Thompson High School in Alabaster, AL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,774
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    174 3.7
  • Ranking

Thompson High School is a public school in Alabaster, Alabama. It has 1,774 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 174 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 174 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I am a new student at this school and I can't recall any memorable moments only if pep rally's count. Oh, my memorable Moment is when my math teacher teaches. This school is a city school and it has been trying to work in its own. I think the peer helpers program there makes them unique. We as peer helpers not only help our peers but everyone who we could possibly help like teachers and children. The peer helper program is amazing and it's the only reason why I would choose this school again.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I've had a great experience with teachers. They've been the best! I've also had a great time in the music and theatre programs. Those places are where I've made some of my best friends. There are so many talented and friendly people.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Thompson High School is one of the best schools in the land. The way we come together as a school and support each and every school activity is amazing. If I could do it all over again I would and wouldn't change a thing. The best experiences I had at Thompson would have to be the teachers and the pep-rallies. 99.9% of my teachers were the best teachers in the building. They were always out to help you and make sure that you passed there class. Best Alma Mater in the land. Dear Old Thompson.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Being in drum line has allowed me to be involved actively in the school. It honestly is a great school but has become a lot more strict and almost tyrannical. But, other than that everything is better than most learning environments in the outer communities.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: I graduated, which wasn't difficult at all. If you want to skate by and not have anything impressive to say about your education, then THS is for you!

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Thompson Middle School Public
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2.66 Helena Elementary School Public
3.66 Helena Intermediate School Public
2.66 Pelham High School Public
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3.33 Valley Elementary School Public
3.33 Montevallo Elementary School Public
2.33 Montevallo High School Public
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4.33 Hoover High School Public
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3.66 Riverchase Middle School Public
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Brock's Gap Intermediate School Public
4.33 Robert F Bumpus Middle School Public
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4.00 Riverchase Elementary School Public
3.66 Calera Elementary School Public
3.33 Calera Middle School Public
3.33 Calera High School Public
Calera Intermediate School Public
2.66 Greenwood Elementary School Public
1.66 Greenwood Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Pelham High School 6 mi. 1,805
4.33 Hoover High School 9 mi. 2,645
3.33 Calera High School 10 mi. 611
4.00 Oak Mt. High School 12 mi. 1,643
3.00 Chelsea High School 12 mi. 1,084

Around Thompson High School

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

Gender

Gender
Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

Thompson High School United States Calera High School Chelsea High School Hoover High School Oak Mt. High School Pelham High School
White 68.0% 51.0% 55.0% 87.0% 59.0% 84.0% 72.0%
African American 18.0% 15.0% 36.0% 8.0% 26.0% 8.0% 11.0%
Hispanic 11.0% 25.0% 5.0% 1.0% 4.0% 3.0% 12.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 1.0% 6.0% 3.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 2.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 28.8%
Grade 10 26.1%
Grade 11 23.4%
Grade 12 21.8%

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 25 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 4% Not sure.
  • 12% No

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

  • 33% Teachers who care about the well-being of students
  • 27% Our student body
  • 23% Committment to athletics
  • 17% A caring principal

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 31% Bathrooms need serious maintenance
  • 21% Bathrooms need adequate supplies
  • 17% Needs upkeep and more money for school supplies
  • 14% New books and equipment for learning
  • 14% Longer lunch time
  • 3% More respectful teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 80% Our student body always comes together when needed
  • 20% Teachers that care about students

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 31% Unique
  • 31% Memorable
  • 25% A melting pot
  • 6% Pregnancy
  • 6% Boring

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Be yourself and reflect it into your work
  • 31% Be yourself and join a club
  • 12% Work to your maximum potential
  • 12% Be yourself, get involved, do your best

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

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% 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.