Students enrolled 2162
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School leader Mr Robert Vincent Parker
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District Madison City School District

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650 Hughes Rd
Madison, AL 35758

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4 stars
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November 18, 2013
My high school was Bob Jones High School, and I absolutely loved it! The principal is an amazing guy, you would never hear a negative word about him. I am proud to be a Bob Jones Patriot!

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2013
Bob Jones High School is just great. I have a brother who got a half-time scholarship from track just after one year and he is now a senior in a college in KY. I was at Bob Jones for my freshman year then transferred to another school in Harvest (will not state) and Bob Jones had twice the amount of AP and advanced classes then the other school. I had transferred late at the school in Harvest and the teachers did not help at all when I asked for help. I did unexceptionally horrible there. So I think I had made the best choice of my teen years and went back to Bob Jones. I'm not just saying this because it seems like everyone does and as if I wanna quack like a duck too but I HIGHLY recommend this school to ANYONE!

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2012
I'm both a Bob Jones teacher and a parent of two current students and a BJHS graduate. This is, hands down, the absolute best school I've ever seen. The students are well behaved and conscientious, the academics are top notch, and the teachers truly care about student well being and the quality of instruction that they bring to the table. We ask a lot of our students and they deliver.

- submitted by a teacher
March 03, 2012
Hey! I graduated from Bob Jones in 2009, I went to three different high schools and Bob Jones was my favorite. Mr. Parker is always involved and always walking the halls. The teachers are beyond awesome. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2011
I moved to Madison, Alabama during my junior year because of my father's job. When I moved to Bob Jones High School, I was really impressed with what they had done. A lot of parents complain about how the school is too small, their children not being able to get proper help from teachers, their children not fitting in with other students, and finally transferring them to a different school. However, I came from Lawrenceville, GA. The schools I have transferred to in Georgia had just as many, if not more students and there was still absolutely no problem for a student to get help from their teachers. While attending Bob Jones, I also noticed that those who complained about getting horrible grades were the ones that simply would not ask questions during, after, or even before class. Now the bit with the parents who moved their children because they cannot fit in. That is just plain asinine and horse hockey. Within the first week of moving to Bob Jones High School area, I managed to become friends with almost the whole school. Bob Jones is an absolutely great school, and the parents that complain need to actually attend the school first instead of simply listening to their children.

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2011
Bob Jones is a remarkable school. I graduated with a scholarship, simply because I found my niche. This is open to all students, and none are neglected. I have spoken with students complaining about F's, but they never once sought help from the teacher. It is not the teacher's job(as they are preparing you for college) to offer assistance. I have also witnessed a new student be rejected by the crowd that "looks like them", but refuse to even try to talk to the rest of us. The techies wore black in preparation of a show, but we were overlooked by new students, almost as if they were afraid of us. I even made efforts to befriend a new student, who took one look at the stage paint on my pants and decided I wasn't good enough for her time. I offered her a glimpse into one of the many "families" at BJ and she turned up her nose. A week or so later, I found out that she had switched schools, claiming that no one would speak to her. So, knowing this, parents should experience life at BJ for themselves before making irrational claims on behalf of their children, when, in fact, those students refused to put forth an effort in "fitting in" or excelling in their studies.

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2011
Moving to area because of BRAC. A counselor was 20 min late for appointment. During the meeting, counselor told my wife that if people like you guys would quit moving to Madison, we would not have the problems that we are having.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
Two of my sons have graduated from BJHS. It truly is a fantastic school. The principal, Mr. Parker, is exceptional and a number of teachers (chemistry, drama, german, spanish, landscape design, counseling) were personally involved in their lives, not just for academics. BJHS excels in band, drama, foreign langauge, athletics and core academics. My experience has found 12+ graduates per year were awarded National Merit Scholar. Every school has areas to improve, but BJHS was everything I wanted in a high school for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2010
I attended bob jones all 3 years and had an excellent experience.There are a few places that need improvement. It is easy to get looked over by the administration if you're not normally in the office but most people don't get further in life by knowing the principal by first name. The school is crowded but THAT IS NOT THE SCHOOL'S FAULT. That has to do with the school system.The teachers are top notch for the most part . I felt that sending me to BJHS was one of the smartest things my parents ever did. Bob Jones does have clicks, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL IN AMERICA! The school is so well off because the parents in madison work hard and there is one HS. BJ deserves the great reputation it has.

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2010
As a graduate of the school, I feel like I was excluded from the purpose of instruction. The teachers were concerned about their favorites and the smart kids. Kids that struggled and begged for help never got it. I wish I had attended another, less consumed institution.

