Vestavia Hills High School in Vestavia Hills, AL - Niche

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Vestavia Hills High School is a public school in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. It has 1,886 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 98% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 155 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2235 Lime Rock Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
(205) 402-5252

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 155 reviews
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    • High School Freshman
    • 2
    Student Culture & Diversity: There's mostly white people but, we can't help it. It's Vestavia.
    • High School Freshman
    • 5
    Teachers: Vestavia Hills High School is a great environment for everybody! There's slight racism.. but it doesn't get in the way of your learning!
    • High School Freshman
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I'm in band, and I love it. However it's a bit unorganized. Poetry club is awful, by the way.
    • High School Freshman
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I enjoy the fellowship with my friends, and many aspects of band. I am a good student, but do not particularly enjoy the classes.
    • High School Freshman
    • 3
    Teachers: Some are great and some are quite sub-par.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
4.00 Louis Pizitz Middle School Public
4.33 Rocky Ridge Elementary School Public
4.33 Vestavia Hills Elementary Central Public
4.33 Vestavia Hills Elementary School West Public
Southminster Day School Private, Religious
Webster Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Gresham Elementary School Public
4.33 Vestavia Hills Elementary School East Public
Hoover Christian School Private, Religious
4.33 Green Valley Elementary School Public
4.33 Homewood High School Public
4.33 Shades Mt. Elementary School Public
3.33 John Carroll Catholic High School Private, Religious
3.33 Shades Mountain Christian School Private, Religious
Cahaba School Private
4.00 Berry Middle School Public
4.33 Cahaba Heights Community School Public
4.33 Spain Park High School Public
Our Lady of Sorrows School Private, Religious
4.33 Gwin Elementary School Public
4.33 Hall Kent Elementary School Public
4.33 Shades Cahaba Elementary School Public
4.33 Edgewood Elementary School Public
4.33 Ira F. Simmons Middle School Public
Creative Montessori School Private, Montessori
4.33 Mt. Brook Elementary School Public
4.33 Homewood Middle School Public
4.33 Riverchase Elementary School Public
3.00 Islamic Academy of Alabama Private, Religious
4.00 Oak Mt. High School Public
3.66 Oak Mt. Intermediate School Public
4.33 Bluff Pk Elementary School Public
4.33 Indian Springs School Private, Boarding
Our Lady of the Valley School Private, Religious
Joseph S. Bruno Montessori Academy Private, Montessori
3.33 Riverchase Middle School Public
4.33 Mt. Brook Jr High School Public
St. Rose of Lima School Private, Religious
3.66 Inverness Elementary School Public
2.66 Arlington School Private, Alternative
2.66 Glen Iris Elementary School Public
4.00 Ramsay High School Public
3.00 Epic School Public
3.33 The Westminster School at Oak Mountain Private, Religious, Coed
3.66 Oak Mt. Elementary School Public
Prince of Peace Catholic School Private, Religious
3.33 Oak Mt. Middle School Public
4.33 Brookwood Forest Elementary School Public
4.33 Crestline Elementary School Public
Family Sunshine School Private, Special Education
Our Lady of Fatima School Private, Religious
4.33 Hoover High School Public
3.00 Valley Elementary School Public
Briarwood Christian School Private, Religious
N.E. Miles Jewish Day School Private, Religious
2.66 Avondale Elementary School Public
4.33 Mt. Brook High School Public
Family Court High School Public, Alternative
4.33 The Altamont School Private, Coed
New Hope Christian Elementary School Private, Religious
4.33 Trace Crossings Elementary School Public
4.33 Deer Valley Elementary School Public
Trinity School Private
2.66 Hemphill Elementary School Public
Advent Episcopal Day School Private, Religious
2.33 Arrington Middle School Public
St. Francis Xavier School Private, Religious
Alabama Waldorf School Private
3.00 Phillips Academy Public
2.00 Parker High School Public
2.66 West End Academy Public
3.66 Valley Intermediate School Public
2.33 Wenonah Elementary School Public
2.00 Wenonah High School Public
4.33 Cherokee Bend Elementary School Public
3.33 Briarwood Christian High School Private, Religious
2.33 Hayes K-8 School Public
McElwain Baptist Church Private, Religious
3.00 Pelham High School Public
3.00 Princeton Alternative School Public, Alternative
2.66 Wilkerson Middle School Public
Highlands School Private
4.33 Greystone Elementary School Public
Cornerstone Schools of Alabama Private, Religious
4.00 Liberty Pk Middle School Public
4.33 Liberty Pk Elementary School Public
2.33 Central Park Elementary School Public
1.66 Woodlawn High School Magnet Public, Magnet
4.33 South Shades Crest Elementary School Public
2.33 Green Acres Middle School Public
3.00 Central Park Christian Schools Private, Religious
2.33 W.E. Putnam Middle School Magnet Public, Magnet
3.00 Chelsea High School Public
2.33 Bush Hills Academy Public
Rushton School Private, Alternative
4.00 Brock's Gap Intermediate School Public
4.33 Robert F. Bumpus Middle School Public
2.33 Gate City Elementary School Public
2.66 Lewis Elementary School Public
2.66 Minor Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.33 Homewood High School 3 mi. 1,035
4.33 Spain Park High School 3 mi. 1,633
4.00 Oak Mt. High School 5 mi. 1,645
4.33 Hoover High School 6 mi. 2,770
4.33 Mt. Brook High School 6 mi. 1,024

Around Vestavia Hills High School

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Vestavia Hills High School United States Homewood High School Hoover High School Mt. Brook High School Oak Mt. High School Spain Park High School
White 83.0% 51.0% 58.0% 58.0% 97.0% 82.0% 65.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 29.0% 27.0% 0% 8.0% 23.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 3.0% 6.0% 1.0% 4.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 7.0% 4.0% 0% 3.0% 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% 0% 2.0% 0% 0% 2.0%


Grade 9 26.5%
Grade 10 24.8%
Grade 11 23.5%
Grade 12 25.2%

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 24 responses

  • 75% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 73% We are so involved in charities and communities.
  • 27% The administration wants your input.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 46% Girls' dress code
  • 31% It goes so fast
  • 15% The social aspect
  • 8% Shaving policy

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 18 responses

  • 67% It cares about hard, diligent work.
  • 11% The variety or people and the friendliness
  • 6% How pretentious they are
  • 6% Students are awful & pretentious, yet hardworking.
  • 6% Our mascot was a slave owner an people liked it.
  • 6% All of the above.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 50% Spirited
  • 33% Philanthropic
  • 11% Giving
  • 6% Pretentious

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Walk your schedule before the first day of school.
  • 42% Join an activity (band, choir, theatre)
  • 8% If you've been there all your life, you'll be fine

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

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% 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.