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8-12
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Seale, AL
Students enrolled: 1,042

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4699 Old Seale Hwy
Seale, AL 36875

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December 03, 2014
I'm seeing a pattern here and i will have to add to it. Another A student with many zero's for classwork and tests that have brought grades down to failing. Same stories I read here. The teachers have students open a book and read while the teachers sit at their desks. My daughter has one teacher that actually teaches in her class and guess what? She has a B and loves the class. Went to the guidance counselors today. We were told nope they dont teach like that. Your kid just isnt trying, thats all. Look at all the zeros. That explains the grades. Now, I know she isnt the absolute smartest kid around. None of our kids are, no matter what we want to believe. When the grades slip that drastically from a normally A to B student, you know something is up. Nobody gets zeros consistently on tests unless you arent there. We already home school our 15 year old that has a learning disability because the school was not providing the resources she was supposed to get from them. Of course, that wasnt their fault either. So I have 2 students who loved school that now wish they were anywhere else but russell county, or wish that the teachers would actually TEACH the subject.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2014
Don't have pep rallies, don't have money to do any extra curriculum activities, don't have enough people who care. The new principle is a follower - not a leader. This school is far far far back in the forest, so we need a "leader" who will go out of his/her way to make students, parents, and teachers, love this school. Most people want to but there is nothing to want, there's nothing here to need, there's nothing motivating us. The middle school, is definitely no better. Sure, the people here are nice country folks. That's what made me give this school and the middle school a try. They both hv failed. No one wants to volunteer, no one wants to go out of their way. People here are stuck, and content with doing what they have always been doing. Which is NOTHING. I am a parent, and I have 2 children (1 in middle, 1 in high), and they both make straight A's. Not on the account of these schools (because of me). They come from schools that give out homework, and expect assignments turned in. This schools does not. This is why this school fails. I have determined, that my children will not succumb to these low standards in education and will be going to new schools next school year.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
This school is all kinds of messed up! We got a new principal about a year ago and he has made things worse! Whenever I ask to speak to the counselor they always give me some excuse. 90% of the teachers don't care about helping you like they should. If I could move to another school, I definitely would but I can't because Russell County is the only school in my district. We need new principal.. one that actually cares! Hate this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2013
My last year at Russell County High school was the best year of my high school career. The staff is extraordinary. I am a proud Warrior Graduate. GO WARRIORS!

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2013
The entire school district is a joke! They do not care about educating our children. They have no interest in our childrens futures, nor do they care about them as individuals. They are quick to punish, yet won't protect a child being bullied. As a military family, our children have been in 5 different school districts in 4 different states and this is by FAR the WORST I have ever witnessed.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2012
Russell County High School isn't a terrible school, but it is FAR from being a great school. I have been a student there for four years, and in my experience, some of the teachers don't deserve the job, and the school needs people who actually understand how to run it. Some teachers give out little to no work, and do not teach at all. My advice: send your children to another school where they can actually get an education to prepare them for college and life.

- submitted by a student
December 11, 2012
To the parent whose children were in NY. I have to say I agree with the other parents who have given feedback on your situation. My family and and a few other parents in my neighborhood came from NY/NJ area as well so we can understand the comparison. Guess I'm a bit different. When I've called ANYONE whether it's school or not in reference to my children and I don't get a return call within a certain amount of time, I make a face to face appearance. As far as money for different events at the school, along with the request for fees due, a letter has been sent home with my child for each sport for payment as well as a request for parents to help with fundraising so the fees can either be obsolete or lowered by more than 2/3s. Example, the track and soccer teams have been raising funds by working concession stands at college games, the bball sold t shirts and drink cups, the baseball team has done the same as well. My child so far this school year is participating in 2 sports (right now) and the only thing it has costs us is gas and time. By the way I have 4 children, 2 in high school and 2 in middle school. Have you been to the parent meetings posted on the website?