- submitted by a community member
April 01, 2010
An excellent school with great staff and amazing activities such as drama band and chorus.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 02, 2010
I graduated 3 years ago from Bob Jones High School. While I was there, I did not know how lucky I was to attend a school like BJHS. I am in my third year of college, and there are still people who say, 'You went to Bob Jones? Wow you're lucky!' There were so many opportunities at BJHS and it was nearly impossible to not find your 'niche.' I would not trade my education at BJHS for anything, and am forever grateful.

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2010
The school is over crowded and given to much credit. The only reason it performs is because it has money and a million kids. I sent my child to this school for her sophomore year and I transferred her to Buckhorn to finish out high school. Bob Jones is a GREAT school don't get me wrong, but there is just too many kids and the commounity is very closed minded.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2009
The school excels in most areas, education, athletics and takes a lot of honors. Originally to have been named for James Record, former Alabama State Senator and Madison County Commission Chairman, Record suggested that it be named after U.S. Representative Robert. B. Jones. Bob Jones is now the largest school in Alabama it is widely reported and a second school in Madison will be built to ease the over crowding.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 07, 2009
Voted in the Newsweek Magazine for the 3rd. year in a row in the top 10% of the schools in the nation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2009
I think the school is way over crowded. My daughter hated going every morning, because she said there were too many clicks at the school. I eventually moved her to a new school were she loves going and the kids and staff are more friendly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2009
I graduated from BJHS in 2007 and feel that I had a very well-rounded high school experience. I was able to take advantage of honors classes and AP courses that paved the way for my success in college As some other reviews have mentioned, most students do choose to take advantage of advanced college-prep courses. I did feel obligated to take AP classes. However, if it were not for the expectation to do so, and the high standard of excellence, I would never have known my potential. After taking academically demanding classes at BJHS, transitioning to college level classes was no big deal. The teachers are amazing and most have master s degrees. Bob Jones has very highly qualified teaching staff, and National Board Certified teachers in all departments. . BJHS has a variety of electives to choose from, so that students can explore their interests. The after school activities for clubs and sports are almost overwhelming in the number of things a student can get involved in. There enough things to get involved in at BJHS, that there is a niche somewhere for every students to fit in! Madison City does need to build another high school because of overcrowding, and I believe that plans are in the works. When I attended we had approximately 1,500 students and now the numbers are closer to 2,000. (At one point there was an attempt to make staircases either up-only or down-only to control the traffic.) My favorite classes at BJHS were Physics with Mr. Duvall (former engineer turned educator), Choir with Mr. Fields, AP English with Mrs. Boggs, and Calculus with Ms. Tartar(she could probably make a pet rock be able to understand the material because she was so good at teaching)!

- submitted by a student
July 22, 2009
School excels in all areas. In the Academic field, in the arts and in athletics. All areas are nationally recognized.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
The school has great teachers, exept for a select few, and an excellent office staff. The student's all have high GPA's which makes it hard to get a good class ranking. The majority of the kids are snobby and close minded, it's not easy to make friends due to everyone belonging to a clique. The halls are literally jam packed with kids.

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2008
I currently go to this school and overall it's pretty good. Every single teacher I've had at BJHS, with the exception of one I had last year, have been great! Mr. Parker is a great principal and does a great job at running the school. The only complaint I have is that it's so overcrowded! We have a little over 2,000 kids now- way too many! So please, people of Madison, I beg you to pay the taxes they keep asking you to pay so we'll have money to build more schools that you keep refusing to pay, because you're killing all of us students! We have no room in the hallways! (I once had a near-death experience trying to get up a stairwell in a traffic jam- and believe me, we have traffic jams all the time!).

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2008
As a parent of 2 BJHS students, I have to give the school 5 stars. Mr. Parker is a wonderful commander and chief, the kids love him. My husband is retired military so my kids have been to several schools in the United States and I can honestly say Bob Jones High School is the best. I love the diversity of the student body which allows my kids to learn about many cultures. The AP classes are some of the best in the state. If moving to the Huntsville/Madison area, there is no question BJHS should be considered if you want a high quality education for your students. The sports programs aren't too shabby either.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
By some of the student reviews, it seems like BJHS could focus more on spelling. :-) With that aside, I am very pleased with the academic focus of the school. The course selections are beyond anything I thought could be possible in a high school. The Principle, Mr. Parker, has a wonderful command of the student body. No school is perfect, but BJHS comes pretty close to perfection. The only drawback I can see is the size. Too many students.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2008
this school does not have muh of a population problem contrary to your beleifs. it is one of the best schools i have ever been to. and i have been to many highschools.

