Chelsea High School

Chelsea High School serves 1,013 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Chelsea 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 1013 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,013 students
Chelsea High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Chelsea High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Chelsea High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.22 is less 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 18:1 15:1
Chelsea High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Chelsea High School Asian (1992-2012)
Hispanic
2%
5%
Chelsea High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
6%
35%
Chelsea High School Black (1989-2012)
White
88%
58%
Chelsea High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Chelsea High School Sch Ethnicity Chelsea High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.22 0.55
Chelsea 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.
15%
51%
Chelsea 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.
2%
7%
Chelsea 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 0% has decreased from 83% over five years.
School District Name Shelby County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
7
Number of Students Managed 28,304 2,928
Shelby County School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
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 $9,970 $9,620
Shelby County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,799 $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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Oak Mt High School (3.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Chelsea Middle School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chelsea Elementary School (3.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chelsea Chelsea Middle School
    2321 Hwy 39
    Chelsea , AL , 35043
    (205)682-7210
    2.6  mi  |  907  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Chelsea Chelsea Intermediate School
    2315 Hwy 39
    Chelsea , AL , 35043
    (205)682-7220
    2.6  mi  |  648  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Chelsea Chelsea Elementary School
    1000 Hornet Parkway
    Chelsea , AL , 35043
    (205)682-7000
    3.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Birmingham Oak Mt Intermediate School
    5486 Caldwell Mill Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35242
    (205)682-5220
    3.6  mi  |  707  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Birmingham Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Oak Mt High School
    5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35242
    (205)682-5200
    3.6  mi  |  1681  students  |  Gr.  8-12

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