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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
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Parker High School is a public school located in Birmingham, AL. It has 820 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
About Parker High School...
Address
400 Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35204
Telephone
(205) 231-2370

Parker High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
69%
Average SAT
Average ACT
18
63 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,404
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Playoff Basketball Games
    50%
  • Football games
    42%
  • Softball, baseball
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
820
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,694
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,602/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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As a Parker High School student as a new student in the beginning, walking through those doors was a very overwhelming experience. As you continue to get to know teachers and students you begin to grow and attach to the school. Classes were hard for me in the beginning as a sophomore but I began to manage time and grades started to improve. Today as a junior my grades aren’t as well but I plan to work hard to pull up the one grade I am not satisfied with.
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Parker high probably not the best but it's worth your time. Teachers prepare and works with your I take all AP classes since 9th grade and currently enrolled. I had a 4.0 in the 9th grade number 1 out of 193 freshmans, sophomore year I had 3.9 and was number 3 out of 190, and now I'm a junior with a 3.9 really don't know my ranking just yet. I am cheerleader for Parker I have lots of fun participating in that after all Parker is a good historical school.
Parker high school is a good high school. Number one us because we are the first black high school to exist. When oarker high school first open thete were only 19 students and one teacher which his name was Author Harold Parker. Some experiences that i have had at parker have been great. I first came to parker in the 10th grade and every since then i have been successfully challenged and now here i am graduation in 1 day. I am so glad and honored to be graduating from A.h. Parker High School.