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
RCHS is not a terrible school it may be some thing they need to tighten up on and that is helping our kids to excel on the AHSGE a lot of this stuff on the AHSGE is not taught in our school in a timely manner and it make it hard on the kids and stressful on the parent. RCHS need more tutoring offered for our kids to help them out where they are weak, Please books need to be sent home for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2012
Let me address each of these issues. My kids participated in lacross, bowling , and band at schools in new york...all had free transportation to and from games and practice. All sports were free. Uniforms were provided free. RCHS wanted $500 a season for softball, and I was to provide transportation. With 3 students, its not affordable. Maybe your kids were born with a silver spoon in their mouth, mine weren't. My kids are healthy weights, not shy, and are adjusting VERY well in their 14th school, (our ONE deliberate move, to get OUT of RCHS). We did all we could to stay at our last station, but the ARMY thought it best for taxpayers to pay 20,000 to move our family so my husband can do the same job here he could have done there. Write your congressman. As for trying to resolve the issues,yes, I called assistant principles,guidence counselors,The principal, and even Mike Green superintendent. My conclusion is that they have all been educated at RCHS. This wasn't personal. I didnt bash you or your family. I gave an observation as a person with alot of experience in this area. Compared with the rest of the country...RCHS is pathetic. Look beyond your backyard and see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2012
Military wife commenting below. I think you have hit the nail on the head. I have found that most parents and children who do not like their schools do not actively participate in anything at the school nor do they try to do anything to make change. They go with the flow and complain, complain, complain. Solutions, I feel for parents who do not particularly care for a certain school is to transfer the child(ren) to another school of their preference or to home school. In 20 years of Army service my children have changed schools 4 times. As you stated, several times, we too have called My husband's Branch requesting extensions and each time our requests were granted. 13 schools is a bit much but not unheard of even for officers. Since there are only 12 years of schooling, why 13 schools I wonder? I hope the other family didn't move every time her husband had to go to a special school for his career which sometimes only last 1 month or so. You never know. Well, this is our last assignment and I love RCHS. I am actively involved, the teachers and I exchange emails, we attend games, and volunteer whenever we can. We haven't joined the PTA yet but do intend on doing so.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
My son has been a student at RCHS from 9th grade and is now about to graduate class of 2010..he has had a 4.0 gpa since 9th grade He has been accepted to the University of Alabama ..we have had nothing but positive results from RCHS ! If you have children that do not care about there education then they cause problems and make it difficult of the teachers to do there job! If your a parent that doesn't respect the teachers position then your child will not !! All schools have problems and All children and Family are different! My son loves RCHS and has a very bright future ahead Thanks RCHS

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February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
I'm tired of people talking smack about Russell county! its a great achool! Yeah it has its issues but last time i checked so does every other school! everything bad people are saying is stuff that goes on every school. Its not the school, if you pay attention its the kids that arn't be raised right and have bad parents. don't blame the school cause you didn't raise your child right! Look at the baseball team and all they've accomplished. and the band! they beat smiths station last fall! ya'll all should look at the things RCHS has succeeded in and not so much at they very few things they may have not done perfectly. No school is perfect. RCHS does its best so quit bashing it all the time!

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July 18, 2009
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April 21, 2009
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April 03, 2009
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February 25, 2009
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November 19, 2008
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November 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 24, 2008
Ok so lets be for real for a second just because kids at russell county dont want to learn dont mean its a bad school ok so lets not go and blame the teachers cause we have some pretty great teahcers and people always brag about the ROTC program we do have other programs including band which is a really great band memebers are really great people but people never see that people always look for the bad in our school and i dont like that cause we have a really good school just none of the parents get involved with our school so we can only do what we can as students and teachers so please look at the good in our school before you run your mouth

