Pelham High School

2500 Panther Circle, Pelham, AL 35124 | (205) 682-5500
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,586
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3 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 2500 Panther Cir, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Principal or Admin: Mr Robert W Lavett
  • Fax: (205) 682-5505
  • Website:
School Operational Details
  • Shared Time School
School District Details
  • Shelby County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,095
  • Graduation Rate: 83.3%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.5%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.4
  • Enrolled Students: 27,717

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,586
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 83.5
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 786 (49.6%)
  • Females: 793 (50.0%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 49 (3.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 229 (14.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 278 (17.5%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Pelham High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Pelham High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade46629.4%
10th Grade40625.6%
11th Grade37623.7%
12th Grade33821.3%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for Pelham High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on November 18, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think Pelham is a great school. I returned to Shelby County a few years ago and only have great things to say about the school system. My son has loved it from day one. However, I do have a problem with the brief description of the school seeming that I have paid full price from my sons lunch since he has been in school. So maybe we shouldn't put our great school in such a negative category. I'm pretty sure we can come up with a better description or something a little positive. PLEASE DON'T CATEGORIZE OUR KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on July 30, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this is a very nice shelby county school ,but i didn't give them an a plus because it isn't as clean as it could be but other than that i would recommend that you let your child go here
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 19, 2006
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Pelham is one of the worst schools I have been involved and I have dealt with schools in 3 states. The teachers for the most part have no ethics and act like they are the bullies on the play ground. They make up the rules as they go along with no regard for school published policy. The drug problem at school gets worse every single day.

    The administration is the worse of any I have seen. They don't respond to parents phone calls or e-mails. They can never admit that they made a mistake even when it is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. Their lack of ethics,morals and leadership at the heart of the problems at Pelham High.

    The only positive thing about the school is it has a wonderful band program where the kids are held to high standards by the director.

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