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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Jefferson County Schools is a public school district located in Birmingham, AL. It has 36,171 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.
Address
2100 18th Street S
Birmingham, AL 35209
Telephone
(205) 379-2000

Jefferson County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1130
115 responses
Average ACT
22
1,884 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
36,171
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,386
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%

Finances

Total Expenses
$335,896,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,361/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$71,494
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,025
National
$949
Median Home Value
$319,300
National
$184,700

Jefferson County Schools Reviews

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Jefferson County is fairly good. I have been to two of their elementary schools, one of their middle schools, and one (possibly two in the future) of their high schools. From what I have seen from being in those schools, I can say that their facility and teachers are well educated and care about their students. I have had bad experiences with the students, but almost none of the teachers. There were only about two teachers in my time at the middle school who didn't do their jobs and gave us book most of the time. That should be looked into. The JCIB school that they have is very challenging, but I feel that they make it too challenging to where you can't really have fun in your high school years. I want to enjoy the time that I have while I am not an adult. Jefferson County overall has some amazing teachers and has been very good to me. There were very little problems with their schools that I attended.
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My experience was very well my teachers we're all very nice and helpful through out my years, I have made strong bonds with some of them. I highly enjoyed most of my classes because there was always something to do that was time consuming where I would just really go into detail on the assignment. Also, I enjoy the school spirit I personally love having school spirit and participating in different events that we have at our school. We have huge verities of clubs and extra organizations here that are good and help others have a good and fun time at school. The staff at this school is so nice and sweet, from the counselors and to the teachers.
I have experienced teachers in science and history department of the school I attend as exemplary. Where Jefferson County seems to lack is the math fields. I would like to see an advancement in this area because math is one of the most important subjects and should not be lacking as much as I have experienced. I also feel like Jefferson County lacks in the way they execute education and the checking the progress of the teachers. I have come into contact with many teachers that do not seem to execute their job correctly. I expect exemplary teachers in all fields, not just a few. The goods thing about Jefferson County Schools is that they work hard to provide equal opportunities for those that do not receive the educational push in their home life. Jefferson County Schools show no prejudice and each student is given the equal opportunity in the realm of education to the best of their ability.