Top 10 Best Jefferson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 176 public schools serving 98,721 students in Jefferson County, AL (there are 102 private schools, serving 15,297 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in Jefferson County, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, AL are Crestline Elementary School, Cherokee Bend Elementary School and Mountain Brook Elementary 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 23% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Jefferson County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Alabama public schools.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Best Jefferson County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Crestline Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3785 Jackson Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 871-8126
Grades: PK-6
| 766 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Cherokee Bend Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4400 Fair Oaks Dr
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 871-3595
Grades: PK-6
| 567 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Mountain Brook Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3020 Cambridge Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 871-8191
Grades: PK-6
| 530 students
Rank: #44.
East Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2109 Tyson Dr
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 763 students
Rank: #55.
Brookwood Forest Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3701 S Brookwood Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 414-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 531 students
Rank: #66.
Cahaba Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
301 Parkway Drive
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 228-3400
Grades: K-5
| 515 students
Rank: #77.
Pizitz Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2826 Columbiana Road
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5350
Grades: 6-8
| 1,207 students
Rank: #88.
West Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1965 Merryvale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5151
Grades: PK-5
| 750 students
Rank: #99.
Paine Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7600 Gadsden Highway
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 228-3200
Grades: PK-5
| 1,329 students
Rank: #1010.
Edgewood Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
901 College Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 423-2400
Grades: K-5
| 807 students
Rank: #1111.
Magnolia Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5400 Hidden Way Lane
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 228-3500
Grades: K-5
| 364 students
Rank: #1212.
Bluff Park Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
569 Park Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-2800
Grades: PK-5
| 617 students
Rank: #1313.
Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4401 Dolly Ridge Road
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 402-5480
Grades: PK-5
| 459 students
Rank: #1414.
Mountain Brook High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3650 Bethune Dr
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 414-3800
Grades: 10-12
| 978 students
Rank: #1515.
Deer Valley Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4990 Ross Bridge Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-3300
Grades: PK-5
| 770 students
Rank: #1616.
Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge
Math: 55% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2680 Gresham Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 402-5325
Grades: PK-5
| 706 students
Rank: #1717.
Brocks Gap Intermediate School
Math: 57% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1730 Lake Cyrus Club Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-1600
Grades: 3-5
| 472 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Mountain Brook Junior High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
205 Overbrook Dr
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 871-3516
Grades: 7-9
| 968 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Vestavia Hills High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2235 Lime Rock Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5250
Grades: 10-12
| 1,561 students
Rank: #2020.
Homewood Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
395 Mecca Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 870-0878
Grades: 6-8
| 982 students
Rank: #2121.
Riverchase Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1950 Old Montgomery Highway
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 658 students
Rank: #2222.
Robert F Bumpus Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6055 Flemming Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-2200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,154 students
Rank: #2323.
Homewood High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1901 S Lakeshore Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 871-9663
Grades: 9-12
| 1,267 students
Rank: #2424.
Shades Cahaba Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3001 Independence Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 871-1113
Grades: K-5
| 503 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Hall Kent Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
213 Hall Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 423-2430
Grades: PK-5
| 677 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Rocky Ridge Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2876 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 439-2900
Grades: PK-5
| 587 students
Rank: #2727.
Gwin Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1580 Patton Chapel Road
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 547 students
Rank: #2828.
Shades Mountain Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2250 Sumpter St
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-3100
Grades: PK-5
| 295 students
Rank: #2929.
Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
Math: 30% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
805 7th Ave
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
(205) 379-5280
Grades: 6-8
| 300 students
Rank: #3030.
Hewitttrussville Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5275 Trussville Clay Road
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 228-3700
Grades: 6-8
| 1,130 students
Rank: #3131.
Lake View Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
21610 Youngblood Parkway
Mc Calla, AL 35111
(205) 342-2951
Grades: PK-5
| 757 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Green Valley Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3200 Old Columbiana Rd
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-2500
Grades: PK-5
| 463 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Trace Crossings Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5454 Learning Lane
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 740 students
Rank: #3434.
Ira F Simmons Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1575 Patton Chapel Road
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 992 students
Rank: #3535.
Hewitttrussville High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6450 Husky Parkway
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 228-4000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,603 students
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Jefferson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1221 Alton Dr
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 836-9923
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1800 Rev. Abraham Woods Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 252-9241
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
1800 8th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 252-9241
Grades: 7-12
| 339 students
2101 Jefferson Ave Sw
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 231-1130
Grades: 6-8
| 330 students
3013 Ave F
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6130
Grades: PK-5
| 291 students
721 86th St S
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-5190
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1832 Center Way S
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7190
Grades: PK-8
| 340 students
1832 Center Way South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7190
Grades: 7-9
| n/a students
417 29th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 808-0001
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1400 Ave M Ensley
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6190
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
7900 8th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-8250
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1500 Daniel Payne Dr
Birmingham, AL 35214
(205) 231-3190
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
Cpm C433 1717 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 996-2741
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
6 Tuscaloosa Ave
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 231-7310
Grades: K-5
| 196 students
1303 Ave F
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6250
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2301 Ave J Ensley
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6250
Grades: 9-12
| 855 students
1303 Avenue F
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6250
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
120 2nd Court N
Birmingham, AL 35202
(205) 231-4868
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
120 2nd Court N
Birmingham, AL 35202
(205) 231-4868
Grades: 8-12
| 32 students
7000 Graselli Rd
Fairfield, AL 35064
(205) 783-6841
Grades: 6-8
| 194 students
5400 Oakwood St
Birmingham, AL 35228
(205) 231-1310
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
5201 Airport Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 510-2714
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
956 50th St N
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 231-8370
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
901 16th St W
Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 231-6370
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1015 N Martinwood Dr
Birmingham, AL 35235
(205) 231-5310
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
2650 Gresham Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 379-3830
Grades: PK-5
| 370 students
2650 Gresham Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 379-3800
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
505 43rd St N
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 231-8440
Grades: 9-11
| n/a students
425 Cherokee Dr
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 379-3850
Grades: K-4
| 1,396 students
601 Parkway Dr
Trussville, AL 35173
(205) 379-4000
Grades: 8-9
| 598 students
Higdon Hill School (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
6869 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 838-4031
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Higdon Hill School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
6869 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 838-4031
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
507 3rd St N
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 231-2190
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1520 Cherry Ave
Birmingham, AL 35214
(205) 379-4050
Grades: K-5
| 210 students
6055 Flemming Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-1610
Grades: 9
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, AL?
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County, AL include Crestline Elementary School, Cherokee Bend Elementary School and Mountain Brook Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Jefferson County, AL?
176 public schools are located in Jefferson County, AL.
What percentage of students in Jefferson County, AL go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in Jefferson County, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Jefferson County, AL?
Jefferson County, AL public schools minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public schools average of 47% (majority Black).

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