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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jefferson County Schools is a public school district located in Birmingham, AL. It has 36,092 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 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
34%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1070
74 responses
Average ACT
22
1,395 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
36,092
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,992
Teachers in First/Second Year
14%

Finances

Total Expenses
$335,896,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,950/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    7%

Jefferson County Schools Reviews

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Hoover High School is a GREAT place to be a student and matriculate on to college. Even though our school is very large, about 3,500 students, we have so many opportunities. Hoover High offers academies within the school that focus all of their classes towards a specific occupation. I am in the engineering academy. Each of my teachers is an actual certified engineer that has sacrificed being an engineer to be a teacher. I realize what a huge decrease in pay my teachers have given up for me and my fellow peers. The experience and the knowledge they impart to us on a daily basis is so crucial that Hoover High students actually graduate with licenses that the average high school student isn't even exposed to until college. By eleventh grade, Hoover engineering students are able to work in an engineering environment, gain vital shop experience, and make extra money. I feel extremely privileged and thankful to be a student at Hoover High School.
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I love the diversity, but I hate the racial profiling and favoritism. I've had a fun, yet challenging time here in the system. College readiness and resources for these are absolutely a plus! I just wish that being equal and fair was more of a priority here!
I would change the focus from being predominantly about sports, specifically football, and letting all other activities fall to the waist side, to having ALL activities be equal whether its lacrosse, theatre, chess, or band. I would have more than one SRO on deck, especially in this time. I'd have all counselours actually know how to help with stuff other than college and even on that platform better. They need to be able to handle grief, suicide, rejection, all the things we don't discuss. We need to be able to trust them. Better connections for students who NEED them not just students that are well liked.