Huntsville High School in Huntsville, AL - Niche

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Huntsville High School is a public school in Huntsville, Alabama. It has 1,693 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 219 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

2304 Billie Watkins Sw
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 428-8050

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3.6 from 219 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I feel that my school has done a very good job in equiping me for the future. However, it is hard sometimes to try and achieve my goals of getting good grades when there are students in my classes who do not care at all about their grades. I obviously want to go to college and get a good job that I genuinely look forward to going to everyday and I know that in order to achieve that goal I must work hard in school and try to get good grades. Unfortunately there are some students who do not think that way. For the most part I love my school and I am very grateful for the opportunity to succeed in life because of what I am learning.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: Huntsville is more lax on their rules than most schools. Although, when punishment is given, it is effective.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Sports & Fitness: School spirit is a very serious thing in Huntsville, for not only my school, but the other high schools around the area. The main support of students goes towards football. Very little students do not attend the games and everyone raves and dresses up for the pep rally's prior the game in school.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Teachers: In my experience, having moved around the country, the teachers at this school are excellent at what they do. They are all fairly approachable and have the same high expectations for every student, regardless of who the student is. The honors classes are challenging for an honors student while regular classes are equally as challenging for regular students. The teachers command the classroom in such a way that almost all students show respect for their teachers while in class. Most all teachers offer help after school as well, and/or allow makeup tests and other such things.
    • High School Sophomore
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There's a large variety of clubs that students can take part in at my school. One of the best parts is a lot of the clubs are more "student led" with a teacher or other adult monitoring and helping where needed.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Virgil Grissom High School 4 mi. 1,986
3.66 Monrovia Middle School 9 mi. 1,118
4.33 Bob Jones High School 9 mi. 2,162
4.33 Discovery Middle School 9 mi. 941
3.33 Meridianville Middle School 12 mi. 1,037

Around Huntsville High School

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

Student Diversity

Huntsville High School United States Bob Jones High School Discovery Middle School Meridianville Middle School Monrovia Middle School Virgil Grissom High School
White 72.0% 51.6% 68.0% 69.0% 76.0% 64.0% 80.0%
African American 20.0% 15.2% 21.0% 19.0% 13.0% 26.0% 10.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 5.0% 5.0% 1.0% 3.0% 5.0%
Hispanic 2.0% 24.5% 3.0% 2.0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 5.0% 2.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 0% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.3%
Grade 10 27.3%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 21.9%

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 22 responses

  • 64% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 23% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 31% Right next to a mall
  • 23% Parent involvement
  • 19% Amazing clubs
  • 15% Balance between Sports and Academics
  • 12% Great chemistry department

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 36% Can't think of anything
  • 29% The students.
  • 29% Student ignorance
  • 7% The Science Department!

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 29% Great club participation and unique Organizations
  • 29% Achievements: academic, athletic, and musical
  • 14% Parental involvement
  • 14% Great school spirit
  • 7% Great photography dark room.
  • 7% Extra food bar in the cafe

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 33% Cliques
  • 33% Spirited
  • 20% Tradition
  • 13% Competitive

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% Do your work
  • 17% Be yourself and pay attention in class
  • 17% Study
  • 17% There are a ton of cliques
  • 17% Be ready to walk.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 31% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.