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For the 2021 school year, there are 63 blue ribbon public schools serving 40,987 students in Alabama.
These schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence, Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in Alabama are Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School, Forest Avenue Elementary School and Eicholdmertz School Of Math And Science. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Alabama blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 74% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Alabama Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3440 Mcgehee Rd
    Montgomery, AL 36111
    (334) 284-7500

    507 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #22.
    Forest Avenue Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 94% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1700 W 5th St
    Montgomery, AL 36106
    (334) 269-3673

    707 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #33.
    Eicholdmertz School Of Math And Science Magnet School
    Math: 96% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2815 Government Street
    Mobile, AL 36606
    (251) 221-1105

    474 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #44.
    Cherokee Bend Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4400 Fair Oaks Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35213
    (205) 871-3595

    457 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #55.
    W H Council Traditional School Magnet School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    751 Wilkinson St
    Mobile, AL 36603
    (251) 221-1137

    668 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #66.
    Crestline Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3785 Jackson Blvd
    Birmingham, AL 35213
    (205) 871-8126

    751 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #77.
    Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    315 Mcfarland Blvd E
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 759-3655

    295 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #88.
    Liberty Park Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    17051 Liberty Pkwy
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 402-5400

    645 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #99.
    Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    315 Mcfarland Blvd E
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
    (205) 759-3653

    164 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Mountain Brook Junior High School Math: 89% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    205 Overbrook Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35213
    (205) 871-3516

    1,054 student
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Rock Quarry Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2000 Rock Quarry Dr
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
    (205) 759-8347

    543 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1212.
    Baldwin Art And Academics Magnet Magnet School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    410 S Mcdonough St
    Montgomery, AL 36104
    (334) 269-3870

    529 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Eura Brown Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1231 Alcott Rd
    Gadsden, AL 35901
    (256) 546-0011

    352 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Phillips Preparatory Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3255 Old Shell Rd
    Mobile, AL 36607
    (251) 221-2286

    783 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #1515.
    Vestavia Hills High School Math: 82% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2235 Lime Rock Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5250

    2,032 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #1616.
    Clarkshaw Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5960 Arlberg Street
    Mobile, AL 36608
    (251) 221-2106

    825 students
    Year: 2007
  • Rank: #1717.
    Heard Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    201 Daniel Cir
    Dothan, AL 36301
    (334) 794-1471

    426 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1818.
    New Century Technology High School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2500 Meridian Street Nw
    Huntsville, AL 35811
    (256) 428-7800

    465 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #1919.
    Hampton Cove Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    261 Old 431 Hwy
    Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
    (256) 428-7180

    572 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2020.
    Liberty Park Middle School Math: 78% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    17035 Liberty Parkway
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 402-5450

    496 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2121.
    West Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1965 Merryvale Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5151

    779 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2222.
    Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    801 Wilson St Nw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 552-3056

    319 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2323.
    Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4405 Brewbaker Dr
    Montgomery, AL 36116
    (334) 284-7100

    530 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #2424.
    Arab Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    241 8th Ave Ne
    Arab, AL 35016
    (256) 586-6085

    608 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2525.
    Daphne Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2307 Main St
    Daphne, AL 36526
    (251) 626-2424

    684 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2626.
    Old Shell Road Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3160 Heather St
    Mobile, AL 36607
    (251) 221-1557

    511 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #2727.
    Shades Cahaba Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3001 Independence Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 871-1113

    577 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #2828.
    Oak Mountain High School Math: 74% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-5200

    1,572 student
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #2929.
    Cleburne County Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    584 Evans Bridge Rd
    Heflin, AL 36264
    (256) 463-2654

    369 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32.
    Barkley Bridge Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2333 Barkley Bridge Rd
    Hartselle, AL 35640
    (256) 773-1931

    369 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32.
    Forest Hills School Math: 77% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    101 Stovall Dr
    Florence, AL 35633
    (256) 768-2500

    853 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #30-3230.- 32.
    Guin Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7980 U S Highway 43
    Guin, AL 35563
    (205) 468-3433

    242 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #3333.
    Bob Jones High School Math: 75% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    650 Hughes Rd
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 772-2547

    1,779 student
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Hewitttrussville High School Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6450 Husky Parkway
    Trussville, AL 35173
    (205) 228-4000

    1,489 student
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Liberty Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    281 Dock Murphy Dr
    Madison, AL 35758
    (256) 430-0001

    900 students
    Year: 2012
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