Gardendale High School

Gardendale High School serves 1,066 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Gardendale High School operates within the Jefferson County School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 1066 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,066 students
Gardendale High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Gardendale High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Gardendale High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 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 17:1 15:1
Gardendale High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Gardendale High School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Gardendale High School Hispanic (2005-2012)
Black
25%
35%
Gardendale High School Black (1989-2012)
White
72%
58%
Gardendale High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Gardendale High School Sch Ethnicity Gardendale High School 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.
0.42 0.55
Gardendale High School 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.
27%
51%
Gardendale High School 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.
4%
7%
Gardendale High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 36,617 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Jefferson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
7
Number of Students Managed 36,617 2,928
Jefferson County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 69% 72%
Jefferson County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $348 MM $29 MM
Jefferson County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $462 MM $31 MM
Jefferson County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,615 $9,620
Jefferson County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,768 $10,180
Jefferson County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Gardendale Bragg Middle School
    840 Ash Ave
    Gardendale , AL , 35071
    (205)379-2600
    0.3  mi  |  892  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Gardendale Gardendale Elementary School
    860 Bauer Ln
    Gardendale , AL , 35071
    (205)379-3550
    0.4  mi  |  900  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Birmingham Fultondale High School
    1450 Carson Rd North
    Birmingham , AL , 35217
    (205)379-3500
    2.4  mi  |  504  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Gardendale Snow Rogers Elementary School
    2636 Snow Rogers Rd
    Gardendale , AL , 35071
    (205)379-5400
    3.1  mi  |  183  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Fultondale Fultondale Elementary School
    950 Central Ave
    Fultondale , AL , 35068
    (205)379-3450
    3.4  mi  |  874  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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Jefferson County, 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 0.57, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.55. The most diverse school district in Jefferson County is Harmony Science Academy School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.