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Glen Iris Baptist School

Private | K-12 & ungraded | 75 students

Our school is best known for excellence in traditional Christian education.


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $119,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $650.

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Posted August 5, 2014

Glen Iris Baptist School is one of the worst schools in Birmingham, more notably so when you consider that it is a Christian school. My child was treated cruely by the teacher there who showed a very strong prejudice against the child. It became apparent to me throughout the year that my child became depressed and even asked not to go to school, when I decided to begin visiting to simply check things out as a good parent should, I was questioned harshly by the staff and sent away with out any answers or even any concern for my small child. I then began talking more with my child and later found that the teacher had very strong bigoted opinions against certain foreign ethnicities. With that we left as I was not about to subject my little one to such hatred, in school. A place where children should be protected and cared for in the absence of their parents. This is certainly not a school that should be open for business.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 3, 2014

Both my children learned to read in kindergarten at Glen Iris Baptist School and are continuing to excel in later grades. Love the teachers and staff! Highly recommend this school!
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Posted February 17, 2014

Glen Iris Baptist School is a great christian school. After being tired of public Government run school this is a breath of fresh air. Great christian staff and church and a very academically sound environment that is very challenging and rewarding. The basketball and cheerleading is great! Great school spirit and all the Glory is given to God! A great ministry and just what a Christian parent needs these days for their children. Go Swordsmen!!

Posted May 1, 2013

I attended Glen Iris Baptist from K4 - 9th grade and absolutely hated this school. I feel that though it has the name "Christian" and does have a Christian Staff and handbook and curriculum, bullying and other issues run rampant in the school and when you take it to the principle or teachers, nothing is done. They allow students to be mercilessly picked on and bullied to the point that my father removed me from the school and had me attend Allied Online National High School starting in 9th grade. They DO have a great curriculum and fine arts program, but forcing students to participate in Band is NOT a plus, and the fact that they allow students to be bullied on a daily basis and nothing is done is a huge issue with me. The only positive thing about this school is the fact they use the A Becka book curriculum and have chapel on Tuesdays.

Posted March 31, 2010

My son has been in the school for five years and I find the people to be great. They love the kids and provide an excellent education. They are more conservative than I am, but they accept my child and myself without judgment. A pleasant environment for loveing education.
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Posted December 3, 2009

I have four children enrolled in Glen Iris Baptist School. The Bible-centered education my children receive is second-to-none!
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 56%
Black 28% 38%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Tutor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
PE instructor(s)
Music teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Chris Lamb
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Baptist
  • ACE


Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None


Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Bus from Leeds/Trussville area
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.


Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$2000 - $3000
Vouchers accepted
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1137 10th Place S
Birmingham, AL 35205
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Phone: (205) 323-1516


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