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About This School

Gulf Shores Middle School is a public middle school in Gulf Shores. The principal of Gulf Shores Middle School is Mr Phillip D Fountain, whose e-mail is pdfountain@bcbe.org. 417 children attend Gulf Shores Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 37% of the 417 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gulf Shores Middle School is 15:1. Foley Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 80%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 15%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 37%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school teachers and it is a welcoming fact when they run the drug dogs through at random and find the place totally clean. Gulf Shores is a great family town w great communities and schools. We are blessed.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school lacks a great administration! The assistant principal drops the ball in doing his job every year. He is not consistent with discipline;thus there is confusion among the students on what the consequences of their behavior will be. For the most part the teachers are there and doing the best they can. The worst problem is the lack of parental involvement. Of course these kids would rather not have their parents hanging around but parents coming in and out would help the students perform better academically due to a forged relationship with the students' teachers. It might also cut down on discipline problems when children know that a parent could arrive at any moment. I guess it's not the worst school around but...

  • (7 years ago)

    I feel my child is happy and well taken care of in this school. She shows great improvement from her previous school district and seems to enjoy all aspects of her newer environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school like all schools has its pluses and minuses. The school does lack its share of teachers who use creative means to motivate students but most of the teachers are very caring and do the best they can. They try to stay on top of any drug problems and they reach out to students who need help. I know discipline problems are dealt with in a way that students understand what is and is not acceptable. Joe Carpenter the Assistant Principal keeps order in the school and I appreciate that. My child and all others there attend a safe school where they can learn and grow. They may not become Einsteins in the process; but for the most part the students are happy. If the child wants to learn it he can and will.

  • (9 years ago)

    In my opinion the Gulf Shores Middle School is comprised of caring competent and dedicated teachers staff and administration. The school has a true community feel where very involved parents are dedicated to giving their children a quality education.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a dismal failure in meeting the needs of students. It is faculty and administration oriented and lacks creativity in its teaching energy and talent in the faculty. Students who are special in any way are not going to be well served in this school. Disciplinary methods are outdated and poor. The school fails to even recognize the drug problem that exists in this area and supports parents in their attempts to keep kids off drugs. I regret putting my child in the Baldwin County Public School System.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a superior school administered and staffed by dedicated professional educators who are committed to providing a quality education to our children in an environment conducive to learning. I applaud their efforts and wholeheartedly support the administrations 'good faith' policies.

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