Buckhorn High School in New Market Township, AL - Niche

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    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    283 3.6
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Buckhorn High School is a public coed school in New Market Township, Alabama. It has 1,398 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 92% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 283 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

4123 Winchester Rd
New Market, AL 35761
(256) 379-2123

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 283 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Nothing special about the parents.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: All of them work hard to get your grade better!!
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Academics: I'm pretty sure the teachers think they are the only teacher to give homework and that just ends up with a student going home and doing three plus hours of homework a night it's horrible. The large amount of homework leads many of the students to feel stressed and depressed with an overwhelming since of worthlessness. Throughout my jounior year I had so much homework that each week I would say I had at least four panic attacks because I felt so overwhelmed which would lead to me procrastinating my work or just not doing it at all.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Personally since Buckhorn is a country school I don't see any threat to the school other than another tornado coming through. I feel safe at the school and think that the two police that are at the school is enough and that the police at the school are friendly and you could approach them with any information you had.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: Honestly I wish Buckhorn offered busses that would take students home after school so they could join in on clubs. Up until my jounior year I didn't do anything because asking my dad for a ride home would stress him out since he's a single parent so driving myself was the only option especially since it's hard for me to make friends because of my severe social anxiety. Since that point in time I have joined one club and it is really fun especially since it's volunteering after school and at different places like the manna house. I actually wish Buckhorn offered a wider range of clubs so students could have more variety but at the same time many of the students would join too many clubs and overcommit themselves and stress themselves so I can see why we have a good number of clubs.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Buckhorn Middle School Public, Coed
3.66 Riverton Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 New Market School Public, Coed
3.66 Lynn Fanning Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Riverton Intermediate School Public, Coed
3.66 Mt. Carmel Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Walnut Grove Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Central School Public, Coed
3.33 Meridianville Middle School Public, Coed
Union Chapel Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.66 Hazel Green Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Hazel Green High School Public, Coed
3.00 Madison County High School Public, Coed
3.33 Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School Public, Coed
1.66 Jo Johnson High School Public, Magnet, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Hazel Green High School 8 mi. 1,365
2.66 Lee High School 10 mi. 821
3.66 Huntsville High School 13 mi. 1,749
4.00 Virgil Grissom High School 15 mi. 1,849
3.00 Sparkman High School 15 mi. 1,755

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Buckhorn High School United States Alabama Hazel Green High School Huntsville High School Lee High School Sparkman High School Virgil Grissom High School
White 68.0% 51.0% 57.0% 75.0% 74.0% 16.0% 58.0% 76.0%
African American 20.0% 15.0% 33.6% 14.0% 17.0% 78.0% 32.0% 13.0%
Native American 6.0% 1.1% 0.8% 5.0% 0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Hispanic 2.0% 25.0% 5.5% 2.0% 3.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.4% 0% 2.0% 0% 2.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.6% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.2%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 22.2%
Grade 12 23.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 15% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 30 responses

  • 19% Everyone knows everyone
  • 18% Teachers are friends
  • 17% Teachers are very willing to help
  • 9% Relationships are not really a probem
  • 9% We're casual.
  • 8% Community spirit
  • 5% Support of special needs group
  • 5% Challenging AP classes
  • 4% Authentic learning
  • 3% Mrs. Chumbley
  • 1% Phenomenal communication methods
  • 1% Everyone is basically the same

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 22% Some teachers (one I have) don't really teach
  • 22% School lunch. but thats every school
  • 15% Homework on the weekends
  • 11% Coaching Staff
  • 7% Students are often rude and unfriendly
  • 5% AP Sessions
  • 4% One of the science teachers...
  • 4% Frankie Davidson
  • 4% Tenured teachers
  • 4% Late work
  • 2% There is nothing that I would identify as "worst".
  • 2% Drugs and alcohol

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 32 responses

  • 38% We have a huge buck mascot in front of the school
  • 28% We have an amazing AP program and amazing teachers
  • 25% Is a National Blue Ribbon School.
  • 9% Consistently ranked number 1 in Madison County

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 31% Fun
  • 22% Different
  • 12% Excellence
  • 9% Rural
  • 6% Intelligent
  • 6% "Wow, okay."
  • 6% Average
  • 3% Rude
  • 3% Unwelcoming

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 62% Be outgoing and involved
  • 17% If you dont like the country Stay Away!!
  • 14% You'll get to know some intersting characters here
  • 3% Always remember to do your homework.
  • 3% Know how to handle yourself by yourself

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 32 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 69% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 3% I hate everything about this school.