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Hartselle, AL
Students enrolled: 730

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130 Petain St SW
Hartselle, AL 35640

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(256) 773-6094
(256) 773-3499
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Map of Hartselle Jr High School address.

March 22, 2015
Our family may relocate to the Hartselle area. We have very big concerns over the schools here. I have 2 special needs children with disabilities and wonder if the schools here are willing to accept such challenges. We are trying to find a stable home that we can call our own hometown. And stay there. We have HORRIBLE experiences at 2 different schools and the bullying..as well as the teacher and faculty in general not wanting to inspire such children as my own. We just want a nice home life and school life for our kids. Any advice?

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2011
To the parent who had concerns about bullying, we now have a student-run group called Zero Bullying. This group encourages students to treat others as they would like to be treated and to love others as yourself. Zero Bullying is a group on Facebook and has over 300 followers from our school. The word is definately getting out that bullying is a terrible thing that deeply hurts the feelings of others. I am VERY sorry to hear that your child had problems with bullying. That is a very hard thing to deal with and should not be taken lightly, I understand. I'm glad i saw your comment so i can now correct the statement that in the present (2011), bullying is not a huge problem at HJHS . To the parent with the complaint about condoms being distributed from student to student in the halls, I am very sorry this happened and wouldn't be thought of by a student here today. We know the consequences of doing that sort of thing and know that suspension will occur. I think HJHS is the best place around to get an education and I will be a very successful adult thanks to Hartselle City Schools. I am currently going into the eighth grade and they have plenty of opportunities for advanced classes.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
December 21, 2008
The reason I chose Hartselle school was because of the safe environment for my children. the technology could be better. i would like to see more computers being used, and more hands on between the teachers and the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2008
Hartselle jr. high principal is great. Being in the Bible Belt, homework is light on Wednesday nights and Mr.Pol is pretty stong on school activies not being on Wednesday night, as, just about, the whole town is in Bible Study that night. We are happy our grand daughter is here.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2008
This school is by far the best school i have attended. The teachers are wonderful along with the classes.

- submitted by a student

March 08, 2006
I am an eighth grader currently attending hjhs, and i would have to say it is the best school ever. You are surely going to have your occassional fights, but every school has the, and you don't need to just discriminate our school because of them. I f you really gave us a chance you would learn that hjhs is a fun and loving place to learn, the teachers are great and so are the students. We have a variaty of different activities that you can choose from i am in the chorus here and we are wonderful. So please don't talk bad about our school, just because you didn't like something. Go tigers! ~kelli~

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2005
Hartselle Jr. High School is a great school! I ams an eigth grade student here at HJHS and I believe that this scool ma have its up and downs, bgut over-all it's a wonderfull place to go to school. Teachers and principals are very helpful and informative. There are plenty of electives and extracurricular activities to choose from.(band, art, chorus, soccer, basketball, etc.) Parents can are welcome to come to the school at any time. They can also go on selct fiels trips or school functions. Hartselle Jr. High is a grand school to go to!!!

- submitted by a student

August 12, 2005
I am currently attending HJHS and am in the eighth grade. I believe that my school is a great school that allows me and my fellow students chances to learn many things that will help us in our future. HJHS also offers many sports and extra-curiccular activities in which we may participate in. I absolutely love this school and wouldn't dream if being in a different school. Also, I believe something needed to be done in the safety of the pick-up and drop-off routine, but a better system is needed. If you gated off(rather than chaining off) and kept a traffic gaurd there daily, kids would be required to use the crosswalk and would make it much safer. Also, if the parking lot out back was paved(all over) and parking spots were painted, things would go more fluently. Still, HJHS is a great school. I give it a 6-star, 110%,A+++ rating.

- submitted by a student

August 05, 2005
My son's experience was that of any normal Jr. High student. He did have some conflicts with other students and he did have some trouble with grades, but I believe that his teachers cared about his success and I also believe that the Hartselle School district, as a whole, is a good one. There are bullies in every school, and there will problems to some degree in every school. We cannot shelter our children from every bad thing. My son's experience was good for the most part. The areas that could have stood improvement were areas that he alone had to improve on. I do not agree w/the distribution of condoms by anyone within the school, but I was unaware of that until recently. It is something I will follow up on. K. Akers

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2005
I have to agree with the feedback of the parent who is unhappy with this school. My child has been bullied and called names this entire year. We have never attended a school system where it was like this. I think those in charge try to deal with this issue when they are told about it but I have a feeling that the children have a TOTAL lack of respect for others feelings or for the adults in the school. Why is there no class in place to teach tolerance and kindness? I chose this school and town for the 'small town' feel and 'southern hospitality' I am disapointed.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2005
My opinion has not changed about HJHS. I will never approve of a sixth grade student being allowed to distribute condoms in the hallways without retribution from the administration. Students skip classes, use vulgarities and expletives in the hallways, and terrorize other students, and the teachers are clueless. I am not the only one with this opinion; I am just the only one who will voice it. My child will not attend HJHS after this year. My child is certainly too good for the moral atmosphere to which he has been exposed this year. We will attend private schools henceforth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 03, 2005
As a teacher at Hartselle Junior High School since 1974, I am very surprised at Ms. Ramey's review. Our principal is one of the finest people I have ever known. His concern for the students is apparent in every decision he makes. I don't know what happened concerning Ms. Ramey's children, but her opinion certainly is not typical.

- submitted by a teacher

October 18, 2004
I am extremely disappointed in this school's administration. The students lack supervision and discipline. Every bad thing I ever heard about HJHS prior to my child's attendance there is true. We are definitely moving our children out of the Hartselle school system because of the Jr. High. Our children are not able to learn in such a disruptive atmosphere. I fear for their safety there.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
As a current (and past) parent of a student a HJHS, I rate this school great! The teachers and administration really care about your child's education. The various opportunities this school offers such as sports, music, academic, etc...are outstanding. The leaders involved in taking time for our children to excel are to be commended. They do an excellent job!

- submitted by a parent

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Hartselle Jr High School
130 Petain St SW, Hartselle, AL  35640
(256) 773-6094
Last modified Hartselle Jr High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-9. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hartselle Jr High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top