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For the 2021 school year, there are 116 public schools serving 69,951 students in Birmingham, AL. Birmingham has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
The top ranked public schools in Birmingham, AL are Cherokee Bend Elementary School, East Elementary School and Mountain Brook High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Birmingham, AL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Birmingham have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Alabama public schools.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Birmingham, AL Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Cherokee Bend Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4400 Fair Oaks Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35213
    (205) 871-3595

    Grades: K-6 | 457 students
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    East Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2109 Tyson Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5200

    Grades: PK-3 | 808 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Mountain Brook High School Math: 91% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3650 Bethune Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35223
    (205) 414-3800

    Grades: 10-12 | 1,051 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Crestline Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3785 Jackson Blvd
    Birmingham, AL 35213
    (205) 871-8126

    Grades: PK-6 | 751 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Liberty Park Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    17051 Liberty Pkwy
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 402-5400

    Grades: PK-5 | 645 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Mountain Brook Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3020 Cambridge Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35223
    (205) 871-8191

    Grades: PK-6 | 504 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Mountain Brook Junior High School Math: 89% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    205 Overbrook Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35213
    (205) 871-3516

    Grades: 7-9 | 1,054 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Vestavia Hills Elementary Central Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1289 Montgomery Hwy
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5300

    Grades: 4-5 | 798 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Vestavia Hills High School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2235 Lime Rock Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5250

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,032 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Pizitz Middle School Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2020 Pizitz Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5350

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,186 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Mt Laurel Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1 Jefferson Place
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-7230

    Grades: K-5 | 621 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Brookwood Forest Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3701 S Brookwood Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35223
    (205) 414-3700

    Grades: PK-6 | 546 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Edgewood Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    901 College Ave
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 423-2400

    Grades: K-5 | 794 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Greystone Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    300 Village Street
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 439-3200

    Grades: K-5 | 510 students
  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights Math: 78% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4401 Dolly Ridge Road
    Birmingham, AL 35243
    (205) 402-5480

    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Liberty Park Middle School Math: 78% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    17035 Liberty Parkway
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 402-5450

    Grades: 6-8 | 496 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    West Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1965 Merryvale Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5151

    Grades: PK-3 | 779 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Oak Mountain Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5640 Cahaba Valley Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-5230

    Grades: PK-3 | 729 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Homewood High School Math: 81% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1901 S Lakeshore Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 871-9663

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,226 student
  • Rank: #2020.
    Homewood Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    395 Mecca Avenue
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 870-0878

    Grades: 6-8 | 960 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Shades Cahaba Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3001 Independence Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 871-1113

    Grades: K-5 | 577 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Oak Mountain High School Math: 74% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-5200

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,572 student
  • Rank: #2323.
    Deer Valley Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4990 Ross Bridge Parkway
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-3300

    Grades: K-4 | 971 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Spain Park High School Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4700 Jaguar Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 439-1400

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,626 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Berry Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4500 Jaguar Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 439-2000

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,179 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Riverchase Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1950 Old Montgomery Highway
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-3400

    Grades: K-5 | 697 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Inverness Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5251 Valleydale Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-5240

    Grades: PK-3 | 605 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Bluff Park Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    569 Park Avenue
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-2800

    Grades: K-5 | 661 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Ramsay High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1800 13th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35205
    (205) 231-7000

    Grades: 9-12 | 800 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Oak Mountain Intermediate School Math: 70% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5486 Caldwell Mill Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-5220

    Grades: 4-5 | 711 students
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Ira F Simmons Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1575 Patton Chapel Road
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-2100

    Grades: 6-8 | 828 students
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Oak Mountain Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5650 Cahaba Valley Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-5210

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,093 student
  • Rank: #3333.
    Hoover High School Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1000 Buccaneer Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-1200

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,891 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Robert F Bumpus Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6055 Flemming Parkway
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-2200

    Grades: 7-8 | 837 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Hall Kent Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    213 Hall Ave
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 423-2430

    Grades: PK-5 | 694 students
  • Show 81 more public schools in Birmingham, AL (out of 116 total schools)
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