Midfield Elementary School

Summary:

Midfield Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 390 students in grades PK-4 in Midfield, Alabama, which is part of the Birmingham City school district. The school faces significant challenges, with a student population that is predominantly African American (86.41%) and economically disadvantaged (84.36% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch).

Academically, Midfield Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom 10% of Alabama elementary schools, with proficiency rates on state assessments ranging from 0% to 35.21% across different grade levels and subjects. The school's student-teacher ratio is relatively high, ranging from 16.9 to 23.6 over the past few years, which may impact the level of individual attention and support students receive. Interestingly, nearby schools such as Richard Arrington Elementary, Brighton School, Oxmoor K5, and West End Academy, which also serve predominantly minority and economically disadvantaged student populations, generally perform better than Midfield Elementary on state assessments, though they still struggle to meet state averages.

The school's ranking for homeless students is particularly concerning, with Midfield Elementary ranking 3rd out of 4 Alabama elementary schools for this subgroup in the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, the school's ranking for special education students was also very low, indicating that the school may not be meeting the needs of its most vulnerable student populations effectively. These challenges suggest the need for targeted interventions and support to improve educational outcomes for the students at Midfield Elementary School.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 416 Parkwood St
       Midfield, AL  35228-2231


(205) 923-7727

District: Midfield City

SchoolDigger Rank:
601st of 680 Alabama Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,182 Help


Students who attend Midfield Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rutledge School
High:    Midfield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.9 Help
Number of students:  390

Racial breakdown:

African American:
86.4%
Hispanic:
11.0%
Two or more races:
1.8%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.4% Help


 See top rated Alabama elementary schools

 Compare Midfield Elementary School to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Midfield Elementary School ranks worse than 88.4% of elementary schools in Alabama. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.6. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (86.4%), Hispanic (11%), two or more races (1.8%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 84.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Midfield Elementary School is 22.9. (See more...)
Help
Compare Midfield Elementary School employs 17 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Midfield Elementary School is $11,182.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Midfield Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Midfield Elementary School 601st of 680 Alabama public elementary schools. (See Midfield Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
African American students:


Midfield City:

SchoolDigger ranks Midfield City 128th of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Midfield Elementary School?

Rank History for Midfield Elementary School

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Midfield Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 18.21 627th 688 8.9%
2006 17.32 643rd 689 6.7%
2007 5.40 682nd 698 2.3%
2008 2.39 698th 698 0.0%
2009 5.22 691st 696 0.7%
2010 8.56 681st 704 3.3%
2011 4.34 699th 709 1.4%
2012 8.73 679th 696 2.4%
2013 13.16 671st 696 3.6%
2014 13.35 642nd 695 7.6%
2015 9.84 656th 691 5.1%
2016 8.76 658th 691 4.8%
2017 6.55 673rd 688 2.2%
2018 5.69 668th 680 1.8%
2019 6.72 660th 681 3.1%
2021 9.14 669th 692 3.3%
2022 9.45 654th 687 4.8%
2023 12.60 601st 680 11.6%
See the entire list of Alabama Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Special Education students at Midfield Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.59 241st 392 38.5%
2021 12.93 397th 398 0.3%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Midfield Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 7.38 551st 567 2.8%
2018 7.41 640th 651 1.7%
2019 8.90 634th 649 2.3%
2021 10.77 634th 653 2.9%
2022 13.96 598th 651 8.1%
2023 17.36 542nd 623 13.0%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Midfield Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.67 29th 39 25.6%
2019 11.78 37th 38 2.6%
2021 24.49 3rd 4 25.0%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Elementary Schools for Homeless Students!

Rank History for Female students at Midfield Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 7.75 620th 639 3.0%
2018 11.63 587th 640 8.3%
2019 5.42 642nd 646 0.6%
2021 10.28 637th 656 2.9%
2022 10.49 615th 656 6.3%
2023 16.45 552nd 645 14.4%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at Midfield Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 6.50 631st 639 1.3%
2018 4.65 648th 650 0.3%
2019 13.31 589th 650 9.4%
2021 9.35 650th 669 2.8%
2022 9.49 646th 669 3.4%
2023 11.61 588th 649 9.4%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for African American students at Midfield Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.75 411th 423 2.8%
2019 12.05 421st 426 1.2%
2021 18.23 403rd 426 5.4%
2022 20.57 383rd 426 10.1%
2023 25.34 344th 427 19.4%
See the entire list of Best Alabama Elementary Schools for African American Students!

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.

Midfield Elementary School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 




Data source: Alabama State Department of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for Midfield Elementary School.

If you have first-hand knowledge about Midfield Elementary School, submit a rating!