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2008
The teachers fail to communicate with parents and they act like it is a hardship when you need to call and ask questions. Anyone can walk into the school anytime they please. There are no real security measures in place to protect the students. The whole school seems to have a 'Who cares' attitude. I wish I had the money to send my kids elsewhere. This school gets the lowest possible rating from me.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2008
Compared to other schools I have worked, iabove average. Students won't complete homework!! It's so sad to see students in high school that can't do basic math. They won't put in the time to learn the remedial ideas needed to succeed in the current subjects. The school does have some great teachers and staff. Parents have got to be totally involved in their child's education. Inclusion is horrible and hurts the entire curriculum, especially the performing students. That is happening in all public schools. Most schools are underfunded. RCHS's money is underfunded and misallocated. Admin/state is too worried about keep people from quitting by lowering standards and jumping through parent/student hoops. Diploma's have lost tremendous value due to the lowering of expectations. Schools are too focused on 'making AYP.' Want to improve education? Expell troublemakers, require students to uphold high standards Our most valuable asset: Public Education Is Quickly Dying!!! HELP!!!

- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2008
I am a stundent at russell county school and i think it is a great school to attend. Also i think it is very rude and crazy to write something like that about your own school. Especially a former teacher that once taught at this school. I think the teacher try their best to help the students here every way that they can. Even if you think that the school isn't a great school. You do not help it by talking bad about it all you do is make it seem worse than what it really is. That is all i have to say and to all of you all that talked bad about russell county schools all that i have left to say is hi haters

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2008
I have to say that I love Russell County High. I think that the teachers are great they do whatever they can to help. I feel that many people that observe and attend take these teachers and other staff for granted. Yes there are students who are pests and unwilling to participate and learn, but all schools have that, There are then the students who work hard and are serious about college and their education such as myself. There are many great opportunities avaliable at this school, that could aid you in futhering yourself with your education or career, whether you plan on attending college or not. Overall, I believe this school has changed significantly since i began my high school career. I love RCHS :) Brittany Buster

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2008
As a former student of RCH, c/o 04, i can say that it is in my opinion a good school. No it isnt perfect and has its faults, but what school doesnt? Everyone wants to put RCH down and say that it is a waste of time to go there but they arent takin time to see where it was a while back. The teachers, when i was there, did what they could plus more to make sure you graduated on time. i would also like to say thank you to the teachers that helped me when ever i needed it. especially mrs. duvall. if not for her im positive i wouldnt have graduated on time. its sad to hear she wont be back this year. she was one of the good ones.

- submitted by a student
May 17, 2008
I am a student that attrends Russell Coumty. This is by far the worst school you could ever go to. The teachers don't care about your grades, and the students are stuck up. The only good thing is the band. Mr.Gainous and Mr.Skeen are wonderful band directors. But still...This is a bad school.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2008
I currently attend RCHS. As a military child I move around alot and I see alot of diffrent schools..This one is by far the worst. The school is unsanitary, unorginaized, unwilling in it's efforts to improve the teaching, and downright pathetic. The administration is also unsatable. The had principal makes very little attempt to ensure that the regulations she has set in are enforced. The teachers are ineffecent and unwilling to do the job they are payed to do; as far as helping enforce the rules, alot of times the teachers will help the students violate them. What little extracirricular activities we do have are poorly funded and constructed. The Drivers Ed. course, for instance, this year is currently unable to administer the Driving portion of the class becuase of a lack of willing substitutes, equipment, and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2008
I think this school is horrible, sorry to say this though. and the school doesnt know what they are doing, they dont even pay attention to the students or what is best for them.it seems all they care about is just getting through the day and getting it over with.also, they have poor teaching creditentials and they waste money on things that are not necessary.instead of putting the money to good use, such as books and desks and other helpful materials, they use the money for outside appearances which really does not matter because it is not of any help to the students.and one last thing, theyre disciplinary actions are inefficient.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 17, 2008
I currently have two children that attend Russell County High School. I want to thank the Band Instructors for everything that they do for the children . My children love Band. Mr. Gainous and Mr. Skeen are a asset to Russell County HIgh School. The trophies that the band won should prove that. I am very grateful that there are still teachers that can give student a hope,dream and a chance at a great future. Lisa Lewis Mack

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 28, 2007
I give it 1 star. due to the fact that my child never has any homework, he can't bring home books, he is made to sing on holidays he is suppose to be off from school, and when we tried to contact teachers to be involved in our childs progress we never received any phone calls back from his teachers that we tried to contact.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
Im a graduate of 2007 and I think that its a great school....

