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Woodlawn High School - Magnet

  • Woodlawn High School - Magnet
  • 5620 First Avenue North
  • Birmingham, AL 35212
  • (205) 231-8000
  • 1916

Program Description

Woodlawn High School is a large magnet high school serving approximately 857 students in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama (USA) and is part of the Birmingham City Schools system.

The mascot is the Colonels, and the school colors are (forest) dark green and gold.

Woodlawn High School was established in 1916 after Woodlawn was annexed into Birmingham. The present building on 1st Avenue North, designed by architect Harry B. Wheelock, was completed in January 30, 1922.

A large mural in the high school's auditorium was painted between 1934 and 1939 by Sidney van Sheck and Richard Blauvelt Coe for the Works Progress Administration.

Woodlawn's JROTC program has been active since 1922 and has started the military careers of numerous officers in the U.S. Military.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 857
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Alabama A & M University
  • Alabama State University