Gardendale High School

Gardendale High School serves 1,095 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Gardendale High School operates within the Jefferson County School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

The student population of 1095 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,095 students
Gardendale High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Gardendale High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Gardendale High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Gardendale High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Gardendale High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Gardendale High School Black Students (2005-2014)
Black
27%
34%
Gardendale High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
72%
57%
Gardendale High School White Students (1989-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Gardendale High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.41 0.32
Gardendale High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
25%
52%
Gardendale High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Gardendale High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 36,203 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,630 is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,681 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 49% over four years.
School District Name Jefferson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
7
Number of Students Managed 36,203 3,026
Jefferson County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 70% 74%
Jefferson County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $347 MM $30 MM
Jefferson County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $457 MM $30 MM
Jefferson County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,630 $10,181
Jefferson County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,681 $10,301
Jefferson County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Fultondale High School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bragg Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gardendale Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • GardendaleBragg Middle School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 877 students840 Ash Ave
    GardendaleAL 35071
    (205)379-2600
    0.36-8877
  • GardendaleGardendale Elementary School
    0.4 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 859 students860 Bauer Ln
    GardendaleAL 35071
    (205)379-3550
    0.4KG-5859
  • BirminghamFultondale High School
    2.4 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 637 students1450 Carson Rd North
    BirminghamAL 35217
    (205)379-3500
    2.46-12637
  • GardendaleSnow Rogers Elementary School
    3.1 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 197 students2636 Snow Rogers Rd
    GardendaleAL 35071
    (205)379-5400
    3.1KG-5197
  • FultondaleFultondale Elementary School
    3.4 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 815 students950 Central Ave
    FultondaleAL 35068
    (205)379-3450
    3.4PK-5815

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