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  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Woodlawn High School is a public, magnet school located in Birmingham, AL. It has 747 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
980
9 responses
Average ACT
18
90 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$34,304
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$655
National
$949
Median Home Value
$76,092
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
  • Pep Rally!!!
    20%
  • Student vs Faculty Basketball Game
    20%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Senior Week
    12%
  • Verterans Day Parade
    12%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
747
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,853
Teachers in First/Second Year
35.7%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,366/ year
National
$12,239
53%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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My freshman year at Woodlawn High School was very welcoming! I was apart of their early college programs and enrolled at the University of Birmingham at Alabama and Jeff State Community College apart of Dual Enrollment. It was an amazing experience. From my freshman year to senior year at Woodlawn it has been amazing and I will remember everyone from the students, faculty, to staff.
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Woodlawn high school has a great amount of potential to be a highly esteemed educational facility, but I personally, have had many issues involving inconsistency with administration and teachers. The culture of Woodlawn High School is broken and therefore has lead to there being a shortage of creativity among the student body. I believe creativity is extremely important especially in inner city schools such as Woodlawn and I've been in many situations where i felt like other students and I's muses are either dampened or ripped away from us.
I liked that I got to meet new people and be apart of different organizations but I would like the school to consider adding electives that are more based on something a student could see themselves being in the professional world. Such as a plumber, electrician, nurse, journalist, public relations, cooking, etc. Not every student aspires to go to college and that is ok because school isn’t for everyone and I think that if the majority of our students wish to be apart of the workforce all their life and retire from it at least let them be well paying jobs that they could eventually seek some extra credentials in being an entrepreneur.