Oak Mountain Elementary School

5640 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Oak Mountain Elementary School serves 729 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Oak Mountain Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Oak Mountain Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Oak Mountain Elementary School's student population of 729 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students729 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

Oak Mountain Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Oak Mountain Elementary School is 0.42, 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
#46 out of 1270 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
1%
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Hispanic
10%
8%
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Black
8%
33%
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White
75%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.420.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
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 Oak Mountain Elementary School is Spain Park High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Oak Mountain Middle School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Oak Mountain Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,093 student
    0.0 miles
    5650 Cahaba Valley Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-5210
    0 6-8 1,093
  • Birmingham Greystone Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 510 students
    1.2 miles
    300 Village Street
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 439-3200
    1.2 K-5 510
  • Birmingham Inverness Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-3 | 605 students
    1.2 miles
    5251 Valleydale Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-5240
    1.2 PK-3 605
  • Birmingham Mt Laurel Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 621 students
    2.9 miles
    1 Jefferson Place
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 682-7230
    2.9 K-5 621
  • Birmingham Berry Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,179 student
    3.1 miles
    4500 Jaguar Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35242
    (205) 439-2000
    3.1 6-8 1,179

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