Pelham High School (Closed 2015)

  • Pelham High School served 1,846 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 was higher than the AL average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which was less than the state average of 44%.
  • Pelham High School operated within the Shelby County School District.
  • Shelby County School District's 84% graduation rate was higher than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,846 students
Pelham High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Pelham High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers97 teachers
Pelham High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradePelham High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
Pelham High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
1%
1%
Pelham High School Asian Students (1997-2015)
Hispanic
15%
6%
Pelham High School Black Students (1996-2015)
Black
13%
33%
Pelham High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
71%
56%
Pelham High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/an/a
Pelham High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic GroupsPelham High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownAL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.460.32
Pelham High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
47%
Pelham High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
5%
Pelham High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

School District NameShelby County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
37
6
Number of Students Managed25,9592,879
Shelby County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate84%74%
Shelby County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue$279 MM$30 MM
Shelby County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$262 MM$30 MM
Shelby County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$12,214$10,181
Shelby County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$11,491$10,301
Shelby County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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