Vestavia Hills High School

190 reviews
  1. Vestavia Hills City Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Address
2235 Lime Rock Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
Telephone
(205) 402-5252

Vestavia Hills High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1410
38 responses
Average ACT
29
153 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
AP Enrollment
23%
AP Exam Pass Rate
82%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    63%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    34%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    3%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
  • Football games
    31%
  • Relay for life
    22%
  • Homecoming week
    18%
  • Peprallies
    18%
  • Soccer Season
    5%
  • Band
    3%
  • Basketball games
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,886
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,751
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,352/ year
National
$11,890
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses

Reviews

190 reviews
  • Excellent
    61
  • Very Good
    76
  • Average
    43
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    3
Honestly, as a black girl at Vestavia, there is some slight racism from a few students, but I love this school. Since I came from a small town private school, Vestavia has helped me prepare for college, come out of my shell, and learn new things. With the wide selection of courses, clubs, and extracurricular activities, I am never bored nor ill prepared. If you feel different, which I did at first, you have to find friends that you have things in common with- they are kind of easy to find. They sometimes will flock to you. Sports are a really big thing in Vestavia and football season is to die for! All the teachers help you in anything you have a problem with and there's also peer tutoring as well! Overall I give my school an 8/10.
  • Sophomore
  • 23 days ago
Vestavia Hills High School gives a great education, but they expect all students to be on the same level and same method of learning. The students have the tendency to make you feel inadequate or stupid if a 4.0 average does't come naturally. Most students are up until 3 AM finishing homework. There are some fun traditions like Vestapalooza and relay for life which include more than just the football team. The theatre and choir departments are on the upward slope and finally getting credibility in the eyes of the town and administration.
  • Junior
  • 14 days ago
Vestavia Hills High has been an amazing experience for high school. The teachers are honestly the best part. They care about your concerns and grades as much as you do or should. The rules are very fair and I feel vey comfortable in the halls. The majority of the students are beyond helpful and accepting of all races. I think this school is unique because it involves every single student in a club or organization. We have clubs for every aspect of ones personality. This variety is my favorite thing about Vestavia! Go Rebels!
  • High School Senior
  • Nov 10 2015