Birmingham school information

IndexBirminghamAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores73%80%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools1201,30779,235
Total private schools5935324,875
Total post-secondary schools161027,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Birmingham are 7% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 120 public schools in Birmingham.
  • 81.2% of people in Birmingham have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.2% of people in Birmingham have completed high school.
  • 23.1% of people in Birmingham have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Birmingham

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  • Adolescent Day Treatment1632 7Th Ave SGrades: KG - 12Students: 3 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Alabama Clinical School1221 Alton DriveGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Alabama School Of Fine Arts1800 8Th Ave NGrades: 07 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Allan Cott School150 Glenwood LnGrades: 01 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Allen Cott150 Glenwood LaneGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Arrington Middle Sch2101 Jefferson Ave SwGrades: 06 - 08Students: 332 · Ratio: 13:168
  • Avondale Elem Sch4000 8Th Ct SGrades: KG - 05Students: 494 · Ratio: 16:176
  • Banks Middle School721 86Th St SGrades: 06 - 09Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Barrett Elem Sch7601 Division AveGrades: KG - 05Students: 489 · Ratio: 17:173
  • Bush Middle Sch-Magnet1112 25Th St,EnsleyGrades: 06 - 08Students: 319 · Ratio: 18:155
  • Central Pk Elem Sch4915 Ave QGrades: KG - 05Students: 702 · Ratio: 17:171
  • Chalkville Elem Sch940 Chalkville School RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 1,174 · Ratio: 14:183
  • Charles A Brown Elem Sch4811 Court JGrades: KG - 05Students: 306 · Ratio: 17:162
  • Christian Alt Sch725 Mountain DrGrades: KG - 08Students: 584 · Ratio: 17:187
  • City ElemP O Box 10007Grades: 07 - 09Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • City High SchP O Box 10007Grades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Councill Elem Sch1400 Ave MGrades: PK - 06Students: 323 · Ratio: 15:173
  • Crumly Chapel Elem Sch2201 Pershing RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 344 · Ratio: 11:188
  • Ctr Point Elem Sch4801 Indian TrailGrades: KG - 02Students: 621 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Ctr Street Middle1832 Center Way,SouthGrades: 06 - 08Students: 278 · Ratio: 17:160
  • Curry Elem Sch7900 8Th Ave NGrades: KG - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Daniel House150 Glenwood LaneGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Daniel Payne Middle Sch1500 Daniel Payne DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 286 · Ratio: 16:166
  • Engle Day Treatment1632 7Th Ave SGrades: 05 - 09Students: 5 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Ensley High Alt Ctr1303 Ave FGrades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Ensley Middle Alt Ctr1303 Avenue FGrades: 06 - 09Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Epic Sch1000 10Th Ave SGrades: PK - 05Students: 428 · Ratio: 15:185
  • Erwin Elem Sch528 23Rd Ave NwGrades: 03 - 06Students: 846 · Ratio: 19:166
  • Erwin High Sch532 23Rd Ave NwGrades: 07 - 12Students: 120 · Ratio: 16:157
  • Family Court Elem SchP O Box 10007Grades: KG - 09Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Family Court High SchP O Box 10007Grades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Fultondale High Sch1450 Carson Rd NGrades: 07 - 12Students: 479 · Ratio: 14:173
  • Gaston Kinderg-Eighth Sch5400 Oakwood StGrades: KG - 09Students: 221 · Ratio: 11:172
  • Gate City Elem Sch6910 Georgia Rd Gate CityGrades: KG - 05Students: 384 · Ratio: 20:161
  • Gateway Sch5201 Airport HwyGrades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • George Washington Carver High Sch3900 24Th St NGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,094 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Gibson Elem Sch956 50Th St NGrades: KG - 05Students: 26 · Ratio: 18:169
