Wilkerson Middle School

Wilkerson Middle School serves 381 students in grades 6-9.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Wilkerson Middle School operates within the Birmingham City School District.

Overview

The student population of 381 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students 381 students
Wilkerson Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Wilkerson Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Wilkerson Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 15:1
Wilkerson Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
8%
5%
Wilkerson Middle School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
91%
35%
Wilkerson Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
n/a
58%
All Ethnic Groups Wilkerson Middle School Sch Ethnicity Wilkerson Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.70
Wilkerson Middle School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
88%
51%
Wilkerson Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Wilkerson Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,966 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name Birmingham City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
81
7
Number of Students Managed 25,966 2,928
Birmingham City School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $294 MM n/a
Birmingham City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $327 MM n/a
Birmingham City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,706 $0
Birmingham City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,921 $0
Birmingham City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Parker High School (0.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Washington Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hill Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Birmingham Parker High School
    900 4th St North
    Birmingham , AL , 35204
    (205)231-2370
    0.6  mi  |  857  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Birmingham Washington Elementary School
    901 9th Ave North
    Birmingham , AL , 35204
    (205)231-2310
    0.8  mi  |  404  students  |  Gr.  KG-9
  • Birmingham Hill Elementary School
    507 3rd St North
    Birmingham , AL , 35204
    (205)231-2190
    0.8  mi  |  416  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Birmingham Family Court Elementary School
    Alternative School
    120 2nd Court North
    Birmingham , AL , 35204
    (205)583-4891
    Alternative School
    1.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-9
  • Birmingham Family Court High School
    Alternative School
    120 2nd Court North
    Birmingham , AL , 35204
    (205)583-4891
    Alternative School
    1.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  8-12

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