Ira F Simmons Middle School

1575 Patton Chapel Road
Birmingham, AL 35226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Ira F Simmons Middle School serves 828 students in grades 6-8.
Ira F Simmons Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Ira F Simmons Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Ira F Simmons Middle School's student population of 828 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students828 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

Ira F Simmons Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Ira F Simmons Middle School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#120 out of 1270 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
11%
8%
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Black
20%
33%
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White
61%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.580.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoover City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Ira F Simmons Middle School is Crossroads School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gwin Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Gwin Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 552 students
    0.0 miles
    1580 Patton Chapel Road
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-2600
    0 K-5 552
  • Birmingham Green Valley Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 478 students
    1.5 miles
    3200 Old Columbiana Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-2500
    1.5 K-5 478
  • Birmingham Bluff Park Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 661 students
    2.1 miles
    569 Park Avenue
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-2800
    2.1 K-5 661
  • Birmingham Riverchase Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 697 students
    2.4 miles
    1950 Old Montgomery Highway
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-3400
    2.4 K-5 697
  • Birmingham Deer Valley Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-4 | 971 students
    2.7 miles
    4990 Ross Bridge Parkway
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-3300
    2.7 K-4 971

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