Alabama School Of Fine Arts

1800 8th Ave North,

Birmingham, AL, 35203-2203

Tel: (205)252-9241
Grades: 7-12

Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Alabama School Of Fine Arts operates within the Alabama Of Fine Arts School District.

Overview

School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Total Students n/a
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Total Students (2004-2008)
Gender % n/a / n/a
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2007)

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 15:1
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Student : Teacher Ratio (2004-2007)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Asian (2004-2008)
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Hispanic (2004-2008)
Black
n/a
35%
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Black (2004-2008)
White
n/a
58%
Alabama School Of Fine Arts White (2004-2008)
All Ethnic Groups Alabama School Of Fine Arts Sch Ethnicity Alabama School Of Fine Arts 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.
0.00 0.70
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Diversity Score (2004-2008)
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.
n/a
51%
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2007)
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.
n/a
7%
Alabama School Of Fine Arts Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2007)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 339 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Alabama Of Fine Arts School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
7
Number of Students Managed 339 2,928
Alabama  Of Fine Arts School District Number of Students Managed (2004-2008)
Graduation Rate n/a% 72%
District Total Revenue n/a n/a
District Spending n/a n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a $0
District Spending / Student n/a $0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2008 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • The Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) is a public, partially residential high school located in Birmingham, Alabama. The mission of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, a community of explorers, is to nurture impassioned students by guiding and inspiring them to discover and fulfill their individual creative abilities in an atmosphere distinguished by the fusion of fact and feeling, risk and reward, art and science, school and community.
  • Overview: ASFA admits students into one of six specialty programs:
  • creative writing, music, dance, theater, visual arts, or mathematics and sciences. The five arts departments are among the most prestigious in the nation. The mathematics and sciences program, housed in the school's Russell Mathematics and Science Center, is among the best of its kind and is a member of NCSSSMST. ASFA boasts one of the strongest academic core programs in Alabama, with 100% of ASFA students passing the Alabama graduation exam.
  • The school began in 1968 with grants by Governor Lurleen Wallace to Birmingham, AL arts organizations for after-school instructional activities. After receiving legislative approval in 1971, the school grew quickly into a comprehensive arts institution. In 1976, the school created a private, non-profit support organization, the ASFA Foundation, to enlist private sector assistance to address school needs. The school’s Board of Trustees appoints members to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which approves foundation policy and employs an Executive Director, who directs foundation operations. In 1991, the school added its sixth and final specialty program, the mathematics and science department. In 1993, ASFA moved into its new instructional and performance complex in the heart of the Birmingham cultural district.
  • Because ASFA is a public school funded by the Alabama legislature, students who are residents of Alabama pay no tuition. Enrollment is not limited to Alabama residents, but out of state students must pay tuition. Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of room and board for students who demonstrate financial need.
  • Admission into ASFA is highly competitive. Prospective students must first submit an application for admission with test scores, transcripts, essays, and three letters of recommendation. Select students are then invited to audition for their chosen department. For the arts departments, audition is through performance, portfolios, and interview. For the mathematics and science department, audition is through interview and two rounds of testing.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Phillips Academy (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Phillips Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hill Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Birmingham Phillips Academy
    2316 7th Ave North
    Birmingham , AL , 35203
    (205)231-9500
    0.5  mi  |  712  students  |  Gr.  PK-9
  • Birmingham Ucp Of Greater Birmingham
    Special Education School
    2430 11th Ave North
    Birmingham , AL , 35234
    (205)251-0165
    Special Education School
    0.7  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Birmingham Washington Elementary School
    901 9th Ave North
    Birmingham , AL , 35204
    (205)231-2310
    0.8  mi  |  404  students  |  Gr.  KG-9
  • Birmingham Parker High School
    900 4th St North
    Birmingham , AL , 35204
    (205)231-2370
    1  mi  |  857  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Birmingham Spain Rehab
    Special Education School
    1717 6th Ave South
    Birmingham , AL , 35233
    (205)934-5085
    Special Education School
    1.2  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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Did You Know?
Birmingham, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.39, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.27. The most diverse school in Birmingham is Fultondale High School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.