Shades Cahaba Elementary School

3001 Independence Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Shades Cahaba Elementary School serves 577 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Shades Cahaba Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Shades Cahaba Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

Shades Cahaba Elementary School's student population of 577 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students577 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Shades Cahaba Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Shades Cahaba Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,270 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Shades Cahaba Elementary School is 0.51, 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 Testing Rank
#65 out of 1270 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
12%
33%
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White
68%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.510.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHomewood City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Shades Cahaba Elementary School is Homewood High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Homewood Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mountain Brook Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Mountain Brook Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-6 | 504 students
    1.1 miles
    3020 Cambridge Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35223
    (205) 871-8191
    1.1 PK-6 504
  • Birmingham Homewood High School Math: 81% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,226 student
    1.3 miles
    1901 S Lakeshore Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 871-9663
    1.3 9-12 1,226
  • Birmingham Edgewood Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 794 students
    1.4 miles
    901 College Ave
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 423-2400
    1.4 K-5 794
  • Birmingham Ramsay High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 800 students
    1.4 miles
    1800 13th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35205
    (205) 231-7000
    1.4 9-12 800
  • Birmingham Homewood Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-8 | 960 students
    1.5 miles
    395 Mecca Avenue
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 870-0878
    1.5 6-8 960

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