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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade B
  4. College Prep
    grade B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade C+
  7. Administration
    grade C
  8. Sports
    grade A minus
  9. Food
    grade C minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade C+

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Shades Valley High School is an above average, public school located in Irondale, AL. It has 1,270 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1080
25 responses
Average ACT
22
232 responses
AP Enrollment
44%

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Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$56,445
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,041
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$142,500
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 28 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
  • Prom
    20%
  • Dancing with the Staff
    15%
  • Winter Formal
    15%
  • Senior Picnic
    14%
  • Homecoming door decorating
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,270
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,370
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
49%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 41 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 41 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 41 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,708 / year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 49 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 49 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 49 responses

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