Calera High School

  • Calera High School serves 865 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (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 34% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 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 bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Calera High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • Calera High School's student population of 865 students has grown by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students865 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Calera High 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Calera High School is 0.60, which is more 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)#919 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
39%
33%
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White
50%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.600.59
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Graduation Rate90-94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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.

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Calera High School is New Direction (5.3 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Calera Middle School (0.0 miles away)
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