Bush Hills Academy

  • Bush Hills Academy serves 476 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 16% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bush Hills Academy 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.

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School Overview

  • Bush Hills Academy's student population of 476 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students476 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bush Hills Academy 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bush Hills Academy is 0.06, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1132 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
97%
33%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Bush Hills Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.060.59
This chart display the diversity score of Bush Hills Academy and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bush Hills Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBirmingham City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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