Shades Valley High School

6100 Old Leeds Rd
Birmingham, AL 35210
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
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 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (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 50% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Shades Valley High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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 declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

Shades Valley High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#484 out of 1270 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
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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Diversity Score
0.570.59
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Graduation Rate
96%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
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.

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Shades Valley High School is Mountain Brook High School (4.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Irondale Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham Irondale Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 513 students
    0.2 miles
    6200 Old Leeds Road
    Birmingham, AL 35210
    (205) 379-3800
    0.2 6-8 513
  • Birmingham Grantswood Community Elementary School
    Grades: K-2 | 368 students
    1.0 miles
    5110 Grantswood Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35210
    (205) 379-3700
    1 K-2 368
  • Birmingham Irondale Community School Math: 32% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 417 students
    2.6 miles
    225 16th St S
    Birmingham, AL 35210
    (205) 379-4200
    2.6 3-5 417
  • Birmingham Christian School Magnet School
    Math: 54% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-8 | 658 students
    3.0 miles
    725 Mountain Dr
    Birmingham, AL 35206
    (205) 231-5249
    3 PK-8 658
  • Birmingham We Putnam Middle Schoolmagnet Magnet School
    Math: 8% | Reading: 16%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 324 students
    3.0 miles
    1757 Montclair Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35210
    (205) 231-8680
    3 6-8 324

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