Shades Mountain Elementary School

2250 Sumpter St
Birmingham, AL 35226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Shades Mountain Elementary School serves 318 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Shades Mountain Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (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 60-64% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Shades Mountain Elementary School's student population of 318 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students318 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

Shades Mountain Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Mountain Elementary School is 0.61, which is more 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
#149 out of 1270 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
1%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
23%
33%
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White
57%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.610.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoover City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Shades Mountain Elementary School is Crossroads School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Crossroads School Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12
    0.9 miles
    1085 Buccaneer Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35244
    (205) 439-1800
    0.9 6-12 n/a
  • Birmingham Pizitz Middle School Math: 83% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,186 student
    1.7 miles
    2020 Pizitz Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5350
    1.7 6-8 1,186
  • Birmingham Vestavia Hills Elementary Central Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 4-5 | 798 students
    2.0 miles
    1289 Montgomery Hwy
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5300
    2 4-5 798
  • Birmingham West Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-3 | 779 students
    2.0 miles
    1965 Merryvale Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35216
    (205) 402-5151
    2 PK-3 779
  • Birmingham Hall Kent Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 694 students
    2.1 miles
    213 Hall Ave
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 423-2430
    2.1 PK-5 694

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