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Top 10 Best Birmingham Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 116 public schools serving 66,337 students in Birmingham, AL (there are , serving 13,861 private students). 83% of all K-12 students in Birmingham, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%). Birmingham has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
The top ranked public schools in Birmingham, AL are Crestline Elementary School, Cherokee Bend Elementary School and Mountain Brook Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Birmingham, AL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Alabama public school average of 22%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 45% statewide average). Schools in Birmingham have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Alabama public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 47% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Birmingham, AL (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Crestline Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3785 Jackson Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 871-8126
Grades: PK-6
| 766 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Cherokee Bend Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4400 Fair Oaks Dr
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 871-3595
Grades: PK-6
| 567 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Mountain Brook Elementary School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3020 Cambridge Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 871-8191
Grades: PK-6
| 530 students
Rank: #44.
East Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2109 Tyson Dr
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5200
Grades: PK-5
| 763 students
Rank: #55.
Mt Laurel Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1 Jefferson Place
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-7230
Grades: K-5
| 501 students
Rank: #66.
Brookwood Forest Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3701 S Brookwood Rd
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 414-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 531 students
Rank: #77.
Pizitz Middle School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2826 Columbiana Road
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5350
Grades: 6-8
| 1,207 students
Rank: #88.
West Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1965 Merryvale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5151
Grades: PK-5
| 750 students
Rank: #99.
Edgewood Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
901 College Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 423-2400
Grades: K-5
| 807 students
Rank: #1010.
Greystone Elementary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
300 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 439-3200
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #1111.
Liberty Park Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17051 Liberty Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 402-5400
Grades: PK-5
| 598 students
Rank: #1212.
Liberty Park Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17035 Liberty Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 402-5450
Grades: 6-8
| 523 students
Rank: #1313.
Bluff Park Elementary School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
569 Park Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-2800
Grades: PK-5
| 617 students
Rank: #1414.
Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4401 Dolly Ridge Road
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 402-5480
Grades: PK-5
| 459 students
Rank: #1515.
Mountain Brook High School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3650 Bethune Dr
Birmingham, AL 35223
(205) 414-3800
Grades: 10-12
| 978 students
Rank: #1616.
Deer Valley Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4990 Ross Bridge Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-3300
Grades: PK-5
| 770 students
Rank: #1717.
Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge
(Math: 55% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2680 Gresham Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 402-5325
Grades: PK-5
| 706 students
Rank: #1818.
Brocks Gap Intermediate School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1730 Lake Cyrus Club Drive
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-1600
Grades: 3-5
| 472 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Mountain Brook Junior High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
205 Overbrook Dr
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 871-3516
Grades: 7-9
| 968 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Vestavia Hills High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2235 Lime Rock Rd
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 402-5250
Grades: 10-12
| 1,561 students
Rank: #2121.
Homewood Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
395 Mecca Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 870-0878
Grades: 6-8
| 982 students
Rank: #2222.
Oak Mountain Intermediate School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5486 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5220
Grades: 4-5
| 636 students
Rank: #2323.
Riverchase Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1950 Old Montgomery Highway
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-3400
Grades: PK-5
| 658 students
Rank: #2424.
Inverness Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5251 Valleydale Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5240
Grades: PK-3
| 579 students
Rank: #2525.
Robert F Bumpus Middle School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6055 Flemming Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 439-2200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,154 students
Rank: #2626.
Oak Mountain Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5640 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5230
Grades: PK-3
| 705 students
Rank: #2727.
Homewood High School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1901 S Lakeshore Dr
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 871-9663
Grades: 9-12
| 1,267 students
Rank: #2828.
Shades Cahaba Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3001 Independence Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 871-1113
Grades: K-5
| 503 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Hall Kent Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
213 Hall Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 423-2430
Grades: PK-5
| 677 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Rocky Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2876 Old Rocky Ridge Rd
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 439-2900
Grades: PK-5
| 587 students
Rank: #3131.
Oak Mountain Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5650 Cahaba Valley Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 682-5210
Grades: 6-8
| 1,057 students
Rank: #3232.
Gwin Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1580 Patton Chapel Road
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 547 students
Rank: #3333.
Shades Mountain Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2250 Sumpter St
Birmingham, AL 35226
(205) 439-3100
Grades: PK-5
| 295 students
Rank: #3434.
1269 Portland St
Birmingham, AL 35217
(205) 841-7541
Grades: PK-2
| 341 students
Rank: #3535.
Berry Middle School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4500 Jaguar Dr
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 439-2000
Grades: 6-8
| 1,081 students
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Birmingham, Alabama Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1221 Alton Dr
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 836-9923
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1800 Rev. Abraham Woods Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 252-9241
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
1800 8th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 252-9241
Grades: 7-12
| 339 students
150 Glenwood Ln
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
Allen Cott (Closed 2015)
Special Education School
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2101 Jefferson Ave Sw
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 231-1130
Grades: 6-8
| 330 students
3013 Ave F
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6130
Grades: PK-5
| 291 students
721 86th St S
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-5190
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1832 Center Way S
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7190
Grades: PK-8
| 340 students
1832 Center Way South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 231-7190
Grades: 7-9
| n/a students
417 29th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 808-0001
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1400 Ave M Ensley
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6190
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
7900 8th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205) 231-8250
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
Daniel House (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1500 Daniel Payne Dr
Birmingham, AL 35214
(205) 231-3190
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
Cpm C433 1717 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 996-2741
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
6 Tuscaloosa Ave
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 231-7310
Grades: K-5
| 196 students
1303 Ave F
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6250
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2301 Ave J Ensley
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6250
Grades: 9-12
| 855 students
1303 Avenue F
Birmingham, AL 35218
(205) 231-6250
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
120 2nd Court N
Birmingham, AL 35202
(205) 231-4868
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
120 2nd Court N
Birmingham, AL 35202
(205) 231-4868
Grades: 8-12
| 32 students
5400 Oakwood St
Birmingham, AL 35228
(205) 231-1310
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
5201 Airport Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 510-2714
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
956 50th St N
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 231-8370
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
901 16th St W
Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 231-6370
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
Glenwood Inc (Closed 2008)
Special Education School
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Glenwood Wilderness (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
150 Glenwood Lane
Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 969-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1015 N Martinwood Dr
Birmingham, AL 35235
(205) 231-5310
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
2650 Gresham Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 379-3830
Grades: PK-5
| 370 students
2650 Gresham Drive
Birmingham, AL 35243
(205) 379-3800
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
505 43rd St N
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 231-8440
Grades: 9-11
| n/a students
Higdon Hill School (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
6869 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 838-4031
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Higdon Hill School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
6869 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 838-4031
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
507 3rd St N
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 231-2190
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Birmingham, AL?
How many public schools are located in Birmingham, AL?
116 public schools are located in Birmingham, AL.
What percentage of students in Birmingham, AL go to public school?
83% of all K-12 students in Birmingham, AL are educated in public schools (compared to the AL state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Birmingham, AL?
Birmingham, AL public schools minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public schools average of 47% (majority Black).

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