n/a 0 449
2004 252 176 2 11 2 n/a n/a 0 443
2005 230 151 1 13 1 n/a n/a 0 396
2006 242 185 0 7 2 n/a n/a 0 436
2007 238 203 0 9 2 n/a n/a 0 452
2008 240 181 1 11 0 n/a n/a 0 433
2009 264 186 0 15 1 n/a n/a 0 466
2010 278 189 0 21 1 n/a n/a 0 489
2011 280 181 0 21 1 0 1 0 484
2012 290 178 0 18 3 0 4 0 493
2013 290 184 0 23 1 0 2 0 500
2014 273 181 0 22 1 1 6 0 484
2015 250 169 0 29 0 1 5 0 454
2016 225 145 1 36 0 0 7 0 414
2017 193 150 4 43 0 0 5 0 395
2018 199 145 5 44 0 0 5 0 398
2019 170 149 4 38 1 0 3 0 365
2020 172 129 1 33 1 0 8 0 344
2021 159 116 1 44 1 0 7 0 328
2022 174 128 1 49 0 0 9 0 361
2023 161 142 2 62 0 0 9 0 376

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 Sansom Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 541 30.0 18.0 0
1989 534 30.0 17.8 n/a
1990 506 29.0 17.4 0
1991 503 30.0 16.7 n/a
1992 486 28.0 17.3 n/a
1993 492 28.0 17.6 n/a
1994 492 28.6 17.2 n/a
1995 476 29.4 16.2 n/a
1996 476 29.4 16.2 n/a
1997 504 27.8 18.1 52.8
1998 499 27.9 17.9 52.9
1999 459 28.0 16.4 60.1
2000 446 27.0 16.5 62.1
2001 451 26.0 17.3 66.3
2002 449 25.3 17.7 77.3
2003 449 25.3 17.7 77.3
2004 443 26.8 16.5 67.3
2005 396 15.0 26.4 71
2006 436 27.0 16.1 76.1
2007 452 26.3 17.2 76.8
2008 433 27.7 15.6 69.5
2009 466 26.4 17.5 70.6
2010 489 37.1 13.1 68.9
2011 484 34.1 14.1 49.8
2012 493 37.3 13.1 75.5
2013 500 36.3 13.7 77.6
2014 484 26.7 18.1 82.4
2015 454 26.0 17.4 80.4
2016 414 27.0 15.3 77.1
2017 395 26.9 14.6 73.4
2018 398 22.8 17.4 75.6
2019 365 22.3 16.3 77.3
2020 344 21.7 15.8 79.1
2021 328 21.0 15.5 70.1
2022 361 19.7 18.2 68.4
2023 376 20.2 18.5 83.8

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 Sansom Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 541 30.0 18.0 0
1989 534 30.0 17.8 n/a
1990 506 29.0 17.4 0
1991 503 30.0 16.7 n/a
1992 486 28.0 17.3 n/a
1993 492 28.0 17.6 n/a
1994 492 28.6 17.2 n/a
1995 476 29.4 16.2 n/a
1996 476 29.4 16.2 n/a
1997 504 27.8 18.1 52.8
1998 499 27.9 17.9 52.9
1999 459 28.0 16.4 60.1
2000 446 27.0 16.5 62.1
2001 451 26.0 17.3 66.3
2002 449 25.3 17.7 77.3
2003 449 25.3 17.7 77.3
2004 443 26.8 16.5 67.3
2005 396 15.0 26.4 71
2006 436 27.0 16.1 76.1
2007 452 26.3 17.2 76.8
2008 433 27.7 15.6 69.5
2009 466 26.4 17.5 70.6
2010 489 37.1 13.1 68.9
2011 484 34.1 14.1 49.8
2012 493 37.3 13.1 75.5
2013 500 36.3 13.7 77.6
2014 484 26.7 18.1 82.4
2015 454 26.0 17.4 80.4
2016 414 27.0 15.3 77.1
2017 395 26.9 14.6 73.4
2018 398 22.8 17.4 75.6
2019 365 22.3 16.3 77.3
2020 344 21.7 15.8 79.1
2021 328 21.0 15.5 70.1
2022 361 19.7 18.2 68.4
2023 376 20.2 18.5 83.8

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 Sansom Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,276 (22.8%) $7,706 (77.1%) $10,000

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sansom 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 234th of 437 Middle schoolsRanks 271st of 437 Middle schools
 8.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Sansom Middle School)41.39.9
 31.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Gadsden City)36.615.6
 21%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)45.330.8
 14.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Sansom Middle School)53.923.8
 30.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Gadsden City)39.318.3
 21%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)43.121
 22.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Sansom Middle School)35.48.6
 26.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Gadsden City)44.610.6
 34%
   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 Students365376
 3%
African American149142
 4.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian42
 50%
Hispanic3862
 63.2%
Pacific Islander00
White170161
 5.3%
Two or More Races39
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.3%83.8%
 6.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sansom Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 376 students attended Sansom Middle School.

Students who attend Sansom Middle School usually go on to attend Gadsden City High School

Sansom Middle School ranks 271st of 439 Alabama middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Sansom Middle School are 43% White, 38% African American, 16% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.


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