Bluff Park Elementary School

569 Park Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Bluff Park Elementary School serves 661 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Bluff Park Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Bluff Park Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Bluff Park Elementary School's student population of 661 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students661 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

Bluff Park Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bluff Park Elementary School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#101 out of 1270 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
14%
33%
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White
75%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.420.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoover City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bluff Park Elementary School is Crossroads School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Ira F Simmons Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Oxmoor K5 (1.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Oxmoor K5 Math: 33% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 533 students
    1.6 miles
    3600 Sydney Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35211
    (205) 231-1200
    1.6 PK-5 533
  • Birmingham Gwin Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 552 students
    2.1 miles
    1580 Patton Chapel Road
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-2600
    2.1 K-5 552
  • Birmingham Ira F Simmons Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 828 students
    2.1 miles
    1575 Patton Chapel Road
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-2100
    2.1 6-8 828
  • Birmingham Shades Mountain Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 318 students
    2.2 miles
    2250 Sumpter St
    Birmingham, AL 35226
    (205) 439-3100
    2.2 K-5 318
  • Birmingham Crossroads School Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    2.8 miles
    1085 Buccaneer Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-1800
    2.8 6-12 n/a

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