Pelham High School

  • Pelham High School serves 920 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 46% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Pelham 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 top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Pelham High School's student population of 920 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students920 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Pelham High School
Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Pelham High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Pelham High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pelham High School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#676 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pelham High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pelham High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
Asian
3%
1%
Hispanic
26%
7%
Black
14%
33%
White
57%
56%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pelham High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.590.58
Graduation Rate
95%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Pelham High School and public school graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
46%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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