Pelham High School

  • Pelham High School serves 1,846 students in grades 9 - 12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the AL average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Pelham High School operates within the Shelby County School District.
  • Shelby County School District's 84% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1846 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 97 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,846 students
Pelham High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Pelham High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 97 teachers
Pelham High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Pelham High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Pelham High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
Pelham High School Asian Students (1996-2014)
Hispanic
15%
5%
Pelham High School Black Students (1997-2014)
Black
13%
34%
Pelham High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
71%
57%
Pelham High School White Students (1990-2014)
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.
0.46 0.30
Pelham High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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%
52%
Pelham High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
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%
6%
Pelham High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Shelby County School District's student population of 22,809 students has decreased by 19% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 83% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,051 in this district is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,457 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Shelby County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
36
7
Number of Students Managed 22,809 3,026
Shelby County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 74%
Shelby County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
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 $10,051 $10,181
Shelby County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,457 $10,301
Shelby County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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  • PelhamValley Elementary School
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  • PelhamValley Intermediate School
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  • HelenaHelena Elementary School
    Grades: KG-2 | 794 students
    2 miles
    187 Third St
    HelenaAL 35080
    (205)682-5540
    2KG-2794
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    Grades: 9
    2.4 miles
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    (205)439-1610
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    2.5 miles
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    BirminghamAL 35244
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