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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Birmingham City Schools is a public school district located in Birmingham, AL. It has 24,070 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.
Address
2015 Park Place North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Telephone
(205) 231-4220

Birmingham City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1020
69 responses
Average ACT
20
859 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,070
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,024
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$297,451,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,040/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    7%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$46,401
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,028
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,600
National
$184,700

Birmingham City Schools Reviews

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What I like about Birmingham City Schools is that they give courses for high paying job professions. I also like how they teach you real-world situations and on-the-job experiences through field trips. There is always that one teacher (or two) that you will remember at any of the schools in the system. What I dislike about Birmingham City Schools is the environment of kids that are very immature. They fully don't know that Birmingham City Schools is trying to turn African Americans and Hispanics into intelligent, high academic students with jobs that helps them pay for their family. One of my teachers from BCS told me, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -Nelson Mandela". That stuck with me for 5 years til this day.
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Birmingham City Schools strive for excellence! You can tell that all of the faculty cares deeply for every student. Their environment is designed to help students learn and grow in academics, and personal growth. The facilities are kept up with, and always clean. They arrange several fun events for students and their families to participate, making a child's education not only the school's job, but a community involvement.
The principal was very supportive and concern about the student body. He tried to ensure everyone safety . He would would talk to you and if you needed help in yourstodry academics, he would make sure the teachers worked with you so that you want fail the class. BHC receivs a lot of negative attentions but when things are well and a student is doing something good, the media does not cover that story. All kids from HUffman arent bad. At the end of the school year my graduating class felt like a family.