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2008
This school is in the top 5% of public high schools in the country and offers some excellent programs: Engineering, Science Olympiad, lots of honors and AP courses, computer science, many language and art courses, and a culinary program. The principal of record is nothing to write home about, but he has a very active team that maintains discipline and commands a healthy respect from the student body. The band and chorus program are exceptional and there is a drama program with backstage emphasis. The mass communications program is excellent with a contest for the best video that offers future You Tubers with great material. This is the only high school in the city of Madison and has a large student body. There is an excellent Literary Magazine, Newspaper and Yearbook. A wide variety of clubs and sports are available.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2008
i like the fact that the school is very acidemically structured and the prinicple focuses on the students and there activities. but i dont like it because i think it is way to crowed

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2008
Overall, Bob Jones HS is a good school way above average for the state. But, the fact that they are the best public HS in the area sometimes makes them overlook problems that they have. It really has too large a student population for the facility, but this helps their sports program. Like many schools there are some great teachers and some poor ones. The administration seems to just be trying to keep things going as opposed to looking for areas to improve.

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November 01, 2007
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September 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
Best school Ii have ever been associated with. Fabulous, extensive curriculum. Interested faculty and staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2007
Very academic oriented school. Resides in a very high tech region where most of the students are from above average income families and have college educated parents. The school system takes great strides to make sure all it's students achieve a great education resulting in an above average number of students going on to college.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2006
I am a recent graduate of Bob Jones and I couldn't have wished for a better high school education. The teachers and administration want students to achieve and they are willing to work with each student to ensure that their potential is constantly being challenged and encouraged. Now that I am in college, I feel like I was extremely well prepared for what I have been faced with in college classes. The teachers at Bob Jones are exceptional and challenge students to succeed in all that they do. The arts and athletics are outstanding and have brought much pride to Bob Jones. I am proud to say that I am a Patriot and am forever grateful for the experieces and education that was made possible for me to obtain at Bob Jones that I know will carry me far into the future.

- submitted by a former student
November 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 24, 2005
My daughter will graduate next May and has loved her Bob Jones experience. Though she has a 4.0 GPA, she has enjoyed the social aspects of the school, and has been involved with countless school organizations. A social teen will love this school, though I feel the academic program could be stronger. The principal has an attitude of 'only fix it if it's a major issue', which can leave many pertinent issues unaddressed.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2005
A wide variety of academic programs taught by qualified and motivated instructors.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2005
The positive comments talk about AP and Honors classes. It's very true that these programs are very good; the demographics of the area ensure a large number of high achieving students. If you happen to have an average child or a child who struggles, I have a few words of warning: Brace yourself for a bumpy ride. I believe that I understand the perspective of the graduate who spoke of a cookie cutter school. The focus on this school is on achievement. Who could argue with that? The problem is that if your child isn't above average, he or she will be lost in the shuffle. You, the parent, will be ignored. Your child won't fit. Madison is like Lake Wobegon where all of the children are above average. Your average child will be relegated to lousy teachers and your parental cries unheeded. Hopefully Coach Parker will bring needed change.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
Special Education programs need improvement.Parent involvement difficult unless you like being dictated to.They expect perfection from students and parents, but not from the staff and administration. They don't like to admit they can make mistakes. Some teachers are excellent! Attendance policy is ridiculous but that is tied to State policy/money.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
This is one of the best schools that i have ever been to. I have lived in 13 different places in my life and Bob Jones has allowed me to do everything I never thought that i could do: AP classes galore, Extracurricular Activities, Everything, lots of kids. Come here and you will not be dissapointed.

- submitted by a student
March 04, 2005
The teachers are very involved with the students. My daughter is in the 11th grade and she loves it. The homework is sometimes overwhelming, but the quality of the education is on par with a private school my daughter attended for 2 years.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2004
After 9 years of private school and a new move we decided to give this public school a try. We have found it to be an excellent choice. Bob Jones is lead by a friendly, approachable admin staff who are always willing to work with parents and students. The teachers we have had contact with thus far have been great. Teachers use creative and positive methods of teaching. They seem to use the extra time from block schedules to enhance lessons. Honors and AP classes have been challenging but not overwhelming. The counselors website and announcements have been helpful in keeping us organized so we don't miss deadlines. There are lots of opportunities for sports, arts and clubs. Great culinary classes. Beautiful facility, large student body but classes don't seem over crowded. Behavior problems are dealt with fairly and quickly. The school system is a blessing for this quick growing community.

- submitted by a parent
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Bob Jones High School
650 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL  35758
(256) 772-2547
Last modified Bob Jones High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bob Jones High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews.