Oak Mountain High School

  • Oak Mountain High School serves 1,572 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Oak Mountain High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Oak Mountain High School's student population of 1,572 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,572 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Oak Mountain High 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Oak Mountain High School is 0.36, 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)#223 out of 1263 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
11%
33%
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White
79%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.360.59
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Graduation Rate
94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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

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This school is wonderful all around. It has a wide variety of programs such as offering a variety of AP classes, a strong sports program, and a strong music and drama program. It has wonderful facilities and is located in a great community with strong parental involvement.
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