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5275 Trussvilleclay Rd
Trussville, AL 35173

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(205) 228-3500
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September 13, 2014
Being a senior at HTHS is horrible. I loathe the school administrators because of their attitude towards most students. If you aren't popular or a cheerleader than most of them don't like you. I honestly can't wait to graduate. I would NEVER send my kids to this school unless i wanted them to conform and try to be someone they aren't. The school focus' on dress code more than test scores. Words can't describe how much I hate having to wake up and go to a school that I hate with a passion.

- submitted by a community member
May 10, 2014
For my academically advanced child, this school is the perfect place for her to push herself and the AP offerings are phenomenal! It is nice to be part of a system with so much community backing, it is unbelievable. Everyone in the town just wants to make this a premier school and that is definitely what it is.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2014
This is a great high school. My oldest will graduate in 2014 with 7 AP classes completed. He has really enjoyed most of his teachers and has had no trouble making friends after having moved here from the Chicago area just before the start of his sophomore year. I also have a son who is a freshman and he is happy with the school, his teachers, and the friends he has made. The band program is quite good and my sons have enjoyed taking part in it. Both have participated in school athletics and have had great coaches. The school provides excellent academic opportunities to those who seek them and the community is a great place to raise a family.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
Honestly, this is a very miserable school for the students and maybe even some of the teachers. Diversity is a foreign word here. Art?? Individuality?? Self expression?? This school seems to look down upon it, even punish it. Instead of nurturing and rewarding it. Sports! and Jesus!, yeah that's more like it with this school. This is a very cookie cutter, conservative republican, christian, vibe school. So if that's how you want your child then by all means maybe this school is for you. If your child has a big personality full of expression, questioning, and individuality.. hmm this definitely NOT your school. Its all about image here, a lot of the teachers are on some kind of weird power trip with enforcing the dress code instead of helping the students. Now that doesn't speak for every teacher there, with an exception of a very few phenomenal teachers. If you are not high upper class, and your child isn't dressed to the hilt in designer clothes, he or she WILL have trouble fitting in here.If your child isn't a cheerleader, or football player, they will not get special attention from the teachers, when it comes to help etc for "they should have payed attention in class"

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2013
The Hewitt Trussville High school is great. The Band program is one of the best programs in the state. The teachers and faulty is always trying to improve the progress of your children

- submitted by a community member
July 11, 2013
I'm about to be a senior at HTHS, and it can be a great place to learn. What has kept HTHS going over the past few years is a very talented and strong faculty and group of teachers. They are simply amazing overall. However, there is constant administrative turnover, having had 3 different principals and 10 different assistant principals now since I've been here. The new principal is absolutely clueless about how to interact with students and teachers and really is clueless overall. A vast majority of the teachers can't stand him. If HTHS can solve its' problems with leadership that have plagued it over the last several years, it can be an excellent school and not just good.

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2012
I'm about to enter my junior year at HTHS and I can't wait to leave it when I'm a senior. More than half the teachers don't even know what they're teaching and I get very little help on the subjects that I struggle with like math and science. If I ask for help, they just say "you should have payed more attention in class" and not say another word. They put too much emphasis on dress code and rules as well as sports and standardized testing. Stop crooning over the football players and cheerleaders and start caring about the students for once. I just hope when my sister enters high school, my parents will have enough common sense not to put her in HTHS.

- submitted by a student
August 05, 2011
It's a school meant for the athletically inclined. Art classes gotten only one fifth of a fraction better. There is barely any hands on experience and the experiences that you do have are usually in a classroom or by the Cahaba. Dress code is ridiculous since piercings, hair color, hair length, and sleeve width are not distracting. Several teachers have power issues and help with comprehension is minimum. Some teachers are good in personality only. Send child here if you want them to become cookie cutter perfect in image only.

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2011
If you want to go to a school where every kid looks and acts the same with no adversity then HTHS is the place for you. They care NOTHING about the arts and dont even fund any of them. ALL focus is on sports. Sports spots sports. They're too concerned with being the most prim and proper and having NO diversity. God forbid a boy have long hair. He should be suspended for it. HA! The superintendent is completely clueless as to what would make the school better and runs off every decent teacher and administrator. If you want your kid to be exposed to diversity and be a true individual avoid HTHS. if you want your kid to be popped out of a mold, experience no new experiences, see no diversity, and be like everyone else. You've found your school. personally to any Trussville employees reading this. FUND THE ARTS!!!! and quit worrying so much about the dress code. having long hair or pierced ears isn't distracting from learning. Its you being afraid of anything like not a normal polo wearing cookie cutter kid. get over yourselves.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
I am sorry to say that I am a product of Trussville schools. You should send your children to HTHS if: - You want them to attend a school that failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (*basic* federal requirements under No Child Left Behind) as recently as 2006; - You want them to attend a school that has an average ACT score of 22.2, less than a point above the national average and ranking *63rd* in the state of Alabama; - You want them to attend a school where almost all students who are college bound go on to a public university in the state of Alabama; - You want them to attend a school that not only lacks diversity on any imaginable dimension, but also prides itself on its homogeneity. Trussville schools are a scary combination of mediocrity and false pride. They are light years behind Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, and Homewood schools, but they have no idea that they aren't special. If you are a freakishly-conservative Republican Christian who doesn't want children to question *anything*, then HTHS is a great choice! If you are moving from another part of the country, you will be shocked by the backwardness... Trust me.

