Vestavia Hills City School District

1204 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216-2810
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Vestavia Hills City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 7,095 students in Vestavia Hills City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 1% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Vestavia Hills City School District have an average math proficiency score of 63% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 83% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Vestavia Hills City School District are East Elementary School, Pizitz Middle School and West Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Vestavia Hills City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,511 Schools
# Students
7,095 Students
747,831 Students
# Teachers
413 Teachers
38,289 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Vestavia Hills City School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 143 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#2 out of 143 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Vestavia Hills City  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Vestavia Hills City  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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Vestavia Hills City  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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Vestavia Hills City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.33
0.62
# American Indian Students
11 Students
6,566 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
487 Students
11,346 Students
% Asian Students
7%
1%
# Hispanic Students
263 Students
74,505 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
10%
# Black Students
369 Students
239,145 Students
% Black Students
5%
32%
# White Students
5,786 Students
393,117 Students
% White Students
82%
53%
# Hawaiian Students
4 Students
905 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
175 Students
21,531 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
72
21,943
# Students in K Grade:
563
57,790
# Students in 1st Grade:
515
56,671
# Students in 2nd Grade:
458
54,419
# Students in 3rd Grade:
578
54,099
# Students in 4th Grade:
524
54,620
# Students in 5th Grade:
566
54,803
# Students in 6th Grade:
573
56,277
# Students in 7th Grade:
577
58,221
# Students in 8th Grade:
580
58,978
# Students in 9th Grade:
528
62,001
# Students in 10th Grade:
537
55,338
# Students in 11th Grade:
523
52,326
# Students in 12th Grade:
501
50,345
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,870 is higher than the state median of $12,931. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,421 is higher than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$106 MM
$9,671 MM
This chart display total revenue of Vestavia Hills City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$102 MM
$9,086 MM
This chart display total spending of Vestavia Hills City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,870
$12,931
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Vestavia Hills City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,421
$12,150
This chart display average spending per public school student in Vestavia Hills City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Vestavia Hills City School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
Liberty Park Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17051 Liberty Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 402-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 598 students
Rank: #55.
Liberty Park Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17035 Liberty Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 402-5450
Grades: 6-8
| 523 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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
2020 Pizitz Drive
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5300
Grades: 9
| 528 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Vestavia Hills City School District?
Vestavia Hills City School District manages 9 public schools serving 7,095 students.
What is the rank of Vestavia Hills City School District?
Vestavia Hills City School District is ranked #2 out of 143 school districts in Alabama (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Alabama school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%), Highest graduation rate (Top 10%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Vestavia Hills City School District?
82% of Vestavia Hills City School District students are White, 7% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Vestavia Hills City School District?
Vestavia Hills City School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 19:1.
What is Vestavia Hills City School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,421 is higher than the state median of $12,150. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 9 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 7,095 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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