Jefferson County


The Jefferson County school district in Alabama consists of 56 schools, including 30 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 13 high schools, and 2 alternative schools. The district serves a diverse student population and has a wide range of academic performance across its schools.

Some of the standout schools in the district include Shades Valley High School, which is ranked 59th out of 371 high schools in Alabama and has strong academic results, with over 29% of 11th graders proficient in math and nearly 45% proficient in English. Bragg Middle School is another high performer, ranking 115th out of 437 middle schools in the state and boasting exceptional proficiency rates in math, science, and English. At the elementary level, Bryan Elementary School stands out, ranking 72nd out of 680 elementary schools and achieving outstanding math proficiency rates of over 65% for 3rd graders.

However, the Jefferson County district as a whole is ranked 97th out of 134 districts in Alabama and has a 1 out of 5 star rating from SchoolDigger. There are significant disparities in academic performance and resource allocation across the district, with schools serving higher-income, majority-white populations generally outperforming those with larger populations of low-income and minority students. Addressing these inequities will be crucial for improving outcomes for all students in the district.

District Detail

 2100 18th Street S
Birmingham, AL 35209-1891

 (205) 379-2000

SchoolDigger Rank:
97th of 134 Alabama districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 35,951

Primary Schools: 30
Middle Schools: 11
High Schools: 13
Alternative Schools: 3

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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