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15641 East Limestone Rd
Athens, AL 35613

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(256) 233-6660
(256) 230-9366
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October 20, 2014
East Limestone is an excellent school and the students have so many opportunities to get involved. I have had two children graduate from East and they both had wonderful experiences there.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2014
Our child previously attended the preceding Creekside Elementary which has great management/leadership, challenges students and overall grades excellent with us. However, East Limestone is pale in comparison! From an outsider that has seen quality educational programs in various cities/states, East Limestone is no even on the map. Sure it is certainly a percentage of finances that is holding this school back, but truly it is a mismanaging of funds/priorities, a cultural lackadaisical attitude and lack of vision. The principal is just now retiring after 30 years (classic tenure, not merit) so hopefully there is about to be a significant philosophical calibration here. This school needs to stop worrying about being "so nice" and concentrate on prepping students for real collegiate success. Aggressive and progressive leadership is sorely needed at this school now. We are seriously considering bearing the significant cost increase to move our children to the Madison City schools. They have vision, significant budget, diverse staff and much greater % of engineer/military background parents in Madison. East Limestone has small town super nice staff, but does nice promote success?

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2013
I have heard so many good things about East Limestone High. I am glad my children will be able to attend in the next few years!

- submitted by a community member

February 01, 2012
The teachers and coaches here are just putting in time so they can retire and help there children in sports if they are the coaches. There is a lot of politics going on in the school and it is run down terribly. Seems there not putting any money into the school!

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2010
Me and my wife have nieces that go to ELHS, 1 graduated this last year the other just started 6th grade there. My wife is a teacher (in another school system) and has had to straighten out my nieces schedule last year, a friend of hers and her boy friends (who is attending ELHS this year) schedules for graduation. The counselors at ELHS are not up to date on new state policies and what is required for graduation and I have seen first hand my wife having to tell parents (of students that go to ELHS) new state policies so there kids could be put into the right classes to be on track for graduation. Counselors at ELHS have no clue whats going on. We were going to move into the school system, but have decided to move elsewhere after experiencing the problems first hand.

- submitted by a community member

June 27, 2009
I am a freshman at ELHS and I believe that the funds are not distrubuted equally. The football and cheerleading programs are given more money that any other activity. I know especially the band is in debt. It seems to me that the most important thing to this school isn't academics but sports, namely football.

- submitted by a student
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April 27, 2009
I am in 6th grade at East, and it is an awesome school. Both the athletics and sports program are one of the best in the state

- submitted by a student

December 26, 2008
I am an eighth grader at East and am in athletics and I love it. I mean,we might not have the best of things but it's cool.

- submitted by a student
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October 16, 2008
I am in the eighth grade at East Limestone Middle School. Even though ELMS doesn't have the best quality school buiding, they do the best they can with what they have! I just moved there and I was very worried about making friends and fitting in. But everyone is so warm and welcoming! That is why I am looking forward to the next four years in High School there!! Thanks- a student.(:

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September 11, 2008
I have 2 children in East - one in Middle School and one in High School. I believe the system is doing its best with what it has available for them. Both of my kids have gone to East Limestone schools since Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
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January 07, 2008
East Limestone High School is an outstanding and phenomenal facility. Compared to the other high schools in Limestone County, East Limestone is arguably the best. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a good education.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2007
I went to East limstone 4th-12th grade i just graduated May of 2007 i liked it there, my senior year was the best, yeah the school needs some work but as long as the kids get there education thats all that should matter.

- submitted by a community member

October 28, 2007
My daughter started at East for her 10th grade year this year. She came from a private school and was behind in credits. She is catching up this year and loving it. She is fitting right in. The teachers and the support staff are all great. The positive change in our daughter is remarkable. The kids have really welcomed her in with open arms. Looking forward to the next 2 years.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2007
East Limestone is the best county school Limestone County has to offer.

- submitted by a student

October 11, 2005
I am a former student of East Limestone School. I attended East Limestone from K-12. The school is your typical county school--mediocre academic syllabus, mediocre teaching, etc. Thankfully, my husband and I have moved our daughter from the East Limestone area.

