Midfield High School
|Midfield High School|
1600 High School Road
|Motto||Where champions are made|
|School district||Midfield City School District|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Color(s)||Red, white, and blue|
|Athletics||AHSAA Class 3A|
|Feeder schools||Rutledge School|
Midfield High School is a four-year public high school in the Birmingham, Alabama community of Midfield. It is the only high school in the Midfield City School District. School colors are red, white, and blue, and the athletic teams are called the Patriots. Midfield competes in AHSAA Class 3A athletics.
Construction of Midfield High School started right after the Midfield City Board of Education was created in 1970. It was finished in 1972 using an open classroom design that used few interior walls. It was an experiment that failed, as confusion and noise ultimately required the installation of interior walls. It also took a couple of years to stop the ceiling from leaking. E.G. Butler was the first principal. Before coming to Midfield he had taught science and physical education at Waterloo High School while a student at the University of North Alabama. He then transferred to Red Bay High School where he served as principal for eight years. The first head coach was Herbert Alexander and the first band director was Randall Harwell. The first yearbook, Reflections, was printed in 1973.
The city parks & recreation department shared its gym and ball fields with the high school athletic department until athletics facilities could be built at the school. The fields and gym were ready for the 1974 school year.
- Indoor Track & Field
- Outdoor Track & Field
Midfield has won state championships in the following sports:
- Baseball (1988)
- Boys' basketball (1984, 2012, 2014, 2017)
- Girls' basketball (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)