Discovery Middle School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Discovery Middle School

Discovery Middle School is a vibrant and welcoming learning community that serves students in grades 6-8. Our school is located in a diverse and rapidly growing area of the city, and we strive to provide an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all of our students.
At Discovery Middle School, we believe that every student has the potential to be successful. We provide a variety of educational opportunities that are tailored to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Our curriculum focuses on the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as the exploration of new ideas and concepts.
Our faculty and staff are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment, and we strive to foster a sense of community among our students. We offer a variety of extracurricular activities, such as sports teams, clubs, and after-school programs, to help our students develop a sense of belonging and to explore their interests.
At Discovery Middle School, we believe that education is the key to success. We are committed to providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to become successful in their future endeavors.

Address:

1304 Hughes Rd
Madison, AL 35758

Phone:

(256) 837-3735

Site:

dms.madisoncity.k12.al.us

Grades:

6 – 8

Enrollment:

1,312 students

Overview Discovery Middle School

Discovery Middle School serves 1,312 students in grades 6-8.
Discovery Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Discovery Middle School

Discovery Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Discovery Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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