- submitted by a student

July 22, 2005
I moved my children from the Madison School System and I couldn't be more happy with my decision. The attention that is given to the students and parents is wonderful. You could not ask for a more dedicated Principal or Teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2005
I am a 1997 ELHS gradute. And I still loves those Indians!! Still to this day can't imagine growing up anywhere else. Our teachers/coaches worked hard everyday not only to educate us but to instill family values, morales, and a sense of community in all of us. I was a varsity cheerleader/softball player from the time that I was in the 8th grade unitl I graduated. Still to this day some of my best memories are of being on that football field on friday nights, and playing ball on those hot summer days. It still amazes me how much my teachers/coaches truly cared about us. I still come home for friday night games and my old teahers/coaches call me by name, hug me, and ask how my family is doing. I am proud to be an Indian, and one day I will have my own little Indians. GO INDIANS!! K. Thomas

- submitted by a student

January 20, 2005
Our children went to private schools in this area before attending ELHS. Academically ELHS is just as good as the private schools. When dealing with admin, teachers, and discipline, we found ELHS to be a better school. The quality of the individual attention and the concern of the teachers/admin staff makes ELHS a safe and well-balanced environment for any student. My children have developed a fondness for academics, eagerness to be involved in school activities, and career goals that far excel normal expectations. This is the public school system's answer to those looking for private school education. Parent involvement is at the same level as with other public and most private schools - you always have the group that does most of it. My children have attend several private schools in the past - they will graduate from the best - ELHS!

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2004
We tried East Limestone with our children for a few years. It's like any other Government school. It's purpose is to train and condition for a predetermined outcome, not to educate. There's a vast difference between training / conditioning and a quality education. Moving to Madison County won't help because it's the school system, not the location. Better buildings won't help your children. It's the Government school system that's the problem. Remember, the Government can't even balance a check book. Do you really want to trust your children to them? My advice, find a good quality private school. I live in the East Limestone district but drive my Children to a good private school in Huntsville everyday. Try giving of yourself for a change. It will take lot's of your money and time. But remember, your children spell love TIME. That means YOU and YOUR TIME and resources. Good luck.

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2004
I attended East Limestone from K-12. I agree that the school buildings are old and in need of serious repairs. The teachers, for the most part, are wonderful and if the student is there to learn the academics are there. The buildings are not going to fall in anytime soon (with the exception of the old gym) and the school needs more money for more classes. The students are in a great need for diffrent class other than PE for an elective. I will not knock the faculty because they do the best with what they are given to provide as much education as possible.

- submitted by a student

July 20, 2004
Of course the school is need of repair as are many other schools in the area. East Limestone is a fast growing area with a great influx of new students every year, but unless people are willing to pay higher property taxes or raise money for a new school there is certainly no funding available. Overall I am very please with E. Limestone in comparison to other county or city schools. If you want your children to attend brand new schools, then pay the price to live in Madison and send them there. Otherwise I say let's keep the old school and work toward a better curriculum for our children.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2004
I concur that the school is in need or repair. There is so much revenue growth in new construction of houses, and influx of new residents. I just moved to the area and I am trying my best to find a different school for my children to attend. The administration seems to not understand the fact that environmental surrounding does play a role in academics. Children to be focused on their work and accomplishments, not the deterioration of the school. Prisons look better than E. Limestone School.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2004
I too believe that the Board of Education should be building a new Middle School. The school is falling in around our children and besides who can take pride in this building. I personal do not like entering it. After coming from Creekside this is a huge disappointment! I know that they say there is no money availble but as our area continues to grow at leaps and bounds we will be forced to do something soon!

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2004
I think the school board seriously needs to build a new middle school. This building is very old, and I was scared to go in it. Why is it that high school and elementary school kids get brand new buildings and the middle schoolers are left out in the cold? These kids need to be proud of their school!

- submitted by a parent

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East Limestone High School
15641 East Limestone Rd, Athens, AL  35613
(256) 233-6660
Last modified East Limestone High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Limestone High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top