Pizitz Middle School

2020 Pizitz Dr
Birmingham, AL 35216
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Pizitz Middle School serves 1,186 students in grades 6-8.
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 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (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 78% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Pizitz Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Pizitz Middle School's student population of 1,186 students has grown by 7% 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 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Pizitz Middle School is 0.38, 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
#27 out of 1270 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
8%
33%
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White
78%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.380.59
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Pizitz Middle School is Crossroads School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vestavia Hills Elementary Central (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Vestavia Hills Elementary Central Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 4-5 | 798 students
    0.5 miles
    1289 Montgomery Hwy
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5300
    0.5 4-5 798
  • Birmingham West Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-3 | 779 students
    0.8 miles
    1965 Merryvale Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5151
    0.8 PK-3 779
  • Birmingham Crossroads School Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    0.9 miles
    1085 Buccaneer Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-1800
    0.9 6-12 n/a
  • Birmingham Vestavia Hills High School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,032 students
    0.9 miles
    2235 Lime Rock Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5250
    0.9 9-12 2,032
  • Birmingham Shades Mountain Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 318 students
    1.7 miles
    2250 Sumpter St
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-3100
    1.7 K-5 318

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