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2007
I'm an alumni of Russell County High School and I'm pleased and honored to say that I've attended this school before. It has a very pleasant enviornment and is under accredidation. I'd recommend this school to parents, teachers and students across the world.

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2007
I have been going to russell county all my life and honestly the teachers don't care.

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2007
I am a student at Russell County High School. Now, I have been to about 6 schools over the past 2 years, and so far this has been the worst. It's ridiculous; from the students, to the teachers, to the bus drivers, to the cleanliness of the school itself.

- submitted by a student
May 06, 2007
I am a former teacher at RCHS and I must say that it is the absolute worst school in which I have ever taught. Most students are unruly and undisciplined and there is little to no parental nor administrative support to help new teachers; administrators simply expect, through cursory explanations and expectations of how a teacher should 'handle his/her own disciplinary problems' in his/her classroom. The teachers can do little to nothing to correct, properly, in my opinion, their unwillingness to study or act appropriately during class. The academic standards are horrendously low. The administration, for the most part, is very poor.

- submitted by a teacher
May 06, 2007
I was a teacher at RCHS once and I feel that it is the absolute worst high school in which I have taught - ever. Most of the students are totally unruly and undisciplined. Administrative and parental support of the teachers is very poor also. Teachers are expected, after only a cursory explanation of how the administration expects a teacher to handle his/her own discipline in the classroom to handle it and not bother the administration. As there is little that a teacher may do in contrast what could be done in former decades, most students know that they can get away with just about anything. Most students refuse to study and are totally unruly in the classroom. Consequently, the teacher gets most if not all the blame as administrators are constantly afraid of lawsuits. Most students do not attend a four-year college/university and have little 'real' education upon graduation.

- submitted by a teacher
April 11, 2007
I am a student at russell county high school. And i think our school is great. we have awsome teachers who are pacient and willing to work with you didnt understand. our faculty members are all interactive with our school activites. the prinicpals will do anything to improve the school. we mostly are known for our baseball team , believe it or not we have many other sports like tennis,wrestling,golf and soccer. everyone who attends the school has alot of pride. go warriors!

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2007
My daughter attends Russell County High School she loves it. She's an A student and plays Volleyball And Softball. I have never had a problem and she has always had good teachers. I also work within the county and I see students come to class every day not prepared sleeping causing problems. So before we can say its the school we need to look at our children. more parent involevment would help. Teh building doesn't make the school it's the student body. We never see parents until it's to late.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 05, 2006
It is a shame that the student body is undisciplined, and many will have a rude awakening after graduating. Most of the teachers have a lethargic attitude towards teaching because of the student body and lack of parent involvement. I do not recommend this school. Their ROTC program is their only strongpoint, and they are gold of that school.

- submitted by a former student
October 13, 2006
I went to rchs 2 years starting off as a freshman and I had fun. It is a great school and a lot of fun...

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2006
Russell County High School Is a good school. First of all you can't rate the school on your childs performance to me it's up to the student. My daughter is a A student and a member of the cheerleader squad , Volleyball team , and Softball Team. She loves her school. It's not the schools fault when your child fails. I'm a teacher and I see every day students coming in doing nothing. So can the school help if the student is not prepared.We need more parent support.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 21, 2006
Russell County High School is a good school. I can only remember a few teachers that actually didn't teach me anything. For the most part the teachers were very helpful with students and their questions. I also believe that the teachers taught me everything I needed to know to go on to a major university such as Auburn. I would like to personally thank all my teachers for what they have done for me. Christopher Meade

- submitted by a former student
November 03, 2005
Russell County High School seems to be a hidden treasure. Academics as well as the sports programs are really great and improving every year. The graduation exit exams passing percentage rate is higher than most surrounding area schools.I am a teacher in another school district and still choose to send my kids to RCHS. Right now I currently have 4 children who who are attending RCHS. The discipline is handled well. I feel that my children are safe when attending school.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2005
I think that RCHS is a great school. THe students seem to recieve all the help that they need. Teachers push students to the best of their ability. They don't slack off. The teachers try to help each and everyone of their students. Some even take the time to stay after school and tutor those who are in need.

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 21, 2005
I think that RCHS is a decent school to attend. There are a few probelms, however they are not serious enough to cause me to fail and/or transfer to another school.I have never had a teacher that didn't enjoy or like what they were doing. Whenever I needed help they would try their best to help me.Their are alot of oppertunities at the high school.I have done volunteer work in the RCHS TLC for almost a year. I have also been in JROTC.I have completed all of the home ec classes,Human Dynamics,Family Dynamics, and Parenting Dynamics.The principal has done a great job with every situation that has came up.The main problem that we have is parent involvement.More parents need to be involved and care about what their child is really doing in the class the.Most of the time it isn't their work.

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2005
This is a good school, but it needs to be more challenging to gifted children. Extracurricular activities are very good.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2005
Ms.y. Jackson and ms. simmson and ms. ballard are very nice teachers. Also JROTC is a fun class for my daughter. For health and P.E. is Coach Dixon, Coach Henderson, Ms. Parker and Ms. Place.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2004
Russell County High School is a wonderfull school. Yes, there is some teachers that teaches for money, but that is few.I was checking out the rating and the principal had a four, That sounds kind of strange. He does everything he can do to make Russell County a better school.The extracurricular activities, it was also a four. Now i dont see why parents rated it like that. Russell County has football, band, softball,baseball, jrotc, soccer,chess club, debate team, basketball, and many more.This is to the parents that has written down these false statments.If Russell County is so bad, and not good enough for your child why don't do something about it, instead of just talking. In my opinion if Russell County is to become any better ,us students will need help from the parents.And talking negative about where they go to school is not help.I hope I reach atleast one person.

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2004
This School isn't as good as everybody is saying. There are drugs, and alot of gang violence in this school. As a mother i have sent 3 children from this school one of them graduated and that was with no help from neither the teachers or any member of the satff. If you had to send your children here it is a BAD choice. There are plenty of other good school near and around Russell County. Drugs are available and nobody cares or does anything about it.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2004
I have no problems with school. There has never been any problems where I felt my children were not safe. My oldest son graduated in 2004 and my youngest is a junior. Because of this school and its efforts to promote their students my oldest son recieved a presential scholarship to a local community college.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2004
Russell County School has indeed come a long way from where it use to be. My daughter attends there now and she loves all the extra cirriculur activities that she is able to join in and especially loves the JROTC program.I feel that the students have brought the school name up and that they are doing everything it takes to keep its name alive and by their academic improvements I believe that they will succeede.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
Russell County High school has come a long way from when the school was first established. Russell High, in my oppinion is a great school. The teachers at Russell County High has really made a difference in the students life. The students at Russell County has proved there excellence and are still showing it with pride. I attend Russell County High school, And I can honestly say that Russell County High school is very much deserving of praises for all of our outstanding accomplishments and acheivements. We as a school body has and still is striving to do our best at whatever is put our way.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2004
Russell County has come a long way and yet has still a long way to go! There are some dedicated teachers and there are some that are not, and they are the one's that need to be weeded out. It's a shame when they have a student that's tried so hard to pass parts of the graduation exam and you have a teacher that doesn't care and is not doing her job. Only when the principle goes to her room, or a student says you need to teach us something. In all esence my child and her Education will be the one that suffers.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2004
I went to high school at Russell Co. Just about 80% of the teachers are there for a paycheck. I transferred from Russell Co. High to Central high, my grades improved alot. I went from a D student to a B student. Now you tell me the better school...

- submitted by a former student
no rating January 10, 2004
I think this school has given many students the education that is needed for their colledge years. From the excellant teachers to the understanding principle and staff.

- submitted by a parent
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Russell Co High School
4699 Old Seale Hwy, Seale, AL  36875
(334) 855-4378
Last modified Russell Co High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Russell Co High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top