Smith Middle School

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L. M. Smith Middle School
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BCS small logo.png Birmingham City Schools
Years 1958present
Location 1124 Five Mile Road, (map)
Roebuck
District 1
Cluster III
Grades 6-8
Principal Judith Ross
Enrollment 345 (2015)
Colors orange & green
Mascot Vikings
Website bhamcityschools.org

Lewis Martin Smith Middle School is a middle school in the Birmingham City Schools system located at 1124 Five Mile Road in Roebuck. Begun in 1956, Smith School opened as a K-8 school in August 1958 and was named for outgoing Birmingham Board of Education president and Alabama Power Company executive Lewis Smith.

The K-8 school was changed to a middle school in 1981, serving incoming students from North Roebuck, Sun Valley, and Arthur Elementary Schools.

In 1998 the school was expanded to provide a new band room and gymnasium and to renovate the office and administrative areas. Hibbett Sports renovated the gymnasium, locker rooms and provided a weight room under its "Operation Sports Renovation" program.

Under the guidelines of the Alabama Accountability Act of 2015 Smith Elementary was designated as a "failing" school by the Alabama Department of Education in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Principals

References

  • Leech, Marie (December 1, 2009) "Hibbett Sports upgrades gym for Birmingham's Smith Middle School." The Birmingham News
  • Phillips, Ryan (February 11, 2016) "Birmingham City Schools see staggering number of failing schools." Birmingham Business Journal