Shades Valley High School

  • Shades Valley High School serves 1,302 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 47% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Shades Valley High School's student population of 1,302 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 75 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,302 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shades Valley High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shades Valley High School is 0.55, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#571 out of 1,264 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
44%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
10%
7%
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Black
61%
33%
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White
27%
55%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.550.59
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Graduation Rate
94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (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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