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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Woodlawn High School is a public, magnet school located in Birmingham, AL. It has 806 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 12% in reading.
Address
5620 First Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35212
Telephone
(205) 599-8700

Woodlawn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
810
6 responses
Average ACT
17
78 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$20,096
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Median Home Value
$40,289
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
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
Report
  • Pep Rally!!!
    20%
  • Student vs Faculty Basketball Game
    20%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Senior Week
    12%
  • Verterans Day Parade
    12%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
806
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
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
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,024
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
$11,040/ 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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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.
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During my 4 years attending Woodlawn High School, I had time of my life. Met new friends and even met unknown family members. I acquired new skills and knowledge from teachers, administrators, and my peers. I love every moment!
I personally feel that the curriculum is missing that factor that keeps students on their toes and having to actually study and work hard for the grades that they receive. There are few people that i can honestly call my friend and who would have back. There is barely any school spirit, the halls have no posters or anything its pretty mush just lockers and bare walls, the fine arts programs are suffering. If people were not forced to take a variety of electives everyone would be in PE, in which we do nothing but stand around a wall and people play basketball if they want to after we go outside and walk around the track. There are few teachers who actually are about the well being of the students. And i feel the teachers are not really putting in a effort to support them either.