Acton Middle

Summary:

Acton Middle is a public middle school located in Granbury, Texas, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 981 students. The school is part of the Granbury Independent School District, which is ranked 293 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Acton Middle consistently ranks in the top 20% of Texas middle schools, ranking 401 out of 2,330 in 2022-2023, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's STAAR test scores are significantly higher than the district and state averages across all grade levels and subjects, with particularly impressive performance in Algebra I, where 92% of students were proficient or better in 2022-2023, compared to 52% for the district and 45% for the state. Acton Middle also serves a more affluent student population, with a lower percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (43.43%) compared to the nearby Granbury Middle School (67.61%) and the state average.

The school's consistent high performance across multiple years and subjects suggests that Acton Middle has effective teaching practices and a curriculum that effectively prepares students for success. The school's demographics, with a higher percentage of White students and a lower percentage of economically disadvantaged students, may also contribute to its academic success. Acton Middle significantly outperforms the nearby Granbury Middle School, which is also part of the Granbury Independent School District, across various academic metrics, indicating that Acton Middle may have additional resources, teaching strategies, or other factors that contribute to its higher academic performance.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1300 James Rd
       Granbury, TX  76049-2046


(817) 408-4800

District: Granbury Independent School District (Isd)

SchoolDigger Rank:
401st of 2,330 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,469 Help


Students who attend Acton Middle usually attend:

High:    Granbury High School

Feeder schools for Acton Middle:

Elementary:    Acton Elementary
    Oak Woods School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  981

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.5%
Hispanic:
20.4%
Two or more races:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Acton Middle ranks better than 82.8% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.98. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.5%), Hispanic (20.4%), two or more races (2.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Acton Middle is 15.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Acton Middle is $8,469.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Acton Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Acton Middle 401st of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Acton Middle in the ranking list.)

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Granbury Independent School District (Isd):

SchoolDigger ranks Granbury Independent School District (Isd) 293rd of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Acton Middle

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Rank History for all students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.85 306th 1573 80.5%
2005 71.72 364th 1582 77.0%
2006 79.66 187th 1585 88.2%
2007 73.83 325th 1684 80.7%
2008 69.82 417th 1718 75.7%
2009 71.58 383rd 1763 78.3%
2010 77.23 182nd 1803 89.9%
2011 76.27 209th 1895 89.0%
2012 81.86 218th 1951 88.8%
2013 80.04 254th 1973 87.1%
2014 74.74 403rd 1987 79.7%
2015 65.31 663rd 2043 67.5%
2016 67.74 610th 1987 69.3%
2017 67.89 491st 2027 75.8%
2018 61.35 625th 2080 70.0%
2019 46.96 1083rd 2193 50.6%
2021 78.36 339th 2252 84.9%
2022 72.79 444th 2254 80.3%
2023 75.98 401st 2330 82.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.19 550th 720 23.6%
2019 22.71 646th 753 14.2%
2021 61.16 221st 743 70.3%
2022 76.90 130th 813 84.0%
2023 69.59 178th 817 78.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.06 1056th 1376 23.3%
2019 26.38 1216th 1445 15.8%
2021 62.54 343rd 1592 78.5%
2022 55.80 500th 1643 69.6%
2023 60.42 468th 1720 72.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.07 503rd 1597 68.5%
2019 60.44 371st 1626 77.2%
2021 83.73 84th 1712 95.1%
2022 69.54 243rd 1757 86.2%
2023 65.44 335th 1815 81.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.11 1358th 2039 33.4%
2019 34.30 1472nd 2073 29.0%
2021 70.78 379th 2172 82.6%
2022 66.63 482nd 2220 78.3%
2023 66.07 536th 2251 76.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.90 593rd 2008 70.5%
2019 47.97 1020th 2047 50.2%
2021 76.51 354th 2151 83.5%
2022 74.03 421st 2221 81.0%
2023 80.41 299th 2241 86.7%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.44 609th 1430 57.4%
2019 46.61 973rd 1446 32.7%
2021 67.15 540th 1501 64.0%
2022 63.22 593rd 1488 60.1%
2023 66.17 539th 1481 63.6%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.17 1177th 2008 41.4%
2019 37.82 1292nd 2058 37.2%
2021 69.69 327th 2118 84.6%
2022 60.25 588th 2182 73.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.44 675th 2030 66.7%
2019 45.75 1024th 2069 50.5%
2021 77.30 347th 2168 84.0%
2022 70.26 483rd 2228 78.3%
2023 73.65 429th 2245 80.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.12 377th 594 36.5%
2021 57.86 246th 589 58.2%
2022 40.71 415th 606 31.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.11 898th 1193 24.7%
2021 44.41 594th 1213 51.0%
2022 44.43 612th 1251 51.1%
2023 82.11 143rd 1273 88.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.70 1357th 1895 28.4%
2019 25.67 1605th 1935 17.1%
2021 52.27 821st 2043 59.8%
2022 55.97 749th 2077 63.9%
2023 66.56 503rd 2116 76.2%
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Rank History for White students at Acton Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.92 720th 1673 57.0%
2019 37.25 1139th 1684 32.4%
2021 66.62 446th 1700 73.8%
2022 60.89 573rd 1723 66.7%
2023 64.45 530th 1749 69.7%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, 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.

