PROFICIENCY 65% 73% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #4 of 17 in Hoover City
  • Ranked #3 of 17 in Hoover
  • Ranked #67 of 1509 in Alabama
Proficiency Averages
60%Hoover City
60%Hoover
37%Alabama

Ira F Simmons Middle School is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Hoover City" in Hoover, AL. There are a total of 832 students and 59 teachers at Ira F Simmons Middle School, for a student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. There are a total of 188 free lunch students and 49 reduced lunch students.

Ira F Simmons Middle School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 65.0%, which is 73% higher than the Alabama average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students832
Teachers59
Student/Teacher ratio15:1
Free lunch188
Reduced lunch49

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Ira F Simmons Middle School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All66%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
670-74%
765-69%
860-64%
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All64%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
655-59%
765-69%
865-69%
High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Ira F Simmons Middle School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlabamaNational
White 63.4% 59.9% 57.4% 51.1%
Black 22.4% 24.7% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 3.3% 6.6% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 7.2% 5.6% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.1% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.7% 2.8% 1.7% 3.1%

Hoover demographics profile

StatisticHooverAlabamaNational
Population84,1004,903,185328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,7869791
Median age37.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)64%57%55%
Speak English88%95%79%
Speak Spanish5%3%13%

Education level achieved in Hoover

IndexHooverAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade95.0%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school94.3%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college83.5%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree63.0%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors56.0%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters22.6%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.2%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Ira F Simmons Middle School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.