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For the 2021 school year, there are 172 public schools serving 99,617 students in Jefferson County, AL. Jefferson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, 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.
Jefferson County, AL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Jefferson County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Alabama public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Jefferson County 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.
    Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School Math: 82% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    805 7th Ave
    Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
    (205) 379-5280

    Grades: 6-8 | 282 students
  • Rank: #77.
    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: #88.
    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: #99.
    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: #1010.
    Cahaba Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    301 Parkway Drive
    Trussville, AL 35173
    (205) 228-3400

    Grades: K-5 | 523 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    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: #1212.
    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: #1313.
    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: #1414.
    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: #1515.
    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.
    Magnolia Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5400 Hidden Way Lane
    Trussville, AL 35173
    (205) 228-3500

    Grades: K-5 | 412 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.
    Paine Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7600 Gadsden Highway
    Trussville, AL 35173
    (205) 228-3200

    Grades: K-5 | 1,056 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    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: #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.
    Hewitttrussville High School Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6450 Husky Parkway
    Trussville, AL 35173
    (205) 228-4000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,489 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Hewitttrussville Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5275 Trussville Clay Road
    Trussville, AL 35173
    (205) 228-3700

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,122 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    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: #2727.
    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: #2828.
    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: #2929.
    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: #3030.
    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: #3131.
    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
  • Rank: #3232.
    Brocks Gap Intermediate School Math: 67% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1730 Lake Cyrus Club Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-1600

    Grades: 5-6 | 807 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Shades Mountain Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2250 Sumpter St
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-3100

    Grades: K-5 | 318 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Gwin Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1580 Patton Chapel Road
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-2600

    Grades: K-5 | 552 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Bagley Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8581 Tate Mill Rd
    Dora, AL 35062
    (205) 379-2500

    Grades: K-4 | 502 students
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