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Posted August 7, 2013

My school Woodlawn High school- Magnet is great. But, we need new things as well like new venting machines, better school t-shirts, and more. We all try to help with those few things, by giving money, fundraisers, and raffle tickets. But, that didn't go as planned. We need your help! Please, consider on helping us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2011

I attend Woodlawn now and it's okay. I previously attended a county school and had to get use to the way that things work here. I had/ have some great teachers here. The administration could stand to change and students could be more behaved, but other than that, Im satisfied.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2009

Woodlawn is the most spectacular schools in Birmingham. Woodlawn probably don't have that many teachers, but they are doing there best for the students that's up there. I am happy there is a school like Woodlawn High School Carnels
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

I rate this school a ten because they challenge you to higher learning no thanks to the principle though the assisstant principles do mostly everything. We also have a great staff especially senior teachers whom are pushing us to as we call it 'Get on our grind or hustle' to make it. I am the CLASS OF 09
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

I would like to see more dedication, motivation and consistency in the area of sports, especially Football. It's not motivating when the team never wins and the coaches don't show up for scheduled practice. Something should change in this area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

I was somewhat nervous about having my child attending Woodlawn Highschool since it has had such a poor reputation. However, when the new administration was put into place at Woodlawn, all of my worries were soon put to rest. Under the leadership of the current principal, Woodlawn High School has made a total change. At one time, the halls were packed with students just hanging around instead of attending class. Now there is a environment conducive to learning and the students are 'required' to excel. Students are also encouraged to participate in extracurriclar activities such as sports, music, and band. These activities help to promote school pride and social participation. I am sure that it is not easy so I applaud the administration and the fine educators. You have taken on the task of providing quality education to the children. Thhank you Woodlawn Highscool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2004

Before this school recieved a new administrative staff, student discipline was not at its best. I feel that since the new staff entered the school, the halls are much clearer, students respond more to auhtoritarians, and negativity among the students have decreased. The students are raving about the improvement of the school. I hope that next year will continue be as successful as the spring semester. Woodlawn always recieve bad raps but now I am am proud of our school. Keep op the good work Pricipals students,and teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 8, 2004

I think that Woodlawn is one of the best schools in the Birmingham Public School System. The educators and administrators are by far the most dedicated employees in the system. People seem to think that just because we are an inner-city high school that we are inferior, but that's not at all true. I know this because I have been a student there for two years. I have witnessed a major difference in the school. We have the best principal in the business. Our teachers are extremely dedicated some of them care more than the parents. So for anyone to say that Woodlawn is not a great school is sadly mistaken. We are better than any other school around. There was a time when Woodlawn was horrible and you dreading being there but you can't wait to get there and dread leaving there. The 2003-2004 school year was the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2003

Woodlawn High School is going through a restructual change. The administration department is in disarray but hopefully, this will change next school season. The school has some very good teachers, who takes the students' interest to another academic level. The School has the best music program in the city of Birmingham, Al. and is rank high by the State. The band program is awesome. Hopefully next year, I can say this about the entire school.


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

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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80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
49%

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64%

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82%
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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97%

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96%

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99%

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98%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
74%

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91%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

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80%

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93%

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97%
Social Studies

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

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80%

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79%

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96%

2010

 
 
98%
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

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
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Free lunch eligible79%
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Special education56%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant80%
Povertyn/a
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Language

All Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
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Math

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Female66%
Male61%
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Special education55%
General population66%
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Not migrant63%
Povertyn/a
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Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male50%
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Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education13%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant55%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education79%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant64%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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%
Female95%
Male3%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible2%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education94%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant97%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Language

All Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education92%
General population73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education97%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education72%
General population78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education94%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant80%
Povertyn/a
Not povertyn/a
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 3% 5%
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%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • 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
  • Shirley Graham-Burrell
Fax number
  • (205) 231-8084

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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5620 1s St Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35212
Phone: (205) 599-8700

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