Thompson High School

Thompson High School serves 1,762 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Thompson 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 1762 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 99 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,762 students
Thompson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 99 teachers
Thompson High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Thompson 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 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Thompson High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Thompson High School Asian (1999-2012)
Hispanic
9%
5%
Thompson High School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
18%
35%
Thompson High School Black (1989-2012)
White
70%
58%
Thompson High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Thompson High School Sch Ethnicity Thompson 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.
0.47 0.70
Thompson 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.
26%
51%
Thompson 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.
5%
7%
Thompson 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 3,032
Shelby County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
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 $9,903 $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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Linda Nolen Learning Center (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Thompson Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Linda Nolen Learning Center (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Alabaster Thompson Middle School
    1509 Kent Dairy Rd
    Alabaster , AL , 35007
    (205)682-5710
    0.4  mi  |  948  students  |  Gr.  7-9
  • Alabaster Thompson Intermediate School
    10019 Hwy 119
    Alabaster , AL , 35007
    (205)682-5720
    0.7  mi  |  994  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Alabaster Thompson Sixth Grade Center
    10111 Hwy 119
    Alabaster , AL , 35007
    (205)682-5790
    0.7  mi  |  496  students  |  Gr.  6
  • Alabaster Linda Nolen Learning Center
    Special Education School
    10111 Hwy 119
    Alabaster , AL , 35007
    (205)682-5800
    Special Education School
    0.7  mi  |  73  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Alabaster Shelby Co Institutional Ser Ctralt School Progs
    Alternative School
    601 1st St South
    Alabaster , AL , 35007
    (205)682-5910
    Alternative School
    1.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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Shelby County, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.42, which is lower than the Alabama average of 0.7. The most diverse school district in Shelby County is Developing Alabama Youth Prog School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.