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Hueytown High School

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Posted August 4, 2014

As a graduate of Hueytown High School, I would not recommend for anyone to send their children to this school. It makes me feel disgusted when I think of all of the excellent teachers I had throughout high school that were fired or pressured to leave by the administration. The administration is known to harass and target only certain students when it comes to discipline to "make an example of them" for the rest of the school. The administration is notorious for cracking down on athletes and students who are more involved and letting delinquent kids with a record of disciplinary infractions get away with more and receiving a lighter punishment. The school is far more concerned with discipline as opposed to academics and I believe that is why academics are failing on a grander scale. For a student to receive the best possible education and most preparation for college, or the real world in general, honors and AP classes are a MUST. Without these, a student from Hueytown would not be fully prepared for college. All in all, HHS is a huge disappointment. It is sad to see the school's decline in the past 10-15 years. I see no improvement for the school in sight.


Posted November 7, 2013

I am so impressed with the turn around of Hueytown High School this year. The administration, teachers, students, parents and community members have created a great environment for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

The administrators, teachers, and councilors have given my daughter new insight to studying and pursuing a college for a career. They are very helpful and nice and encouraging to her. The goal of the school is to be safe, study and have fun at doing this. They are very nice and have helped her through many trials. Thank you Hueytown. Safety first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

My daughter graduated from Hueytown in 2009 and at the time we we mostly happy with her education there. She was always an A-B student and active in many extra-curricular activities. She took what AP courses she could but was disappointed in the offerings and that the administration really did not seem to support addition of more. We generally felt that the teachers were good but the administration was abysmal at best. However we always felt that she was getting a good, solid education. She will soon be a Junior at Alabama where, through extra hard work she is still an A-B student. Now, looking back we see that our judgment of the school was clouded by our lack of comparison. We now know that Hueytown did not adequately prepare her to for college at the same level of other schools, even those in the Jefferson County System. I have withdrawn my son (another A-B student), moved and he is now a Junior at Vestavia trying to catch up from two years of sub-standard education at Hueytown. Maybe is will improve with the new building, but with the prevailing administration I have my doubts. My niece graduated from Oak Grove last year and seems far better prepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

This is my first time experiencing this high school and I am not satisfied at all. My husband and I was thinking moving to Hueytown that our children will have a better education but to our surprise, the high school system is very poor. They are not fair at all when it comes to certain students of color. It is awfully funny that only the black students fail at AHSGE when the majority of the school is white (how odd). Our child and children will be attending a different high school I do not care how far we have to drive to get them there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

I attended Hueytown in the sixties and seventies. The community embraces this school and the students seem to know and appreciate it. Joe Pilkinton, the student resource officer has helped many a stray spirit find their way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2005

Excellent public school,superior staff to other local public schools (i.e.,pleasant grove,minor,oak grove,midfield)many nationally certified teachers!the history department has one of the best staffs of any high school in the southeastern united states,great math dept.,good english dept.,outstanding sports programs with dedicated coaches...no football staff puts in as many hours as these guys in season,they often work on average just over 80 hrs. a week!good leadership in the administrative area as well,the best counselors in the state!think twice before sending to a private school,as they are often highly over-rated...and priced and their athletic programs are not in the same league..see for yourself!the best school in west jeff. cty.,bar none...not minor,not pleasant grove...HUEYTOWN IS THE ONE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

I attended Hueytown High School my husband did also and our 2 oldest children graduated from Hueytown. Our youngest will start in the fall and we think it is a GREAT school. All schools have problems and Hueytown has no more than anywhere else. I couldnt think of sending my children anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

We are suppose to get a new school which is much needed. Across town always gets the good schools. The teachers are pretty good. The principal is a nice man I am not sure the kids respect him. They need to enforce the dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I attended Hueytown High School and graduated in 2002. I am now currently working on my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at an excellent university . Overall, I had a great high school experience. The English teachers at HHS are particularly superior. I recently found out that French is no longer an available choice for a foreign language elective. This news comes as a huge disappointment. Parents need to emphasize to the administration the need for a French class. Foreign language can take one far in life. The only negative comment I have is that the administration can sometimes be seen as passive and non-threating. Disipline needs to be consistent and appropriate. Like I mentioned previously, I am in college and have performed very well in my course work. I entered college prepared and was ready to met challenges head on because of the excellent instruction I received at HHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 30, 2004

I think this is a great school. My daughter goes here, and there has never been a problem they can't handle. She loves her school. She is a cheerleader there and has many friends,she always comes home happy. I think the rates that are down should be changed to higher scores. Thank you for your time... A mom of one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

If you want your child to get a quality education and have as many opportunities as possible in life you should consider another school. The staff is somewhat apathetic at times and the standards are low at best.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2004

My daughter recently graduated from Hueytown High School. She received an excellent education. She now attends a top rated college on a partial academic and leadership scholarship. I recommend that parents become part of the school activities and encourage your child to do their very best. This is a good school with great faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2004

I graduated in 2001, so I basically know what the school is like now. Some of the teachers do not teach, especially if you are a senior. But on the other hand some teachers are very comitted to their jobs. Honestly, If I were a parent I would send my children to Oak Grove.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2004

My daugther attends this school and thus far it has been fine. Although, sometimes her band schedule can be somewhat hetic. I actually graduated from Hueytown in 1982, as did both of my brothers, 1975 & 1981. So far she's getting good education and she is offered different electives than the choices I had when I was there. I wish they could put more money into the school, because they need a lot of things to be fixed. I'm not sure how Jefferson County decides which schools get what, but I know we all pay taxes, so it should be done fairly. Minor High School has one the nicest schools in the Jefferson County School system.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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91%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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71%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students94%
Female92%
Male95%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education76%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty89%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students69%
Female76%
Male63%
Black59%
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Free lunch eligible58%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Special education23%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
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Not migrant69%
Poverty60%
Not poverty78%

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Black83%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Special education62%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty82%
Not poverty93%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Black79%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education47%
General population89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty78%
Not poverty90%

Social Studies

All Students77%
Female74%
Male80%
Black64%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Special education53%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty71%
Not poverty82%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black96%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible94%
Special education90%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty97%
Not poverty99%

Language

All Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White94%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible78%
Special education33%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty76%
Not poverty92%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible83%
Special education63%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
Poverty89%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible89%
Special education65%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty88%
Not poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible72%
Special education40%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Poverty74%
Not poverty92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 58%
Black 41% 34%
Hispanic 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Gayle T Gober
Fax number
  • (205) 379-4195

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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131 Dabbs Ave
Hueytown, AL 35023
Phone: (205) 379-4150

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