Shades Valley High School

Shades Valley High School serves 1,355 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 43%.
Shades Valley High School operates within the Jefferson County School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 1355 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,355 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Asian
2%
1%
Hispanic
5%
5%
Black
63%
34%
White
30%
57%
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.
0.52 0.31
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.
40%
52%
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.
8%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 39,007 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Jefferson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
7
Number of Students Managed 39,007 2,979
Graduation Rate 69% 72%
District Total Revenue $348 MM $29 MM
District Spending $462 MM $31 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,615 $9,620
District Spending / Student $12,768 $10,180
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Shades Valley High School is a high school located in Irondale, Alabama. The school was established in 1948. The Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School is located on the same campus. Dabbs Technical Academy is located several miles away on a different campus. The school's academies include business, theater, and technical. Because of the draw from the county, SVHS/JCIB serves a diverse student body population. SVHS/JCIB serves grades 9-12. The administration is comprised of a principal and four assistant principals, one who primarily serves at JCIB. SVHS/JCIB colors are maroon and black, and the athletic teams are called the "Mounties". SVHS/JCIB has a variety of clubs which meet on alternate Tuesdays during Club Day. Sports include football, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys tennis and golf, girls volleyball, track, boys soccer, baseball and girls softball. The soccer team won the state championship in 2006. The SVHS/JCIB drama department is noted nationally as being one of the primier programs for drama. There have been many successful graduates of SVHS/JCIB including politicians and government officials, professionals in law, education, business, and medicine.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jefferson Co Ibs High School (0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Irondale Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grantswood Community Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • BirminghamJefferson Co Ibs High School
    6100 Old Leeds Rd
    BirminghamAL 35210
    (205)379-5357
    0 mi | n/a students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • BirminghamIrondale Middle School
    6200 Old Leeds Rd
    BirminghamAL 35210
    (205)379-3800
    0.2 mi | 622 students | Gr. 6-9                      
  • BirminghamGrantswood Community Elementary School
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    5110 Grantswood Rd
    BirminghamAL 35210
    (205)379-3700
    1 mi | 403 students | Gr. KG-2                      
  • BirminghamIrondale Community School
    225 16th St South
    BirminghamAL 35210
    (205)379-4200
    2.6 mi | 388 students | Gr. 3-5                      
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