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For the 2021 school year, there are 58 public schools serving 35,895 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 46%), 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 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Overview

School District NameJefferson County School District
School District Websitehttp://www.jefcoed.com
School District Phone Number(205) 379-2000
2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AL)
# of Schools58 Schools1,473 Schools
# of Students35,895 Students740,387 Students
# of Teachers2,021 Teachers42,061 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1

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 2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictState 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
0.590.59
# of American Indian Students63 Students6,925 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students204 Students10,746 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# of Hispanic Students3,359 Students58,511 Students
% Hispanic Students
9%
8%
# of Black Students17,825 Students243,146 Students
% Black Students
50%
33%
# of White Students14,301 Students403,662 Students
% White Students
40%
55%
# of Hawaiian Students46 Students837 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students97 Students16,560 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:23715,520
# of Students in Kindergarten:2,48754,877
# of Students in 1st Grade:2,54656,316
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2,58755,468
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2,72257,386
# of Students in 4th Grade:2,75258,396
# of Students in 5th Grade:2,86757,546
# of Students in 6th Grade:2,84355,235
# of Students in 7th Grade:2,71655,345
# of Students in 8th Grade:2,79154,934
# of Students in 9th Grade:2,78657,297
# of Students in 10th Grade:2,86055,313
# of Students in 11th Grade:2,87253,914
# of Students in 12th Grade:2,82952,840
# of Ungraded Students: - -

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,574 in this school district is less 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 $9,783 is less 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$380 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$351 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,574$10,763
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,783$10,762
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 2016-17 school year data.

Best Jefferson County School District Public Schools (2021)

  • 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 | 282 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 | 751 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: K-5 | 283 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: K-5 | 316 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: K-4 | 502 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 | 537 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: K-5 | 208 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: K-6 | 140 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: K-5 | 765 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 | 463 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 | 305 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: K-5 | 991 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 | 1,338 student
  • Rank: #1414.
    Bragg Middle School Math: 48% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    840 Ash Ave
    Gardendale, AL 35071
    (205) 379-2600

    Grades: 6-8 | 820 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 | 523 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: K-5 | 585 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 | 629 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: K-5 | 1,134 student
  • 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 | 1,061 student
  • 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: K-5 | 233 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Gresham Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2650 Gresham Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35243
    (205) 379-3830

    Grades: K-5 | 414 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 | 786 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Hueytown Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    112 Forest Rd
    Bessemer, AL 35023
    (205) 379-4100

    Grades: PK-5 | 936 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: K-5 | 314 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 | 791 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 | 899 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    North Highland Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2021 29th Ave N
    Bessemer, AL 35023
    (205) 379-4950

    Grades: K-5 | 318 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: 3-5 | 417 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: K-5 | 1,276 student
  • 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 | 416 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 | 995 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 | 747 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Mcadory Middle School Math: 28% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5450 Yellow Jacket Boulevard
    Mc Calla, AL 35111
    (205) 379-4704

    Grades: 6-8 | 829 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 | 1,292 student
  • 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 | 1,058 student
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