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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Helena High School is a highly rated, public school located in Helena, AL. It has 1,216 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
1310 Hillsboro Parkway
Helena, AL 35080
Telephone
(205) 682-3650
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Helena High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
5 responses
Average ACT
26
211 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$84,110
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,230
National
$949
Median Home Value
$186,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • The student section
    24%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Sports events
    13%
  • Band compititions
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,216
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,520
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,667/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses

Helena High School Reviews

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Helena High School is the perfect school for students whom are serious about their future aspirations, or still in questioning, to attend. This education system has an extremely intelligent administration and staff which of whom are heavily dedicated in making sure each and every one of their students succeed in their studies as well as establishing strong connections for guidance. The student body is fairly diverse and open, giving an opportunity for students to freely express themselves and learn about one another. This school has a wide variety of clubs and organizations for students to choose from so that each student has one category to fall under and become involved with. Overall, Helena High School is a highly recommended school to attend to achieve college preparedness.
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I love the teachers and students. Though the fine arts are overlooked and attention is primarily given to the sports i feel as though the arts department do their share of representation great! The rapid rise of students coming to the school has made the school seem a bit small for the amount of new students we welcome each new year. Some teachers I feel are not appreciated the way they should be. Many students that are invloved with sports get away with things that those involved in the fine arts would never be able to get out of a day in their life. Overall the school is great and I would be happy to send my future children here.
The best school in the State! Community involvement is unmatched. Students are engaged and work hard! Only in existence since 2014, already have State championships in Alabamas 6A Baseball, Soccer and Final 4 appearances in Softball and Basketball. Great school great city of 18,500 in Metro Bham.