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Huntsville City Schools is an above average, public school district located in Huntsville, AL. It has 23,827 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% 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
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1170
101 responses
Average ACT
25
791 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,827
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,049
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$274,014,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,863/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    5%

Huntsville City Schools Reviews

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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.
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This school system strives to excel students, however, they fail to provide easy access to assistance for those who may fall behind. The curriculum seems very subjective, meaning that if one learns differently, there are no other tactics to use if it is out of alignment with the common core guidelines. The quality of the resources given is excellent and abundant, but it would be a better experience if the students knew how to utilize them correctly. This is a good school system, but only for students who are able to understand fast-paced and monotone teaching methods.
Huntsville City Schools is a wonderful school district. You learn a lot almost everyday, and you become very prepared for college or later careers. The teachers are very skilled and are great at preparing us for careers. Huntsville City Schools in overall one of the best school districts in Alabama!