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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 24,026 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
200 White St
Huntsville, AL 35801
Telephone
(256) 428-6810

Huntsville City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
138 responses
Average ACT
25
957 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,026
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,881
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$274,014,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,260/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Huntsville City Schools Reviews

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Huntsville City Schools has provided me with a lot of opportunities. With their magnet program, I have been able to become CPR certified, be a part of the 2018 Biotech. Academy at Hudson Alpha, and gain experience in my field of interest. They have great connections with companies that give internships to students. The teachers go above and beyond to teach courses that prepare us for college. My overall experience has been great.
I am a member of the Health Occupation Students of America, NHS, JROTC, and Key Club and Huntsville City Schools has made me feel like these clubs at other schools in the district are a unit due to the way we work together in our community and celebrate with each other in the end.
I only wish that they would emphasize financial literacy so that students would be equipped to financially survive in the future. Besides that, I love Huntsville City Schools.
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I went to Columbia High School, which is the magnet school for International Baccalaureate. It was a very good program for driven students who like to be challenged in school. There was a big support system among teachers. One thing about Columbia is that it was also a neighborhood school in addition to the magnet. There was a lot of fighting among students. The district as a whole was okay. There are a couple of magnet programs within the district that have their own benefits. I do not regret going here for high school.
I went to Columbia High School, Huntsville High School, and Faith Covenant Christian Academy. I liked that these schools helped prepare me for the real world. I met a lot of great people and I learned many knew skills within Huntsville City Schools. In my honest opinion though, I would say that Faith Covenant helped me the most. However, I would like to see change in the following areas: the food, the way the curriculum is taught, their form of discipline, the attitudes of the staff/teachers, and their electives. I honestly felt as though my learning experience was rushed, most of my teachers verbally stated that they didn’t care if we learned or not, my disruptive peers were literally never disciplined or removed from the classrooms, and I actually was forced to take two of the same classes two years in a row even though I passed them simply because they didn’t have a slot available for me in any other elective classes.