Top 10 Best Shelby County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 35,203 students in Shelby County, AL (there are 19 private schools, serving 3,855 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Shelby County, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%). Shelby County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County, AL are Liberty Park Elementary School, Mt Laurel Elementary School and Greystone Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Shelby County, AL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Alabama public school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Shelby County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 1% of Alabama public schools.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Shelby County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Liberty Park Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
17051 Liberty Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 402-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 598 students
Rank: #22.
Mt Laurel Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1 Jefferson Place
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-7230
Grades: K-5
| 501 students
Rank: #33.
Greystone Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
300 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 439-3200
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #44.
Oak Mountain Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5640 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5230
Grades: PK-3
| 705 students
Rank: #55.
Liberty Park Middle School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17035 Liberty Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 402-5450
Grades: 6-8
| 523 students
Rank: #66.
Inverness Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5251 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5240
Grades: PK-3
| 579 students
Rank: #77.
Oak Mountain Intermediate School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5486 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5220
Grades: 4-5
| 636 students
Rank: #88.
Meadow View Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2800 Smokey Rd
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 685-4300
Grades: PK-3
| 933 students
Rank: #99.
Creek View Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8568 Highway 17
Alabaster, AL 35114
(205) 685-6100
Grades: PK-3
| 918 students
Rank: #1010.
Chelsea Park Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9000 Chelsea Park Trail
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-6700
Grades: PK-5
| 884 students
Rank: #1111.
Forest Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1000 Hornet Parkway
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-7220
Grades: K-5
| 676 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Berry Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4500 Jaguar Dr
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 439-2000
Grades: 6-8
| 1,081 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Helena Intermediate School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3500 Hwy 52
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 682-5520
Grades: 3-5
| 941 students
Rank: #1414.
Oak Mountain Middle School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5650 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5210
Grades: 6-8
| 1,057 students
Rank: #1515.
Wilsonville Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
71 School St
Wilsonville, AL 35186
(205) 682-6640
Grades: PK-5
| 212 students
Rank: #1616.
Shelby Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
19099 Highway 145
Shelby, AL 35143
(205) 682-6630
Grades: PK-5
| 206 students
Rank: #1717.
Chelsea Middle School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2321 Highway 39
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-7210
Grades: 6-8
| 1,061 students
Rank: #1818.
Oak Mountain High School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,540 students
Rank: #1919.
Thompson Intermediate School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1509 Kent Dairy Rd
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 685-6200
Grades: 4-5
| 892 students
Rank: #2020.
Pelham Oaks
(Math: 35% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2200 Highway 33
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 624-3703
Grades: PK-5
| 782 students
Rank: #2121.
Pelham Ridge
(Math: 37% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
251 Applegate Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 624-3704
Grades: PK-5
| 819 students
Rank: #2222.
Spain Park High School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4700 Jaguar Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 439-1400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,579 students
Rank: #2323.
Helena Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1299 Hillsboro Parkway
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 682-5300
Grades: 6-8
| 1,073 students
Rank: #2424.
Vincent Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
40800 Highway 25
Vincent, AL 35178
(205) 682-7320
Grades: PK-5
| 405 students
Rank: #2525.
Pelham Park Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2016 Pelham Park Boulevard
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 624-3702
Grades: 6-8
| 778 students
Rank: #2626.
Thompson Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
100 Warrior Drive
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 685-8100
Grades: 6-8
| 1,436 students
Rank: #2727.
Montevallo Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
171 Jeter Cir
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 682-6420
Grades: K-5
| 705 students
Rank: #2828.
Chelsea High School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10510 Highway 11
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,433 students
Rank: #2929.
Calera Intermediate School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8454 Highway 31 South
Calera, AL 35040
(205) 682-6500
Grades: 3-5
| 754 students
Rank: #3030.
Elvin Hill Elementary School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
201 Washington St
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 682-6620
Grades: K-5
| 500 students
Rank: #3131.
Helena High School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1310 Hillsboro Parkway
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 682-3650
Grades: 9-12
| 1,397 students
Rank: #3232.
Pelham High School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2500 Panther Cir
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 624-3701
Grades: 9-12
| 1,141 students
Rank: #3333.
Columbiana Middle School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
222 Joinertown Road
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 682-6610
Grades: 6-8
| 453 students
Rank: #3434.
Calera Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
855 10th St
Calera, AL 35040
(205) 682-6120
Grades: K-2
| 767 students
Rank: #3535.
Montevallo Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
235 Samford St
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 682-6410
Grades: 6-8
| 367 students
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Shelby County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
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Pelham, AL 35124
(566) 645-6
Grades: PK
| n/a students
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Pelham, AL 35124
(989) 777-4854
Grades: PK
| n/a students
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Pelham, AL 35124
(989) 777-4854
Grades: PK
| n/a students
Central Office Bldg
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 682-5300
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
Allen Cott (Closed 2015)
Special Education School
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2315 Highway 39
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-7220
Grades: 4-5
| n/a students
Nonesupplied
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 663-8400
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Daniel House (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
632 11th Ave Sw
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 664-1600
Grades: 7-11
| n/a students
Glenwood Inc (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Glenwood Wilderness (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
10111 Highway 119
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 685-9600
Grades: 6
| 489 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Shelby County, AL?
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County, AL include Liberty Park Elementary School, Mt Laurel Elementary School and Greystone Elementary School. Shelby County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
How many public schools are located in Shelby County, AL?
45 public schools are located in Shelby County, AL.
What percentage of students in Shelby County, AL go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Shelby County, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Shelby County, AL?
Shelby County, AL public schools minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public schools average of 47% (majority Black).

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