August 10, 2018 Top School Systems in Our Own Backyard


Area Schools Have Made the Honor Roll

It’s no secret that the Birmingham area is home to some of the best schools in the state of Alabama. According to, four out of the five top school districts in the state are located in our Birmingham metropolitan area.

Let’s take a closer look at what else is being reported. Zillow has awarded four of our school districts a ten out of ten rating, with two others earning a nine out of ten rating. As for individual school performance within our state, we’re sporting a gold star there, as well. Half of U.S. News and World Report’s Top 12, and half of’s Top 10 List are Birmingham area schools. These ratings and reviews are truly outstanding when compared with other major cities in the state – and beyond.

Excellence is clearly a priority for these schools as well as many others that are equally outstanding, but were not recognized on the lists. More than anything, matching the right educational platform to the individual student is the key to exposing the student to optimum academics, athletics, arts, special needs programs – whatever the student may be needing or seeking in their educational experience.

You may be under the misconception that your ideal school district is beyond your reach. Perhaps you feel that home prices in the area are too high, or that you don’t have time to relocate before another school year begins. Consider this: With interest rates still at all-time lows, and a hot real estate market, buying a home in your desired school district may be more tangible and affordable than you think.

Michelle Smith, Callie Hill and Nina Rusert

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2367 Lakeside Drive Suite A-2, Birmingham, AL 35244