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Data source: Texas Education Agency

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Enrollment information for Acton Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 395 5 3 28 2 n/a n/a 0 433
1995 386 4 2 39 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1996 386 4 2 39 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1997 422 3 1 44 1 n/a n/a 0 471
1998 444 0 0 51 4 n/a n/a 0 499
1999 415 3 0 44 7 n/a n/a 0 469
2000 427 5 0 52 2 n/a n/a 0 486
2001 424 4 0 63 3 n/a n/a 0 494
2002 700 5 10 57 5 n/a n/a 0 777
2003 700 5 10 57 5 n/a n/a 0 777
2004 712 4 9 65 4 n/a n/a 0 794
2005 743 4 6 69 5 n/a n/a 0 827
2006 740 4 8 75 2 n/a n/a 0 829
2007 747 3 7 79 3 n/a n/a 0 839
2008 693 4 5 72 3 n/a n/a 0 777
2009 681 4 7 71 4 n/a n/a 0 767
2010 655 6 9 89 3 n/a n/a 0 762
2011 642 5 9 98 8 1 12 0 775
2012 634 6 6 116 3 1 11 0 777
2013 648 4 5 117 7 0 12 0 793
2014 643 8 4 138 2 0 9 0 804
2015 648 11 7 137 2 2 14 0 821
2016 620 8 8 144 3 1 14 0 798
2017 615 10 9 152 5 1 18 0 810
2018 659 15 9 139 4 3 17 0 846
2019 723 17 11 166 3 3 19 0 942
2020 707 13 18 180 2 4 20 0 944
2021 722 18 12 193 4 2 24 0 975
2022 740 22 14 199 2 6 24 0 1007
2023 721 17 12 200 5 5 21 0 981

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 Acton Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 433 9.3 46.6 21.5
1995 431 34.4 12.5 26.2
1996 431 34.4 12.5 26.2
1997 471 36.9 12.8 22.9
1998 499 35.9 13.9 20.6
1999 469 38.3 12.2 26
2000 486 36.1 13.5 35.8
2001 494 35.4 14.0 30.4
2002 777 50.1 15.5 17.1
2003 777 50.1 15.5 17.1
2004 794 52.3 15.2 19.6
2005 827 55.9 14.8 20.1
2006 829 56.6 14.6 20.3
2007 839 59.9 14.0 23
2008 777 59.8 13.0 23.2
2009 767 63.4 12.1 23.3
2010 762 62.1 12.2 30.1
2011 775 59.6 13.0 32.6
2012 777 50.3 15.4 33.8
2013 793 48.9 16.2 39.6
2014 804 48.0 16.7 35.4
2015 821 48.0 17.1 37.1
2016 798 47.0 16.9 36.2
2017 810 47.6 17.0 36.4
2018 846 49.5 17.0 34.9
2019 942 51.4 18.3 41.9
2020 944 57.7 16.3 41.2
2021 975 61.4 15.8 41.6
2022 1007 62.9 16.0 43.4
2023 981 64.1 15.2 43.4

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 Acton Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 433 9.3 46.6 21.5
1995 431 34.4 12.5 26.2
1996 431 34.4 12.5 26.2
1997 471 36.9 12.8 22.9
1998 499 35.9 13.9 20.6
1999 469 38.3 12.2 26
2000 486 36.1 13.5 35.8
2001 494 35.4 14.0 30.4
2002 777 50.1 15.5 17.1
2003 777 50.1 15.5 17.1
2004 794 52.3 15.2 19.6
2005 827 55.9 14.8 20.1
2006 829 56.6 14.6 20.3
2007 839 59.9 14.0 23
2008 777 59.8 13.0 23.2
2009 767 63.4 12.1 23.3
2010 762 62.1 12.2 30.1
2011 775 59.6 13.0 32.6
2012 777 50.3 15.4 33.8
2013 793 48.9 16.2 39.6
2014 804 48.0 16.7 35.4
2015 821 48.0 17.1 37.1
2016 798 47.0 16.9 36.2
2017 810 47.6 17.0 36.4
2018 846 49.5 17.0 34.9
2019 942 51.4 18.3 41.9
2020 944 57.7 16.3 41.2
2021 975 61.4 15.8 41.6
2022 1007 62.9 16.0 43.4
2023 981 64.1 15.2 43.4

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Acton Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $646 (8.2%) $7,221 (91.8%) $7,867
2020 $680 (8.0%) $7,848 (92.0%) $8,528
2021 $1,101 (13.0%) $7,368 (87.0%) $8,469

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Acton Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1083rd of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 401st of 2330 Middle schools
 32.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Acton Middle)3363
 30%
   6th Grade Reading (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))2852
 24%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3550
 15%
6th Grade Mathematics (Acton Middle)3449
 15%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))3138
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Acton Middle)4660
 14%
   7th Grade Reading (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))3952
 13%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Acton Middle)3553
 18%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))2546
 21%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Acton Middle)3073
 43%
   8th Grade Reading (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))2767
 40%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Acton Middle)5947
 12%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))5244
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Acton Middle)5262
 10%
   8th Grade Science (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))5055
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Acton Middle)2746
 19%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))2542
 17%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Acton Middle)9492
 2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Granbury Independent School District (Isd))5352
 1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students942981
 4.1%
African American1717
American Indian35
 66.7%
Asian1112
 9.1%
Hispanic166200
 20.5%
Pacific Islander35
 66.7%
White723721
 0.3%
Two or More Races1921
 10.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.9%43.4%
 1.5%


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Acton Middle ranks 401st of 2330 Texas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Acton Middle usually go on to attend Granbury High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 981 students attended Acton Middle.

Students at Acton Middle are 73% White, 20% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American, 1% Asian.


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