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Ramsay Alternative High School - Birmingham, AL

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Nestled beneath the foothills of the Magic City’s Vulcan in Birmingham, Alabama stands the prestigious Ramsay Alternative High School. Ramsay is a beautiful historical site enrolling over 750 students in grades nine through twelve from throughout the metro area. The curriculum offers a wide array of advance placement courses as well as extracurricular activities. Ramsay is also an International Baccalaureate World School which offers the diploma program. Because of its consistent academic performance it has been ranked as the 6th best high school in Alabama by World News Magazine.

The mission is centered on academic success in a challenging academic environment. Continuous academic success is achieved each year as the number of students accepted into colleges and universities with academic scholarship continues to rise. The school’s demographics consists of a student population of 68% free and reduced lunch, 98% African American students, and approximately 60% single parent families. Clearly, these factors have not hindered the academic achievement of the students enrolled.

Students and teachers are consistently striving for excellence. The faculty consists of dedicated certified teachers who utilize data to guide teaching. Teachers continuously learn through professional development activities and team collaboration each day. Students and teachers use technology daily to communicate and gain access to information beyond the school walls. Throughout the school, students work collaboratively to solve problems, complete innovative tasks, and support each other. Our students are preparing to compete globally. We strive to increase multi-cultural activities and help our students to become a part of an ever changing world.

Ramsay Alternative High School

1800 13th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL, 35205-5574

(205) 231-7000

Evelyn Nettles Ed.D., Principal at time of Nomination

Birmingham City Schools

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Prepare students to succeed at post-secondary level through an enriched educational program that empowers students to be well-rounded, global minded, responsible citizens and life-long learners.

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 98%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %