PROFICIENCY 32% 15% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
31%Sheffield City

Sheffield High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Sheffield City" in Sheffield, AL. There are a total of 314 students and 24 teachers at Sheffield High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 186 free lunch students and 22 reduced lunch students.

Sheffield High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 32.0%, which is 15% lower than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch186
Reduced lunch22


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment6
Taking some courses6
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses4

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 Sheffield High School, there are a total of 6 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 6 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School15-19%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School45-49%

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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Sheffield High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 52.4% 52.5% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 42.0% 38.3% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.7% 1.2% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 2.4% 4.1% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.4% 3.9% 1.7% 3.1%

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Sheffield demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,4249291
Median age43.238.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%57%55%
Speak English97%95%79%
Speak Spanish2%3%13%

Education level achieved in Sheffield

Completed 8th grade74.4%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school71.9%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college46.6%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.2%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.9%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.6%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Sheffield 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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