Center Point High School

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Center Point High School
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1000 Eagle Drive
Center Point, Alabama
United States
Type Public
Motto He saw the best in me...
Established 2011
School district Jefferson County Board of Education
Principal Van Phillips
Faculty 56
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 844
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Royal blue and crimson         
Athletics AHSAA Class 6A
Nickname Eagles
Feeder schools E.B. Erwin Middle School

Center Point High School (CPHS) is a four-year public high school in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Center Point. It is one of fourteen high schools in the Jefferson County School System and was previously known as E.B. Erwin High School. School colors are royal blue and crimson, and the athletic teams are called the Eagles. CPHS competes in AHSAA Class 6A athletics.

Student Profile[edit]

Enrollment in grades 9-12 for the 2013-14 school year is 844 students. Approximately 95% of students are African-American, 2% are white, 2% are Hispanic, and 1% are multiracial. Roughly 80% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.[1]

CPHS has a graduation rate of 86%.[2] Approximately 72% of its students meet or exceed proficiency standards in both reading and mathematics. The average ACT score for CPHS students is 18.[3]


CPHS was constructed in 2011 at a cost of $44 million and was designed by Evan Terry Associates. The 259,000 square foot building consists of a two‑story academic and administration wing containing the administrative suites, media center, and classrooms; a one‑story activities wing consisting of the cafeteria and kitchen, band and choral space; a 650‑seat auditorium; a 400‑seat physical education gymnasium; and, a 1,500‑seat competition gymnasium and associated storage, classrooms, and locker/shower rooms. This wing has its own after-hours entrance and lobby, which allows the remainder of the school to be secured for after-hours events.[4]

The school also includes a career/technical wing with a family and consumer sciences lab, an electronics lab and a cosmetology lab where students will be able to work toward a cosmetology license. A media center with a distance learning lab is available for students who need to take courses that are not available at CPHS.[5]


CPHS competes in AHSAA Class 6A athletics and fields teams in the following sports:[6]

Boys' Sports Girls' Sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cheerleading
Football Golf
Golf Indoor Track & Field
Indoor Track & Field Outdoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field Softball
Soccer Soccer
Wrestling Volleyball

When it was known as E.B. Erwin High School, CPHS won the following AHSAA state championships:

  • Girls' basketball (2011)
  • Girls' tennis (1991)
  • Wrestling (1992)

The varsity football team won area championships in the AHSAA playoffs in 1980, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1996 and 1997.


The Center Point Marching Band is the baddest band in Birmingham Alabama. In 2015 the band and The Eaglette Dance Line competed in several competitions with other Jefcoed and Birmingham city bands and received all superior ratings. The Eagle band has over 50 members.

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Coordinates: 33°38′42″N 86°41′57″W / 33.6450°N 86.6993°W / 33.6450; -86.6993