Huffman High School

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Huffman High School
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Years 1966present
Location 950 Springville Road, (map)
Grades 9-12
Principal John Lyons Jr
Enrollment 1271 (2014)
Colors orange & green
Mascot Vikings

Huffman High School (opened in 1966) is a magnet high school in the Birmingham City Schools system. It is located at 950 Springville Road in the Huffman community. The principal, since 2017, is John Lyons.

Huffman High School opened during the 1966-67 school year. Students assigned to Huffman attended classes at Woodlawn High School before the new building was completed.

The school building is distinguished for two large shallow domes covering the cafeteria and media center.

In 1974 Huffman biology teacher Eugenia Corina was named "Alabama Teacher of the Year".

In recent years Huffman students have constructed an outdoor classroom and observation pier overlooking a natural wetland on the school's campus.

In 2009 Charles Williams & Associates architects prepared plans for a new $54 million school building to be constructed on the site of the former East Town Shopping Center adjacent to the present campus. The 250,000 square-foot building features band and choral rooms, classrooms and labs for career technology classes, expanded space for the Junior ROTC program, a cafeteria, competition gym, football stadium, field house and baseball and softball fields. The new school opened in 2012.

In 2011, Huffman became the home of the city's "Academy of Architecture and Design" under Superintendent Craig Witherspoon's plan to establish career academies in the city's high schools. In 2017 the school was placed for the first time on the state's list of "failing schools" due to the low performance of Huffman 10th graders on the reading and math portions of the ACT Aspire test. The school remained on that list in 2018 and 2019.

Huffman High School was the scene of a fatal shooting in March 2018.


Notable alumni

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Carver High School | Jackson-Olin High School | Huffman High School | Parker High School | Ramsay High School | Wenonah High School | Woodlawn High School


  • Ruisi, Anne (June 19, 2009) "Huffman High parents want more information about plans for new school." The Birmingham News
  • Edgemon, Erin (January 12, 2017) "13 Birmingham City Schools on Alabama's list of 'failing' schools." The Birmingham News

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