Jefferson County School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 58 public schools serving 35,336 students in Jefferson County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Jefferson County School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Jefferson County School District are Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, Mortimer Jordan High School and Concord Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Jefferson County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Jefferson County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
58 Schools
1,552 Schools
# Students
35,336 Students
731,765 Students
# Teachers
2,001 Teachers
42,338 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Jefferson County 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 93% has increased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#105 out of 139 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Jefferson County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jefferson County  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)
37%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jefferson County  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
93%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Jefferson County  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.61
# American Indian Students
57 Students
6,802 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
178 Students
10,976 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
4,261 Students
68,594 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
9%
# Black Students
17,950 Students
235,870 Students
% Black Students
51%
32%
# White Students
12,399 Students
389,026 Students
% White Students
35%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
46 Students
915 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
445 Students
19,582 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
634
18,409
# Students in K Grade:
2,157
53,003
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,376
54,852
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,504
53,708
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,504
53,520
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,467
53,607
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,665
54,664
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,786
57,108
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,861
58,734
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,025
57,965
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,003
57,772
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,827
55,659
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,807
52,297
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,720
50,467
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,678 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,215. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,377 is less than the state median of $11,262. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$377 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Jefferson County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$367 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Jefferson County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,678
$11,215
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Jefferson County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,377
$11,262
This chart display average spending per public school student in Jefferson County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Jefferson County School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School
Math: 90% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
805 7th Ave
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
(205) 379-5280
Grades: 6-8
| 350 students
Rank: #22.
Mortimer Jordan High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1920 Blue Devil Road
Kimberly, AL 35091
(205) 379-4850
Grades: 9-12
| 834 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Concord Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1886 Learning Lane
Bessemer, AL 35023
(205) 379-3150
Grades: PK-5
| 366 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Mount Olive Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1301 Brookside Rd
Mount Olive, AL 35117
(205) 379-4900
Grades: PK-5
| 298 students
Rank: #55.
Bagley Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8581 Tate Mill Rd
Dora, AL 35062
(205) 379-2500
Grades: PK-4
| 501 students
Rank: #66.
Corner High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4301 Warrior Jasper Road
Dora, AL 35062
(205) 379-3200
Grades: 9-12
| 506 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Snow Rogers Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2636 Snow Rogers Rd
Gardendale, AL 35071
(205) 379-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 329 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
West Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4880 Freewill Dr
Quinton, AL 35130
(205) 379-5550
Grades: PK-6
| 112 students
Rank: #99.
Bryan Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 Kimberly Cut Off Rd
Morris, AL 35116
(205) 379-2750
Grades: PK-5
| 828 students
Rank: #1010.
Corner Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10005 Corner School Road
Warrior, AL 35180
(205) 379-3230
Grades: 5-8
| 473 students
Rank: #1111.
Warrior Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 Montgomery St
Warrior, AL 35180
(205) 379-5450
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: #1212.
Gardendale Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
860 Bauers Ln
Gardendale, AL 35071
(205) 379-3550
Grades: PK-5
| 719 students
Rank: #1313.
Shades Valley High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6100 Old Leeds Rd
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 379-5350
Grades: 9-12
| 1,211 students
Rank: #1414.
Bragg Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
840 Hazels Way
Gardendale, AL 35071
(205) 379-2600
Grades: 6-8
| 776 students
Rank: #1515.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9000 Tiger Cub Trail
Bessemer, AL 35023
(205) 379-2450
Grades: PK-5
| 521 students
Rank: #1616.
Clay Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6745 Old Springville Rd
Clay, AL 35048
(205) 379-3000
Grades: PK-5
| 564 students
Rank: #1717.
North Jefferson Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8350 Warriorkimberly Rd
Kimberly, AL 35091
(205) 379-4000
Grades: 6-8
| 636 students
Rank: #1818.
Mcadory Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6251 Eastern Valley Rd
Mc Calla, AL 35111
(205) 379-4650
Grades: PK-5
| 979 students
Rank: #1919.
Gardendale High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Main St
Gardendale, AL 35071
(205) 379-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,005 students
Rank: #2020.
Brookville Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4275 Brookville School Rd
Graysville, AL 35073
(205) 379-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 169 students
Rank: #2121.
Mccalla Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2020 Mccalla School Road
Bessemer, AL 35022
(205) 379-3750
Grades: PK-5
| 248 students
Rank: #2222.
Oak Grove High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9494 Oak Grove Pkwy
Bessemer, AL 35023
(205) 379-5000
Grades: 6-12
| 784 students
Rank: #2323.
Hueytown Intermediate School
Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1950 Intermediate School Road
Bessemer, AL 35023
(205) 379-4100
Grades: 3-5
| 570 students
Rank: #2424.
Adamsville Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4600 Hazelwood Road
Adamsville, AL 35005
(205) 379-2400
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: #2525.
Kermit Johnson School
Math: 40% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8300 Kermit Johnson Rd
Pinson, AL 35126
(205) 379-4350
Grades: 3-5
| 688 students
Rank: #2626.
Fultondale Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
950 Central Ave
Fultondale, AL 35068
(205) 379-3450
Grades: PK-6
| 916 students
Rank: #2727.
Hueytown Primary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1921 Primary School Drive
Bessemer, AL 35023
(205) 379-4950
Grades: PK-2
| 470 students
Rank: #2828.
Irondale Community School
Math: 32% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
225 16th St S
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 379-4200
Grades: PK-5
| 483 students
Rank: #2929.
Chalkville Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
940 Chalkville School Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
(205) 379-2950
Grades: PK-5
| 782 students
Rank: #3030.
Minor Community School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3006 Cora Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35224
(205) 379-4800
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #3131.
Pinson Valley High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6895 Highway 75
Pinson, AL 35126
(205) 379-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,036 students
Rank: #3232.
Pleasant Grove Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Park Rd
Pleasant Grove, AL 35127
(205) 379-5200
Grades: PK-6
| 680 students
Rank: #3333.
Mcadory Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5450 Yellow Jacket Boulevard
Mc Calla, AL 35111
(205) 379-4730
Grades: 6-8
| 897 students
Rank: #3434.
Claychalkville High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6623 Roe Chandler Rd
Pinson, AL 35126
(205) 379-3050
Grades: 9-12
| 1,270 students
Rank: #3535.
Mcadory High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4800 Mcadory School Rd
Mc Calla, AL 35111
(205) 379-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,060 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Jefferson County School District
  • 2100 18th Street S, Birmingham, AL, 35209-1891
  • (205) 379-2000
  • jefcoed.com
  • Students: 35,336 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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