Martha Gaskins K5

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Martha Gaskins K5

Martha Gaskins was an American educator and civil rights activist who worked to promote racial equality and educational opportunities for African Americans in the United States. Born in Georgia in 1891, Gaskins attended Atlanta University, where she earned her degree in 1912. After graduation, she worked as a teacher in Georgia and Alabama before becoming the principal of the Booker T. Washington High School in Birmingham, Alabama.
Gaskins was a leader in the civil rights movement, and in the late 1940s she founded the Birmingham chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was also a founding member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and served on the board of the Southern Regional Council.
In the 1950s, Gaskins helped establish the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was a key organizer of the Birmingham Children’s Crusade, a series of peaceful protests that led to the desegregation of Birmingham’s public schools. She was also an advocate for educational opportunities for African Americans, and in 1959 she was appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Gaskins was a major figure in the civil rights movement, and she was an inspiration to many. She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.

Address:

200 Dalton Drive
Birmingham, AL 35215

Phone:

(205) 231-9200

Site:

www.bhamcityschools.org

Grades:

PreK – 5

Enrollment:

519 students

Overview Martha Gaskins K5

Martha Gaskins K5 serves 519 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Martha Gaskins K5 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 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).

Verdict on Martha Gaskins K5

Martha Gaskins K5 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Martha Gaskins K5 is 0.34, 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.

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