PROFICIENCY 48% 27% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
35%Jefferson County

Shades Valley High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Jefferson County" in Irondale, AL. There are a total of 1,352 students and 83 teachers at Shades Valley High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 520 free lunch students and 105 reduced lunch students.

Shades Valley High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 47.5%, which is 27% higher than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch520
Reduced lunch105


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment606
Taking some courses453
Taking some courses (not tests)156
Passing some courses381
Passing no courses65

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 Shades Valley High School, there are a total of 606 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 453 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School30%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School65%

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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Shades Valley High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 28.6% 47.4% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 61.3% 43.9% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 2.7% 0.5% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 6.2% 6.6% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.2% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.8% 1.4% 1.7% 3.1%

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Irondale demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3159291
Median age39.038.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%57%55%
Speak English100%95%79%
Speak Spanish0%3%13%

Education level achieved in Irondale

Completed 8th grade83.9%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school79.3%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college47.0%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.1%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.1%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Shades Valley 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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