Sanford Middle School

1500 Lee Rd 11, Opelika, AL 36804 | (334) 745-5023
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Student Enrollment: 737
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4.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1500 Lee Road 11, Opelika, AL 36804
  • Principal or Admin: Ms Michelle C Rutherford
  • Fax: (334) 745-5685
  • Website:
School District Details
  • Lee County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,531
  • Graduation Rate: 67.2%
  • Dropout Rate: 3.7%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.8
  • Enrolled Students: 9,662

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 737
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 46.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 369 (50.1%)
  • Females: 368 (49.9%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 75 (10.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 367 (49.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 442 (60.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Sanford Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian50.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Sanford Middle School
  Number Percent
5th Grade18425.0%
6th Grade16722.7%
7th Grade18825.5%
8th Grade19826.9%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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5 reviews for Sanford Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on September 28, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Sanford Middle School is a bad school. the whole point of the school is alright. but the bathroom is nasty. the food is small and favorless. i'm a student other there and i got some social problems and the councler act like your making up the problems and the bad kids are "trying to know you". and they basically don't care about how the kids feel and there problems
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 28, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • the school sucks broke dumb learning the food tasted like cardboard the water is okay sence you cant mess water up can you!?!
  • Reviewed by Community Member on April 19, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • If you have a child that is behaviorally/socially challanged, this IS NOT the school for her/him! The staff at SMS does not know how to deal with such situations appropriatly. They assume the child is simply refusing to do what they are asked & labels them "willful or defiant"
  • Reviewed by Student on June 15, 2008
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • That school sucks. They're broke. The bathrooms are dirty. Not good food

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