Oak Mountain High School in Indian Springs Village, AL - Niche

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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 176 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 176 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Had a great four years at this high school but, some of the teachers had a very high lack of effort while others were passionate and actually made an impact.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I love Oak Mountain because we are very big on unity. Our school always comes together to support each other in all events. Homecoming week, dances, sports, and other events are prime examples. I would say Oak Mountain has the most unity and school spirit in Birmingham. Our school takes pride in making everyone feel welcomed, loved, and part of the family.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My school tries to create an place where students can reach for their highest academic goals. I feel comfortable and safe with my fellow students and teachers. I enjoy the the extracurricular activities that I take part in and the sports games that I attend. Oak Mountain makes me feel like I am a part of something bigger. Most students have a lot of pride in our school; whether it be in sports, academics, or in any other way. I would choose to go to Oak Mountain over any other school in the area.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I wouldn't want to go to any other school!
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The dress code at this school I think has a double standard but I think the school is good in everything else.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Oak Mountain Intermediate School Public
Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy Private, Montessori
Our Lady of the Valley School Private, Religious
4.33 Berry Middle School Public
4.33 Spain Park High School Public
3.00 Westminster School at Oak Mountain Private, Religious
Covenant Classical School Private, Religious
3.66 Indian Springs School Private, Boarding
Webster Christian School Private, Religious
4.00 Rocky Ridge Elementary School Public
3.00 Chelsea High School Public
Gods House Kindergarten Private, Religious
3.33 Inverness Elementary School Public
Hoover Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Oak Mountain Elementary School Public
3.66 Oak Mountain Middle School Public
4.33 Vestavia Hills High School Public
Cahaba School Private
3.00 Gresham Elementary School Public
3.66 Riverchase Middle School Public
3.33 Valley Elementary School Public
4.00 Riverchase Elementary School Public
3.66 Valley Intermediate School Public
3.66 Green Valley Elementary School Public
4.33 Louis Pizitz Middle School Public
4.00 Vestavia Hills Elementary Central Public
Oakmont Preschool & Kindergarten Private
Green Valley Baptist Weekday Private, Religious
4.00 Greystone Elementary School Public
3.33 Briarwood Christian High School Private, Religious
4.33 Cahaba Heights Community School Public
4.33 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
3.66 Gwin Elementary School Public
4.33 Simmons Middle School Public
3.66 Chelsea Middle School Public
3.33 Chelsea Intermediate School Public
Ascension Episcopal Kindergarten Private, Religious
2.66 Pelham High School Public
3.66 Mt. Laurel Elementary School Public
4.33 Hoover High School Public
4.00 Shades Mountain Elementary School Public
4.33 Homewood High School Public
3.33 Shades Mountain Christian School Private, Religious
Hilltop Montessori School Private, Montessori
4.33 Brookwood Forest Elementary School Public
3.66 Trace Crossings Elementary School Public
Prince of Peace Catholic School Private, Religious
4.33 Mountain Brook Elementary School Public
3.00 John Carroll Catholic High School Private, Religious
4.33 Shades Cahaba Elementary School Public
Our Lady of Sorrows School Private, Religious
4.33 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
4.00 Bluff Park Elementary School Public
Creative Montessori School Private, Montessori
4.33 Hall Kent Elementary School Public
4.33 Edgewood Elementary School Public
Islamic Academy of Alabama Private, Religious
2.66 Helena Elementary School Public
Lakeview School Private, Special Education, All-Boys
Allan Cott School Private, Special Education
2.33 Kingwood Christian School Private, Religious
4.00 Deer Valley Elementary School Public
4.33 Homewood Middle School Public
4.33 Crestline Elementary School Public
Westwood Baptist Weekday Education Ministry Private, Religious
3.33 Chelsea Park Elementary School Public
St. Rose of Lima School Private, Religious
4.33 Cherokee Bend Elementary School Public
Arlington School Private, Alternative
4.00 Ramsay High School Public
4.00 South Shades Crest Elementary School Public
2.00 Glen Iris Elementary School Public
3.66 Helena Intermediate School Public
3.66 Helena Middle School Public
4.33 R.F. Bumpus Middle School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Berry Middle School 2 mi. 1,168
4.33 Spain Park High School 2 mi. 1,508
3.00 Chelsea High School 4 mi. 960
3.66 Oak Mountain Middle School 4 mi. 1,230
4.33 Vestavia Hills High School 5 mi. 1,774

Around Oak Mountain High School

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

Student Diversity

Oak Mountain High School United States Berry Middle School Chelsea High School Oak Mountain Middle School Spain Park High School Vestavia Hills High School
White 84.0% 51.6% 67.0% 88.0% 82.0% 69.0% 84.0%
African American 7.0% 15.2% 23.0% 6.0% 8.0% 22.0% 8.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 5.0% 1.0% 4.0% 3.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 24.5% 3.0% 2.0% 4.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


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 Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 6% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 35% Great teachers, excellent academics, fine arts
  • 32% The spirit of the student body
  • 29% Most teachers really care about their subject/kids
  • 3% The variety of fine arts available

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 35% Kids are clicky like in the movies
  • 30% Kids try to act/dress alike, not much diversity
  • 22% More funding goes to sports than anything else
  • 13% Most of the kids and faculty act narcissistic

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 19 responses

  • 84% National Blue Ribbon School
  • 16% Coke Mountain

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 58% Nothing But The Best!
  • 32% Challenging
  • 11% Political

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 50% Get involved! It's a great way to meet people!
  • 39% Don't lose sight of who you are and what you love
  • 11% Find a class or organization where you can grow

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 27% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.