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Jefferson County Schools is a public school district located in Birmingham, AL. It has 36,246 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
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Jefferson County Schools Reviews
I am overall pleased with Jefferson County Schools. I believe our school system is the best. Our teachers, counselors and administrators are caring and look to better our students. Our educators seek to prepare the students for their next steps, whether the working world, service life or higher education. Jefferson County System also includes The International Baccalaureate High School, as well as Middle School. Jefferson County is in high regards across the state and the country. Those students educated in The Jefferson County System are steps above all others.
I am a graduate of Clay-Chalkville High School and in my time there I have come to realize that a lot of students lack the scholarship resources as well as information about furthering their education whilst still in high school. I would like to see Clay-Chalkville offer their students, especially the students of color, a chance to better their positions financially and educationally through offering proper scholarship resources and dual enrollment programs.
I am a long time student of the Jefferson County school system who has enjoyed taking advantage of the most rigorous classes available to me all throughout my tenure. I do hope however, to look back at my school in the future to see improvements in the relevance of the information presented in classes, as well as more consistency from the teachers across the board. For any person to be expected to achieve a high level of learning in all areas, they must be presented with a high level of teaching in all areas and not just in classes reserved for the smartest of the smart students.