Irondale has stellar schools which is one of the key reasons families chose to move here. Irondale is served by Jefferson County Board of Education and is home to Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, which has consistently been ranked one of the top academic high schools in the nation.
Irondale is also home to Shades Valley High School a top Jefferson County school which offer students competitive academic variety including; an Engineering Academy, Finance Academy, Vocational School and Theater Academy.
Jefferson Christian Academy is one of the areas top private schools. Other area schools include; Irondale Middle School, Irondale Community School and Grantswood Community School.
Colleges and Universities
Irondale is located within 15 miles of several area colleges and universities including: University of Alabama – Birmingham, Samford University , Birmingham Southern College, Virginia College and Jefferson State Community College.