Huntsville High School in Huntsville, AL - Niche

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Huntsville High School is a public school in Huntsville, Alabama. It has 1,749 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 94% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 244 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 244 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Not many safety measures in place. Security guards not very strict. Could use some improvements but it doesn't make me feel uncomfortable.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Extracurriculars: School spirit is terrible. Staff and administration don't promote school spirit at all. Makes being a part of a team less inviting.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Though I succeeded throughout high school and excelled in my classes, many students struggle and the administration seems to care more about the way they look than about the actual kids.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Not very engaging. Mainly just sitting and listening and taking notes. Not a lot to activity. Some group work.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Teachers: Most of the teachers are up to date with technology. This is a plus, but at the same time students don't regard the teacher as much. There was usually a lack of uniqueness when being taught.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.33 Louis J. Morris Elementary School Public
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3.66 Challenger Elementary School Public
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3.66 Hampton Cove Middle School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Virgil Grissom High School 4 mi. 1,849
4.33 Bob Jones High School 9 mi. 1,868
3.00 Sparkman High School 11 mi. 1,755
3.33 Buckhorn High School 13 mi. 1,398
4.00 James Clemens High School 12 mi. 1,405

Around Huntsville High School

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


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Huntsville High School United States Bob Jones High School Buckhorn High School James Clemens High School Sparkman High School Virgil Grissom High School
White 74.0% 51.0% 67.0% 68.0% 64.0% 58.0% 76.0%
African American 17.0% 15.0% 20.0% 20.0% 23.0% 32.0% 13.0%
Hispanic 3.0% 25.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0% 2.0% 3.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 6.0% 1.0% 6.0% 2.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 6.0% 0% 2.0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.3%
Grade 10 27.3%
Grade 11 23.2%
Grade 12 21.2%

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 31 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 23% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 22% Amazing clubs
  • 22% Right next to a mall
  • 16% Parent involvement
  • 14% Balance between Sports and Academics
  • 12% Great chemistry department
  • 4% Counselors
  • 4% Great Theater Program
  • 2% #1 in Transfer students to Universities in S. Cali
  • 2% Teachers
  • 2% History Department

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 35% Student ignorance
  • 26% The students.
  • 26% Can't think of anything
  • 9% Teachers need to be checked on more frequently
  • 4% The Science Department!

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 20 responses

  • 30% Achievements: academic, athletic, and musical
  • 20% Great club participation and unique Organizations
  • 20% Great school spirit
  • 15% Parental involvement
  • 10% Great photography dark room.
  • 5% Extra food bar in the cafe

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 36% Spirited
  • 32% Cliques
  • 20% Tradition
  • 8% Competitive
  • 4% Focused

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 33% Do your work
  • 28% Be yourself and pay attention in class
  • 11% Study
  • 11% There are a ton of cliques
  • 11% Be ready to walk.
  • 6% Go to New Century instead

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 29% I love everything about this school.
  • 54% 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.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.