1124 Five Mile Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Smith Middle School serves 427 students in grades 6-8.
Smith Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 7% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

School Overview

Smith Middle School's student population of 427 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
427 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Smith Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Smith Middle School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1240 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
10%
9%
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Black
88%
32%
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White
1%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 427 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 7% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22

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