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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Ramsay High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Birmingham, AL. It has 800 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Ramsay High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1060
34 responses
Average ACT
22
374 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

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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
$40,600
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$895
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,527
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
98%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.45 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.45 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 164 responses
Report
  • Football games and basketball games
    23%
  • Homecoming Week
    19%
  • Pep Rallies
    15%
  • Senior Night
    14%
  • PowderPuff Games
    7%
  • Harvest Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
800
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,024
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,040/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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I love my school's authenticness and how the school is a second family for me. The school has some very impactful teachers who are more like counselors. You can go to these teachers about everything from school drama to family problems. Its always good as a teen, to be able to come to a responsible adult about a situation. These impactful teachers are the ones that life your head when it's down or give you a pat on the back when you need one. Although my school is what many may consider large we are a tight family. After the tragic death of a senior at my school, we all had each other's back through it all. When student's loved ones pass we as a school try to make it a mission to help each other emotionally. Being that we are an academic driven school we put our grades before anything else. The school spirit at my school is like no other! Our school supports each other in everything we do. Our bond is authentic, we all want to succeed!
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Overall Ramsay is a good school. I would say the actual building and environment would be the poorest quality of the school. Ramsay is a historical landmark, and I’m fine with that, actually I think it’s pretty great. I don’t think the historic structure of this building is best for a quality learning experience the students deserve. Despite the antique classrooms, restrooms,and hallways, Ramsay offers a safe, welcoming,and loving learning environment.School spirit and pride is shown throughout both the students and faculty and staff. Ramsay‘s Number 1 goal and mission is to prepare students to succeed, exemplify college readiness,and be life long learners.
My high school career is one thing that I will never forget! The level of education was great in which we were challenged and exposed to new things. I loved the interactive experience with all of the extracurricular activities. On the other hand, I would change the food choices offered in the cafeteria to a more diverse selection.