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2011
hello i was formally a student at hewitt from second to tenth grade. my nieces are also students ,and they love it from my expierences at hewitt as oppose to others school (not to say anything negative about any teachers or learning institutions from other schools by any means) have been a great learning experence. now from what i see from my family the teaching still has the best teachers they will actually take the extra time to make sure no student is left behind in understanding . thankyou for making a page for people new and old students with families to express their opinions on any school thanks again mm class 01'

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2010
Board of Education not elected or represenative of parent and families. Focused on Money, policies and accredation instead of students.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
I wish that I had never sent my children to this school. Awful teachers except for a few. No creativity.There is nothing to engage students. The only ones that count are athletes or if you are someone in the community. The system does not care about the students. All that matters is the school standing with other schools. As far as parental involvement, only a chosen few "the clique" is wanted. They need to focus on teaching the students instead of focusing on testing and making all the students hate being there. Faculty and staff treat football players and cheerleaders like they are royalty. The superintendent is an egotistical control freak who has sucked any creative way of teaching out of the system.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
Move into the area with only two and a half months left in the school year. My daughter broke her knee the first week and everyone, staff, teachers, coaches went out of their way to help. We left a very small private school and didn't know what to expect. My senior and sophomore adjusted very well and are happy. It has been a great experience. Would recommend the school and the area to anyone moving to Birmingham.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
miss manage school funding, focused on boe and teacher salarys, no communication with familys, very expensive for nothing

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
November 09, 2009
No that good. No diversity in this school. If

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
This is a fantastic school for my child, friendly and learning accessible environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
The administration and staff care about our children and our community. Our children will be better people because they are a part of the Trussville City Schools! It's a great place to education our children!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
Hewitt Trussville middle School is arguably one of the worst schools in the nation.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 21, 2009
Very big school biggest school in the state of alabama. Great teachers

- submitted by a student
July 08, 2009
i attended this high school, and dont recomend it. Over half the teacher have no idea what they are talking about, but there are a few good ones. In my years at hewitt i spent a lot more time on my homework than i should have because the homework that was given to me the teacher never taught, so i had to take extra time to learn it out of the book. the principals are also not the best and dont even get me started about the superintendent. overall i rate this school a thumbs down

- submitted by a student
July 06, 2009
There are very few teachers with experience of 5 or more years. The policy is to have 60% non-tenured teachers.

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2009
Gorgeous new school. Solid education & pre-college programs. Sports have taken a backseat somewhat, that would be the only thing keeping it from a 5 star rating.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2008
I graduate from Hewitt during the class of 2008. While in Hewitt, there were many useless rules that stemmed to only make the students mad and not care. They did not offer much growth for the arts and focused too much on if the dress code was being followed and not enough on if the teachers were actually teaching anything of substance. There are a few teachers who properly prepared me for college and I appreciate them. But many of the teacher's methods were below standard and only confused many students. I believe that Hewitt-Trussville will be a much better school if the teachers and administrators would focus on the academics and not the dress.

- submitted by a community member
September 01, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating August 17, 2008
This is a great school, with a clean, safe and religous personalty. It is rated in the top 5 in the state of Alabama. Principal, Jennifer Hogan is very involved with the students of Hewitt-Trussville High School. This school tested most high in ACT tests and college prep. It offers more than the required AP and Honors courses, excelling in the English department, Mathematics department, History department,and the Science department, as well as many foreign languages and fine arts classes.

- submitted by a teacher
June 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
Not a good environment for strong, creative personalities. There are so many arbitrary rules- attempts were made to solve issues from the outside. Too much focus on appearances, not substance. **There are some great teachers at this school, but many of them, the administration, could improve greatly.

- submitted by a student
April 10, 2008
This school was horrible to my special needs child. Federal guidelines were not met. Special Education program was a joke and I'm not sure if it was because they simply didn't care or because they didn't know any better.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2008
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Hewitt-Trussville High School
5275 Trussvilleclay Rd, Trussville, AL  35173
(205) 228-3500
Last modified Hewitt-Trussville High School is a Public school that serves grades PK, 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hewitt-Trussville High School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top