Rutledge School

Summary:

Rutledge School is a middle school located in Midfield, Alabama, serving grades 5-8 with a student population of 315. The school is part of the Midfield City School District, which is ranked 128 out of 134 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger. Rutledge School has a predominantly African American student population, with over 88% of students identifying as such in the 2022-2023 school year.

Rutledge School consistently performs poorly on state assessments compared to the state and district averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in Mathematics ranged from 0% to 8.33% across grades 5-8, significantly lower than the state averages of 21.03% to 33.92%. Similarly, the school's English proficiency rates were also well below the state averages, ranging from 11.59% to 28.57%. Rutledge School has consistently ranked in the bottom 10-15% of Alabama middle schools, with a ranking between 336 and 407 out of 437 middle schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year. This places the school in the lowest tier of performance compared to its peers.

The analysis of nearby schools reveals a stark contrast in academic performance and school quality. For example, Ira F. Simmons Middle School and Homewood Middle School, both located within 8 miles of Rutledge, rank in the top 10% of Alabama middle schools and have significantly higher proficiency rates in Mathematics and English. This contrast highlights the significant challenges faced by Rutledge School and the need for comprehensive intervention to address the underlying issues and improve educational outcomes for its students.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 1221 8th St
       Midfield, AL  35228-3155


(205) 780-8647

District: Midfield City

SchoolDigger Rank:
409th of 439 Alabama Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,639 Help


Students who attend Rutledge School usually attend:

High:    Midfield High School

Feeder schools for Rutledge School:

Elementary:    Midfield Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.0 Help
Number of students:  315

Racial breakdown:

African American:
88.6%
Hispanic:
8.9%
White:
1.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.1% Help


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Compare Details Rutledge School ranks worse than 93.2% of middle schools in Alabama. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (88.6%), Hispanic (8.9%), two or more races (1.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 92.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rutledge School is 18. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rutledge School is $13,639.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rutledge School:

SchoolDigger ranks Rutledge School 409th of 439 Alabama public middle schools. (See Rutledge School in the ranking list.)

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Midfield City:

SchoolDigger ranks Midfield City 128th of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rutledge School

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Rank History for all students at Rutledge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 35.22 285th 407 30.0%
2005 25.79 336th 415 19.0%
2006 18.64 361st 409 11.7%
2007 18.72 356th 412 13.6%
2008 25.34 338th 417 18.9%
2009 33.41 310th 425 27.1%
2010 30.00 336th 435 22.8%
2011 23.42 360th 435 17.2%
2012 19.67 376th 436 13.8%
2013 35.84 336th 436 22.9%
2014 15.56 373rd 438 14.8%
2015 12.21 386th 430 10.2%
2016 9.42 400th 432 7.4%
2017 6.94 415th 432 3.9%
2018 11.84 368th 423 13.0%
2019 16.97 363rd 437 16.9%
2021 11.99 405th 440 8.0%
2022 12.01 385th 432 10.9%
2023 10.83 407th 437 6.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rutledge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.23 198th 223 11.2%
2019 70.59 35th 254 86.2%
2021 52.92 90th 274 67.2%
2022 38.62 147th 256 42.6%
2023 19.99 265th 281 5.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rutledge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 7.83 339th 349 2.9%
2018 16.28 344th 396 13.1%
2019 21.04 330th 396 16.7%
2021 14.70 385th 415 7.2%
2022 15.46 383rd 421 9.0%
2023 15.66 375th 410 8.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Rutledge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.88 16th 23 30.4%
2019 25.85 20th 25 20.0%
2021 17.65 12th 12 0.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Rutledge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 6.69 368th 380 3.2%
2018 12.84 341st 392 13.0%
2019 19.19 331st 399 17.0%
2021 14.38 369th 415 11.1%
2022 10.98 397th 423 6.1%
2023 10.03 396th 417 5.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Rutledge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 8.11 362nd 380 4.7%
2018 12.31 353rd 397 11.1%
2019 18.12 338th 399 15.3%
2021 12.79 391st 418 6.5%
2022 14.28 380th 427 11.0%
2023 12.79 383rd 419 8.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Rutledge School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.55 177th 247 28.3%
2019 37.75 149th 252 40.9%
2021 22.69 227th 266 14.7%
2022 24.22 224th 271 17.3%
2023 21.61 234th 263 11.0%
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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.

