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Jefferson County School District

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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2100 18th St South
Birmingham, AL 35209
Jefferson County
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PH: (205) 379-2000
FAX: (205) 379-2311

  • Grades K-12
  • 35,978 students
  • 62 schools

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 ARMT Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 85% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 82% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

Math
 84% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 69% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 90% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 85% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

Math
 84% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 74% (2007)
The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 89% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 83% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

Math
 94% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 69% (2007)
The state average for Math was 93% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 87% (2013)
 89% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 85% (2010)
 86% (2009)
 87% (2008)
 86% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

Math
 69% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 68% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 89% (2013)
 87% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 77% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

Math
 59% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 73% (2011)
 69% (2010)
 63% (2009)
 55% (2008)
 56% (2007)
The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 79% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 77% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 72% (2008)
 70% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

Math
 71% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 64% (2008)
 64% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math.
  • The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 ARMT Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education students48%
General population91%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant85%

MathThis District
All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial80%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education students53%
General population89%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education students58%
General population95%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%

MathThis District
All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education students52%
General population90%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female93%
Male86%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education students52%
General population96%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%

MathThis District
All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic93%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education students72%
General population97%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic85%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education students51%
General population93%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial69%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Special education students30%
General population76%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female92%
Male85%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education students54%
General population94%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

MathThis District
All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black49%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial61%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White70%
Free lunch eligible48%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Special education students23%
General population65%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracial84%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education students38%
General population86%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

MathThis District
All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education students33%
General population77%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math.
  • The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 ASA Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 5

Science
 77% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 67% (2008)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Science
 77% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 58% (2008)
The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science.
  • The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

See Alabama's state standards

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 ASA Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial75%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education students41%
General population84%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ScienceThis District
All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Black69%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education students37%
General population83%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science.
  • The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 AHSGE Results

Scale: % passing

Grade 11

Reading
 82% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 83% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

Social Studies
 67% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 66% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

Science
 71% (2009)
 76% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

Biology I
 94% (2013)
 95% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 92% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

Language
 72% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 78% (2007)
The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

Math
 83% (2013)
 80% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Reading
 94% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 93% (2011)
 92% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 90% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

Social Studies
 83% (2013)
 87% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 87% (2010)
 87% (2009)
 89% (2008)
 84% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

Science
 92% (2009)
 94% (2008)
 90% (2007)
The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

Biology I
 98% (2013)
 98% (2012)
 98% (2011)
 92% (2010)
The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

Language
 88% (2013)
 88% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 89% (2010)
 91% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 88% (2007)
The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

Math
 94% (2013)
 93% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 93% (2009)
 93% (2008)
 89% (2007)
The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, science and social studies.
  • High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate.
  • The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

See Alabama's state standards

Compare all high schools in this district

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 AHSGE Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % passing

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education students38%
General population88%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black54%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible66%
Special education students29%
General population72%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%

Biology IThis District
All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible97%
Special education students71%
General population97%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant94%

LanguageThis District
All Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Special education students23%
General population79%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%

MathThis District
All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education students36%
General population89%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education students60%
General population97%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education students45%
General population87%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Biology IThis District
All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible98%
Special education students88%
General population99%
English language learners92%
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

LanguageThis District
All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education students44%
General population93%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

MathThis District
All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education students60%
General population98%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the Tests

  • In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, science and social studies.
  • High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate.
  • The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Testing in Alabama: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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