School Details

Auburn Jr High School

332 Samford Ave, Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 887-1960
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-9 999 students 14 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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79%
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79%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Auburn City School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Auburn Jr High School is a public middle school in Auburn. The principal of Auburn Jr High School is Mrs Shannon J Pignato, whose e-mail is jdwright@auburnschools.org. 999 students attend Auburn Jr High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 29% of the 999 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Auburn Jr High School is 14:1. Village Montessori School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 60% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 27%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Auburn junior high is an amazing school......if you have ever lived in another city and compare public education...Auburn is the best...so pleased with all of the options available....teachers and great kids...there is tremendous support from school board and central office down!!!! Great parental support!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    If this is the best that Auburn can offer as a Junior High considering their *top notch* University here then something is terribly wrong. My children constantly complain about how unchallenging their classes are. The ones they are interested are constantly interrupted by disruptive students. The teachers lack discipline because instead of dealing with the disruptive student(s) they punish the class as a whole. The principal is tyrannical and unfriendly. Her communicative skills are cold and controlling and she always speaks down to you. The administrative is OBSESSED with absences. Again punishing the whole for the few that abuse the system. There is definitely a class system here. If a child is not into sports/cheerleading then other teachers and the administration assume the child is a loser and either harasses the child or pays no attention to them. Drugs are another *hidden* issue here. No one wants to talk about it though. It starts in Middle School here. Just because it's close to Auburn University does not mean you are getting a top notch school system. Some serious changes need to be made in both the Auburn City School and this schools administration.

  • (1 year ago)

    I had heard about the arrogance of the Auburn School Superintendent but didn't necessarily believe it until an issue involving my son came up. I learned that there is no way to have a polite reasonable discussion with this lady. She is narrow minded argumentative and absolutely will not listen to anyone else's point of view. What in the world was the city council thinking when they hired this woman? Surely we could find someone with more experience and without this person's personality flaws to serve in this position.

  • (2 years ago)

    It seems the staff of this school & the school board has submissiively acquiesced to the tyrannical rulings of school superintendent Karen Delano in implementing an inane harmful zero tolerance policy regarding the accidental taking of prohibited items onto campus. To routinely punish children with a one size fits all policy without exrcising common sense & compassion can do far more harm than good. Zero tolerance without considering the facts of individual situations has not worked anywhere. Yet Dr. Delano has overruled the decisions of the duly elected school board & is administering excessively severe punishishment to my granddaughter for an accidental & unintentional act. Such severe punishment could & probably will have devestating negative efects on this young girl for years to come. Unfortunately it appears that the school board lacks the courage to stand up to Dr. Delano & restore some fairness & common sense to the punishment of students at this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is very disappoiting when it comes to education. Your personal laptop is no use.

  • (3 years ago)

    Correction My son started at this shool this year. He has been going to Auburn Schools since 5th grade. He is excited about getting his very Own Laptop!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a student here and I really don't like it at all. I can't wait for the high school. We get treated like children here.. and the teachers a re very boring.

  • (5 years ago)

    They do their very best to provide the help we need with the best teachers ever!

  • (5 years ago)

    All students attending Auburn Jr High are given a $1500 laptop to use for the school year. It's awesome!

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a student at this school. it is okay but i cannot wait to go to the high school. the lunches here are gross and some of the buildings and especially the bathrooms are dusgusiting. some of the teachers cannot teach and are extremmely boring. yeah so i would give it a c- or a d

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is involved in an exiting new class fixing computers and learning software integraton It's things like this that make's me love Auburn City Schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    this school dosent allow you to charge for your lunch if you dont have enough money for a lunch u must go with out. the holidays keep on decreasing a day and we do not get to celebrate for 3 weeks but instead 2. all in all i would give it a C-.

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