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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Houston Co High School
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective

Posted January 14, 2016
- a community member
They're effective in making a student feel worthless. I can't express this enough. The stall is far from professional.

Houston Co High School
Amount of homework: Don't know

Posted January 14, 2016
- a community member
I don't believe homework is part of the school learning program. Only make up work is sent home.


Houston Co High School
Develops grit: Strongly disagree

Posted January 14, 2016
- a community member
Absolutely not. When the vice principal tells you you'll never be successful, they're not building any self esteem.

Houston Co High School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted January 14, 2016
- a community member
Absolutely not! The staff talks down to the students and will also talk about a student freely to the entire class when that student is not around.

Houston Co High School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted January 14, 2016
- a community member
Absolutely not! There is favoritism. I if you are not one of the favored ones, you are not treated fairly.


Houston Co High School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted January 14, 2016
- a community member
Absolutely not. The staff continually make condescending remarks, make fun of students and talk misrepresent the truth.

Houston Co High School 1

Posted January 14, 2016
- a community member
Children/students need a daily dose of vitamin e - ENCOURAGEMENT! You won't find that at HCHS. The administrative staff fail terribly! Students are told "they will never be successful; you're stupid; you'll never amount to anything". The school has become a dumping ground for those teachers and administrators who can't get a job in a real school. The school definitely needs to be cleaned up. The school board has no interest in the school and turns a blind eye. Very sad indeed.

Houston Co High School 3

Posted September 19, 2014
- a community member
HCHS has a small attendance of students, many of which you might consider are of a disadvantage. As such, my student has had their locker broken into, clothing has been stolen, books, binders, pens, pencils... stolen! There are no lockers in the gym and the athletes have to leave their personal belongings behind in a duffel bag during pep rallies/games and personal belongings are stolen. The school needs lockers in the gym for students who are required to change from school clothes to uniforms. We now live in a time where our youth is being brought up without any parental guidance and run a muck. They have no conscience when it comes to taking something that doesn't belong to them. The school staff needs to step up and do a better job protecting their students. Perhaps if lockers are not in the budget, find an area or room with a locked door where the students can leave their personal belonging and make it mandatory all personal affects are locked up. The school staff and teachers for the most part are acceptable, however, there are a few who could benefit from a course in how to encourage your students rather than discourage a student by making disparaging remarks to them.


Houston Co High School 1

Posted July 10, 2011
- a parent
I think that all of the people who say this is a great school must work there. I have children at this school, they are picked on, ridiculed, and made fun of by staff at this school, I wish that I could afford to move back home to Florida, schools there are great.

Houston Co High School 3

Posted November 23, 2010
- a parent
Why is there no PTO (parent, teacher organization)? If such an organization were to exist, maybe more parents would take interest in their children's education and not wait until the child is failing. Although I don't have a problem with tenure in general, I do think that in order to be able to retain it, a teacher must meet certain requirements. For example, to treat students like humans and not talk to them like they are dogs, also, actually to have a calling to be teacher would be a plus.

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Houston Co High School
202 West Church St, Columbia, AL  36319
(334) 696-2221
Last modified Houston Co High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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