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Smith Middle School is a public middle school in Birmingham. The principal of Smith Middle School is Dr Charles L. Willis Jr and can be contacted at clwillis1@bhamcityschools.org. 345 students attend Smith Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 72% of the 345 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Smith Middle School is 16:1. Huffman Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Dance
    • Theater drama
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 97%
White, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1.0%
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 Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Never should have taken my child to this school. Better off at home. Why should the student give a darn if the teacher doesn't.

  • (1 year ago)

    My name is Ayana Hudson and I attended school at Smith my 6-8 grade school year. I must say that the teachers there were very helpful and did all they could do to help students understand. I learned alot while attending SMS and it has traveled with me throughout my life I am now a college sophmore and i still think about my times at SMS. Dr. Willis was a very professional principal and loved all the students Many of the staff were the same way. This school is just like any other school. No school is perfect but i must say that no teachers were ever the problem it was some of the misbehaved children whose parents blamed the school for their childs actions when the staff were never the problem. Overall this school was good and I still hear alot of positive comments about it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Let alone the fact that the school is ancient the staff could also use updating. I'm not calling the school terrible but it's not great. The school could use major improvement from the buildings to the recreation outside. The basketball court and gym should be demolished and made a new. That is mainly the only things that need improvement.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a birmingham city schools employee and I don't think Smith has a nice school. Compared to Martha Gaskins a wonderful school ! they are ignorant of such things. As far as work goes teachers are yelling each and every minute. Hudson acts better than them. This is why I rated Smith one 1. It is not my fault for uch madness!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My name is karen watkins I am a proud parent of Smith Middle School I have three kids attend their I have enjoyed the staff at Smith Middle they are awsome. Thanks Dr. Willis and staff for with the Pettway and Allison family .

  • (5 years ago)

    My name is Malehia Pruitt. I attended Smith Middle School 1 year ago.I think it is a wonder school for your child to enroll in. I believe that it helped me recieve the best education to help me in my future to accomplish my goals.

  • (5 years ago)

    At first I listened to all the 'nay sayers' about Smith school. Sure it's just like any other school. They have their good days and their bad days. Overall they are doing an excellent job. There is a need for more teachers so that they can offer more elective classes and technology is a major issue with the school. However my child really enjoys his school teachers and administrators. As parents we must support them and stop looking for someone to blame.

  • (5 years ago)

    Smith Middle School has come a long way. I am very satisfied with the school. My child loves it

  • (5 years ago)

    This school lacks professionalism. Some of the teachers seem disconnected and unconcerned with the well being of the students in 7th grade.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hello! My name is De'Eria Wimbley.I attented Smith Middle School from 6th grade to the middle of my 8th grade year.As a student I would like to say that I think that overall Smith is a great school. Sure there are some things that needs too be improved but the changes that are needed are similar to those of other schools. Mr.Willis is doing all he can and it's working.Through my years of attending Smith I could see the school improving. However in the class room the teachers would struggle to get their lesson across because of the students.Smith is lacking professionalism? Put yourself in these teachers place for a minute.Trying to teach these kids their daily lesson with their excessive talking. Not saying that I'm perfect.In conclusion I would like to thank these teachers for giving me an education.And I am proud to say that because of this education received I will be attending Ramsay Prepatory High School this fall!

  • (6 years ago)

    My name is Diamonta Marshall and I've been attending this school for the past three years .To me Smith is a very great school with smart and intelligent students.This is my last year and I've had fun at this school.I'd like to thank the teachers for giving me a chance at life and giving me an education.

  • (6 years ago)

    My name is malehia pruitt. im in the 8th grade and i go to smith middle school. i know for a fact that smith middle school is a great school. Im finally excited to learn and the teacher who all the students like because he teaches use well is ....Mr. Hannon. everyone need to attend smith because we have a loving principle and loving teachers!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school lacks professionalism. Some of the teachers seem disconnected and unconcerned with the well being of the students in 7th grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    Smith Middle School is a great school. Most people say it is not but I truly think that Smith is a great school because they have excellent principal leadership and teachers that actually care! My child Brianna attends that school and she loves it. of course that don't let 6th graders be involed a lot because they feel that the students should get time to know the school. Any child that attends Smith should be very proud! and I wish luck to all new 6th graders there

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a proud parent of a Smith Middle School 7th Grader. My son De'Marcus Fitts attended Smith Middle for the first time last year and he enjoyed it and so did his father and I. He got a very good education there and he loved everyone of his teachers last year and as a parent so did I. My son was so ready to get back to Smith Middle to start his 7th Grade year and that to me lets me and his father know that Smith Middle isn't this awful School others are trying to say it is. Smith Middle is a great school with a great staff on board there. You Go Cougars!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think smith middle school is a good school.I am a student in the 8th grade and i like the teachers and students. It is good in academics athletics and so on. When its time to work we work and when its time for us to have parties pep ralleys we have fun. Last year we took the SAT test and scored above our regular total.

  • (8 years ago)

    I thimk smith middle is a really good school. I am a student from neworleans louisiana and have been attending this school for 7 months.They give us a good education and teaches well discipline.The people that talks about this school is very wrong we do succeed in everything we do. Like our principal always tells us 'if we can believe it we can achieve it'

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my son first year at Smith Middle School and every thing seems to be going fine for him He has some great teachers and he comes home and always tell his father and I how he had a great day.

  • (9 years ago)

    Smith Middle School is making tremendous progress. Many positives were and are occuring daily at the school. We must realize that we as parents have the responsibility of supporting the education not bashing it because of our various agendas. It's ashame that 'The Truth' has been lost in calculated rhetoric in efforts to undermine the reputation and quality of the school. It is my advice that we speak facts rather than reported 'truths.' Often times what we hear second-hand does not remotely match what is true. Understand it is our spoken word which can either positively enhance our community or destroy it. If we believe in our community as we say we do why do we not embrace our schools but rather undermine them? It's time for us to be real parents and stop looking for someone else to blame for many of the problems that start at home. Stay Real.

  • (9 years ago)

    Smith Middle school is the worst school my child every attended. Mr. Willis is trying to turn the school around in a positive direction but he really need better teachers that will help him make this goal possible. concern parent

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