Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet
Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
- Category Attribute
- Percent Eligible For Free Lunch Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 20%)
- Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet's student population of 745 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
|School Type||Magnet School|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||745 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||43 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Woodlawn High Schoolmagnet is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
- The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (AL)|
|Overall School Rank (16-17)||#1243 out of 1263 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)||≤5%|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)||10-14%|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||17:1||18:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Birmingham City School District|
- 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.
Nearby Public Schools
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- Birmingham Dupuy Alternative School Grades: 9-12
4500 14th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205)231-3250 0.5 9-12 n/a
- Birmingham Oliver K5 School Grades: PK-5 | 452 students
6871 6th Court S
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205)231-8620 1.0 PK-5 452
- Birmingham Hayes K8 Grades: PK-8 | 792 students
505 43rd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205)231-8900 1.3 PK-8 792
- Birmingham Barrett Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 452 students
7601 Division Ave
Birmingham, AL 35206
(205)231-8130 1.8 PK-5 452
- Birmingham City Elementary School Grades: 7-8
901 9th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205)231-2288 2.0 7-8 n/a
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