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For the 2021 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).

Overview

School District NameBirmingham City School District
School District Websitehttp://www.bhamcityschools.org
School District Phone Number(205) 231-4220
2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AL)
# of Schools51 Schools1,473 Schools
# of Students23,777 Students740,387 Students
# of Teachers1,321 Teachers42,061 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1

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 DataThis School DistrictState 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
0.170.59
# of American Indian Students58 Students6,925 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students26 Students10,746 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# of Hispanic Students1,559 Students58,511 Students
% Hispanic Students
7%
8%
# of Black Students21,630 Students243,146 Students
% Black Students
91%
33%
# of White Students290 Students403,662 Students
% White Students
1%
55%
# of Hawaiian Students31 Students837 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students183 Students16,560 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:79915,520
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,05454,877
# of Students in 1st Grade:1,97656,316
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,05855,468
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,04957,386
# of Students in 4th Grade:1,97558,396
# of Students in 5th Grade:1,94257,546
# of Students in 6th Grade:1,68755,235
# of Students in 7th Grade:1,68055,345
# of Students in 8th Grade:1,57154,934
# of Students in 9th Grade:1,71557,297
# of Students in 10th Grade:1,39655,313
# of Students in 11th Grade:1,44653,914
# of Students in 12th Grade:1,42952,840
# of 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.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis 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)

  • 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%
    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%
    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%
    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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