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Vestavia Hills High School

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Posted September 8, 2012

I am currently a sophomore at this school and all I have to say is that I love it. The teachers are amazing, and are really good at teaching the classes. I also love the support you get from all the teachers and other students. I'm also in band, and I'm glad that we aren't seen as nerds, but as our own class, probably because we've won a great deal of pep rallies. This school is amazing academic and spirit wise.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2012

I am an upcoming Senior at Vestavia and I cannot stand this school. The academics are great, but the people are horrible. It is full of stuck up preps who all they do is drink and smoke. It is very hard to find someone who is faithful in the religion. All you find are people that claim to be Christian and then go out and party on the weekends. If you don't drink or smoke it's very hard to find a group of people to fit in with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2010

Hi! I am the proud parent of a Sophmore at VHHS, and I could not be happier. My son had ADD and the IEP (individualized ed. program) has been such a blessing! The staff really cares about the students at this school, and it shows, not only in the way they teach, but in the way they respect each student as an individual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

lots of interaction and support between parents and school administration
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Great academics, excellent administration, wonderful special needs teachers, a national championship math team, a state championship boys' basketball team, and a state top-10 football team - and the girls' teams are just as good. 95%+ of each graduating class go on to further education. A National Blue Ribbon School. What's not to love???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

My daughter is a freshman at the high school this year. She is still getting used to the transition from Pizitz to the high school. I think that it is a great school in a great school system, but the most disturbing thing about it: there seems to be quite a few disciplinary problems; cursing, fighting and just plain disrespect for teachers. Thesekids should be removed and sent to another school if they do not appreciate this school! disrespect
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

The athletic programs definitely seem to be valued over all else. Kids are also kind of forced into little groups depending on what courses they choose. Students in all honors classes have very limited interaction with other kids who don't. Students are also limited in being able to take a certain amount of honors classes. There are definitely not encouraged by counselors. There are also certain conflicts that havn't even been attempted to make right. For example you wouldn't be ab/le to take LD debate, math team, and honors/AP chemistry. You also would not be able to take any kind of debate, math team, and athletics. Some courses are hard to fit in, period. For, example right now, Health is not offered 7th period, as independent study, OR during the summer. Oh, and there's only seven periods in the day. There are good things.... It's a very privileged school :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2007

Great school. Great all around program. Academics and extra curricular are outstanding. Caring faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

I am a freshman at VHHS. It is very welcoming and I love waking up to go to school every morning. Every single one of my teachers care, and if I ever had a problem, they would always lend a hand and give me time. The athletics department is very good. The coaches really care about their players.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2004

Great school, can be very competetive.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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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.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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Reading

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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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99%

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99%

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Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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98%

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

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98%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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97%

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98%
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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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

All Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black95%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible94%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education86%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Not migrant99%
Poverty93%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%
Poverty82%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty85%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islander96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education64%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty83%
Not poverty99%

Social Studies

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education73%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%
Poverty82%
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

Biology I

All Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education90%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant100%
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education85%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant0%
Poverty88%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students99%
Female99%
Male100%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education85%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty91%
Not poverty100%

Reading

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education85%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant99%
Poverty91%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education75%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant0%
Poverty84%
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
White 84% 58%
Black 8% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2235 Lime Rock Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
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