Thompson High School in Alabaster, AL - Niche

  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,766
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    212 3.7

Thompson High School is a public school in Alabaster, Alabama. It has 1,766 students in grades 9-12. There have been 212 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 212 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Thompson offers clubs and honor societies such as Anime Club, Archery, Debate Team, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, Math Team, Scholars' Bowl, and First Priority. The staff is generally supportive as each club/honor society requires a sponsor. I really enjoyed Scholars' Bowl and Math Team.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: While I liked most of my teachers, I didn't always like the work or the fact that I had to be at school for a long time. I move around a lot so I didn't have a plethora of friends to make getting through the school day easier. However, Thompson has an excellent band program that I got to be a part of for a couple of years and I enjoyed making a few friends within that group. I would choose this school again if I could do it all over, because I like where I am today, even if it has been a difficult journey at times.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: During my time at this school, I have had both good and bad teachers. The good ones were amazing. I just finished my senior year and my English teacher was one of the sweetest teachers I have ever had. She was completely invested in her students' education and well-being. Most of my teachers were consistent with grading and communicating with their students. Two of my teachers, who taught math and physics, were incredibly knowledgeable in their field and were terrific at extending that knowledge. I always enjoyed their classes and always felt that I really learned something valuable each day. I would conclude that most of the teachers at this school are wonderful
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are a wide variety of clubs and athletics, but some newer and/or smaller clubs and teams don't have all the resources or facilities they need.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Some of the best experiences I have had were with the THS tennis team, and I would glady spend another four years with such a great group of friends.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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 Chelsea High School McAdory High School Oak Mt. High School Pelham High School Spain Park High School
White 67.0% 51.0% 84.0% 47.0% 82.0% 70.0% 65.0%
African American 18.0% 15.0% 10.0% 46.0% 8.0% 12.0% 23.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 2.0% 5.0% 3.0% 14.0% 4.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 4.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 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 35 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 6% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 30% Teachers who care about the well-being of students
  • 29% Our student body
  • 20% Committment to athletics
  • 20% A caring principal
  • 2% Family environment

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 24 responses

  • 75% Our student body always comes together when needed
  • 12% We're not named after the city we live in
  • 12% Teachers that care about students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 37% Unique
  • 33% Memorable
  • 19% A melting pot
  • 4% Pregnancy
  • 4% Boring
  • 4% Thompsons where babies come from

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 26 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% 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.