Oakman Middle School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Oakman Middle School

Oakman Middle School is a public school located in the heart of the city. It is part of the Birmingham City School System and serves students in grades 6-8. Oakman Middle School has a long history of academic excellence, having been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2009. The school offers a rigorous curriculum that includes core classes such as English, Math, Science, and Social Studies as well as elective classes such as Art, Music, and Physical Education. The school also offers a variety of extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, and after-school programs. Oakman Middle School is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students reach their full potential and helping them become successful, responsible citizens.

Address:

142 School St
Oakman, AL 35579

Phone:

(205) 622-3611

Site:

www.walkercountyschools.com

Grades:

PreK – 8

Enrollment:

658 students

Overview Oakman Middle School

Oakman Middle School serves 658 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Oakman 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 4% (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 37% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Oakman Middle School

Oakman Middle School 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 Oakman Middle School is 0.13, 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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