Huffman Academy

8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Huffman Academy

Huffman Academy is a premier private school located in the heart of the city. Founded in 1885, the school has a rich history of providing an exceptional education to its students. The school offers a rigorous academic curriculum, as well as a wide range of extracurricular activities and social opportunities.
At Huffman Academy, students are encouraged to explore their interests and develop their skills. The school offers a variety of classes and programs, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses, foreign language classes, and a range of electives. Students can also participate in sports, clubs, and other activities.
The school also promotes a strong sense of community. Through its mentorship program, students are paired with faculty and staff members who provide guidance and support. Additionally, the school hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year to help students build relationships and foster a sense of belonging.
Huffman Academy is dedicated to helping its students reach their full potential. With its rigorous academic program, wide range of extracurricular activities, and strong sense of community, the school provides a unique and enriching learning experience.

Address:

1212 Cheyenne Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35215

Phone:

(205) 231-5800

Site:

www.bhamcityschools.org

Grades:

PreK – 5

Enrollment:

733 students

Overview Huffman Academy

Huffman Academy serves 733 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Huffman Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤1% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Verdict on Huffman Academy

Huffman Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Huffman Academy is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.

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