Helena Middle School

1299 Hillsboro Parkway
Helena, AL 35080
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Helena Middle School serves 1,009 students in grades 6-8.
Helena Middle 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 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Helena Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Helena Middle School's student population of 1,009 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,009 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Rankings

Helena Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Helena Middle School is 0.35, 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
#163 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
5%
8%
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Black
11%
33%
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White
80%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.350.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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 Middle School is Helena High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Linda Nolen Learning Center (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Helena Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Helena Helena High School Math: 62% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,281 student
    1.2 miles
    1310 Hillsboro Parkway
    Helena, AL 35080
    (205) 682-3650
    1.2 9-12 1,281
  • Helena Helena Elementary School
    Grades: K-2 | 826 students
    1.8 miles
    187 Third St
    Helena, AL 35080
    (205) 682-5540
    1.8 K-2 826
  • Helena Helena Intermediate School Math: 53% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 3-5 | 976 students
    1.9 miles
    3500 Hwy 52
    Helena, AL 35080
    (205) 682-5520
    1.9 3-5 976
  • Alabaster Creek View Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-3 | 856 students
    3.1 miles
    8568 Highway 17
    Alabaster, AL 35114
    (205) 685-6100
    3.1 PK-3 856
  • Pelham Linda Nolen Learning Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 49 students
    3.4 miles
    2280 Highwy 35
    Pelham, AL 35124
    (205) 682-5800
    3.4 PK-12 49

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