Smith Middle School

1124 Five Mile Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Smith Middle School serves 429 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 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 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Smith Middle School's student population of 429 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students429 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Smith Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Smith Middle School is 0.13, 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
#1233 out of 1270 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
4%
8%
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Black
93%
33%
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White
1%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.130.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBirmingham 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 Smith Middle School is Huffman High Schoolmagnet (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Huffman Middle School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Huffman High Schoolmagnet Magnet School
    Math: 11% | Reading: 14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 1,363 student
    1.0 miles
    900 Springville Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35215
    (205) 231-5000
    1 8-12 1,363
  • Birmingham Huffman Middle School Math: 11% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 401 students
    1.1 miles
    517 Huffman Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35215
    (205) 231-5370
    1.1 6-8 401
  • Birmingham Huffman Academy Math: 19% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 825 students
    1.3 miles
    1212 Cheyenne Boulevard
    Birmingham, AL 35215
    (205) 231-5800
    1.3 PK-5 825
  • Birmingham Martha Gaskins K5 Math: 34% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 519 students
    1.3 miles
    200 Dalton Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35215
    (205) 231-9200
    1.3 PK-5 519
  • Birmingham Sun Valley Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 634 students
    1.9 miles
    1010 18th Ave Nw
    Birmingham, AL 35215
    (205) 231-5740
    1.9 PK-5 634

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