Spain Park No. 5 in Niche Best High Schools in Alabama

By SCOTT MIMS / Staff Writer

HOOVER — Spain Park High School ranks No. 5 on the Niche 2020 Best Public High Schools in Alabama list.

Also ranking highly were Oak Mountain High School at No. 11, Pelham High School at No. 23, Helena High School at No. 24, Thompson High School at No. 31, Chelsea High School at No. 61 and Calera High School at No. 83.

Schools are ranked based on the following categories: academics, teachers, clubs and activities, administration, food, diversity, college prep, health and safety, sports, and resources and facilities.

Following are details about each school according to Niche:

 

Spain Park High School

Hoover City Schools

Rank: No. 5

Overall Niche grade of A+

Enrollment of 1,626

Student-teacher ratio of 14:1

No. 6: Best college prep public high schools in Alabama

Math proficiency percentage: 71 percent of students

Reading proficiency percentage: 73 percent

Average graduation rate: 96 percent

Average SAT score: 1270

Average ACT score: 27

AP enrollment: 33 percent

 

Oak Mountain High School

Shelby County Schools

Rank: No. 11

Overall Niche grade of A

Enrollment of 1,572

Student-teacher ratio of 18:1

No. 13: Best college prep public high schools in Alabama

Math proficiency percentage: 74 percent of students

Reading proficiency percentage: 73 percent

Average graduation rate: 98 percent

Average SAT score: 1310

Average ACT score: 27

AP enrollment: 33 percent

 

Pelham High School

Pelham City Schools

Rank: No. 23

Overall Niche grade of A-

Enrollment of 945

Student-teacher ratio of 16:1

No. 15: Best college prep public high schools in Alabama

Math proficiency percentage: 53 percent of students

Reading proficiency percentage: 51 percent

Average graduation rate: 93 percent

Average SAT score: 1250

Average ACT score: 26

AP enrollment: 12 percent

 

Helena High School

Shelby County Schools

Rank: No. 24

Overall Niche grade of A-

Enrollment of 1,281

Student-teacher ratio of 19:1

No. 31: Best college prep public high schools in Alabama

Math proficiency percentage: 70 percent of students

Reading proficiency percentage: 68 percent

Average graduation rate: 94 percent

Average SAT score: 1270

Average ACT score: 26

AP enrollment: 39 percent

 

Thompson High School

Alabaster City Schools

Rank: No. 31

Overall Niche grade of A-

Enrollment of 1,981

Student-teacher ratio of 17:1

No. 30: Best college prep public high schools in Alabama

Math proficiency percentage: 58 percent of students

Reading proficiency percentage: 57 percent

Average graduation rate: 97 percent

Average SAT score: 1090

Average ACT score: 25

AP enrollment: 14 percent

 

Chelsea High School

Shelby County Schools

Rank: No. 61

Overall Niche grade of B+

Enrollment of 1,235

Student-teacher ratio of 19:1

No. 25: Best college prep public high schools in Alabama

Math proficiency percentage: 64 percent of students

Reading proficiency percentage: 58 percent

Average graduation rate: 96 percent

Average SAT score: 1220

Average ACT score: 25

AP enrollment: 48 percent

 

Calera High School

Shelby County Schools

Rank: No. 83

Overall Niche grade of B

Enrollment of 865

Student-teacher ratio of 20:1

Math proficiency percentage: 46 percent of students

Reading proficiency percentage: 47 percent

Average graduation rate: 92 percent

Average SAT score: 1010

Average ACT score: 22

AP enrollment: 23 percent

 

Others on the list: Vincent Middle High School, No. 123; and Shelby County High School, No. 143.

To see the complete list, visit Niche.com/k12/search/best-public-high-schools/s/alabama/.