A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
2235 Lime Rock Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Telephone
(205) 402-5252

Vestavia Hills High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1400
42 responses
Average ACT
28
223 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • Football games
    31%
  • Relay for life
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    18%
  • Peprallies
    18%
  • Soccer Season
    5%
  • Band
    3%
  • Basketball games
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,908
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,705/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Vestavia Hills High School Reviews

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Honestly, as a black girl at Vestavia, there is some slight racism from a few students, but I love this school. Since I came from a small town private school, Vestavia has helped me prepare for college, come out of my shell, and learn new things. With the wide selection of courses, clubs, and extracurricular activities, I am never bored nor ill prepared. If you feel different, which I did at first, you have to find friends that you have things in common with- they are kind of easy to find. They sometimes will flock to you. Sports are a really big thing in Vestavia and football season is to die for! All the teachers help you in anything you have a problem with and there's also peer tutoring as well! Overall I give my school an 8/10.
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Vestavia's Math, Social Studies, Art, and English departments are fairly strong, but their Science department could definitely use some improvement. In my experience at Vestavia, I have seen more bad science teachers than good ones. While their science department does consist of a past Alabama Teacher of the Year, the majority of science teachers there are not great at their job. My Applied Physical Science teacher I had my sophomore year consistently lost my assignments I turned in on-time and most of my peers left her class confused and resigned to hopelessness. There have been some bullying issues in the past based on diversity amongst the student body which only a few teachers and administrators have cared to address. The guidance department has great upperclassmen resources and counselors but the counselors for 9th and 10th graders are careless and can be rude to their students.
Vestavia schools are excellent. The classes help prepare students for college, as well as future careers. The seminars informing students and parents are very helpful regarding planning to college, including financial resources (scholarships, financial aid). The college couselors do a oustanding job helping the students in the college process. The teachers are caring and devoted to their students education. The parents work together to show faculty and teachers their appreciation during the year. It is a great school system.