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 monogrammed football shirts, 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 retro football tops. 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 dry bag for camera, 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.
Enrollment in grades 9-12 for the 2013-14 school year is 365 students. Approximately 99% of students are African-American and 1% are white. Roughly 87% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.
Midfield has a graduation rate of 62%. Approximately 67% of its students meet or exceed state proficiency standards in both mathematics and reading. The average ACT score for Midfield students is 19.
Midfield competes in AHSAA Class 3A athletics and fields teams in the following sports:
Midfield has won state championships in the following sports: