Huntsville High School
- HUNTSVILLE, AL
Huntsville High School Reviews
Rating 3.67 out of 5 363 reviews
Huntsville High is a pretty average school. If I could change anything it would be to increase the amount of clubs and opportunities for student life on campus, which our current administration seems to be doing.
The arts gets no funding. Sports like football and baseball get all of the funding. And there is not even a woman’s baseball team.
Overall fairly positive! Students are kind, teachers are helpful and respectful. Diverse body of students and staff, both in ethnicity and sexuality, making it an overall welcoming environment. There are many opportunities to tailor your learning experience to what you need to succeed, as long as you talk to a teacher or administration and put forth the necessary effort. I would like to see the hallways and buildings updated to reflect the modernization of Huntsville, as the buildings and hallways now have been there for decades and look bland and somewhat dreary.
When people ask me how I feel about high school, I always respond with " I love it". From my enrichment class that I laughed constantly in to my art group chat that vlogs flow through, Huntsville High School has given me my best friends and valuable lessons. It's given me first hand experience in making my own decisions and forging my own paths, consequences something that have shaped me as a person. The educators at Huntsville High are truly there for you and more than willing to help with anything school related or just in general. I have had teachers encouraging scholarships, reading my college essays and giving constructive criticism. Other than educators, it feels like you have a personal relationship with the staff. The security guards have been in countless projects of mine and fist bump everyone first thing in the morning. The principal and vice principal have resources ready for when Im not sure where to go next. Huntsville High School is truly a family and has impacted me.
HHS is a good high school with many opportunities to learn outside of the traditional academic classes. For example, they offer pathways in cyber security, engineering, finance, health science, business and many others. You can also dual enroll with multiple colleges to get a head start on post high school studies. Many of my teachers were helpful and supportive.
Moved to Huntsville for high school. Covid interrupted my freshman year and we didn't finish. Sophomore year we started online, went to cohorts and eventually in person. Came to Huntsville for the school rating but it went down after we got here. Junior year was still interrupted with Covid. Going into Senior year hopeful for a "normal" year. Senior year was interrupted with bomb threats, guns in schools around town and a prank explosion in a boys bathroom. I had four surgeries throughout high school. While an athlete and all of the interruptions I am happy for a new start in college.
Overall, Huntsville High has a great environment. The teachers care about me and help me when I do not understand a concept. My favorite part are the pep rallies, football games, and basketball games.
The teachers and other students were definitely the best part of Huntsville High. I was able to form great lasting connections with the people around me. I do wish me got to do more fun things tho, or even had a senior trip. We weren’t even allowed to have a senior sunrise of the property.
I personally wouldn't recommend anyone sending their child to Huntsville high school as an young African American female. I say this because I feel like all of the African American students are left out of the opportunities provided within the school. I feel like I missed the true high school experience because of the way everything played out. The school is mainly white students so going through the four years of high school i was called racial slurs and hurtful stuff in the hallways on the way to my classes and the teachers didn't do anything about it but tell the students to watch their mouth and then continue on about what they're doing. As far as the classes go I don't necessarily feel like you'll really learn anything I felt like I mainly was just going to school just to say I went, One thing i did like was my freshmen year all my teachers were amazing they were very hard but definitely worth it they were all very challenging courses but it was worth it i learned so much.
While I had a good time here there are definitely many places for improvement. Starting with getting rid of creepy teachers and teachers who don't care about students learning. There is also a serious reoccurring problem almost every year with restrictive dress-code for girls, and every year we have to protest or start a petition to get the dress-code lifted or revised. Especially due to our geographical location it is unreasonable to ask girls to not wear shorts in 90-100 degree summer days. I would also suggest they make up their minds about security and take action that actually keeps us safe rather than changing things for no reason that are only to show the school board or administrators "change" in our school. There was no reason to get rid of the special ed snack cart, to move the attendance office to a separate building that only 1/4th of the students are in at one time, to bottleneck 2,000 students through a singular metal detector every morning.
Some of the teachers really care - Mrs. Parker-Jones, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Lang, etc - while others just want to get through the day. Same goes for the counselors. The principal does a lot to keep everything running well and is very approachable. They offer a variety of AP classes and dual enrollment. Everyone has their individual cliques and I feel like the band doesn’t get enough appreciation for all they do, as well as the color guard. They also praise the athletes with awards and pep rallies every other day but don’t recognize or encourage academic achievement as much as they should for a school. They don’t rank because it might offend some kids but don’t hesitate give out as many trophies and such to the athletes.
I love how the staff care for all the students. Love all the options in sport and extra activities. Academic learning is great and I have learn lots.
Over my four years at Huntsville High, I have come to grow many friendships and relationships with peers and teachers. HHS offers a wide variety of classes with a diverse classroom. HHS is very active in its sports programs and musical theater. It is a very positive environment!
I like how others here express who they are and they are not judged for it. People can be who they are and not have to hide it. I am in the theater program here and everyone can be who they are. In theater we are one big happy family and it was not like that when I was a freshman or a sophomore. Now, that I am a junior I am starting to realize my time is starting to end and it is making me sad. So I joined tech 1 and acting 2 and it was the best decision I ever made. In theater I can be who I want to be and no one will make fun of me at all. I have a friend who is a German foreign exchange student and he is the best and we welcomed him with open arms. That is what I want in a school and a family. If something goes wrong I could go to someone in theater and they would just listen to me and help me. That is what I want when it comes to friends and family. We are located right next to downtown and it is a get place to take pictures and get food and we do a lot of events at VBC.
Great history and science teachers. Math program could be a little more forgiving, but I would highly recommend their music program.
Ethnic diversity with students and faculty in the classrooms. More diversity with cheerleaders and dance team members.
It's nice, but of every school has there fair share of problems. To people smoking in the bathroom to people cussing but that's in just about every school. The Pros outweigh the cons if i'm being honest, the people here are lovely and nice, and there's no bullying really, most of the teachers and nice and helpful with everything and really understanding about so many things to how things are hard to just everyday life things.