J F Shields High School

  • J F Shields High School serves 260 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (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 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • J F Shields 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 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • J F Shields High School's student population of 260 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students260 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J F Shields 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 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J F Shields High School is 0.06, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1054 out of 1263 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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Black
97%
33%
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White
3%
55%
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Diversity Score0.060.59
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Graduation Rate≥80%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMonroe County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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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
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