Smith Middle School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Smith Middle School
Smith Middle School is a public school located in the heart of the city. It is a vibrant and diverse community of students, teachers, and staff. The school has been a part of the city for over 50 years and has a long history of excellence and achievement.
Smith Middle School offers a rigorous and engaging academic program. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, and to work collaboratively. The school emphasizes the importance of a well-rounded education and offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports.
The school has a strong commitment to community service and encourages students to get involved in their local community. Smith Middle School is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all its students.
The staff at Smith Middle School is passionate about helping students reach their full potential. They provide a nurturing and caring environment for students to grow and learn. It is a place where students can be themselves and work towards achieving their goals.
1124 Five Mile Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
6 – 8
Overview Smith Middle School
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 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 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).
Verdict on Smith Middle School
Smith 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 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.