Birmingham High School

17000 Haynes St, Van Nuys, CA 91406 | (818) 758-5200
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,690
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School Description

The Birmingham High School community is committed to working collaboratively with students, parents and staff so that all students

Birmingham High School's vision statement is »
The Birmingham High School community collaborates to create an academically challenging, personalized, and supportive environment that prepares individual students to pursue their post high school academic and career goals.

Beliefs »

  • All students can learn
  • All students have different learning styles
  • Learning builds on the diverse experiences of every student
  • All stakeholders -- students, families, and staff--affect student achievement

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,690
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 97.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 27.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,379 (51.3%)
  • Females: 1,311 (48.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 272 (10.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,618 (60.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,890 (70.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Birmingham High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian40.1%
Black2338.7%
Asian1274.7%
Hispanic2,04275.9%
White2599.6%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Birmingham High School
  Number Percent
8th Grade20.07%
9th Grade89833.4%
10th Grade66524.7%
11th Grade49418.4%
12th Grade63123.5%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
84.7%
District:
69.1%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
1.8%
District:
3.7%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
11.0%
District:
26.9%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
14.7%
District:
31.9%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 0.7%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 98.6%
Number of Certificated Staff: 163.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 10.6
Average Age
School:
44.8
District:
46.7
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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6 reviews for Birmingham High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on August 31, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • on Saturday 8/27/11 our family participated in a 100 year birthday celebration in van nuys. the band was there. boy were they terrific. i will come to football games to hear more
  • Reviewed by Student on December 07, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is by far one the best schools I have been too. Im a student at this school, and one thing i can tell you is that the staff and leadership has put alot of effort for this year. you may not easily see it, but behind the scenes alot of work is put into the year so that students are happy with the enviroment and may succeed. they offer so many apportunities that i have never heard off at other schools. i can tell you many great things about Birmingham
  • Reviewed by Student on October 27, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I might go their but i need more ratings to see what others think that went to the school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 29, 2010
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Failed to fulfill promises made when they went charter.
  • Reviewed by Student on May 01, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school's leadership has really gone down the drain. I am unhappy and am not inspired in this environment, as are every other student I come in contact with.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Birmingham High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST Algebra I
  • CST Algebra II
  • CST Biology
  • CST Chemistry
  • CST Earth Science
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Integrated/Coordinated Science
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No
ELA AYP Met: No
Math AYP Met: No
Program Improvement (PI) Requirement Under NCLB (2010)
First Year PI Requirement was Implemented: 2009-2010
School's Placement Under NCLB: Year 2
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 15.7%
Average Combined Score: 19.3
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 36.3%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 42.0%
Average Combined Score: 1,377.1
Critical Reading Average: 465.6
Math Average: 450.9
Writing Average: 460.6
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 32.9%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20106.0%11.0%22.0%
20099.0%10.0%21.0%
200812.0%9.0%18.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201028.0%42.0%69.0%
200958.0%36.0%65.0%
200839.0%36.0%66.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201016.0%27.0%55.0%
200921.0%23.0%51.0%
200832.0%25.0%52.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201036.0%36.0%54.0%
200936.0%32.0%50.0%
200844.0%31.0%49.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201012.0%21.0%46.0%
200923.0%23.0%47.0%
200815.0%19.0%43.0%
 
CST World History Test
201017.0%21.0%45.0%
20096.0%18.0%41.0%
200813.0%15.0%36.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
20093.0%14.0%44.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
20098.0%12.0%29.0%
20082.0%13.0%31.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
20081.0%7.0%5.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20106.0%8.0%12.0%
20093.0%6.0%11.0%
20085.0%5.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201015.0%21.0%40.0%
200927.0%18.0%37.0%
200823.0%17.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201013.0%29.0%38.0%
20095.0%24.0%34.0%
200815.0%23.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
20107.0%17.0%47.0%
20099.0%15.0%44.0%
200812.0%13.0%41.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201035.0%33.0%45.0%
200941.0%31.0%44.0%
200837.0%29.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20103.0%6.0%14.0%
20099.0%6.0%14.0%
20084.0%5.0%12.0%
 
CST Science Test
201025.0%32.0%46.0%
200931.0%30.0%44.0%
200829.0%25.0%40.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201046.0%53.0%75.0%
200931.0%42.0%71.0%
200815.0%44.0%68.0%
 
CST World History Test
201028.0%28.0%42.0%
200929.0%24.0%38.0%
200824.0%19.0%33.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
20097.0%23.0%23.0%
200813.0%13.0%23.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra II Test
20109.0%6.0%14.0%
20094.0%6.0%12.0%
20083.0%5.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201043.0%29.0%46.0%
200937.0%26.0%41.0%
200815.0%26.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
20105.0%15.0%30.0%
20097.0%13.0%27.0%
20083.0%11.0%25.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201044.0%34.0%42.0%
200941.0%32.0%40.0%
200837.0%27.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20101.0%3.0%6.0%
20092.0%3.0%7.0%
20085.0%2.0%6.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201015.0%26.0%53.0%
20099.0%22.0%50.0%
200823.0%19.0%47.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201029.0%31.0%50.0%
200920.0%27.0%47.0%
200822.0%25.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201042.0%33.0%45.0%
200940.0%31.0%44.0%
200831.0%25.0%38.0%
 
CST World History Test
201026.0%14.0%15.0%
200912.0%8.0%11.0%
20089.0%7.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra I Test
20095.0%6.0%8.0%
200814.0%5.0%5.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
200923.0%34.0%26.0%
200818.0%29.0%28.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20106.0%22.0%31.0%
20098.0%19.0%28.0%
200811.0%17.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201012.0%16.0%31.0%
200915.0%15.0%28.0%
200812.0%13.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201017.0%28.0%46.0%
200919.0%24.0%42.0%
200827.0%24.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
20106.0%16.0%38.0%
20098.0%14.0%36.0%
20089.0%12.0%32.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20105.0%14.0%27.0%
200912.0%14.0%26.0%
20087.0%11.0%24.0%
 
CST Physics Test
201015.0%24.0%49.0%
20098.0%20.0%46.0%
200823.0%18.0%43.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201033.0%35.0%54.0%
200921.0%30.0%50.0%
200820.0%29.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201025.0%27.0%41.0%
200925.0%23.0%38.0%
200821.0%18.0%33.0%
 
CST Earth Science Test
200911.0%25.0%28.0%
200811.0%21.0%28.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
20081.0%2.0%11.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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