Calera High School

Calera High School serves 906 students in grades 7-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Calera High School operates within the Shelby County School District.
The school district's 83% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 906 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students 906 students
Calera High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Calera High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Calera High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Calera High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Calera High School Asian (2002-2012)
Hispanic
6%
5%
Calera High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
36%
35%
Calera High School Black (1989-2012)
White
55%
58%
Calera High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.57 0.55
Calera High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
41%
51%
Calera High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Calera High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,304 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Shelby County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
7
Number of Students Managed 28,304 2,928
Graduation Rate 83% 72%
Shelby County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $269 MM $29 MM
Shelby County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $265 MM $31 MM
Shelby County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,903 $9,620
Shelby County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,734 $10,180
Shelby County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Calera High School is a high school located in Calera, Alabama. The athletic teams are known as the Eagles and compete as a 2-A school in the state of Alabama.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Shelby Co Institutional Ser Ctralt School Progs (5.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Calera Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Meadow View ?elem School (2.8 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Calera Calera Middle School
    8454 Hwy 31 South
    Calera , AL , 35040
    (205)682-6100
    0  mi  |  592  students  |  Gr.  4-6
  • Alabaster Meadow View ?elem School
    2800 Smokey Rd
    Alabaster , AL , 35007
    (205)682-5740
    2.8  mi  |  968  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Calera Calera Elementary School
    855 10th St
    Calera , AL , 35040
    (205)682-6120
    4.4  mi  |  768  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Alabaster Shelby Co Institutional Ser Ctralt School Progs
    Alternative School
    601 1st St South
    Alabaster , AL , 35007
    (205)682-5910
    Alternative School
    5.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Alabaster Thompson Intermediate School
    10019 Hwy 119
    Alabaster , AL , 35007
    (205)682-5720
    5.4  mi  |  994  students  |  Gr.  4-5

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