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Posted February 7, 2013

This is a beautiful learning environment for kids to learn. The kids here are safe, and have the latest technology to access for learning and inspiring social skills, vocational skills, critical thinking and most important academic skills. The Administrators are passionate about promoting positivity, growth and decipline. The teachers are compassionate, have high expectations of their students which promotes great results in the academics, social and dicipline areas. The parent envolement is out of site. My first time visiting this school I learn that the hall monitors are parents who volunteer their time which is a great investment in our future. Huffman High School is a school where everyone is treated fairly. This is a school where if a student need help in academics or personal issues the staff from the lunchroom, Janitors, school nurses, educators and administrator have one common goal and that is to make the kids daily experience at school to be a positive through every aspect to promote continueous growth personally and academicly.


Posted May 13, 2010

i am currently going to this school as a sophmore, and honestly, i think this school is good. It's not great but it's good. It need a lot of repairs and improvement. They are not as organized as they should be and they are in disorder most of the time. But the school has good and well- trained teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2009

I currently attend Huffman High School I am a freshman. At first I was a lil crushed that I had to attend Huffman because I thought there would be messs and fights all the time ?? But my second week of school started to show a diffrent side of Huffman ! It realy is a great school not to many fights ? But the best thing for incoming freshmans is to stay focus because its a diffrent world and lots of independence, you could get caught up in the wrong crowed bun I am glad to say I attend Huffman high school and wouldnt want to go any were else
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

I am a former student at hhs. i was there in the ninth then left . in overall this is the best school but while i was there it was dangerous some one was getting hurt everyday.Now they say its gettin better because of the new principal. i love hhs but my mother thought diffrentaly so im tranfered to j.o. i say its the same she says its better .... go hhhs !!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2007

I am a 2006 graduate of Huffman High School, and I am very pleased to be able to say that because Huffman is a wonderful school. Although like every school it has some short-comings, I wouldn't change where I received my education for anything in the world. Mr. Goldsmith was a great principal when I was there. He was always willing to listen, relate, and try to solve problems that his students had. The teachers are wonderful minus a minute few, but that's everywhere you go. Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Hill, and Mr. KB are the best band and assistant band directors, and they encourage and support the students as well. Huffman is a great school overall.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 8, 2007

Overall Huffman is a good school but we need a lot of repairs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2006

Huffman H.S.is very good overall,teachers and staff are dedicated and always there to help, the children are positive,polite, and very talented,extra curricular activities are good but need more $$$ from the City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

I am a student at Huffman and I love this school all my friends are here my favorite teachers and we have the greatest band of all time.But our bathrooms are disgusting and the gym is so so hot an we only have two fans to cool the whole gym down For homecoming we had alot of things planned for us then they canceled it all without telling us why, now the seniors will have no good memories of their last high school homecoming. We really need money ,we don't have it so there has to be some other way to improve Huffman we have to make a change if we want to keep Huffman strong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2006

I am a current student at Huffamn High School and the only real thing wrong is our funding!!!! We have moldy books and not enough for eneryone to get one!!!! Huffman is not a bad school education wise and its not their fault what the students do on their own time but our fundings need to get better and our classes need to be better suited for the quantity of students here at Huffman!!! But other then that Huffman is a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2005

I was reluctant to put my child in Huffman H.S. due to all the bad reports floating around out there which are all unfounded. I am pleased with the discipline, teaching staff, and my childs positive attitude since starting at Huffman H.S. I am only upset as a tax payer that the City of Birmingham will not give our children and teachers what they deserve, moral and financial support for the most important job there is, teaching our children. There are good and bad children in every school unfortunately only 'CERTAIN' schools make the news. Thankyou Huffman H.S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

I am thankful for Huffma High. Its is a school that most people think is so outragous, but its really not.The teachers and the students have much to say about the behavior of the school.I have a son that goes to Huffman. My oldest child is eight-teen now, and he went there. I also have plenty of children that love me, that goes there and tells me what goes on there.Some people say that its a bad school but its not.Now I know that I've said it already in this letter but it really is not. It all depends on how the children act.But this year has been the best in over five years to me.Now the sports are very important to the kids, and most of them look at it as somthing to do after school, to stay out of jail.And to me there doing a good job of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

