135 reviews
  1. Jefferson County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
4800 Mcadory School Rd
Mccalla, AL 35111
Telephone
(205) 379-4700

McAdory High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Data not available
Average ACT
20
73 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
  • Football season
    39%
  • Homecoming week
    28%
  • Homecoming week and softball season.
    17%
  • The McAdory Band of Gold
    17%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,003
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,188
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.4%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,313/ year
National
$11,890
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses

McAdory High School Reviews

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My high school experience was great! I enjoyed Friday night football, while leading the varsity cheerleader squad. As the Varsity cheerleader captain, I learned to be a leader with the hopes of leaving a positive impact on the underclassmen.

I found pleasure in being recognized and involved in high achievement societies. I enjoyed helping others when needed. I would certainly choose this school again if I had to do it all over. I look forward to sharing my experience with my younger siblings while they share their experiences with me.
McAdory High School is an awesome school. We have a beautiful campus that includes a beautiful courtyard, roomy classrooms, clean and neat lunchrooms and spacious hallways. McAdory is also very historic and will not get remodeled until it basically starts to fall apart. The teachers are somewhat good and respectful but not everyone has the best days, even the janitors. We learn new things everyday and always have a manageable amount of work to do. Sport at my school are one the most important things there is. We have a few state championships, and have won area or region, a multiple of times.Overall, McAdory is one of the top schools in Alabama.
I have enjoyed being a part of the cheer-leading squad, ambassador activities, honor societies and the Chick-fil-a leader academy. These organizations have benefited me in many ways. I have learned leadership skills. They have prepared me for possible future leadership positions. There is a wide variety of clubs and organizations offered at McAdory High School.