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Jefferson County

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

Math
 90% (2012)
 87% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 69% (2007)
The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

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

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

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

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

Math
 93% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 69% (2007)
The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

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

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

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 87% (2012)
 85% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 77% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

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

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

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

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

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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 Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracial92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education students54%
General population92%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

MathThis District
All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic90%
Multiracial96%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education students64%
General population93%
English language learners84%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education students48%
General population93%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

MathThis District
All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanic87%
Multiracial95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education students58%
General population92%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students88%
Female93%
Male85%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic81%
Multiracial94%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education students51%
General population94%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

MathThis District
All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial97%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education students71%
General population96%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracial86%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible87%
Special education students50%
General population95%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

MathThis District
All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black58%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial68%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible70%
Special education students28%
General population76%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial95%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education students52%
General population92%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%

MathThis District
All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Black61%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial74%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education students33%
General population78%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education students38%
General population86%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

MathThis District
All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White87%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education students39%
General population85%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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
 75% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 67% (2008)
The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Science
 78% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 58% (2008)
The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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

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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 Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black62%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic71%
Multiracial81%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special education students35%
General population81%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ScienceThis District
All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial100%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible84%
Special education students43%
General population83%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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

Social Studies
 65% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 73% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 66% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

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

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

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

Math
 80% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 12

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

Social Studies
 87% (2012)
 82% (2011)
 87% (2010)
 87% (2009)
 89% (2008)
 84% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

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

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

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

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

Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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 Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special education students35%
General population89%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic47%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible53%
Special education students24%
General population70%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Biology IThis District
All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible95%
Special education students76%
General population97%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

LanguageThis District
All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Black60%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic51%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible69%
Special education students20%
General population78%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%

MathThis District
All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic70%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible76%
Special education students30%
General population86%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 12
ReadingThis District
All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic90%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education students57%
General population97%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic85%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education students51%
General population92%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Biology IThis District
All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic97%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible98%
Special education students91%
General population99%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant98%

LanguageThis District
All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanic76%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education students44%
General population93%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

MathThis District
All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black89%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible96%
Special education students57%
General population97%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%
Source: AL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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