Brighton School

3400 Brown Cir
Bessemer, AL 35020
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Brighton School serves 412 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Brighton School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Brighton School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Brighton School's student population of 412 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students412 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Rankings

Brighton School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Brighton School is 0.49, 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
#1113 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
27%
8%
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Black
66%
33%
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White
6%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.490.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Brighton School is Hueytown High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Rutledge School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Rutledge School Math: 22% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 313 students
    0.8 miles
    1221 8th St
    Birmingham, AL 35228
    (205) 780-8647
    0.8 5-8 313
  • Bessemer Hueytown Middle School Math: 15% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 845 students
    1.8 miles
    701 Sunrise Blvd
    Bessemer, AL 35023
    (205) 379-5150
    1.8 6-8 845
  • Fairfield Glen Oaks Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 327 students
    1.9 miles
    1301 Highland Dr
    Fairfield, AL 35064
    (205) 783-6837
    1.9 K-6 327
  • Bessemer Abrams Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 301 students
    2.1 miles
    1200 23rd Street N
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 432-3100
    2.1 PK-5 301
  • Bessemer Lipscomb Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 254 students
    2.1 miles
    5605 10th St S
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205) 379-4550
    2.1 K-5 254

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