I would like to give thanks to the many wonderful teachers at HHS. Too often we look for the bad and never give recognition to the good. I would like to personally thank any teacher or staff who work at HHS or any school. I've chaperon different events and have been involved around the kids at different activities and I tell you, it take a special person to deal with other people's kid's attitudes and personalities. These kids are not the kids we (sometimes) see at home. They sometimes become different people, despite home training or lack of home training. Thanks for caring and keep up the good work. You all are special and there's not enough we could pay you. May God bless you all, and special thanks for Ms. Sims you are dear to my heart because I know you are sincere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2004

' I am a present student at HHS. I have to admit that this year has to be one of the best years, thus far. Some people blame the teachers for mistakes as if their child is not learning but most of the time it may just be the child. I know my grades are fair at HHS but I also know that my grades can be a whole lot better. If your child's grades does not meet your household standards, blame your child because HHS provides tutoring before and after school. HHS is taking dramatic steps to help us students in a positive way. But I have to admit Pre-Calculus may call for a little outside of school help. So parents and other school administrators watch out because HHS is on the move.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2004

As a graduate of the class of 2001, I am greatful to had attended Huffman. I'm very glad to say that my teachers actually did care if I went to college or not. Everyone knows that Birmingham City System is not at the point where it needs to be but also, education starts at the home. I'm very glad to say that I graduated with honors from HHS and now attending a private university where I'm involve alot of school events. Thanks to my family and those teachers at Huffman that pushed me to the point that 'that will do' is not acceptable!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 16, 2004

As a 2003 graduate of Huffman High, I was proud to be a part of such a fine learning environment. The teachers were awesome and they have set me up on the road to success that I'm on right now.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 16, 2004

I have recently paid a visit to Huffman High School, and was very pleased with the school's culture. There was a sense of pride, respect, and an extreme hunger for the pursuit of excellence among both teachers an students. 'Great Things Ahead', for Huffman!


Posted August 14, 2003

I am very please about the dual enrollment program that is now offered at Huffman High School. I think our school is making positive strides to provide our children with a better education. Lisa Bimbo
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2003

Huffman High School is a great school for athletics to go to. They have some great teachers. The students are very polite.


Posted April 17, 2003

I am very frustrated with our school system here.I feel like my kids are not learning all that they can,our system actually take up the kids books for weeks so that they can study for the SAT tes. This interupts the learning process,this is also going on with the Elementary Schools as well. As a taxpayer in the city of Birmingham ,I am having to look for schools outside of my district to send my kids to not to mention I am paying for this. The Birmingham City Schools that are advanced your kids must have high SAT scores to get in. That is ok but.. it is not ok if there are kids getting in on who they know or if the kids are LD (learning disorders) students.I feel that the kids that are really qualified should be getting in,for the last 7 years I have gotten comments about the unfairness of the school system here.I have a child entering High School this year, and it is a task to have to look outside of my system for a school.The politicians here need to focus more on education than filling there pockets.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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86%

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91%

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84%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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47%

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53%

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61%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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72%

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75%

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64%

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70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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94%

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94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

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Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible91%
Special education61%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Poverty86%
Not poverty87%

Language

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Male58%
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Poverty57%
Not poverty61%

Math

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Special education47%
General population76%
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Poverty69%
Not poverty87%

Reading

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Female76%
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Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education43%
General population76%
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Not migrant72%
Poverty70%
Not poverty78%

Social Studies

All Students65%
Female66%
Male65%
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Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education58%
General population67%
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Not migrant65%
Poverty65%
Not poverty67%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education93%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
Poverty97%
Not poverty95%

Language

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education85%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty92%
Not poverty92%

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education83%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant96%
Poverty95%
Not poverty97%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education68%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty93%
Not poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students0%
Female0%
Male94%
Black0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education85%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant0%
Poverty95%
Not poverty0%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
White 2% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Ethel Knight
Fax number
  • (205) 231-5056

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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950 Springville Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
Phone: (205) 231-5000

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