Thompson High School

  • Thompson High School serves 1,873 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 38%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Thompson High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Thompson High School's student population of 1,873 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 107 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,873 students
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Total Classroom Teachers107 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thompson High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,264 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thompson High School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank
35%
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
13%
7%
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Black
22%
33%
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White
63%
56%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.540.33
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alabaster Thompson Middle School Charter School
    Grades: 7-8 | 1004 students
    0.4 miles
    1509 Kent Dairy Road
    Alabaster, AL 35007
    (205)685-8100
    0.4 7-8 1004
  • Alabaster Linda Nolen Learning Center Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 41 students
    0.7 miles
    2280 Highwy 35
    Alabaster, AL 35007
    (205)682-5800
    0.7 PK-12 41
  • Alabaster Thompson Intermediate School Charter School
    Grades: 4-5 | 958 students
    0.7 miles
    10019 Highway 119
    Alabaster, AL 35007
    (205)685-6200
    0.7 4-5 958
  • Alabaster Thompson Sixth Grade Center Charter School
    Grades: 6 | 487 students
    0.7 miles
    10111 Highway 119
    Alabaster, AL 35007
    (205)685-9600
    0.7 6 487
  • Alabaster Child Count Only Charter School

    1.0 miles
    Nonesupplied
    Alabaster, AL 35007
    (205)663-8400
    1.0 n/a n/a

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