Huffman High Sch-magnet

Huffman High Sch-magnet serves 1,119 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Huffman High Sch-magnet operates within the Birmingham City School District.
The school district's 47% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 1119 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,119 students
Huffman High Sch-magnet Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Huffman High Sch-magnet Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Huffman High Sch-magnet Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Huffman High Sch-magnet Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Huffman High Sch-magnet Asian (1990-2002)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Huffman High Sch-magnet Hispanic (2008-2012)
Black
96%
35%
Huffman High Sch-magnet Black (1989-2012)
White
1%
58%
Huffman High Sch-magnet White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Huffman High Sch-magnet Sch Ethnicity Huffman High Sch-magnet Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.08 0.55
Huffman High Sch-magnet Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
79%
51%
Huffman High Sch-magnet Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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%
7%
Huffman High Sch-magnet Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 25,966 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 47% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Birmingham City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
81
7
Number of Students Managed 25,966 2,928
Graduation Rate 47% 72%
Birmingham City School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $294 MM $29 MM
District Spending $327 MM $31 MM
Birmingham City School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,706 $9,620
District Spending / Student $11,921 $10,180
Birmingham City School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Huffman High School is a secondary school located in Birmingham, Alabama. The school colors are orange and green. The school's athletic teams are known as the Vikings.
  • Notable alumni: Notable alumni of Huffman High School include: Ruben Studdard, winner of the American Idol second season.
  • The school holds the national title for best drum majors, danceline, percussion & the second ranked band in the United States according to the 2006 National High School High-Stepping Championship.
  • Andre Smith, the first offensive lineman to win Mr. Football in the state of Alabama, graduated in 2006. He is now the starting left tackle for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team and was the number one rated high school offensive lineman in 2006.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Christian Alternative School (2.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Smith Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Going Elementary Sch-magnet (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Birmingham Going Elementary Sch-magnet
    Magnet School
    1015 North Martinwood Dr
    Birmingham , AL , 35235
    (205)231-5310
    Magnet School
    0.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Birmingham Huffman Academy
    1212 Cheyenne Blvd
    Birmingham , AL , 35215
    (205)231-5800
    0.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Birmingham Smith Middle School
    1124 Five Mile Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35215
    (205)231-5675
    1  mi  |  338  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Birmingham Huffman Middle School
    517 Huffman Rd
    Birmingham , AL , 35215
    (205)231-5370
    1.3  mi  |  300  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Birmingham Robert C Arthur Elementary School
    625 14th Ave Nw
    Birmingham , AL , 35215
    (205)231-5130
    1.5  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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