Thompson High School in Alabaster, AL - Niche

  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,766
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    221 3.7

Thompson High School is a public coed school in Alabaster, Alabama. It has 1,766 students in grades 9-12. There have been 221 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

100 Warrior Dr
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 682-5700

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 221 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: my overall experience lively and full of great memories
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers exemplify the word, pride, in what they do.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are many different clubs and organizations at this school. Ranging from health, to business, to arts, to sports. HOSA is definitely one of the best clubs at this school because it raises money for diseases and teams with other HOSA groups around the country.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: By far my favorite experience at this school is the amount of AP classes and health class experiences it has opened up to me. I have taken at least one AP class for two years now and, by keeping a good grade in it, it has majorly helped my GPA. I have enjoyed the availability of medical related classes because that is the field i have been looking into and these classes have helped prepare me.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most teachers that I have had at Thompson High school have been great teachers. The science teachers especially have always been well organized and on top of things. They always impress me with their amount of knowledge, like they could answer any question I had. The math teachers always had ways to make any problem easier to understand and put it in real-world context. The English teachers usually planned projects that appealed to their students, rather than dumping loads of boring work on them. History has always been my weak subject, so needless to say i cant brag on them as much. But they have always been kind and easy to talk to.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Linda Nolen Learning Center Public, Coed
3.00 Chickasaw Elementary School Public, Coed
Thompson Intermediate School Public, Coed
Thompson Middle School Public, Coed
Thompson Sixth Grade Center Public, Coed
3.33 Evangel Classical Christian School Private, Religious, Coed
Creek View Elementary Public, Coed
2.66 Kingwood Christian School Private, Religious, Coed
Meadow View Elementary Public, Coed
3.33 Helena Middle School Public, Coed
3.00 Helena Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Helena Intermediate School Public, Coed
3.00 Pelham High School Public, Coed
3.66 Valley Intermediate School Public, Coed
3.00 Valley Elementary School Public, Coed
4.33 Trace Crossings Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Montevallo Elementary School Public, Coed
2.66 Montevallo High School Public, Coed
4.33 Hoover High School Public, Coed
4.33 South Shades Crest Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Riverchase Middle School Public, Coed
3.66 Montevallo Middle School Public, Coed
4.00 Brock's Gap Intermediate School Public, Coed
4.33 Robert F. Bumpus Middle School Public, Coed
4.33 Indian Springs School Private, Boarding, Coed
4.33 Riverchase Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Calera Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Calera Intermediate School Public, Coed
3.33 Calera High School Public, Coed
3.00 Calera Middle School Public, Coed
4.33 Deer Valley Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Greenwood Elementary School Public, Coed
2.33 Greenwood Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Pelham High School 6 mi. 1,846
4.00 Oak Mt. High School 11 mi. 1,645
3.00 Chelsea High School 12 mi. 1,090
4.33 Spain Park High School 13 mi. 1,633
2.66 McAdory High School 12 mi. 975

Around Thompson High School

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

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Thompson High School United States Alabama Chelsea High School McAdory High School Oak Mt. High School Pelham High School Spain Park High School
White 67.0% 51.0% 57.0% 84.0% 47.0% 82.0% 70.0% 65.0%
African American 18.0% 15.0% 33.6% 10.0% 46.0% 8.0% 12.0% 23.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 5.5% 2.0% 5.0% 3.0% 14.0% 4.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.4% 1.0% 0% 4.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.6% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 2.0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 25.0%
Grade 11 24.2%
Grade 12 23.9%

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 38 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 8% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 30% Teachers who care about the well-being of students
  • 27% Our student body
  • 20% Committment to athletics
  • 20% A caring principal
  • 2% Family environment
  • 2% Options of classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 30% Bathrooms need serious maintenance
  • 18% Needs upkeep and more money for school supplies
  • 18% Bathrooms need adequate supplies
  • 15% Longer lunch time
  • 12% New books and equipment for learning
  • 3% An early-out option at noon
  • 3% More respectful teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 26 responses

  • 69% Our student body always comes together when needed
  • 15% We're not named after the city we live in
  • 15% Teachers that care about students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 34% Unique
  • 34% Memorable
  • 17% A melting pot
  • 7% Thompsons where babies come from
  • 3% Pregnancy
  • 3% Boring

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

  • 44% Be yourself and reflect it into your work
  • 28% Be yourself and join a club
  • 17% Be yourself, get involved, do your best
  • 11% Work to your maximum potential

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 14% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.