Green Acres Middle School

Summary:

Green Acres Middle School is a public middle school in Birmingham, Alabama, serving 337 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Birmingham City School District, which is ranked 114 out of 134 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Green Acres Middle School has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (86.65%) compared to the state average, and over 94% of its students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. The school consistently ranks among the lowest-performing middle schools in Alabama, with proficiency rates in mathematics, science, and English language arts that are significantly lower than the state and district averages. Despite having a higher spending per student ($14,583) compared to nearby schools like Jones Valley Middle School ($11,995) and Wilkerson Middle School ($10,839), this does not seem to translate into better academic outcomes for Green Acres Middle School.

The consistently low performance of Green Acres Middle School, along with the racial and socioeconomic disparities in its student population, suggest that the school is struggling to provide a quality education to its students. While nearby schools with similar demographics, such as Bush Hills STEAM Academy and Jones Valley Middle School, are performing significantly better, the higher spending at Green Acres Middle School does not appear to be effectively supporting student learning. This highlights the need for targeted interventions and a comprehensive review of the school's practices and resource allocation to address the underlying factors contributing to its challenges.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1220 67th Street West
       Birmingham, AL  35228


(205) 231-1370

District: Birmingham City

SchoolDigger Rank:
410th of 439 Alabama Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,583 Help


Students who attend Green Acres Middle School usually attend:

High:    JacksonOlin High School

Feeder schools for Green Acres Middle School:

Elementary:    Central Park Elementary School
    Charles A Brown Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.7 Help
Number of students:  337

Racial breakdown:

African American:
86.6%
Hispanic:
11.3%
Two or more races:
1.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  94.7% Help


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Compare Details Green Acres Middle School ranks worse than 93.4% of middle schools in Alabama. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked middle schools in the Birmingham City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (86.6%), Hispanic (11.3%), two or more races (1.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 94.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Birmingham City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Green Acres Middle School is 18.7, which is the 3rd best among 8 middle schools in the Birmingham City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Green Acres Middle School is $14,583, which is the 2nd highest among 8 middle schools in the Birmingham City School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Green Acres Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Green Acres Middle School 410th of 439 Alabama public middle schools. (See Green Acres Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Birmingham City:

SchoolDigger ranks Birmingham City 114th of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Green Acres Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Green Acres Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 11.60 378th 407 7.1%
2005 14.57 381st 415 8.2%
2006 18.21 363rd 409 11.2%
2007 8.77 391st 412 5.1%
2008 12.01 393rd 417 5.8%
2009 7.47 416th 425 2.1%
2010 6.76 419th 435 3.7%
2011 11.01 401st 435 7.8%
2012 3.22 427th 436 2.1%
2013 11.66 414th 436 5.0%
2014 8.02 421st 438 3.9%
2015 8.87 410th 430 4.7%
2016 8.86 402nd 432 6.9%
2017 10.88 384th 432 11.1%
2018 6.61 407th 423 3.8%
2019 5.96 424th 437 3.0%
2021 8.87 436th 440 0.9%
2022 9.05 417th 432 3.5%
2023 10.53 408th 437 6.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Green Acres Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 32.28 140th 195 28.2%
2018 20.81 199th 223 10.8%
2019 34.06 174th 254 31.5%
2021 23.93 242nd 274 11.7%
2022 36.35 163rd 256 36.3%
2023 20.83 262nd 281 6.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Green Acres Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 13.38 317th 349 9.2%
2018 10.87 368th 396 7.1%
2019 8.84 381st 396 3.8%
2021 11.75 407th 415 1.9%
2022 11.84 405th 421 3.8%
2023 16.49 371st 410 9.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Green Acres Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 7.64 363rd 380 4.5%
2018 5.86 383rd 392 2.3%
2019 5.51 386th 399 3.3%
2021 8.65 411th 415 1.0%
2022 13.28 385th 423 9.0%
2023 9.22 400th 417 4.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Green Acres Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 15.33 329th 380 13.4%
2018 8.61 372nd 397 6.3%
2019 7.55 382nd 399 4.3%
2021 9.82 412th 418 1.4%
2022 8.50 418th 427 2.1%
2023 12.60 385th 419 8.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Green Acres Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.46 220th 247 10.9%
2019 17.75 235th 252 6.7%
2021 16.09 262nd 266 1.5%
2022 19.98 248th 271 8.5%
2023 20.65 238th 263 9.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Green Acres Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 12.54 152nd 154 1.3%
2022 24.41 134th 157 14.6%
2023 29.08 115th 166 30.7%
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Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Green Acres Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 284 284
1989 47 218 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1990 32 465 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 497
1991 19 483 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1992 14 565 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1993 11 650 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 661
1994 13 662 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 676
1995 7 668 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 675
1996 7 668 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 675
1997 4 649 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 653
1998 2 588 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 590
1999 4 595 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 600
2000 2 558 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 562
2001 1 529 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2002 2 470 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 474
2003 2 470 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 474
2004 2 538 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 540
2005 1 523 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 524
2006 4 546 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 550
2007 1 494 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2008 0 413 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 413
2009 1 372 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 374
2010 0 373 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 375
2011 0 420 0 2 0 0 0 0 422
2012 0 404 0 2 2 0 1 0 409
2013 0 362 0 3 1 0 0 0 366
2014 0 340 0 3 1 0 1 0 345
2015 1 318 0 5 0 0 1 0 325
2016 1 297 0 7 0 0 3 0 308
2017 1 305 0 7 0 0 0 0 313
2018 1 357 0 12 0 1 1 0 372
2019 2 349 0 10 2 1 0 0 364
2020 4 342 0 16 2 0 2 0 366
2021 4 323 0 27 0 0 3 0 357
2022 1 314 0 28 0 0 0 0 343
2023 1 292 0 38 0 0 6 0 337

