Birmingham City School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 51 public schools serving 23,777 students in Birmingham City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Birmingham City School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Alabama public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 24% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Birmingham City School District are Phillips Academy, Ramsay High School and Christian School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Birmingham City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Birmingham City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Birmingham City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
51 Schools
1,473 Schools
# Students
23,777 Students
740,387 Students
# Teachers
1,321 Teachers
42,061 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Birmingham City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 139 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 82% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#125 out of 139 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Birmingham City  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Birmingham City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Birmingham City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
82%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Birmingham City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.17
0.59
# American Indian Students
58 Students
6,925 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
26 Students
10,746 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,559 Students
58,511 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
8%
# Black Students
21,630 Students
243,146 Students
% Black Students
91%
33%
# White Students
290 Students
403,662 Students
% White Students
1%
55%
# Hawaiian Students
31 Students
837 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
183 Students
16,560 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
799
15,520
# Students in K Grade:
2,054
54,877
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,976
56,316
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,058
55,468
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,049
57,386
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,975
58,396
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,942
57,546
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,687
55,235
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,680
55,345
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,571
54,934
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,715
57,297
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,396
55,313
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,446
53,914
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,429
52,840
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,385 is higher than the state median of $10,763. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,506 is higher than the state median of $10,762. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$295 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Birmingham City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$274 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Birmingham City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,385
$10,763
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Birmingham City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,506
$10,762
This chart display average spending per public school student in Birmingham City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Birmingham City School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Phillips Academy
Math: 71% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2316 7th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 231-9500
Grades: PK-8
| 714 students
Rank: #22.
Ramsay High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
1800 13th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 800 students
Rank: #33.
Christian School
Magnet School
Math: 58% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
725 Mountain Dr
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-5249
Grades: PK-8
| 658 students
Rank: #44.
Epic School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1000 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7370
Grades: PK-5
| 410 students
Rank: #55.
Princeton School
Magnet School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1425 2nd Ave W
Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 231-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 254 students
Rank: #66.
Martha Gaskins K5
Math: 36% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Dalton Drive
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 231-9200
Grades: PK-5
| 519 students
Rank: #77.
Norwood Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3136 Norwood Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35234
(205) 231-3620
Grades: PK-5
| 304 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Glen Iris Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1115 11th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7440
Grades: PK-5
| 737 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Wilkerson Middle School
Math: 25% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
116 11th Ct W
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 231-2740
Grades: 6-8
| 314 students
Rank: #1010.
Avondale Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4000 8th Ct S
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 231-7130
Grades: PK-5
| 583 students
Rank: #1111.
Oxmoor K5
Math: 29% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3600 Sydney Drive
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 231-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 533 students
Rank: #1212.
Parker High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Abraham Woods Jr Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 231-2370
Grades: 9-12
| 696 students
Rank: #1313.
South Hampton K8
Math: 17% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
565 Sheridan Rd Pratt City
Birmingham, AL 35214
(205) 231-6689
Grades: PK-8
| 549 students
Rank: #1414.
Tuggle Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
412 12th Ct N
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 231-2675
Grades: PK-5
| 535 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Minor Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2425 Ave Sensley
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6555
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Robinson Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8400 1st Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-5555
Grades: PK-5
| 442 students
Rank: #1717.
Wylam K8
Math: 21% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
701 Erie Street
Birmingham, AL 35224
(205) 231-6800
Grades: PK-8
| 434 students
Rank: #1818.
Barrett Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7601 Division Ave
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-8130
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students
Rank: #1919.
Inglenook School
Math: 22% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4120 Inglenook Street
Birmingham, AL 35217
(205) 231-3310
Grades: PK-8
| 442 students
Rank: #2020.
Oliver K5 School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
6871 6th Court S
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 231-8620
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Bush K8
Math: 13% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1832 Center Way S
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7190
Grades: PK-8
| 358 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Sun Valley Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1010 18th Ave Nw
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 231-5740
Grades: PK-5
| 634 students
Rank: #2323.
Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
501 81st Street South
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-9400
Grades: 6-8
| 346 students
Rank: #2424.
Central Park Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4915 Ave Q
Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 231-1250
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students
Rank: #2525.
Huffman Middle School
Math: 16% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
517 Huffman Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 231-5370
Grades: 6-8
| 401 students
Rank: #2626.
Hudson Keight School
Math: 17% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3300 F L Shuttlesworth Dr
Birmingham, AL 35207
(205) 231-3000
Grades: PK-8
| 750 students
Rank: #2727.
Huffman Academy
Math: 16% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1212 Cheyenne Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 231-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 825 students
Rank: #2828.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
115 Fourth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7740
Grades: PK-8
| 564 students
Rank: #2929.
Hemphill Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
714 12th Street Sw
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 231-7500
Grades: PK-5
| 480 students
Rank: #3030.
George Washington Carver High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3900 24th St N
Birmingham, AL 35207
(205) 231-3900
Grades: 9-12
| 771 students
Rank: #3131.
West End Academy
Math: 14% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1840 Pearson Avenue Sw
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 231-1742
Grades: PK-5
| 640 students
Rank: #3232.
We Putnam Middle Schoolmagnet
Magnet School
Math: 12% | Reading: 15%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1757 Montclair Rd
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 231-8680
Grades: 6-8
| 324 students
Rank: #3333.
Charles A Brown Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4811 Court J
Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 231-6860
Grades: PK-5
| 406 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Wenonah High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2800 Wilson Rd Sw
Birmingham, AL 35221
(205) 231-1675
Grades: 9-12
| 736 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet
Magnet School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5620 First Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 231-8000
Grades: 9-12
| 745 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Students: 23,777 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 24% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.17

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