PROFICIENCY 37% 1% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
42%Sylacauga City

Nichols-lawson Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Sylacauga City" in Sylacauga, AL. There are a total of 537 students and 34 teachers at Nichols-lawson Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1. There are a total of 255 free lunch students and 41 reduced lunch students.

Nichols-lawson Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 37.0%, which is 1% lower than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio16:1
Free lunch255
Reduced lunch41


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Nichols-lawson Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Nichols-lawson Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 60.0% 59.9% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 35.9% 36.4% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 0.3% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.3% 2.2% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.1% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.7% 1.1% 1.7% 3.1%

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Sylacauga demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)6279291
Median age37.738.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)54%57%55%
Speak English97%95%79%
Speak Spanish3%3%13%

Education level achieved in Sylacauga

Completed 8th grade80.5%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.5%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college49.5%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.6%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.0%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.3%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.0%1.3%
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