Welcome to Midfield High School
Where Champions are Made!
MIDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Midfield High School is nestled in a suburb in between the Bessemer and Birmingham areas. Midfield High provides a comprehensive instructional program for about 370 students in grades 9 - 12. Midfield High School is a Title I school with over 98% African-American population. We take pride in valuing the educational needs of every child.
Midfield High believes that all children can learn and shall be provided daily opportunities that accommodate the learning style of each individual child. We believe that each individual should have an equal opportunity to pursue an education in a supportive, safe and nurturing environment. Children deserve to have a safe and disciplined school, a challenging curriculum, effective teachers and quality leaders.
It is Midfield High School's policy to promote parental involvement and community relations. We extend you an invitation to participate in realizing our mission.
The primary responsibility of Midfield High School, as established by faculty and administration, is to provide educational experiences which will help each student equip himself/herself with the skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes necessary to further his/her education and/or earn a living.
In order to fulfill this responsibility, we consider it essential to afford students the opportunity to master the following:
- The English language
- Reasoning and problem solving
- Science and technology
- Oral communication
- Interpersonal relationships
- Social and economic studies
- Personal work habits and attitudes (attendance, promptness, and proper preparation for work)
Our vision at Midfield High School is a simple, yet rewarding vision. We believe that every student is a graduate, and every graduate is prepared for college and/or a career for the 21st century.
Our mission is to maximize all students' learning experiences by empowering them to achieve their full potential with the support of involved staff, parents, and community (Men’s Wearhouse, UAB, local churches, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Sonic, Pepsi, and Golden Flake).
Our beliefs here at Midfield High School are as follow:
- Every individual is unique and is able to learn and achieve.
- Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
- A school should be a safe environment that is conducive to learning.
- Students' learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.
- Learning takes place through the teamwork of school, family and community.
- Students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
- Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school's mission.
- The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.
Midfield High School has several dramatic improvements that have been made during the 2012-2013 school year. Some of the accomplishments are:
Over 95% of our eligible seniors graduated May 2013. Our graduation cohort had over a 15% increase rate from 2011-2012 school year until 2012-2013.
Discipline has dramatically improved between 2011-2012 and 2012-2013! During the 2011-2012 school year, lock-downs were a common occurrence here at MHS. During spring 2012, police had to be on-site daily at dismissal time to keep the peace. Due to increased supervision and positive behavioral strategies implemented, there have been significantly fewer discipline concerns!
Honor's course offerings were increased this past school year and will be increased again for the 2013-2014 school year.
Midfield High has enhanced elective offerings, as well. Cosmetology was added to Auto Mechanics and other Career Tech courses during the 2012-2013 school year and has opened the door for more hands-on employment development for our students.
The Drop-Out Prevention program was added January 2013. Since January, this has allowed 3 students that were dramatically behind in credits to earn a high school diploma. One student earned 12+ credits in order to graduate May 2013.
IT Academy was added 2012-2013, with several students being able to earn their Microsoft certification.
The school was awarded the School Improvement Grant 2012-2013 school year. While this has enhanced the opportunities for our students, as well as provided outstanding professional development for our teachers related to "best practices" and teacher coaching.
Majority of our success has been the commitment and dedication by our faculty and staff to religiously follow and implement our CIP. We wanted to positively change our culture and implement the CCRS for reading and math through strategic teaching and student engagement.
Midfield High School is definitely “Where Champions are Made!”
Our mission is to maximize all students' learning experiences by empowering them to achieve their full potential with the help of involved staff, parents, and community.