No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for Midfield Elementary School

Help
Compare
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 714 714
1989 470 244 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 717
1990 422 244 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 673
1991 396 310 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 717
1992 369 313 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 685
1993 344 338 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1994 306 353 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1995 209 440 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 658
1996 209 440 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 658
1997 151 471 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 628
1998 123 339 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 469
1999 103 373 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 479
2000 73 364 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 440
2001 55 352 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 409
2002 34 372 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2003 34 372 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2004 20 367 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2005 13 378 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 394
2006 22 373 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2007 11 403 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 416
2008 13 424 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 439
2009 10 429 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 442
2010 12 410 1 1 0 n/a n/a 1 425
2011 10 398 0 5 0 0 0 0 413
2012 3 451 0 6 0 0 7 0 467
2013 6 401 0 4 0 0 7 0 418
2014 3 378 0 9 0 0 5 0 395
2015 2 392 0 15 0 0 8 0 417
2016 1 377 3 17 0 0 5 0 403
2017 4 359 0 27 1 0 11 0 402
2018 6 362 1 20 4 0 7 0 400
2019 4 341 0 29 1 0 8 0 383
2020 3 344 0 33 1 0 3 0 384
2021 4 345 0 31 1 2 7 0 390
2022 4 315 0 28 2 1 5 0 355
2023 1 337 0 43 1 1 7 0 390

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 Midfield Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 714 29.0 24.6 0
1989 717 31.0 23.1 n/a
1990 673 30.0 22.4 0
1991 717 33.0 21.7 n/a
1992 685 32.0 21.4 n/a
1993 688 34.0 20.2 n/a
1994 666 40.8 16.3 n/a
1995 658 41.4 15.9 n/a
1996 658 41.4 15.9 n/a
1997 628 40.8 15.4 63.1
1998 469 31.5 14.9 50.3
1999 479 34.0 14.1 62.2
2000 440 32.0 13.8 65.7
2001 409 29.0 14.1 65.3
2002 406 25.0 16.2 67.2
2003 406 25.0 16.2 67.2
2004 387 28.0 13.8 73.6
2005 394 27.0 14.6 76.1
2006 398 29.0 13.7 75.6
2007 416 25.0 16.6 77.6
2008 439 27.0 16.3 76.5
2009 442 27.0 16.2 79
2010 425 26.0 16.3 84.4
2011 413 27.0 15.2 88.1
2012 467 25.0 18.6 83.9
2013 418 32.0 13.0 87.6
2014 395 24.0 16.4 91.9
2015 417 22.0 18.9 62.1
2016 403 22.0 18.3 63.5
2017 402 21.0 19.1 62.4
2018 400 22.0 18.1 89.5
2019 383 20.0 19.1 90.9
2020 384 22.0 17.4 90.1
2021 390 23.0 16.9 90.3
2022 355 15.0 23.6 91.5
2023 390 17.0 22.9 84.4

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 Midfield Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 714 29.0 24.6 0
1989 717 31.0 23.1 n/a
1990 673 30.0 22.4 0
1991 717 33.0 21.7 n/a
1992 685 32.0 21.4 n/a
1993 688 34.0 20.2 n/a
1994 666 40.8 16.3 n/a
1995 658 41.4 15.9 n/a
1996 658 41.4 15.9 n/a
1997 628 40.8 15.4 63.1
1998 469 31.5 14.9 50.3
1999 479 34.0 14.1 62.2
2000 440 32.0 13.8 65.7
2001 409 29.0 14.1 65.3
2002 406 25.0 16.2 67.2
2003 406 25.0 16.2 67.2
2004 387 28.0 13.8 73.6
2005 394 27.0 14.6 76.1
2006 398 29.0 13.7 75.6
2007 416 25.0 16.6 77.6
2008 439 27.0 16.3 76.5
2009 442 27.0 16.2 79
2010 425 26.0 16.3 84.4
2011 413 27.0 15.2 88.1
2012 467 25.0 18.6 83.9
2013 418 32.0 13.0 87.6
2014 395 24.0 16.4 91.9
2015 417 22.0 18.9 62.1
2016 403 22.0 18.3 63.5
2017 402 21.0 19.1 62.4
2018 400 22.0 18.1 89.5
2019 383 20.0 19.1 90.9
2020 384 22.0 17.4 90.1
2021 390 23.0 16.9 90.3
2022 355 15.0 23.6 91.5
2023 390 17.0 22.9 84.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Midfield Elementary School

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,903 (17.0%) $9,275 (82.9%) $11,182

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Midfield Elementary 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 660th of 681 Elementary schoolsRanks 601st of 680 Elementary schools
 8.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Midfield Elementary School)26.39.7
 16.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Midfield City)26.39.7
 16.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alabama)57.543.6
 13.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Midfield Elementary School)18.39.1
 9.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Midfield City)18.39.1
 9.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)47.334.9
 12.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students383390
 1.8%
African American341337
 1.2%
American Indian11
Asian00
Hispanic2943
 48.3%
Pacific Islander01
White41
 75%
Two or More Races87
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.9%84.4%
 6.5%


Schools Near Midfield Elementary School









Frequently Asked Questions about Midfield Elementary School

Midfield Elementary School ranks in the bottom 11.6% of Alabama elementary schools.

Students who attend Midfield Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rutledge School
High : Midfield High School

Students at Midfield Elementary School are 86% African American, 11% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 390 students attended Midfield Elementary School.


Rate Midfield Elementary School!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Midfield Elementary School!




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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 23 milliseconds.