  • Glen Iris Elem Sch1115 11Th Street SouthGrades: KG - 05Students: 856 · Ratio: 21:177
  • Glenn Middle Sch901 16Th St WGrades: 06 - 08Students: 203 · Ratio: 19:146
  • Glenwood Wilderness150 Glenwood LaneGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Going Elem Sch-Magnet1015 N Martinwood DrGrades: KG - 05Students: 339 · Ratio: 16:179
  • Grantswood Comm Elem Sch5110 Grantswood RdGrades: KG - 02Students: 357 · Ratio: 11:1n/a
  • Green Acres Middle Sch1220 67Th StreetGrades: 06 - 08Students: 422 · Ratio: 16:154
  • Gresham Elem Sch2680 Gresham DriveGrades: KG - 05Students: 342 · Ratio: 13:184
  • Gresham Middle School2650 Gresham DriveGrades: 06 - 09Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:184
  • Hayes High Sch505 43Rd St NGrades: 08 - 11Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Hemphill Elem Sch714 12Th St SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 343 · Ratio: 14:172
  • Higdon Hill School6869 5Th Ave SGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Hill Elem Sch507 3Rd St NGrades: KG - 05Students: 449 · Ratio: 16:164
  • Hillview Elem Sch1520 Cherry AveGrades: KG - 05Students: 285 · Ratio: 15:181
  • Homebound Elem Sch417 29Th St SGrades: 02 - 08Students: 5 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Homebound High Sch417 29Th St SGrades: 07 - 12Students: 7 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Hudson K-Eight Sch3300 F L Shuttlesworth DrGrades: PK - 08Students: 802 · Ratio: 21:181
  • Huffman Acad1212 Cheyenne BlvdGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Huffman High Sch-Magnet950 Springville RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,184 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Huffman Middle Sch517 Huffman RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 303 · Ratio: 19:170
  • Inglenook Sch4120 Inglenook StGrades: KG - 08Students: 334 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Inverness Elem Sch5251 Valleydale RdGrades: KG - 03Students: 655 · Ratio: 15:188
  • Jackson Elem Sch1401 16Th Way SwGrades: KG - 05Students: 261 · Ratio: 16:175
  • Jackson-Olin High Sch510 12Th StreetGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,364 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • Jefferson Co Counseling Learning Ctr50 Long StGrades: KG - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Kennedy Alternative125 63Rd St NGrades: 06 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Kingston Kinderg-Eighth Grade Sch801 46Th St NGrades: KG - 09Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Lakeview Day Sch Prog150 Glenwood LaneGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Lewis Elem Sch2015 26Th Ave NGrades: PK - 05Students: 253 · Ratio: 17:173
  • Martha Gaskins Middle Sch200 Dalton DriveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 367 · Ratio: 20:156
  • Mcelwain Elem Sch-Magnet4447 Montevallo RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Mcneel Sch - Vacca Campus8950 Roebuck BlvdGrades: 07 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Minor Comm Sch3006 Cora AvenueGrades: KG - 05Students: 413 · Ratio: 17:176
  • Minor Elem Sch2425 Ave S,EnsleyGrades: KG - 05Students: 482 · Ratio: 16:167
  • Mt Laurel Elem Sch1 Jefferson PlaceGrades: KG - 03Students: 629 · Ratio: 15:185
  • N H Price Elem Sch532 28Th St SwGrades: KG - 05Students: 20 · Ratio: 13:180
  • North Birmingham Elem Sch2620 35Th Ave NGrades: KG - 05Students: 203 · Ratio: 14:165
  • North Roebuck Elem Sch300 Red Lane RdGrades: KG - 05Students: 522 · Ratio: 21:173
  • Norwood Elem Sch3136 Norwood BlvdGrades: KG - 05Students: 182 · Ratio: 14:179
  • Oak Mt Elem Sch5640 Cahaba Valley RdGrades: KG - 03Students: 737 · Ratio: 14:184
  • Oak Mt High Sch5476 Caldwell Mill RdGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,686 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Oak Mt Intermediate Sch5486 Caldwell Mill RdGrades: 04 - 05Students: 762 · Ratio: 19:191
  • Oak Mt Middle Sch5650 Cahaba Valley RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 123 · Ratio: 15:192
