Sun Valley Elementary School

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Sun Valley Elementary School

Sun Valley Elementary School is a vibrant and diverse learning environment located in the heart of the city. Our school offers a wide range of educational experiences for students of all ages. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment that encourages students to reach their full potential.
At Sun Valley Elementary School, we believe that every student should have access to a quality education. Our teachers strive to create an atmosphere of learning and exploration. We focus on creating an engaging classroom environment that encourages critical thinking and problem solving. We also emphasize the importance of collaboration and teamwork.
We offer a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, and art. These activities provide students with an opportunity to explore their interests and develop their skills.
We are proud of the strong sense of community that exists at Sun Valley Elementary School. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all students. We believe that every student deserves to be respected and valued for their unique qualities and abilities.
At Sun Valley Elementary School, we are dedicated to providing our students with the best possible education. We strive to create an environment where students can thrive and reach their full potential.

Address:

1010 18th Ave Nw
Birmingham, AL 35215

Phone:

(205) 231-5740

Site:

www.bhamcityschools.org

Grades:

PreK – 5

Enrollment:

623 students

Overview Sun Valley Elementary School

Sun Valley Elementary School serves 623 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sun Valley Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Sun Valley Elementary School

Sun Valley Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Sun Valley Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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