How good are the schools in Birmingham, AL?

Birmingham encompasses 66 public elementary, middle and high schools. Birmingham also has 101 private schools. Nineteen 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: 5.4 /10

How we calculate this.


Birmingham has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
68,952
Total Teachers
4,363

Student-Teacher Ratio

16:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

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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