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Green Acres Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 284 15.0 18.9 0
1989 265 15.0 17.6 n/a
1990 497 26.0 19.1 0
1991 503 24.0 20.9 n/a
1992 579 28.0 20.6 n/a
1993 661 28.0 23.6 n/a
1994 676 26.0 26.0 n/a
1995 675 35.3 19.1 n/a
1996 675 35.3 19.1 n/a
1997 653 32.3 20.2 41.2
1998 590 33.3 17.7 52.5
1999 600 34.0 17.6 2
2000 562 33.0 17.0 43.8
2001 532 30.0 17.7 22.2
2002 474 30.0 15.8 74.5
2003 474 30.0 15.8 74.5
2004 540 25.0 21.6 71.3
2005 524 30.0 17.5 72.7
2006 550 28.0 19.6 80
2007 497 34.3 14.5 86.3
2008 413 26.0 15.9 86.7
2009 374 23.1 16.1 87.4
2010 375 24.0 15.6 95.2
2011 422 28.0 15.0 84.8
2012 409 24.0 17.0 94.1
2013 366 23.0 15.9 95.6
2014 345 16.0 21.5 95.1
2015 325 14.0 23.2 64.6
2016 308 13.0 23.6 65.3
2017 313 12.0 26.0 70
2018 372 15.0 24.8 94.6
2019 364 18.0 20.2 94.8
2020 366 20.0 18.3 94.8
2021 357 18.2 19.5 95
2022 343 19.0 18.0 94.8
2023 337 18.0 18.7 94.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Green Acres Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 284 15.0 18.9 0
1989 265 15.0 17.6 n/a
1990 497 26.0 19.1 0
1991 503 24.0 20.9 n/a
1992 579 28.0 20.6 n/a
1993 661 28.0 23.6 n/a
1994 676 26.0 26.0 n/a
1995 675 35.3 19.1 n/a
1996 675 35.3 19.1 n/a
1997 653 32.3 20.2 41.2
1998 590 33.3 17.7 52.5
1999 600 34.0 17.6 2
2000 562 33.0 17.0 43.8
2001 532 30.0 17.7 22.2
2002 474 30.0 15.8 74.5
2003 474 30.0 15.8 74.5
2004 540 25.0 21.6 71.3
2005 524 30.0 17.5 72.7
2006 550 28.0 19.6 80
2007 497 34.3 14.5 86.3
2008 413 26.0 15.9 86.7
2009 374 23.1 16.1 87.4
2010 375 24.0 15.6 95.2
2011 422 28.0 15.0 84.8
2012 409 24.0 17.0 94.1
2013 366 23.0 15.9 95.6
2014 345 16.0 21.5 95.1
2015 325 14.0 23.2 64.6
2016 308 13.0 23.6 65.3
2017 313 12.0 26.0 70
2018 372 15.0 24.8 94.6
2019 364 18.0 20.2 94.8
2020 366 20.0 18.3 94.8
2021 357 18.2 19.5 95
2022 343 19.0 18.0 94.8
2023 337 18.0 18.7 94.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Green Acres Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $5,618 (38.5%) $8,963 (61.5%) $14,583

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Green Acres Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 424th of 437 Middle schoolsRanks 408th of 437 Middle schools
 3.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Green Acres Middle School)3.41.6
 1.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Birmingham City)21.312.7
 8.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)45.330.8
 14.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Green Acres Middle School)8.17.1
 1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Birmingham City)16.511.6
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)43.121
 22.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Green Acres Middle School)6.10
 6.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Birmingham City)16.57
 9.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.721.1
 23.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students364337
 7.4%
African American349292
 16.3%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian00
Hispanic1038
 280%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White21
 50%
Two or More Races06
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients94.8%94.7%
 0.1%


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Students at Green Acres Middle School are 87% African American, 11% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Green Acres Middle School usually go on to attend JacksonOlin High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 337 students attended Green Acres Middle School.

Green Acres Middle School ranks in the bottom 6.6% of Alabama middle schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

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