Fultondale High School

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Fultondale High School
Address
1450 Carson Road North
Fultondale, Alabama
United States
Information
Type Public
Established 1965
School district Jefferson County Board of Education
Principal Stephanie Robinson
Faculty 58
Grades 6-12
Enrollment 637
Student to teacher ratio 11:1
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Navy blue and orange         
Athletics AHSAA Class 3A
Nickname Wildcats
Feeder schools Fultondale Elementary School
Website

Fultondale High School is a combined middle school and high school in the Birmingham, Alabama suburb of Fultondale. It is one of fourteen high schools in the Jefferson County School System. School colors are navy blue and orange, and the athletic teams are called the Wildcats. Fultondale competes in AHSAA Class 3A athletics.[1]

Student profile[edit]

Enrollment in grades 6-12 for the 2013-14 school year is 637 students. Approximately 48% of students are white, 31% are African-American, 19% are Hispanic, and 2% are multiracial. Roughly 62% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.[2]

Fultondale has a graduation rate of 73%.[3] Approximately 73% of its students meet or exceed state proficiency standards in mathematics, and 85% meet or exceed standards in reading. The average ACT score for Fultondale students is 24.[4]

History[edit]

Before there was a Fultondale High School, students who lived in Fultondale and were in grades 1-9 attended Fultondale Elementary School. Students in grades 10-12 attended Gardendale High School. In 1965 a new school was built at the present Fultondale site and was named New Castle High School. In 1967 a vocational building was added. In the fall of 1972, students from Fultondale Elementary and the Smithfield area merged with the students at New Castle High School. The Jefferson County Board of Education then changed the school's name to Fultondale High School.

At the time of the merging of schools, Jack Hazelrig was the principal at Fultondale Elementary. He was appointed by the board to be the first principal of Fultondale High School. The school housed grades 7-12 in its first year but was changed to an 8-12 school the next year. Fultondale High saw its first graduating class with the class of 1973.

Started in the 2013-2014 school year, the 6th graders from Fultondale Elementary began attending Fultondale High due to overcrowding at the elementary school.

Athletics[edit]

Fultondale competes in AHSAA Class 3A athletics and fields teams in the following sports:[5]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track & Field
  • Outdoor Track & Field
  • Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Fultondale won state championships in wrestling in 1992, 1994, and 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AHSAA School Classification 2014-16" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Fultondale High School". SchoolDigger. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 
  3. ^ "2014 Graduation Rates by School and District". Alabama School Connection. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Niche - Fultondale High School". 
  5. ^ "Fultondale High -". Fultondale High. Retrieved 2015-09-30. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°37′56.4″N 86°46′36.9″W / 33.632333°N 86.776917°W / 33.632333; -86.776917