Midfield High School

Summary:

Midfield High School is a public high school in Midfield, Alabama, serving 340 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Midfield City School District, which is ranked 128 out of 134 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Midfield High School faces significant challenges in providing a quality education to its students. The school has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (over 92%) compared to nearby schools, and it consistently ranks among the lowest-performing high schools in Alabama, with 0-star ratings from SchoolDigger for the past several years. The school's proficiency rates in core subjects like Mathematics, Science, and English are significantly lower than the state and district averages. Additionally, over 86% of Midfield High School's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

In contrast, nearby schools like Homewood High School and Magic City Acceptance Academy have significantly higher academic performance and more diverse student populations. This highlights the stark contrast in educational opportunities available to students in the region and the need for a comprehensive approach to address the underlying social, economic, and educational factors contributing to Midfield High School's poor performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1600 High School Rd
       Midfield, AL  35221-1699


(205) 923-2834

District: Midfield City

SchoolDigger Rank:
360th of 371 Alabama High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,982 Help


Feeder schools for Midfield High School:

Elementary:    Midfield Elementary School
Middle:    Rutledge School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  340

Racial breakdown:

African American:
92.6%
Hispanic:
5.9%
Two or more races:
0.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Midfield High School ranks worse than 97% of high schools in Alabama. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.07. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (92.6%), Hispanic (5.9%), two or more races (0.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Midfield High School is 17. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Midfield High School is $12,982.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Midfield High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Midfield High School 360th of 371 Alabama public high schools. (See Midfield High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Midfield City:

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


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Rank History for Midfield High School

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Rank History for all students at Midfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 18.93 331st 357 7.3%
2005 28.09 307th 359 14.5%
2006 25.79 318th 357 10.9%
2007 28.33 303rd 358 15.4%
2008 27.81 309th 359 13.9%
2009 13.50 343rd 357 3.9%
2010 11.01 352nd 358 1.7%
2011 6.92 350th 360 2.8%
2012 8.59 345th 358 3.6%
2013 31.33 321st 358 10.3%
2014 7.31 354th 358 1.1%
2015 9.35 324th 353 8.2%
2016 6.29 345th 351 1.7%
2017 11.88 326th 353 7.6%
2018 4.41 347th 356 2.5%
2019 3.59 362nd 366 1.1%
2021 8.94 357th 371 3.8%
2022 6.74 365th 367 0.5%
2023 9.07 360th 371 3.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Midfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.03 96th 160 40.0%
2019 25.98 138th 171 19.3%
2021 43.07 105th 196 46.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Midfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 18.16 282nd 315 10.5%
2018 5.80 342nd 349 2.0%
2019 5.27 350th 358 2.2%
2021 9.02 355th 361 1.7%
2022 10.14 353rd 361 2.2%
2023 11.83 336th 349 3.7%
See the entire list of Best Alabama High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Midfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.18 16th 16 0.0%
2019 11.79 16th 17 5.9%
2021 38.44 4th 5 20.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Midfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 16.27 295th 343 14.0%
2018 5.91 331st 347 4.6%
2019 3.86 348th 354 1.7%
2021 7.08 352nd 359 1.9%
2022 6.21 361st 367 1.6%
2023 8.37 348th 358 2.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Midfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 9.82 317th 339 6.5%
2018 4.44 340th 350 2.9%
2019 3.67 355th 357 0.6%
2021 12.76 334th 366 8.7%
2022 9.04 358th 366 2.2%
2023 10.84 347th 358 3.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Midfield High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.21 204th 223 8.5%
2019 11.72 219th 224 2.2%
2021 24.93 197th 228 13.6%
2022 18.03 213th 222 4.1%
2023 18.14 212th 224 5.4%
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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 Midfield High 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 648 648
1989 400 224 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 629
1990 356 222 4 0 0 n/a n/a 0 582
1991 326 266 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 598
1992 281 266 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 553
1993 232 269 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1994 220 302 8 0 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1995 166 348 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1996 166 348 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1997 117 359 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 483
1998 114 413 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1999 95 400 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 496
2000 76 321 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 399
2001 58 308 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2002 34 312 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 349
2003 34 312 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 349
2004 12 355 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 373
2005 12 394 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 411
2006 10 413 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 426
2007 7 404 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 411
2008 4 447 3 0 2 n/a n/a 0 456
2009 4 421 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 429
2010 4 450 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 456
2011 6 406 0 1 1 0 0 0 414
2012 5 432 0 0 0 0 1 0 438
2013 3 388 0 0 0 0 0 0 391
2014 3 362 0 0 0 0 0 0 365
2015 5 352 0 1 0 0 0 0 358
2016 4 356 2 2 0 0 0 0 364
2017 3 344 0 3 1 0 1 0 352
2018 2 324 0 4 3 0 4 0 337
2019 2 311 0 6 1 0 4 0 324
2020 2 290 0 9 0 0 2 0 303
2021 1 288 0 9 0 0 1 0 299
2022 1 322 0 12 0 0 1 0 336
2023 2 315 0 20 0 0 3 0 340

