Smith Middle School

1124 Five Mile Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 463 students in grades 6-8, Smith Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 29:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : ≤1% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Smith Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Smith Middle School's student population of 463 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
463 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

Smith Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Smith Middle School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#1274 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤1%
29%
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15%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Smith Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
10-14%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Smith Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
29:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
12%
10%
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Black
86%
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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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.25
This chart display the diversity score of Smith Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Smith Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Smith Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Smith Middle School's ranking?
Smith Middle School is ranked #1274 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤1% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 15% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend Smith Middle School?
463 students attend Smith Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Smith Middle School students are Black, 12% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Smith Middle School?
Smith Middle School has a student ration of 29:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Smith Middle School offer ?
Smith Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Smith Middle School part of?
Smith Middle School is part of Birmingham City School District.
In what neighborhood is Smith Middle School located?
Smith Middle School is located in the Killough Springs neighborhood of Birmingham, AL.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 29:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤1% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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