Calera High School

100 Calera Eagle Drive

Calera, AL 35040
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (205)682-6100
  • Calera High School serves 745 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Calera High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%.
  • Calera High School operates within the Shelby County School District.
  • Shelby County School District's 93% graduation rate is higher than the Alabama state average of 87%.

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School Overview

  • Calera High School's student population of 745 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students745 students
Gender %Calera High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Students by GradeCalera High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Calera High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Calera High School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
Hispanic
5%
7%
Black
40%
33%
White
54%
56%
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsCalera High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.550.33
Graduation Rate90-94%
87%
Calera High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
46%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Calera High School is Shelby County School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 136 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Shelby County School District's student population of 29,201 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 93% has increased from 86% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,722 in this district is less than the state average of $10,349. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,147 is less than the state average of $10,471. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four school years.
    School District NameShelby County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    41
    6
    Number of Students Managed29,2012,907
    Shelby County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    38%
    District Graduation Rate
    93%
    87%
    District Total Revenue$279 MM$30 MM
    District Spending$262 MM$30 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,722$10,349
    District Spending / Student$9,147$10,471
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

    School Notes

    • Calera High School is a high school located in Calera, Alabama. The athletic teams are known as the Eagles and compete as a 2-A school in the state of Alabama.

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