Midfield High School

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Midfield High School
Address
1600 High School Road


Coordinates33°27′03″N 86°54′58″W / 33.4509°N 86.9160°W / 33.4509; -86.9160Coordinates: 33°27′03″N 86°54′58″W / 33.4509°N 86.9160°W / 33.4509; -86.9160
Information
TypePublic
MottoWhere champions are made
Established1971
School districtMidfield City School District
PrincipalShun Williams
Faculty27
Grades9-12
Enrollment352 (2016-17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio14:1
CampusUrban
Color(s)Red, white, and blue             
AthleticsAHSAA Class 3A
NicknamePatriots
Feeder schoolsRutledge School
Website

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.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Midfield competes in AHSAA Class 3A athletics and fields teams in the following sports:[4]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Midfield has won state championships in the following sports:

  • Baseball (1988)
  • Boys' basketball (1984, 2012, 2014, 2017)
  • Girls' basketball (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Midfield High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "AHSAA School Classification 2014-16" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Midfield City Schools". Midfield Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  4. ^ "Midfield High School -". Midfield High School. Retrieved 2015-10-11.

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