Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet

5620 First Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35212
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Bottom 50%
Serving 763 students in grades 9-12, Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 763 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 75% (Btm 50% in AL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet's student population of 763 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
763 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet is 0.22, 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.
This School
State Level (AL)
#1256 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤5%
29%
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≤5%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
10%
10%
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Black
88%
32%
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White
1%
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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0.22
This chart displays the diversity score of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
75%
88%
This chart displays graduation rate of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet and public school graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Woodlawn High School is a large magnet high school serving students in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama (USA) and is part of the Birmingham City Schools system.
  • The mascot is the Colonels, and the school colors are green and gold. The school newspaper is "The Tattler".
  • History: Woodlawn High School was established in 1916 after Woodlawn was annexed into Birmingham. The present building on 1st Avenue North, designed by architect Harry B. Wheelock, was completed in January 30, 1922.
  • A large mural in the high school's auditorium was painted between 1934 and 1939 by Sidney van Sheck and Richard Blauvelt Coe for the Works Progress Administration. A campaign is underway to raise $190,000 for restoration of the mural.
  • The "Warblers" are a men's chorus that started as a singing club at Woodlawn, active from 1929 to 1977. Most current Warblers members are alumni of the Woodlawn club. In 1956 the Woodlawn debate team, coached by Rose B. Johnson, won the inaugural Barkley Forum, a prestigious debate tournament at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Woodlawn's Junior R.O.T.C. program has been active since 1922 and has started the military careers of numerous officers in the U.S. Military.
  • Under legendary multi-sport coach John Blane, Woodlawn's basketball team won state championships in 1927, 1937, 1943, and 1957 while the track team won state titles in 1932, 1944, 1945 and 1946. He coached Woodlawn against Phillips High School in the first game ever held at Legion Field in 1927.
  • Notable alumni: Bobby Bowden (1948), football coach.
  • Mike Hale (1969), Jefferson County sheriff.
  • Oliver Robinson (1957), basketball player, state legislator.
  • Bobby Humphrey, former Birmingham Steeldogs coach.
  • Betsy Rogers, 2003 National Teacher of the Year.
  • Paul Hemphill, author.
  • Jim Carns, Alabama Legislature.
  • Karlos Dansby, football player.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet's ranking?
Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet is ranked #1256 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet often compared to?
Woodlawn High Schoolmagnetis often viewed alongside schools like We Putnam Middle Schoolmagnet, Huffman High Schoolmagnet by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet?
The graduation rate of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet is 75%, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 88%.
How many students attend Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet?
763 students attend Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
88% of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet?
Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet offer ?
Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet part of?
Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet is part of Birmingham City School District.
In what neighborhood is Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet located?
Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet is located in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham, AL. There are 1 other public schools located in Woodlawn.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 763 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 75% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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