Shelby County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 31 public schools serving 20,539 students in Shelby County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Shelby County School District have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the Alabama public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Shelby County School District are Mt Laurel Elementary School, Wilsonville Elementary School and Oak Mountain Intermediate School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Shelby County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Shelby County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
31 Schools
1,473 Schools
# Students
20,539 Students
740,387 Students
# Teachers
1,189 Teachers
42,061 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Shelby County School District, which is ranked within the top 20% 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 94% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#19 out of 139 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Shelby County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Shelby 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)
56%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Shelby 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
94%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Shelby 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
0.46
0.59
# American Indian Students
49 Students
6,925 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
411 Students
10,746 Students
% Asian Students
2%
1%
# Hispanic Students
1,568 Students
58,511 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
8%
# Black Students
3,239 Students
243,146 Students
% Black Students
16%
33%
# White Students
14,777 Students
403,662 Students
% White Students
72%
55%
# Hawaiian Students
11 Students
837 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
484 Students
16,560 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
57
15,520
# Students in K Grade:
1,442
54,877
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,530
56,316
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,476
55,468
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,614
57,386
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,719
58,396
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,662
57,546
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,656
55,235
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,581
55,345
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,618
54,934
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,699
57,297
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,490
55,313
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,487
53,914
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,508
52,840
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,910 is higher than the state median of $10,775. The school district revenue/student has grown by 45% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,858 is higher than the state median of $10,820. The school district spending/student has grown by 45% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$224 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Shelby County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$223 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Shelby County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,910
$10,775
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Shelby County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,858
$10,820
This chart display average spending per public school student in Shelby County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Shelby County School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mt Laurel Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1 Jefferson Place
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-7230
Grades: K-5
| 621 students
Rank: #22.
Wilsonville Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
71 School St
Wilsonville, AL 35186
(205) 682-6640
Grades: K-5
| 194 students
Rank: #33.
Oak Mountain Intermediate School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5486 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5220
Grades: 4-5
| 711 students
Rank: #44.
Oak Mountain Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
5640 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5230
Grades: PK-3
| 729 students
Rank: #55.
Oak Mountain High School
Math: 73% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,572 students
Rank: #66.
Oak Mountain Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5650 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5210
Grades: 6-8
| 1,093 students
Rank: #77.
Helena High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
1310 Hillsboro Parkway
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 682-3650
Grades: 9-12
| 1,281 students
Rank: #88.
Helena Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1299 Hillsboro Parkway
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 682-5300
Grades: 6-8
| 1,009 students
Rank: #99.
Chelsea Park Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9000 Chelsea Park Trail
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-6700
Grades: K-5
| 818 students
Rank: #1010.
Chelsea Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2321 Highway 39
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-7210
Grades: 6-8
| 1,063 students
Rank: #1111.
Chelsea High School
Math: 59% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10510 Highway 11
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,235 students
Rank: #1212.
Inverness Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5251 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5240
Grades: PK-3
| 605 students
Rank: #1313.
Helena Intermediate School
Math: 53% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3500 Hwy 52
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 682-5520
Grades: 3-5
| 976 students
Rank: #1414.
Forest Oaks Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1000 Hornet Parkway
Chelsea, AL 35043
(205) 682-7220
Grades: K-5
| 741 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Shelby Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
19099 Highway 145
Shelby, AL 35143
(205) 682-6630
Grades: PK-5
| 172 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Vincent Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
40800 Highway 25
Vincent, AL 35178
(205) 682-7320
Grades: PK-5
| 404 students
Rank: #1717.
Montevallo Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
171 Jeter Cir
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 682-6420
Grades: K-5
| 705 students
Rank: #1818.
Columbiana Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
222 Joinertown Road
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 682-6610
Grades: 6-8
| 447 students
Rank: #1919.
Elvin Hill Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 Washington St
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 682-6620
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
Rank: #2020.
Montevallo Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
235 Samford St
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 682-6410
Grades: 6-8
| 329 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Calera Intermediate School
Math: 43% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8454 Highway 31 South
Calera, AL 35040
(205) 682-6500
Grades: 3-5
| 784 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Calera Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9178 Highway 22
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 682-6140
Grades: 6-8
| 694 students
Rank: #2323.
Shelby County High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
101 Washington St
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 682-6600
Grades: 9-12
| 546 students
Rank: #2424.
Calera High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Calera Eagle Drive
Calera, AL 35040
(205) 682-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 865 students
Rank: #2525.
Vincent Middle High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
42505 Highway 25
Vincent, AL 35178
(205) 682-7300
Grades: 6-12
| 468 students
Rank: #2626.
Montevallo High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
980 Oak St
Montevallo, AL 35115
(205) 682-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 415 students
Rank: #2727.
Linda Nolen Learning Center
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2280 Highwy 35
Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 682-5800
Grades: PK-12
| 49 students
855 10th St
Calera, AL 35040
(205) 682-6120
Grades: K-2
| 682 students
187 Third St
Helena, AL 35080
(205) 682-5540
Grades: K-2
| 826 students
New Direction
Alternative School
701 Hwy 70
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 682-5910
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Shelby County College And Career Center
Vocational School
701 Highway 70
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 682-6650
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Students: 20,539 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 28%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 30% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46

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