  • Oliver Elem Sch6871 6Th Ct SGrades: KG - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Opportunity Center At Riggins3177 44Th Ct NGrades: 06 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Ossie Ware Mitchell Elem Sch501 81St Street SouthGrades: 06 - 08Students: 339 · Ratio: 17:152
  • Parker High Sch900 4Th St NGrades: 09 - 12Students: 871 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Phillips Acad2316 7Th Avenue NorthGrades: PK - 08Students: 688 · Ratio: 16:191
  • Powderly Elem Sch1901 20Th Street SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 252 · Ratio: 18:157
  • Princeton Alt Sch1425 2Nd Ave WGrades: KG - 05Students: 229 · Ratio: 16:199
  • Ramsay High Sch1800 13Th Ave SGrades: 09 - 12Students: 738 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Riverchase Middle Sch853 Willow Oak DrGrades: 06 - 08Students: 686 · Ratio: 13:183
  • Robert C Arthur Elem Sch625 14Th Ave NwGrades: KG - 05Students: 429 · Ratio: 16:173
  • Robert E Lee Elem Sch630 18Th St SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 183 · Ratio: 14:173
  • Robinson Elem Sch8400 1St Ave SGrades: KG - 05Students: 401 · Ratio: 13:172
  • Sequoyah Sch - Chalkville CampusP O Box 9486Grades: 07 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Smith Middle Sch1124 Five Mile RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 345 · Ratio: 20:185
  • South Hampton Elem565 Sheridan Road PcGrades: KG - 05Students: 47 · Ratio: 15:171
  • Spain Rehab1717 6Th Ave SGrades: KG - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Sun Valley Elem Sch1010 18Th Ave NwGrades: KG - 05Students: 569 · Ratio: 16:165
  • The Rushton School5201 Airport HighwayGrades: 06 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Ucp Of Greater Birmingham2430 11Th Avenue NorthGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Washington Elem Sch901 9Th Avenue NorthGrades: KG - 08Students: 377 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • We Putnam Middle Sch-Magnet1757 Montclair RdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 334 · Ratio: 19:145
  • Wenonah Elem Sch3008 Wilson Rd SwGrades: KG - 08Students: 68 · Ratio: 15:167
  • Wenonah High Sch2800-Wilson Rd SwGrades: 09 - 12Students: 982 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • West End Acad1840 Pearson Ave SwGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • West End High Sch1840 Pearson AveGrades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Whatley Elem Sch549 43Rd St NGrades: KG - 08Students: 463 · Ratio: 16:154
  • Wilkerson Middle Sch116 11Th Ct WGrades: 06 - 08Students: 373 · Ratio: 24:192
  • William E Burkett Multi-Handicapped Ctr50 Long StGrades: KG - 12Students: 63 · Ratio: 2:1n/a
  • Wilson Elem Sch1030 4Th Terr WGrades: KG - 05Students: 268 · Ratio: 17:178
  • Woodlawn High Alt Ctr5620 1St Ave NGrades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Woodlawn High Sch-Magnet5620 1S St Ave NGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,085 · Ratio: 18:1n/a
  • Woodlawn Middle Alt Ctr5620 1St Ave NGrades: 06 - 09Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Workshop IncorporateP O Box 10007 Rm 304Grades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Wylam Elem Sch701 Erie StGrades: PK - 06Students: 249 · Ratio: 17:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Birmingham

IndexBirminghamAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade81.2%79.9%83.8%
Completed high school80.2%78.3%82.4%
Completed some college55.5%52.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree30.9%30.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors23.1%23.1%29.3%
Completed masters8.9%8.6%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.5%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Birmingham (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mountain Brook, AL20,48499%45%
Vestavia Hills, AL34,06195%39%
Gardendale, AL13,80992%35%
Homewood, AL25,42090%32%
Chelsea, AL11,05190%31%
Birmingham, AL211,70573%7%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Boise, ID211,65580%17%
Richmond, VA211,06380%17%
Rochester, NY210,46157%17%
San Bernardino, CA213,04441%40%
Spokane, WA210,14268%0%
Birmingham, AL211,70573%7%
Source: The Birmingham, AL education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.