Sipsey Valley High School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Sipsey Valley High School
Sipsey Valley High School is a public school located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. It is part of the Tuscaloosa County School System and serves students in grades 9-12. The school has a strong tradition of academic excellence and is known for its high-achieving students and faculty. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes Advanced Placement and honors classes, as well as a wide variety of extracurricular activities. The school also has a strong athletic program with teams competing in football, volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Sipsey Valley High School is a great place for students to grow and learn in a safe, supportive environment.
15815 Romulus Rd
Buhl, AL 35446
9 – 12
Overview Sipsey Valley High School
Sipsey Valley High School serves 496 students in grades 9-12.
Sipsey Valley High School 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 10-14% (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 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Sipsey Valley High School
Sipsey Valley High School 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 Sipsey Valley High School is 0.45, 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.