How good are the schools in Birmingham, AL?

Birmingham encompasses 66 public elementary, middle and high schools. Birmingham also has 101 private schools. Forty-three high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Birmingham is also home to six colleges and/or universities, one of which earned a place on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 5.3 /10

How we calculate this.


Birmingham has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
61,799
Total Teachers
4,273

Student-Teacher Ratio

14:1

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

All High Schools in Birmingham

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

Nearby School Districts

Jefferson County
12 High Schools
Birmingham City
8 High Schools
Blount County
7 High Schools
Shelby County
6 High Schools
Walker County
6 High Schools
St Clair County
5 High Schools
Hoover City
3 High Schools
Bibb County
3 High Schools
Chilton County
3 High Schools

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