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Hartselle, AL
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904 South Sparkman St
Hartselle, AL 35640

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July 30, 2014
The school is all about AP classes. The principal only cares about those kids and the scores on the AP test. No discipline at the school also and the dress code is a joke. So sad for such a great city to have leadership like that.

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September 15, 2013
As a parent of children that attend Hartselle City Schools and two at Hartselle High School I think that the system has definitely got some room to improve. I would agree that unless you are good at sports and you know the right people it doesn't matter how smart or talented you are in academics or sports you are are not going to be recognized or rewarded. There is a low incidence of problem behavior which i commend, but the social environment is not welcoming if you do not fit the stereotypical southern family that is perfect and well off. This school could use a good dose of open minded acceptance of others and many children walk around afraid to be who they are and have no one to stand up for them. My children have stood up for others and received backlash for standing up for those afraid to stand up for themselves. It is scary that some parents see only the benefits to the athletics department and do not think about other areas of their children's overall development. I think the job of a parent and anyone who instructs our youth is to develop them into a productive member of society and Hartselle lacks in this important area.

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July 22, 2010
I graduated two years ago, and I must say, Hartselle High School is amazing. It is cliquey. However, I moved here my 9th grade year and fit in immediately, and I never played a sport or joined a club. I have seen parents and teachers come together to help poor families with their own money. Great community! I wish I could say Hartselle wasn't obsessed with sports but this is true. Other activities are promoted just as much, though. I am referring to the way sport players get out of trouble. When students are caught distributing drugs at school, they shouldn't be able to play sports again. However, there is not have a drug problem. That was one incident. Anyways, the teachers are all great. I was challenged academically and I excel in college. It is easy to be involved at this school. My kids will attend Hartselle High.

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March 01, 2010
As a parent of 3 that have attended HHS, I am very pleased at the education & support that they have received. My oldest is a Sr. in College, my middle child is a Soph. in College and my youngest is about to graduate HHS. All three have had GPA's of 3.5 - 4.0 during highschool and the ones in college still maintain their GPA's and I feel alot of that is due to the education they received at HHS. The reason we moved here when relocating was because of the school system. I am so glad we did. Our children has excelled not only academically but in extra activities such a cheerleading, chorus, and Performers. I am thankful for this school system for preparing my children for LIFE.

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April 12, 2009
I have 2 boys who have been in the Hartselle school system since 1998 and my two boys have nothing but positive opinions of their experiences here. Sports is a big deal here, but there is nothing wrong with school spirit, a competitve attitude, and a deep and supportive pride from the community in it's academic and athletic programs. It should be that way because, as I see it, there's something wrong if those elements aren't there. Academics are just as important to the school system here as the athletics are, and if they weren't this system wouldn't rank so highly on an annual basis. The Hartselle system has long had a remarkable reputation for academic excellence, and that is why I put my child in this system from day one of their first grade year. Thanks to this school system, my boys will be well prepared for college, and life.

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January 24, 2009
I have a child that is in the 9th grade at Hartselle High. I feel the same as some of the other parents. Sports is a huge issue. However that is not the reason I chose to send my two to the school system. I have one child in Band and the other has been involved in sports and may be again this coming year. But the reason I chose to send my children to Hartselle was because of the low incidence rate of children's bad behavior. I didn't want my children having to go to school and deal with bullies on a daily basis. However, I did read in the paper that the incidence of misconduct is on the rise. I hope the school is doing something to reduce that.

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January 23, 2009
I read so much about 'if you are not a jock, you have nothing in Hartselle'. Is the school flawless, of course not. But it has much more to offer students in academics, support, parent involvment, and yes sports than other schools in the area. I was a Police Officer in the city next door to Hartselle and worked directly with the SRO's and school system for several years. We moved and put our two son's in Hartselle. The best move we could have made for them. Yes they both enjoy sports (wrestling). The oldest obtain a scholarship to wrestle. Look past the 'sports' problem and know that Hartselle is far better off in so many ways than other schools.

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March 26, 2008
If your child is involved in sports then this is the school for you but if you are most interested academics, then go to another school. It's so political that you can't get a decent education....

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July 02, 2007
If your kid is a 'jock', by all means, send him or her to this school. If not, then we would definitely recommend you find another school. Hartselle is all about sports and who you know. You can meet with a teacher to discuss a problem, but don't expect any follow through. After numerous meetings with the faculty that went absolutely nowhere, we finally gave up. If we had known then, what we know now, we would never have sent our child to Hartselle.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2005
This is a wonderful school! I am very pleased with all of Hartselle School!

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March 15, 2005
Hartselle is an amazing school. I'm about to complete my M.S. degree in geology at Auburn and I believe that I had one of the best educations possible while attending Hartselle High. If it weren't for the constant battery of grammar, mathematics, biology, and other subjects, which weren't easy by any means, I wouldn't have been able to excel in my classes in college. Though sports play a major role at Hartselle, as they do in most high schools, they aren't the reason a person is in school. Parents should emphasize academics, not sports. In the long run, no one outside of high school will care if you were a starter. They will care if you can't write a complete sentence or be able to communicate with any sophistication. Having taught over 800 students from all around, every student from Hartselle has stood head and shoulders above the rest.

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2005
Hartselle is an amazing school- and I don't play sports!! I am involved in the Performers, a show choir that travels all over the world. Last year we went to St. Augustine, Fl. The year before- Austria. Hartselle is a wealth of opportunity for students. I feel that I am fully prepared to attend the university of my choice, and I am thankful that our counselors have made scholorship opportunities so readily available. Hartselle is saturated with baseball, football, and softball players, but I feel that this only enhances our schools diversity. Last week our band and chorus received superior ratings at state-level competition! Our wrestlers are state champions, and our football team won 3 rounds in the state playoffs! Acedemically, we rank number 3 in the state! There is much to be said for a school with such accomplishemnts!

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2005
It think hartselle is an ok school.

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February 17, 2005
Good academics, great extracurricular activities.

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January 26, 2005
My child has been a student in hartselle for 8 years.. It appears that no matter how good at atheletics you are, your ability to make any team depends on who you are, who your parents are, where you live, where you work and any city apppointed position you may have... Rather than ability or talent which doesn't count for much. Any child not fitting the 'social' description with the 'qualifications' that are set by the social status, can forget any hope of making the team..When a teacher would rather 'hand' pick a student to be on a team that did not try out for a postition on the particular team as opposed to allowing the remaing people that did participate in tryouts every day and did not make the team to fill an open spot something is wrong with the picture.

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January 25, 2005
I'am moving my child out of Hartselle because if you don't play a sport you don't have anything to look foward to. They don't prepare you for the future. Thing such as auto machanics are needed for everyone. If you don't have money or your child isn't a football star or a baseball star or wrestlinf or cheerleader or softball they aren't nothing.

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Hartselle High School
904 South Sparkman St, Hartselle, AL  35640
(256) 773-5426
Last modified Hartselle High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hartselle High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top