Huffman High School
|Huffman High School|
|Birmingham City Schools|
|Location||950 Springville Road, (map)|
|Principal||John Lyons Jr|
|Colors||orange & green|
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.
The school building is distinguished for two large shallow domes covering the cafeteria and media center.
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.
- Kerry Adams, radio producer
- Ahmad Austin (1995), artist and educator
- Steven Ford Brown (1971), journalist, writer
- Britt Burns (1977), baseball player
- Greg Canfield (1978), state legislator
- Rex Copeland, college debater
- Marcell Dareus, football player
- Phillip Doyle, football player
- Jefferey Farrow, firefighter
- Kim Harbuck, softball coach
- John Knox, meteorologist
- James Lamb, paleontologist
- Bill Latham (1977), baseball player
- Charles Lott, basketball coach
- James Manley, football player
- Bill Murray, meteorologist
- Stanley Robinson, basketball player
- Andre Smith, football player
- Julie Smith, Miss Alabama 1999
- Ruben Studdard (1996), singer
- Jay Tibbs, baseball player
- Terrence West, basketball coach
- Woo (2002), radio personality
| Birmingham High Schools|
- 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