Hayden High School

125 Atwood Rd

Hayden, AL 35079-6258

Tel: (205)647-0397
Grades 8-12
949 students
Hayden High School serves 949 students in grades 8 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Hayden High School operates within the Blount County School District.
Blount County School District's 76% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

The student population of 949 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 949 students
Hayden High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Hayden High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Hayden High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Hayden High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.04 is less 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 15:1 16:1
Hayden High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Black
2%
34%
Hayden High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
98%
57%
Hayden High School White Students (1990-2014)
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.
0.04 0.32
Hayden High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
26%
52%
Hayden High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
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.
8%
6%
Hayden High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Blount County School District's student population of 8,261 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 76% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The revenue/student of $7,844 in this district is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $7,908 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Blount County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
7
Number of Students Managed 8,261 3,026
Blount County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 76% 74%
Blount County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $66 MM $30 MM
Blount County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $67 MM $30 MM
Blount County School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $7,844 $10,181
Blount County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $7,908 $10,301
Blount County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
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 Locust Fork High School (8.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hayden Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hayden Primary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HaydenHayden Primary School
    Grades: KG-2 | 549 students
    0.3 miles
    160 Bracken Ln
    HaydenAL 35079
    (205)647-2103
    0.3KG-2549
  • HaydenHayden Elementary School
    Grades: 3-4 | 371 students
    0.4 miles
    4111 State Hwy 160
    HaydenAL 35079
    (205)647-6578
    0.43-4371
  • HaydenHayden Middle School
    Grades: 5-7 | 551 students
    0.6 miles
    310 Second Ave
    HaydenAL 35079
    (205)647-3083
    0.65-7551
  • WarriorWarrior Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 288 students
    5.8 miles
    300 Montgomery St
    WarriorAL 35180
    (205)379-5500
    5.8KG-5288
  • KimberlyNorth Jefferson Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 563 students
    7.7 miles
    8350 Warriorkimberly Rd
    KimberlyAL 35091
    (205)379-5500
    7.76-8563

School Reviews

I took my daughter on a tour when she was a junior. I wanted her to appreciate the academic classes that she was receiving at her current school. When they asked me what classes she was currently taking, I had to explain to them what an AP class was as they assumed that I was referring to a simple honors curriculum. I was told that she would have to do dual enrollment to get the same type of classes. My daughter was not impressed in the least when she saw an obvious lack of rigorous academic, language, and fine art curriculum as well a lack of student diversity. As an educator, I found this disturbing. As a former student, I was not surprised. As a parent, I would not send my children there. They deserve better. They deserve an environment rich in academics, language, and diversity, not one that is biased and ill-prepared to meet my child's needs. I can say this much, the school system did offer a trade school rich in technical instruction while I was there.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 09/19/11

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