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About This School

Calera High School is a public high school in Calera. The principal of Calera High School is Mr Richard Bishop. 910 students go to Calera High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 45% of the 910 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Calera High School is 15:1. Montevallo High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 76%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 14%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 26%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Calera teachers are great. The principal on the other hand is horrible. If you child is a black male and attend this school. I strongly advise you to write everything down on paper and get involve with Shelby County Board of Education. This man has got to be put out.

  • (2 years ago)

    I THINK THIS SCHOOL IS A GOOD SCHOOL IF YOU ARE NOT A BLACK MALE. UPPER ADMINISTRATION SHOWS VERY LITTLE FAIRNESS TO THOSE OF THIS PARTICULAR STATUS. IF THEY COULD GET PEOPLE TO TREAT ALL STUDENTS EQUALLY IT WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a small area that is growing in a time when funds are not. This schoolpromotex a sense of community.

  • (5 years ago)

    In my opinion Calera is one of the up and coming 4A schools in the state. They have strong sports programs but also great fine arts programs and strong academics--the comprehensive math team were state champs last year. The education is on a par with the bigger more well-known Shelby County schools and the school has the added advantage of being small enough that kids don't get lost in the shuffle. I have nothing but praise for the school teachers staff and students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Calera has the potential to be a great school. We just went froma a 3A to a 5A so we are growing and we have new leadership. I am excited about what Calera is going to become.

  • (6 years ago)

    Calera is a great school. The teachers are wonderful.

  • (7 years ago)

    We recently moved back to Alabama from El Paso Texas. My boys love being back - the school is somewhat small but in turn that is what I like the best. Smaller classes give the kids a better chance. Some of the teachers are excellent while others are just starting out so they still have a chance to prove themselves. Overall I would definitely recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with all the help we received from Calera. Our son has ADHD and has dyslexia. Mr. Mobley principal is the best!!!!!

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