PROFICIENCY 45% 19% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
49%Shelby County

Calera High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Shelby County" in Columbiana, AL. There are a total of 680 students and 39 teachers at Calera High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 18 to 1. There are a total of 245 free lunch students and 74 reduced lunch students.

Calera High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 44.5%, which is 19% higher than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio18:1
Free lunch245
Reduced lunch74


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment196
Taking some courses196
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses61
Passing no courses124

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Calera High School, there are a total of 196 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 196 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School20-24%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School65-69%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Calera High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 55.4% 75.4% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 37.6% 14.9% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 1.1% 2.2% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 4.5% 5.5% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.2% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.8% 1.8% 1.7% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Calera Intermediate School35%1.0Calera, AL
Calera Middle School36%3.7Calera, AL
Montevallo Elementary School41%5.3Montevallo, AL
Montevallo High School30%5.4Montevallo, AL
Montevallo Middle School45%5.7Montevallo, AL
Meadow View Elementary School49%6.1Alabaster, AL
Jemison Elementary School48%8.0Jemison, AL
Jemison Middle School41%8.1Jemison, AL
Jemison High School35%8.9Jemison, AL
Thompson Middle School41%9.4Alabaster, AL
Thompson Intermediate School42%9.6Alabaster, AL
Thompson High School41%9.7Alabaster, AL

Columbiana demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)5339291
Median age33.138.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)64%57%55%
Speak English94%95%79%
Speak Spanish4%3%13%

Education level achieved in Columbiana

Completed 8th grade88.8%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school88.5%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college66.4%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.2%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors34.9%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.4%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Calera High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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