Oak Mountain Elementary School

5640 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Oak Mountain Elementary School serves 705 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
Oak Mountain Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Oak Mountain Elementary School's student population of 705 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students
705 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

Oak Mountain Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Oak Mountain Elementary School is 0.44, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#77 out of 1276 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
18:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
10%
10%
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Black
10%
32%
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White
74%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.44
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Oak Mountain Elementary School's ranking?
Oak Mountain Elementary School is ranked #77 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Oak Mountain Elementary School often compared to?
Oak Mountain Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Inverness Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50-54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 65-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Oak Mountain Elementary School?
705 students attend Oak Mountain Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
74% of Oak Mountain Elementary School students are White, 10% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Oak Mountain Elementary School?
Oak Mountain Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Oak Mountain Elementary School offer ?
Oak Mountain Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-3
What school district is Oak Mountain Elementary School part of?
Oak Mountain Elementary School is part of Shelby County School District.

School Reviews

5   7/10/2008
Excellent school. High marks for all of the above categories.
- Posted by Parent - dswan

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 705 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 26%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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