School Details

Ossie Ware Mitchell Elementary School

501 81st St South, Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-4600
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 339 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

52%
60%
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78%
79%
88%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Birmingham City average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
58%
73%
70%
75%
86%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
38%
63%
76%

Alabama Science Assessment (ASA)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Birmingham City average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
72%
79%
60%
67%
79%

Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Birmingham City average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ossie Ware Mitchell Elementary School is a public middle school in Birmingham. The principal of Ossie Ware Mitchell Elementary School is Mrs Bettie L Jones, who can be contacted at bljones@bhamcityschools.org. 339 students go to Ossie Ware Mitchell Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 72% of the 339 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ossie Ware Mitchell Elementary School is 16:1. St. Barnabas Regional School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 97%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.01%
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% 2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 82%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The other post from a parent on June 23 was right on. The teachers are slightly to blame but they are put in a bad position. You think they WANT to teach at that school? It was probably either that or unemployment. The students have no hope. I am a person of average intelligence. I'm no genius by far. When I went to this school I was awarded a plaque for the highest GPA in the school. This is not a joke. I still have the wooden plaque with the red plate. This is by no means an accomplishment on my part. I hardly cracked a book. The students are a lost cause and in my honest opinion don't have the intelligence needed to vote in an election that determines the direction of a nation.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school to send your students if they are unique and have spiecal talentss like footbal basketball baseball and track. Also we have a great dance and drama department.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Ossie ware is one of the worst schools in Birmingham. THE teachers have a lack of teaching ability and the behavior of the students is deplorable. If there isn't something done about it our students are going to be lost.

  • (6 years ago)

    ossie ware mitchell middle schools is one of the best schools that i could want to be at. The only reason i am making this statement is because it's teachers facalty staff and the whole student body are just as wonderful.my comments for the Mrs.Jones and Mr.Hammons keep doing the best you can do while you are working at ossie ware mitchell middle school and dont let anyone keep you down and its also great that you have police officers up their every time someone gets into disagreements so want anyone get in trouble. love keshawna waller 6th grade mr.summervilles homeroom

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