Helena High School

3.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
1310 Hillsboro Parkway
Helena, AL 35080
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Helena High School serves 1,281 students in grades 9-12.
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 68% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Helena High 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 student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Helena High School's student population of 1,281 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 67 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,281 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

Helena High 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 Helena High School is 0.37, 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
#112 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)
68%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
13%
33%
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White
78%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.370.59
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Graduation Rate
94%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Helena High School is Pelham High School (3.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Helena Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Helena Intermediate School (1.1 miles away)
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  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I just had one graduate, and another has finished his first two years. They have had a great experience.
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there are some good people but i can stand them
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