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Oak Mountain High School is a public school in Indian Springs Village, Alabama. It has 1,686 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 94% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 117 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5476 Caldwell Mill Rd
Birmingham AL 35242
(205) 682-5200

Academics Read more about this school's academics

3.8 from 117 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: We have an armed police officer in the school almost all the time and there are security cameras on every hall. I feel like this school is pretty safe but I think there are always things that can be done to improve the security because you can never be too safe.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: We have a lot of athletes at this school. The fan sections at sporting events, especially football, basketball, and soccer, are better than almost any other school around here. The school spirit at pep rallies is crazy and it makes for a fun environment for everyone. The weight room and fields are all in good shape as well.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Most of our principals are very caring and willing to help in any situation. They know how to have fun with us but they also do their job when it comes to discipline. The counselors are very helpful. The office staff is usually friendly, especially the lady that does attendance. Sometimes the dress code is enforced too harshly and other times not at all so I think that could be improved on.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: So far, I've had a great high school experience at this school. I've really enjoyed being a part of the softball team and it's something I'll always have to look back on. Our school is unique because it earned a National Blue Ribbon School Award. If I had to do high school all over again, I would probably get a little more involved in other clubs but I would definitely choose to come back to this school.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The school offers almost any sport high schoolers would consider playing. There are also a variety of clubs to participate in such as the key club and robotics club. I've played softball the past three years and at least one member of administration was at almost every home game. The football and basketball games are the most fun for students.

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Oak Mountain Intermediate School Public
Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy Private, Montessori
Our Lady of the Valley School Private, Religious
Berry Middle School Public
4.33 Spain Park High School Public
Westminster School at Oak Mountain Private, Religious
Covenant Classical School Private, Religious
4.00 Indian Springs School Private, Boarding
Webster Christian School Private, Religious
Rocky Ridge Elementary School Public
3.33 Chelsea High School Public
God's House Kindergarten Private, Religious
3.33 Inverness Elementary School Public
Hoover Christian School Private, Religious
4.00 Oak Mountain Elementary School Public
4.33 Oak Mountain Middle School Public
4.33 Vestavia Hills High School Public
Cahaba School Private
4.00 Gresham Elementary School Public
3.33 Riverchase Middle School Public
Valley Elementary School Public
Riverchase Elementary School Public
3.66 Valley Intermediate School Public
Green Valley Elementary School Public
4.33 Louis Pizitz Middle School Public
3.33 Vestavia Hills Elementary Central Public
Oakmont Preschool & Kindergarten Private
Green Valley Baptist Weekday Private, Religious
Greystone Elementary School Public
3.00 Briarwood Christian High School Private, Religious
4.00 Cahaba Heights Community School Public
4.00 Vestavia Hills Elementary School West Public
Southminster Day School Private, Religious
St. Mark United Methodist Kindergarten Private, Religious
Vestavia Day School Private, Religious
Heritage Academy Private, Alternative, Religious
Chase Learning Center & Daycare Private, Religious
4.33 Vestavia Hills Elementary School East Public
Gwin Elementary School Public
Simmons Middle School Public
4.33 Chelsea Middle School Public
3.66 Chelsea Intermediate School Public
Ascension Episcopal Kindergarten Private, Religious
3.33 Pelham High School Public
3.33 Mt. Laurel Elementary School Public
4.00 Hoover High School Public
Shades Mountain Elementary School Public
4.00 Homewood High School Public
3.00 Shades Mountain Christian School Private, Religious
Hilltop Montessori School Private, Montessori
4.33 Brookwood Forest Elementary School Public
Trace Crossings Elementary School Public
Prince of Peace Catholic School Private, Religious
4.33 Mountain Brook Elementary School Public
2.66 John Carroll Catholic High School Private, Religious
3.33 Shades Cahaba Elementary School Public
Our Lady of Sorrows School Private, Religious
4.00 Mountain Brook High School Public
Hoover High School Freshman Center Public, Alternative
4.33 Liberty Park Elementary School Public
4.33 Mountain Brook Junior High School Public
4.33 Liberty Park Middle School Public
Bluff Park Elementary School Public
Creative Montessori School Private, Montessori
3.33 Hall Kent Elementary School Public
4.33 Edgewood Elementary School Public
Islamic Academy of Alabama Private, Religious
Helena Elementary School Public
Lakeview School Private, Special Education, All-Boys
Allan Cott School Private, Special Education
2.33 Kingwood Christian School Private, Religious
Deer Valley Elementary School Public
4.00 Homewood Middle School Public
4.33 Crestline Elementary School Public
Westwood Baptist Weekday Education Ministry Private, Religious
3.66 Chelsea Park Elementary School Public
St. Rose of Lima School Private, Religious
4.33 Cherokee Bend Elementary School Public
Arlington School Private, Alternative
N.E. Miles Jewish Day School Private, Alternative, Religious
3.33 Ramsay High School Public
South Shades Crest Elementary School Public
Spring Valley School Private, Special Education
Highlands School Private
1.66 Glen Iris Elementary School Public
Glen Iris Baptist School Private, Religious
4.00 EPIC Alternative Elementary School Public
McElwain Baptist Church Private, Religious
St. Francis Xavier School Private, Religious
4.33 Helena Intermediate School Public
4.00 Helena Middle School Public
Family Sunshine School Private, Special Education
1.00 Avondale Elementary School Public
1.00 Center Street Middle School Public
Alabama Waldorf School Private
R.F. Bumpus Middle School Public
Our Lady of Fatima School Private, Religious
Homebound High School Public
Homebound Elementary School Public, All-Boys
1.00 W.E. Putnam Middle School Public, Magnet

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Berry Middle School 2 mi. 1,168
4.33 Spain Park High School 2 mi. 1,508
3.33 Chelsea High School 4 mi. 960
4.33 Vestavia Hills High School 5 mi. 1,774
3.33 Pelham High School 6 mi. 1,665
4.00 Hoover High School 6 mi. 1,869
4.00 Homewood High School 7 mi. 983
4.00 Mountain Brook High School 9 mi. 1,013
1.33 Wenonah High School 11 mi. 982
3.33 Thompson High School 12 mi. 1,770

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 51%
Female 48%

Overall Student Diversity

Oak Mountain High School United States Berry Middle School Spain Park High School Chelsea High School Vestavia Hills High School Pelham High School Hoover High School Homewood High School Mountain Brook High School Wenonah High School Thompson High School
White 86.7% 51.6% 68.4% 73.5% 90.8% 86.7% 75.5% 65.3% 57.7% 100% 0% 72.4%
African American 8.2% 15.2% 22.4% 19.4% 7.1% 7.1% 12.2% 24.5% 32.0% 0% 100% 17.3%
Asian 3.1% 4.7% 6.1% 4.1% 1.0% 4.1% 2.0% 6.1% 2.1% 0% 0% 1.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 3.1% 3.1% 1.0% 2.0% 10.2% 4.1% 8.2% 0% 0% 9.2%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.6%
Grade 10 25.6%
Grade 11 26.0%
Grade 12 22.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Polls

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 54% Great teachers, excellent academics, fine arts
  • 31% Most teachers really care about their subject/kids
  • 15% The spirit of the student body

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 38% Kids try to act/dress alike, not much diversity
  • 25% More funding goes to sports than anything else
  • 25% Kids are clicky like in the movies
  • 12% Most of the kids and faculty act narcissistic

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 100% National Blue Ribbon School

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 88% Nothing But The Best!
  • 12% Challenging

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Get involved! It's a great way to meet people!
  • 22% Don't lose sight of who you are and what you love
  • 11% Find a class or organization where you can grow