215 reviews
  1. Shelby County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham, AL 35242
Telephone
(205) 682-5200

Oak Mt. 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
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1310
16 responses
Average ACT
27
128 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
  • Football games
    18%
  • Homecoming week
    18%
  • Talent show
    14%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Homecoming dances
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Cross country meets
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,631
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,396
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,361/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses

Oak Mt. High School Reviews

215 reviews
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My experience at Oak Mountain High School has been a great one. The faculty and staff have made all the difference in my learning experience as a student. Every teacher there cares for you and wants you to do your best and succeed. What has helped me the most overall is Soar60. Soar60 is the time where you have an hour to eat lunch, start on projects and homework, and go to teacher's classrooms to get personalized help. The students at oak mountain are amazing too. The students have so much pride and spirit for their school.Almost everyone is involved in some extracurricular activity and everyone shows up and supports one another in their activities. The one think that may help Oak Mountain become an even better school is to get newer school supplies such as computers or textbooks. Overall Oak Mountain has shaped me into the man I am today and I would not be where I am with out Oak Mountain. I feel like I am prepared wherever life may take me.
I've been in Oak Mountain High School for four years now and I have come across many wonderful teachers that have helped me become who I am today. I love a lot of my current teachers that have helped me in and out of the class to become a better student, friend and daughter. The way the teachers are so involved in their students is such an amazing thing to me. I moved here in the sixth grade and where I am from, the teachers were never as motivational as the ones I have now.
My overall high school experience was pretty fantastic. You will never find a school with more school spirt than Oak Mountain. My favorite part of high school was being apart of the energetic student body. We didn't win all the time but we had the most fun cheering on our team in the process. The academic side of Oak Mountain challenged me to work hard fro my grades. I had plenty of opportunities to take harder classes to prepare myself for college. In my opinion I think Oak Mountain is perfect just the way it is and I hope it never changes.