Gardendale High School

800 Main St
Gardendale, AL 35071
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Gardendale High School serves 1,039 students in grades 9-12.
Gardendale High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,039 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Gardendale High School's student population of 1,039 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,039 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Gardendale High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Gardendale High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#737 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
6%
10%
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Black
29%
32%
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White
63%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Graduation Rate
90%
89%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gardendale High School's ranking?
Gardendale High School is ranked #737 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
21% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 28% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Gardendale High School?
The graduation rate of Gardendale High School is 90%, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 89%.
How many students attend Gardendale High School?
1,039 students attend Gardendale High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Gardendale High School students are White, 29% of students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Gardendale High School?
Gardendale High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Gardendale High School offer ?
Gardendale High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Gardendale High School part of?
Gardendale High School is part of Jefferson County School District.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,039 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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