Oak Mt. High School in Indian Springs Village, AL - Niche

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Oak Mt. High School is a public school in Indian Springs Village, Alabama. It has 1,643 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 92% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 181 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.9 from 181 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Some of the teachers are not interested in helping students learn. They are more interested in getting tenured than anything else.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: For the most part, it has been a good experience. However, like all high schools, it is hard to navigate all the social groups and move from one to the other without your old friends making fun of your new friends. I don't like that part of school. Most of my teachers have been great, but some shouldn't be teaching any more. They are burned out and don't care.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My high school experience was average. Most people in the school are okay, but they are not all splendid. Many of the teachers are wonderful, but the administration staff is lacking in many respects. So, overall, a very average experience.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Overall Experience: You always have the group of parents who always volunteer their time, but the majority do not. Have had several issues with teachers not willing to teach and hide behind tenure. The school touts it's Blue Ribbon award, but that was won 5 years ago. There was a chemistry teacher who wouldn't help students, another teacher chewing tobacco in the classroom who was also charging for grades. Not enough oversight of the instructors. Inspect what you expect and it would be a much better school.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school is a good one, the students and parents support other areas other than just sports such as, band, theater, and choir. However, the school is very clicky, there is not much diversity, and it is obvious who the teachers' favorite students are.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Oak Mt. Intermediate School Public
Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy Private, Montessori
Our Lady of the Valley School Private, Religious
3.33 Oak Mt. Elementary School Public
3.66 Oak Mt. Middle School Public
4.33 Spain Park High School Public
3.00 Westminster School at Oak Mountain Private, Religious
4.33 Berry Middle School Public
3.66 Indian Springs School Private, Boarding
Webster Christian School Private, Religious
Briarwood Christian School Private, Religious
4.00 Rocky Ridge Elementary School Public
3.33 Inverness Elementary School Public
3.00 Chelsea High School Public
Hoover Christian School Private, Religious
4.33 Vestavia Hills High School Public
Cahaba School Private
3.33 Valley Elementary School Public
3.00 Gresham Elementary School Public
3.66 Riverchase Middle 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
4.33 Cahaba Heights Community School Public
4.00 Vestavia Hills Elementary Central Public
4.33 Vestavia Hills Elementary School West Public
3.33 Briarwood Christian High School Private, Religious
Southminster Day School Private, Religious
4.00 Greystone Elementary School Public
4.33 Vestavia Hills Elementary School East Public
3.66 Gwin Elementary School Public
4.33 Ira F Simmons Middle School Public
2.66 Pelham High School Public
3.66 Chelsea Middle School Public
3.33 Chelsea Intermediate School Public
4.33 Hoover High School Public
4.00 Shades Mt. Elementary School Public
4.33 Homewood High School Public
3.33 Shades Mountain Christian School Private, Religious
3.66 Mt. Laurel Elementary School Public
3.66 Trace Crossings Elementary School Public
3.00 John Carroll Catholic High School Private, Religious
4.33 Brookwood Forest Elementary School Public
Hilltop Montessori School Private, Montessori
Prince of Peace Catholic School Private, Religious
4.33 Mt. Brook Elementary School Public
4.33 Shades Cahaba Elementary School Public
Our Lady of Sorrows School Private, Religious
4.33 Mt. Brook High School Public
4.00 Bluff Pk Elementary School Public
4.33 Liberty Pk Middle School Public
4.33 Liberty Pk Elementary School Public
4.33 Mt. Brook Jr High School Public
4.33 Hall Kent Elementary School Public
4.33 Edgewood Elementary School Public
Creative Montessori School Private, Montessori
Islamic Academy of Alabama Private, Religious
4.00 Deer Valley Elementary School Public
Allan Cott School Private, Special Education
Lakeview School Private, Special Education, All-Boys
4.33 Homewood Middle School Public
2.66 Helena Elementary School Public
2.33 Kingwood Christian School Private, Religious
4.33 Crestline Elementary School Public
St. Rose of Lima School Private, Religious
Arlington School Private, Alternative
4.33 Cherokee Bend Elementary School Public
4.00 Ramsay High School Public
4.00 South Shades Crest Elementary School Public
2.00 Glen Iris Elementary School Public
2.33 Epic School Public
3.66 Helena Intermediate School Public
Brock's Gap Intermediate School Public
4.33 Robert F Bumpus Middle School Public
3.33 Chelsea Pk Elementary School Public
3.66 Helena Middle School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Spain Park High School 2 mi. 1,558
4.33 Berry Middle School 2 mi. 1,224
3.00 Chelsea High School 4 mi. 1,084
4.33 Vestavia Hills High School 5 mi. 1,874
2.66 Pelham High School 6 mi. 1,805

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


Male 50%
Female 49%

Student Diversity

Oak Mt. High School United States Berry Middle School Chelsea High School Pelham High School Spain Park High School Vestavia Hills High School
White 84.0% 51.0% 63.0% 87.0% 72.0% 67.0% 83.0%
African American 8.0% 15.0% 23.0% 8.0% 11.0% 22.0% 8.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 4.0% 1.0% 12.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 6.0% 1.0% 1.0% 3.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 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 Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 32% Most teachers really care about their subject/kids
  • 32% The spirit of the student body
  • 29% Great teachers, excellent academics, fine arts
  • 8% The variety of fine arts available

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 32% Kids are clicky like in the movies
  • 26% Kids try to act/dress alike, not much diversity
  • 21% More funding goes to sports than anything else
  • 15% Most of the kids and faculty act narcissistic
  • 6% Students learn how to test, not how to think

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 24 responses

  • 83% National Blue Ribbon School
  • 17% Coke Mountain

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 46% Nothing But The Best!
  • 33% Challenging
  • 12% Political
  • 8% OK

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 48% Don't lose sight of who you are and what you love
  • 43% Get involved! It's a great way to meet people!
  • 10% Find a class or organization where you can grow

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 65% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.