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Rutledge 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 578 578
1989 368 212 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 581
1990 360 238 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 601
1991 308 260 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1992 297 281 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1993 276 301 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 580
1994 259 330 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 593
1995 177 357 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1996 177 357 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1997 135 398 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1998 108 222 4 4 0 n/a n/a 1 339
1999 83 276 5 3 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2000 58 289 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 353
2001 53 350 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2002 23 378 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2003 23 378 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2004 19 397 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 424
2005 18 377 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 400
2006 12 379 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 393
2007 8 351 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 359
2008 8 353 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 362
2009 7 366 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 374
2010 10 378 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2011 6 358 4 0 0 0 0 0 368
2012 4 416 2 1 0 0 0 0 423
2013 5 415 0 2 1 0 4 0 427
2014 3 391 0 3 1 0 1 0 399
2015 5 379 0 3 0 0 1 0 388
2016 4 359 0 3 0 0 1 0 367
2017 0 316 0 7 1 0 8 0 332
2018 2 287 0 16 2 0 6 0 313
2019 1 296 0 14 1 0 4 0 316
2020 2 315 0 19 0 0 2 0 338
2021 3 309 0 20 0 0 1 0 333
2022 3 287 0 26 1 0 3 0 320
2023 4 279 0 28 0 0 4 0 315

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 Rutledge School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 578 29.0 19.9 0
1989 581 28.0 20.7 n/a
1990 601 29.6 20.3 0
1991 574 26.4 21.7 n/a
1992 586 29.4 19.9 n/a
1993 580 30.4 19.1 n/a
1994 593 29.5 20.1 n/a
1995 538 28.8 18.7 n/a
1996 538 28.8 18.7 n/a
1997 541 30.6 17.7 47.1
1998 339 23.2 14.6 44.1
1999 367 18.0 20.4 57.2
2000 353 23.0 15.3 61.8
2001 406 23.0 17.7 68.7
2002 402 25.0 16.1 63.7
2003 402 25.0 16.1 63.7
2004 424 23.0 18.4 68.9
2005 400 23.0 17.4 72.5
2006 393 22.0 17.9 74.8
2007 359 22.0 16.3 76.6
2008 362 22.0 16.5 74.9
2009 374 19.6 18.9 73.8
2010 389 22.0 17.6 86.4
2011 368 20.0 18.4 86.1
2012 423 23.0 18.3 88.4
2013 427 22.0 19.4 86.2
2014 399 21.0 19.0 92.2
2015 388 20.0 19.4 65.7
2016 367 19.0 19.3 66.5
2017 332 16.5 20.1 67.8
2018 313 17.0 18.4 92
2019 316 16.7 18.8 92.1
2020 338 15.0 22.5 92
2021 333 14.0 23.7 91.9
2022 320 13.0 24.6 91.9
2023 315 17.5 18.0 92.1

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 Rutledge School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 578 29.0 19.9 0
1989 581 28.0 20.7 n/a
1990 601 29.6 20.3 0
1991 574 26.4 21.7 n/a
1992 586 29.4 19.9 n/a
1993 580 30.4 19.1 n/a
1994 593 29.5 20.1 n/a
1995 538 28.8 18.7 n/a
1996 538 28.8 18.7 n/a
1997 541 30.6 17.7 47.1
1998 339 23.2 14.6 44.1
1999 367 18.0 20.4 57.2
2000 353 23.0 15.3 61.8
2001 406 23.0 17.7 68.7
2002 402 25.0 16.1 63.7
2003 402 25.0 16.1 63.7
2004 424 23.0 18.4 68.9
2005 400 23.0 17.4 72.5
2006 393 22.0 17.9 74.8
2007 359 22.0 16.3 76.6
2008 362 22.0 16.5 74.9
2009 374 19.6 18.9 73.8
2010 389 22.0 17.6 86.4
2011 368 20.0 18.4 86.1
2012 423 23.0 18.3 88.4
2013 427 22.0 19.4 86.2
2014 399 21.0 19.0 92.2
2015 388 20.0 19.4 65.7
2016 367 19.0 19.3 66.5
2017 332 16.5 20.1 67.8
2018 313 17.0 18.4 92
2019 316 16.7 18.8 92.1
2020 338 15.0 22.5 92
2021 333 14.0 23.7 91.9
2022 320 13.0 24.6 91.9
2023 315 17.5 18.0 92.1

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 Rutledge School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $5,032 (36.9%) $8,603 (63.1%) $13,639

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rutledge 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 363rd of 437 Middle schoolsRanks 407th of 437 Middle schools
 10.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade Mathematics (Rutledge School)13.48.3
 5.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Midfield City)13.48.3
 5.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.933.9
 10.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Rutledge School)27.52.9
 24.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Midfield City)27.52.9
 24.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)45.330.8
 14.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Rutledge School)300
 30%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Midfield City)300
 30%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)43.121
 22.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Rutledge School)15.90
 15.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Midfield City)15.90
 15.9%
   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 Students316315
 0.3%
African American296279
 5.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian00
Hispanic1428
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White14
 300%
Two or More Races44
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.1%92.1%
 0%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rutledge School

In the 2022-23 school year, 315 students attended Rutledge School.

Rutledge School ranks in the bottom 6.8% of Alabama middle schools.

Students at Rutledge School are 89% African American, 9% Hispanic, 1% White, 1% Two or more races.

Students who attend Rutledge School usually go on to attend Midfield High School


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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.

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