J F Shields High School

17688 Highway 21 N
Beatrice, AL 36425
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 224 students in grades Prekindergarten-12, J F Shields High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 224 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : ≥80% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

J F Shields High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

J F Shields High School's student population of 224 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
224 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

J F Shields High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of J F Shields High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#1153 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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6-9%
29%
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15-19%
47%
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≤10%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of J F Shields High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
10%
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Black
97%
32%
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White
2%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.06
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≥80%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is J F Shields High School's ranking?
J F Shields High School is ranked #1153 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of J F Shields High School?
The graduation rate of J F Shields High School is 80%, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 88%.
How many students attend J F Shields High School?
224 students attend J F Shields High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
97% of J F Shields High School students are Black, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of J F Shields High School?
J F Shields High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does J F Shields High School offer ?
J F Shields High School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12
What school district is J F Shields High School part of?
J F Shields High School is part of Monroe County School District.

School Reviews

5   8/17/2011
J.F. Shields has long provided a quality education to the students who attended the school. Just about everywhere you go you come across someone who recalls the lessons learned at J.F. Shields. I will always believe that it was my strong and solid foundation in band that helps me to appreciate music of all types today. I can't say enough about the sports and athletic programs at Shields. Walk in the school office any day and the huge number of trophies tells the story. To be a long standing school, the facilities look very well. The level of parent involvement remains remarkable. Most of the parents are alumnus. They take great pride in their Alma mater
- Posted by Student/Alumni - ggree

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 224 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : ≥80% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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