Shades Cahaba Elementary School

3001 Independence Dr, Homewood, AL 35209 | (205) 871-1113
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 612
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4 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 3001 Independence Drive, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Principal or Admin: Ms Sue D Grogan
  • Fax: (205) 871-1186
  • Website:
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Homewood City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $12,762
  • Graduation Rate: 75.6%
  • Dropout Rate: 0.9%
  • Students Per Teacher: 12.0
  • Enrolled Students: 3,554

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 612
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 47.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 309 (50.5%)
  • Females: 301 (49.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 25 (4.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 160 (26.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 185 (30.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Shades Cahaba Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Shades Cahaba Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade9415.4%
2nd Grade9014.7%
3rd Grade11318.5%
4th Grade11619.0%
5th Grade10116.5%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4

4 out of 5 | 1 Review
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1 review for Shades Cahaba Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 15, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The principal and teachers are caring and kind. I'm very impressed with the parental/community involvement at this school. The exorbitant time spent with in-class reading and prep-work for standardized tests (as opposed to instructional class time) as well as unchallenging work assigments are a disappointment.

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