Pizitz Middle School

  • Pizitz Middle School serves 1,186 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pizitz Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Pizitz Middle School's student population of 1,186 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,186 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pizitz Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pizitz Middle School is 0.36, 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 School Rank (16-17)#34 out of 1263 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
8%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
9%
33%
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White
79%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.360.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVestavia Hills City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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