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 648 35.2 18.4 0
1989 629 36.2 17.3 n/a
1990 582 35.2 16.5 0
1991 598 31.2 19.1 n/a
1992 553 31.2 17.7 n/a
1993 503 31.2 16.1 n/a
1994 530 32.8 16.2 n/a
1995 521 23.6 22.1 n/a
1996 521 23.6 22.1 n/a
1997 483 25.3 19.1 35.4
1998 530 28.4 18.7 31.9
1999 496 27.0 18.4 47.4
2000 399 26.5 15.1 39.1
2001 371 22.5 16.5 45.8
2002 349 24.2 14.4 54.2
2003 349 24.2 14.4 54.2
2004 373 22.4 16.7 61.1
2005 411 24.4 16.8 59.1
2006 426 25.0 17.0 55.4
2007 411 21.4 19.2 60.3
2008 456 24.9 18.3 61.6
2009 429 23.0 18.4 65
2010 456 20.0 22.8 69.5
2011 414 20.0 20.7 76.3
2012 438 20.0 21.9 78.8
2013 391 27.0 14.4 77.7
2014 365 27.0 13.5 86.8
2015 358 24.0 14.9 53.4
2016 364 21.0 17.3 57.7
2017 352 20.0 17.6 58.2
2018 337 19.5 17.2 86.6
2019 324 19.7 16.4 86.7
2020 303 22.0 13.7 86.5
2021 299 20.0 14.9 86.6
2022 336 15.5 21.6 86.6
2023 340 20.0 17.0 86.8

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 648 35.2 18.4 0
1989 629 36.2 17.3 n/a
1990 582 35.2 16.5 0
1991 598 31.2 19.1 n/a
1992 553 31.2 17.7 n/a
1993 503 31.2 16.1 n/a
1994 530 32.8 16.2 n/a
1995 521 23.6 22.1 n/a
1996 521 23.6 22.1 n/a
1997 483 25.3 19.1 35.4
1998 530 28.4 18.7 31.9
1999 496 27.0 18.4 47.4
2000 399 26.5 15.1 39.1
2001 371 22.5 16.5 45.8
2002 349 24.2 14.4 54.2
2003 349 24.2 14.4 54.2
2004 373 22.4 16.7 61.1
2005 411 24.4 16.8 59.1
2006 426 25.0 17.0 55.4
2007 411 21.4 19.2 60.3
2008 456 24.9 18.3 61.6
2009 429 23.0 18.4 65
2010 456 20.0 22.8 69.5
2011 414 20.0 20.7 76.3
2012 438 20.0 21.9 78.8
2013 391 27.0 14.4 77.7
2014 365 27.0 13.5 86.8
2015 358 24.0 14.9 53.4
2016 364 21.0 17.3 57.7
2017 352 20.0 17.6 58.2
2018 337 19.5 17.2 86.6
2019 324 19.7 16.4 86.7
2020 303 22.0 13.7 86.5
2021 299 20.0 14.9 86.6
2022 336 15.5 21.6 86.6
2023 340 20.0 17.0 86.8

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 High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,936 (14.9%) $11,042 (85.1%) $12,982

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Midfield High 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 362nd of 366 High schoolsRanks 360th of 371 High schools
 1.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Mathematics (Midfield High School)6.70
 6.7%
   End of Course Mathematics (Midfield City)6.70
 6.7%
   End of Course Mathematics (Alabama)42.523.6
 19%
End of Course Science (Midfield High School)5.34
 1.3%
   End of Course Science (Midfield City)5.34
 1.3%
   End of Course Science (Alabama)42.631.7
 10.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students324340
 4.9%
African American311315
 1.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian00
Hispanic620
 233.3%
Pacific Islander00
White22
Two or More Races43
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.7%86.8%
 0%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Midfield High School

Midfield High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Midfield Elementary School
Middle : Rutledge School

Midfield High School ranks in the bottom 3.0% of Alabama high schools.

Students at Midfield High School are 93% African American, 6% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 340 students attended Midfield High School.


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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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