Helena Intermediate School

  • Helena Intermediate School serves 912 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Helena Intermediate School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Helena Intermediate School's student population of 912 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students912 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Helena Intermediate School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Helena Intermediate School is 0.33, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#144 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
12%
33%
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White
81%
56%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Helena Intermediate School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.330.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Helena Intermediate School is Helena High School (1.1 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is (1.9 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Helena Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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