Ensley Middle Alternative Center

Tel: (205)231-6250
Grades: 6-9

Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Ensley Middle Alternative Center operates within the Birmingham City School District.

Overview

School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 6-9
Total Students n/a
Gender % n/a / n/a
Total Classroom Teachers n/a

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 15:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Black
n/a
35%
White
n/a
58%
All Ethnic Groups Ensley Middle Alternative Center Sch Ethnicity Ensley Middle Alternative Center 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.
0.00 0.55
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.
n/a 51%
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.
n/a 7%

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 $29 MM
Birmingham City School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $327 MM $31 MM
Birmingham City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,706 $9,620
Birmingham City School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,921 $10,180
Birmingham City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2000 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ensley High Alternative Center (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Bush Middle Sch-magnet (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Councill Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Birmingham Ensley High Alternative Center
    Alternative School
    1303 Ave F
    Birmingham , AL , 35218
    (205)231-6250
    Alternative School
    0  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Birmingham Jackson-olin High School
    510 12th St
    Birmingham , AL , 35218
    (205)231-6431
    0.1  mi  |  1167  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Ensley Olin Vocational School
    Vocational School
    1054 Ave F
    Ensley , AL , 35218
    (205)783-6126
    Vocational School
    0.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Birmingham Councill Elementary School
    1400 Ave M
    Birmingham , AL , 35218
    (205)231-6190
    0.5  mi  |  314  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Birmingham Bush Middle Sch-magnet
    Magnet School
    1112 25th Stensley
    Birmingham , AL , 35218
    (205)231-6000
    Magnet School
    0.9  mi  |  290  students  |  Gr.  6-9

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.