Alabama School Of Fine Arts

  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥95% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 82%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 86%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • Alabama School Of Fine Arts placed in the top 5% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2011-12 school year.

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School Overview

    School TypeAlternative school / Charter School
    Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
    Total Studentsn/a
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    School Comparison

    • Alabama School Of Fine Arts is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,251 schools in Alabama (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2011-12 school year.
    • The diversity score of Alabama School Of Fine Arts is 0.00, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
    Overall School Rankn/a
    26%
    Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (11-12)≥95%
    82%
    Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (11-12)≥95%
    86%
    Student : Teacher Ration/a18:1
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    Asian
    100%
    1%
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    Hispanic
    n/a
    7%
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    Black
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    33%
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    White
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    56%
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    Diversity Scoren/a0.33
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    Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
    46%
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    Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
    5%
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    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    School District NameAlabama Of Fine Arts School District
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school 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.

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      0.5 miles
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      (205)231-9500
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      Grades: K-2
      0.7 miles
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      Birmingham, AL 35234
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    • Birmingham Washington Elementary School Charter School
      Grades: PK-8 | 646 students
      0.8 miles
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      Birmingham, AL 35204
      (205)231-2310
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    • Birmingham Parker High School Charter School
      Grades: 9-12 | 820 students
      1.0 miles
      400 Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
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      (205)231-2370
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      Grades: PK-5 | 567 students
      1.0 miles
      412 12th Ct N
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