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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Huntsville City Schools is an above average, public school district located in Huntsville, AL. It has 23,993 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Huntsville City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1190
157 responses
Average ACT
26
1,092 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,993
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,424
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,328/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$53,840
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$804
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,100
National
$184,700

Huntsville City Schools Reviews

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My experience with Huntsville city school was great! They are always willing to help students grow and do well in their studies. All the schools under Huntsville city schools are doing very well. I went to Huntsville high school and I must say it is a great school indeed! The environment is always clean. Their counselors and registrars are amazing. The teachers love seeing their students prepared and ready to learn. Their instructors pay attention to all students. They also make sure we are prepared for college and wants to see us make it in life.
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Huntsville City Schools, and more specifically the high schools, offers a wide range of courses that not only educate the students on the material, but also push them in their pursuit of a higher education. For example, PLTW and computer science classes introduce students into the world of engineering with great success. However, there have been a lot of changes in the past couple of years with scheduling and the structure of 'a day in school.' I would like to see the school system settle on one decision and let it run for a couple of years before drastically changing every thing again.
As an only 3 year attendee at Huntsville City School's, my time there has been better than expected. The change from a private to public school was very different, but different in good ways. There were so many more people to meet, it wasn't the same faces every day in all my classes- which was refreshing. There were some unkind people, but they wouldn't talk to you if they didn't want to, so no harm was done. The teachers are kind, and fair, but mostly they want what's best for the students. Even if we didn’t like the sound of, "No toleration of cell phone in class," in the long run, that's our administration looking out for our best interest. Coming into Huntsville City School so late into my education may have given me a different outlook on big picture, but I wouldn’t have made any different decisions in transferring and I'm so grateful I did, because I wouldn’t have gotten to face some of the challenges I have in a private school like I did at Huntsville City Schools.