John L. Leflore Preparatory Academy in Mobile, AL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,044
  • Type
    Public, Magnet, Coed
  • Reviews
    68 3.5
  • Ranking

John L. Leflore Preparatory Academy is a public, magnet, coed school in Mobile, Alabama. It has 1,044 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 79% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 68 reviews written and they have been mixed.

700 Donald St
Mobile, AL 36617
(251) 221-3125

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 68 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: The teachers try to make high school as enjoyable as they can, plus most of the staff are Alumi.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers are understanding and are willing to help those who want to help themselves, on the other hand you have those teachers who could care less they came to teach and they don't care if your engaged or not.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: What is so unique about my alma mater is that the media constantly tries to slander our name but no matter how hard the people label us as "reckless" , we have yet to be listed as a failing school of MCPSS. Every other mostly African-American school in my county has been listed as a failin school, meaning their ACT scores are not where they should be and that the students at those schools are not college ready. My favorite experience so far as a student a Leflore would be the classes that I have taken. They have prepared me for college.(AP/Honors/DUALEnrollment) I would totally chose this school again if I could because not only are we a institution, we are a rattler family. And the teachers and counselors as well as administrators put the importance of the student body first .
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The overall quality of the teachers at John L Leflore is great. They are hard working and very genuine. Of course most teachers have different teaching styles but majority of the teachers make sure they go above and beyond for their students. Many incorporate technology in their teachings and others prefer hands on activities, it all depends on the teacher and the subject in which they teach. Many of the teachers are very knowledgeable and not only provide you with a curriculum but real world information that will help you be a successful individual. The teachers at my school ginuinely care for the students they are always there when a students needs to talk.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Academics: The workload for students is normally dependent upon the classes that they take, whether it be regular, honors, or AP. Popular classes would include dance and art because students can be most creative during these times and use the classes curriculum as an outlet. Students are often encouraged to form out-of-class study groups to gain other opportunities at learning or understanding the class material from another perspective.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.00 Cf Vigor High School 2 mi. 773
1.33 Lillie B. Williamson High School 3 mi. 653
3.00 Wp Davidson High School 5 mi. 1,533
3.66 Saraland High School 6 mi. 918
2.00 Ben C. Rain High School 7 mi. 780

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

Gender

Gender
Female 56%
Male 43%

Student Diversity

John L. Leflore Preparatory Academy United States Alabama Ben C. Rain High School Cf Vigor High School Lillie B. Williamson High School Saraland High School Wp Davidson High School
African American 99.0% 15.0% 33.6% 96.0% 98.0% 98.0% 15.0% 61.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.8% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6.0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 5.5% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 4.0%
White 0% 51.0% 57.0% 2.0% 0% 0% 81.0% 27.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 38.0%
Grade 10 22.9%
Grade 11 20.4%
Grade 12 18.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 73% Yes
  • 20% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 29% The arts
  • 19% The school spirit
  • 19% The band
  • 10% The library
  • 10% Girls and boys Basketball team
  • 5% Track team
  • 5% Cheerleaders
  • 5% AP Oppurtunities

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

  • 67% There is no diversity.
  • 17% Need more diverdity
  • 17% Disciplinary issues

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 45% The faculty in my school are the most nurturing.
  • 18% My school is as close as a family
  • 18% The performing arts program was great.
  • 18% The alumni and pep rally's

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 60% Education is the key to success
  • 40% Caring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 57% Get involved
  • 43% Study, Study, Study

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 36% I love everything about this school.
  • 64% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.