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2022 Best Public High Schools in the Birmingham Area

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Mt. Brook High School

    Mountain Brook City Schools, AL,

    10-12,

    113 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Excellent for Music, Academics, and Sports. Not that diverse, but if you want to get an amazing education, go here. Best school in the state (In my opinion). Also, after reading these reviews, being...WARNING: the Administration is ignorant and usually so not listen to students.

    Read 113 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,043,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Homewood High School

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    Homewood City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    258 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Academically homewood offers anything you could ask for. Good teachers and extra help easily accessible. Only problem is the counselors don’t do enough 1 on 1 time with students so many are simply....

    Read 258 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,218,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Vestavia Hills High School

    Vestavia Hills City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    263 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says What a great experience & handled the pandemic with wisdom & common sense. I was given the full high school experience! I had great academics & fun experiences in sports, community events, and....

    Read 263 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,021,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Spain Park High School

    Hoover City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    267 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a Senior at Spain Park High School. I enrolled in the school the second semester of my Sophomore year. It was very challenging for me because I was coming from a very small private,....

    Read 267 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,634,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Hoover High School

    Hoover City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    480 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Coming from a very small and low-populated town, moving to Hoover High School was a great way for me to meet tons of new people with all sorts of different backgrounds. No one is the same and you....

    Read 480 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,817,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  6. #6 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Alabama School of Fine Arts

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    Public School,

    BIRMINGHAM, AL,

    7-12,

    63 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The Alabama School of Fine Arts has six specialties available for study: Music, Theater, Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Dance, and Math-Science. An applicant must apply and audition for whichever....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 337,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  7. #7 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Hewitt-Trussville High School

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    Trussville City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    258 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says HTHS gives their students an amazing chance at a wonderful future! We have excellent teachers and staff who help us achieve our personal, athletic, and academic goals. They realize college is not for....

    Read 258 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,545,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  8. #8 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Oak Mt. High School

    Shelby County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    293 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Oak Mountain High School is a great school academically and socially! Oak Mountain’s staff challenges you in a way that makes you grow not only academically but as a person. The staff is truest....

    Read 293 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,527,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  9. #9 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Thompson High School

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    Alabaster City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    919 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Thompson has been great! I’ve met teachers that truly care about my well-being and academic success. There are many and diverse academic opportunities held hear at Thompson like AP....

    Read 919 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,062,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  10. #10 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Helena High School

    Shelby County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    138 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says My experience at Helena High School for the past three years has been overwhelming positive. The teachers and factuality members are dedicated and passionate about their students. Some things I would....

    Read 138 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,348,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  11. #11 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Pelham High School

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    Pelham City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    276 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Although I have not graduated yet, I have had a pleasant experience at Pelham High School. All the staff and administration are so involved and do their best to make sure the students are not only....

    Read 276 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,015,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  12. #12 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Leeds High School

    Leeds City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    124 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Personally moving from California to Alabama was a great change and impact to me but with the help of my cousin, I got to fit right in at Leeds High School. Overall, besides the other schools....

    Read 124 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 521,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  13. #13 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Chelsea High School

    Shelby County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    211 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience over the last four years at Chelsea High School has honestly been life changing. The student body and faculty represents the Chelsea community as a very positive and healthy....

    Read 211 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,338,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  14. #14 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Shades Valley High School

    Jefferson County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    331 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The overall experience at shades Valley is like any typical high school, but Shades Valley has some great benefits that separate it from other schools. Students at Shades Valley have a lot of career....

    Read 331 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,259,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  15. #15 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Springville High School

    St Clair County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    128 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Springville High School has a lot to offer! Our sports, academics, and clubs all offer something different for every student. The teachers are devoted to their job and committed to preparing us for....

    Read 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 724,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  16. #16 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Ramsay High School

    Birmingham City Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    309 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says 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....

    Read 309 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 759,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  17. #17 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Calera High School

    Shelby County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    145 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have been attending Calera High School since August 2015. This school has shown me the differences in a lot of people from character, attitude, etc. Calera High is a very welcoming and protected....

    Read 145 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 900,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  18. #18 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Gardendale High School

    Jefferson County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    200 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have been in Gardendale Schools since pre-school, and I would not trade the experience that I have had for anything else. Gardendale is a tight-knit town that always comes together for....

    Read 200 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,050,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  19. #19 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Shelby County High School

    Shelby County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    148 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says All throughout my four years at Shelby County HIgh I had a great experience. All of the teachers are very personable and caring for each of the students. The school as a whole has a fantastic school....

    Read 148 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 529,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  20. #20 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Moody High School

    St Clair County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    140 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I have multiple opinions of Moody. It really is a fun place- mostly if you are a football player or cheerleader. I’ve seen that Moody falls under the all too cliche group of schools that glorifies....

    Read 140 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 712,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  21. #21 Best Public High Schools in Birmingham Area.

    Southeastern Elementary School

    Blount County Schools, AL,

    PK, K-12,

    23 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Southeastern is a small but growing school with lots of opportunities for all of its students. The teachers are determined to teach the kids the needed curriculum and even more. Due to its size, it....

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 802,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  22. Montevallo High School

    Shelby County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    53 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have enjoyed attending Montevallo High School. One reason is because it is in a close knit environment where everyone knows everyone, and most everyone is kind. This is a good thing because if you....

    Read 53 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 423,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  23. Pinson Valley High School

    Jefferson County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    152 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I enjoyed my time at Pinson for the most part. I liked most of my teachers. Very few did I not get along with. I can count several that put in extra work for games and programs to help students...Several of my teachers allowed me to enjoy learning again, especially my Environmental Science and Intro to Biotech teachers, as well as my beloved theater teacher. As a recent senior graduate, I...I'd say the people I met, I will miss most. Pinson will hold a place in my heart, even if I was eager to leave by this spring..

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 1,037,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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  24. Hueytown High School

    Jefferson County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    184 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I absolutely love Hueytown High School, the school offers so many different programs related to your future career. It’s a very diverse school, with so much education to offer as well. The teachers....

    Read 184 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Students: 1,146,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  25. Clay-Chalkville High School

    Jefferson County Schools, AL,

    9-12,

    323 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Clay-Chalkville has a lot of opportunities. I planned to go to college for nursing, it was nice to have a school that puts one foot in the door. Clay-Chalkville offers many medical electives that....

    Read 323 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Students: 1,238,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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