6100 Old Leeds Rd
Birmingham, AL 35210
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Shades Valley High School serves 1,338 students in grades 9-12.
Shades Valley High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

School Overview

Shades Valley High School's student population of 1,338 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
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End of 2nd Semester - Last Day for Students
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Shades Valley High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Valley High School is 0.57, 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
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#482 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
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
60%
33%
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White
25%
55%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Graduation Rate
93%
91%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Shades Valley High School is a high school located in Irondale, Alabama. The school was established in 1948. The Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School is located on the same campus. Dabbs Technical Academy is located several miles away on a different campus. The school's academies include business, theater, and technical. Because of the draw from the county, SVHS/JCIB serves a diverse student body population. SVHS/JCIB serves grades 9-12. The administration is comprised of a principal and four assistant principals, one who primarily serves at JCIB. SVHS/JCIB colors are maroon and black, and the athletic teams are called the "Mounties". SVHS/JCIB has a variety of clubs which meet on alternate Tuesdays during Club Day. Sports include football, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys tennis and golf, girls volleyball, track, boys soccer, baseball and girls softball. The soccer team won the state championship in 2006. The SVHS/JCIB drama department is noted nationally as being one of the primier programs for drama. There have been many successful graduates of SVHS/JCIB including politicians and government officials, professionals in law, education, business, and medicine.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,338 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57 (Top 30%)

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