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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Shelby County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Columbiana, AL. It has 20,250 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
410 E College St
Columbiana, AL 35051
Telephone
(205) 682-7000

Shelby County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1220
68 responses
Average ACT
25
1,213 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
20,250
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,520
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$296,889,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,667/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$40,617
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$573
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,000
National
$184,700

Shelby County Schools Reviews

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Shelby County Schools has been a great place for me to get my education K-12. It has a great learning environment because I have learned about more than just science, math, English, and history. I would like to see more money go into academic clubs like Scholar's Bowl and Spanish Club though.
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Shelby County schools have been the best school I have been to. They have great security, are up to date on the newest technology, the classes aren't too big or too small, and each teacher gets to know you on a personal level and becomes a friend and helper.
I loved attending Shelby County Schools, more specifically Calera schools. We have great administrators and teachers who often got brought up to work for the board. Everyone is so helpful and caring and it makes the high school experience very enjoyable.