3001 Independence Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
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 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
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 Rankings

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

School Overview

Shades Cahaba Elementary School's student population of 577 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
577 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Memorial Day - Schools Closed
May 30, 2022 (Monday)
First Day for Students
August 10, 2022 (Wednesday)
Labor Day - Schools Closed
September 05, 2022 (Monday)
Fall Break - Schools Closed
October 10, 2022 (Monday)
Veterans Day - Schools Closed
November 11, 2022 (Friday)

School Rankings

Shades Cahaba Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#69 out of 1263 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 577 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in AL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Top 50%)

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