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65%
  • Oak Mt Elementary School
  • 5640 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham
  • Shelby County
  • Grades: KG - 3 · Students: 705
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
62%
  • Oak Mt Middle School
  • 5650 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham
  • Shelby County
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,122
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
55%
  • Princeton Alt School
  • 1425 2nd Ave W, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 240
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
54%
  • Ramsay High School
  • 1800 13th Ave S, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 856
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
52%
  • Christian Alt School
  • 725 Mountain Dr, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 603
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
51%
  • Phillips Academy
  • 2316 7th Avenue North, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 750
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
48%
  • Epic School
  • 1000 10th Ave S, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 469
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
42%
  • Gresham Elementary School
  • 2680 Gresham Drive, Birmingham
  • Jefferson County
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 362
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
40%
  • Riverchase Middle School
  • 853 Willow Oak Dr, Birmingham
  • Pelham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 740
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
34%
  • Chalkville Elementary School
  • 940 Chalkville School Rd, Birmingham
  • Jefferson County
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 1,204
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
25%
  • Martha Gaskins Middle School
  • 200 Dalton Drive, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 507
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
22%
  • Wilkerson Middle School
  • 116 11th Ct W, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 299
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
21%
  • Glen Iris Elementary School
  • 1115 11th Street South, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 847
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
20%
  • Minor Elementary School
  • 2425 Ave Sensley, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 417
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
20%
  • Wylam Elementary School
  • 701 Erie St, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 404
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
20%
  • Avondale Elementary School
  • 4000 8th Ct S, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 546
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
19%
  • Wenonah High School
  • 2800-wilson Rd Sw, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 775
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
19%
  • Sun Valley Elementary School
  • 1010 18th Ave Nw, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 601
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
19%
  • Huffman Middle School
  • 517 Huffman Rd, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 359
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
17%
  • Hudson K-eight School
  • 3300 F L Shuttlesworth Dr, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 740
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
17%
  • Barrett Elementary School
  • 7601 Division Ave, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 396
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
17%
  • Lewis Elementary School
  • 2015 26th Ave N, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 366
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
17%
  • Huffman Academy
  • 1212 Cheyenne Boulevard, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 774
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
16%
  • Huffman High School-magnet
  • 950 Springville Rd, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,313
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
16%
  • Bush Middle School-magnet
  • 1112 25th Stensley, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 382
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
15%
  • Inglenook School
  • 4120 Inglenook St, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 411
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
15%
  • Erwin High School
  • 532 23rd Ave Nw, Birmingham
  • Jefferson County
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 846
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
15%
  • Tuggle Elementary School
  • 412 12th Ct N, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 528
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
15%
  • Robinson Elementary School
  • 8400 1st Ave S, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 449
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
15%
  • Gate City Elementary School
  • 6910 Georgia Rd Gate City, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 463
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
15%
  • Ossie Ware Mitchell Elementary School
  • 501 81st Street South, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 312
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
14%
  • Bush Hills Academy
  • 900 16th Street West, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 487
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
14%
  • We Putnam Middle School-magnet
  • 1757 Montclair Rd, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 332
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
14%
  • George Washington Carver High School
  • 3900 24th St N, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 791
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
14%
  • Arrington Middle School
  • 2101 Jefferson Ave Sw, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 370
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
14%
  • Woodlawn High School-magnet
  • 5620 1s St Ave N, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 787
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
14%
  • Washington Elementary School
  • 901 9th Avenue North, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 664
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
13%
  • South Hampton Elementary
  • 565 Sheridan Road Pc, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 583
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
13%
  • West End Academy
  • 1840 Pearson Avenue Sw, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 739
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
13%
  • Oxmoor K-5
  • 3600 Sydney Drive, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 517
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
13%
  • Green Acres Middle School
  • 1220 67th Street, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 325
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
12%
  • Charles A Brown Elementary School
  • 4811 Court J, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 411
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
12%
  • Central Pk Elementary School
  • 4915 Ave Q, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 509
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
12%
  • Smith Middle School
  • 1124 Five Mile Rd, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 514
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
11%
  • Hayes K-8
  • 505 43rd Street North, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 837
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
11%
  • Parker High School
  • 900 4th St N, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 830
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
10%
  • Jackson-olin High School
  • 510 12th Street, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,052
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
10%
  • Wenonah Elementary School
  • 3008 Wilson Rd Sw, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 347
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
9%
  • Hemphill Elementary School
  • 714 12th St Sw, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 532
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
n/a
  • Family Court High School
  • P O Box 10007, Birmingham
  • Birmingham City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 12
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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Birmingham school information

IndexBirminghamAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores22%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools1201,30779,221
Total private schools5935324,874
Total post-secondary schools161027,963
The Birmingham, AL educational system consists of 120 public schools, 59 private schools and 16 post-secondary schools. Birmingham public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 41% lower than than the Alabama average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Birmingham public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.4% have completed high school, 25.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Birmingham

IndexBirminghamAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade82.4%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school81.4%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.0%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.7%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.0%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.2%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.0%1.3%

There are a total of 120 public schools, 59 private schools and 16 post-secondary schools in Birmingham. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Birmingham, AL schools is 22%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Birmingham, AL, an average of 82.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 81.4% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Birmingham schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Birmingham, AL schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mountain Brook, AL20,53284%70%
Vestavia Hills, AL34,24378%58%
Homewood, AL25,65268%38%
Shoal Creek, AL1,44866%34%
Indian Springs Village, AL2,52962%25%
Birmingham, AL212,42422%55%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Spokane, WA212,07848%3%
Des Moines, IA212,85960%23%
Rochester, NY210,29129%40%
San Bernardino, CA214,58120%58%
Modesto, CA208,51230%40%
Birmingham, AL212,42422%55%
Source: The Birmingham, AL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.
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