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Huntsville, AR
Students enrolled: 626

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594 South Harris St
Huntsville, AR 72740

(479) 738-2500
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December 20, 2008
I am a student at Huntsville High School and I am very pleased with my surroundings. The teachers are all excellent and the principal can sometimes be harsh, but never goes over the top. Athletics on the other hand are not the strong point of the school, unless it involves basketball or football. The smaller sports such as baseball, cross country, soccer, volleyball, and softball, are not important in the schools eyes. There are many advantages that basketball and football players have that the other sports don't. In conclusion, Huntsville High School is a great school and it is very safe.

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December 08, 2008
this school is no good techer and principal all like to play favrets when i lafed hhs i was a falling student and at myy now school i was passing weth a and bs what dose that tall u thar is no prize for being a good student and clubs that have nothing to do weth football are all but put down i wuled naver send a chiled of min to this school tall stuf chages

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May 29, 2008
It is a fantastic school with great teachers and administration. There have been several negative commnets made by people with an agenda. I have 3 children who have graduated from HHS and one more to go!

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September 21, 2006
My daughter goes to HHS. I really like her teachers so far, they keep in contact with me via email. I try to stay as involved in her education as possible. I do feel like the principal is a bully, and I think he picks favorites. He tries to intimidate the students, and the parents. I'm not sure why he feels like he does not have to listen to what the parents think, but he sure will listen to me! He should not be working in the public school system.

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July 04, 2005
I am a student at Huntsville High School and I feel that the principal can be strict at sometimes but, it is for the students own good. He wouldnt get upset with them if they werent doing something they weren't supposed to. I feel very safe going to school here and most of the time Mr. Gray is very nice to me and my friends. The only people that I see get in trouble get themselves in that position. Personally I think if Huntsville really needed to work on making the school a better place they should work on the other departments such as AP classes .

- submitted by a student

June 21, 2005
As an alumni, and a parent of two HHS students, who also works as a substitute teacher, I am hopeful that all who read these reviews will realize that a few people with a self-serving purpose have written the negative remarks. Not only do the teachers (all but a select few old-timers) have the best interest of the kids but so does the administrative staff. I feel safe knowing my kids are under our principals watchful eye. The once rampant drug and violence problems are virtually non-exisitant now. Yes, HARRT is a great group, so is EAST, International Club, Chess Club,football (except for the coaches) all the kids are great and should be encouraged equally, which they are! GO Eagles! Don't let the few turkeys get you down, it is a great school!

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2005
The principal has been nothing but kind to us. When my daughter was being stalked, he was understanding, protective, knowledgeable, and supportive. The one thing that I've come to disrespect about this school, is this: since becoming a 4A school, Huntsville seems to have given up any hope of winning at most of our sports, and therefore has hired coaches accordingly. (The coaches who've been around for awhile, are great coaches.) As for the rest, why not put a little more of those tax dollars on a qualified coaching staff for 4A schools? Also, the Huntsville coaches have always played favorites, i.e. mostly the teachers', principal's, and superintendent's children.

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January 06, 2005
This school is usualy refered to as a prison by not only the students but also by the teachers and parents alike. There are no rewards for good behavior. The price of going to this public school is getting far to high. For parking fees, locker fees, class dues, and to it all off lunch prices have been increacing rapidly.

- submitted by a student

December 01, 2004
The high school is excellent and the students who graduate from there tend to be very successful in college. There are a wide variety of activities and sports offered for the students. The best is the HARRT group. They are a community service group trained in 1st aid, outdoor survival skills, and a variety of other useful things. They are responsible for conducting the emergency plan for the high school. They show how much a group of well trained, motivated teenagers can do when given a chance. Their sponsor is a special person. The one part of the high school that is not very good has been the shift from a block schedule to a 7 period day. It has been very hard on our students and was not a popular move. The principal is a bully with little concern for either the students or the parents. He needs to go away.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2004
Great school, terrible principal. Not sure why they can't do something better, the school has a great deal to offer students. It did switch to a 7 period day instead of block and that was a disaster. I must agree with those who have written about the HARRT program. Very impressive group, but for some reason you don't hear the school talk much about them. Ask any of the Red Cross people in Fayetteville and they'll tell you just how impressive they are. They have assisted on several missing persons searches and provide 1st aid at the Razorback football games in Fayetteville. Whoever is in charge of them must be dedicated.

- submitted by a student

November 07, 2004
I attended this school, and I felt that perhaps at times the principal could be a little harsh, but, overall, I believe he was doing the best he could considering the lack of parental cooperation he received.

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2004
I agree with the last review concerning the principal. He has to be the worst principal any school could ever have. Most teachers agree with me and think that this school will be better off with out him. He has no respect for the students. Why should we respect him. That is all i have to say.

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2004
I have two children in Huntsville High School and my biggest complaint is that I do not ever know what is going on. I have to call the school to find out if there is an activity or a problem. There is very little outreach to the parents so the only information I get is either when I call the school or what little I can get out of the teenagers. The extra activities are very limited and the coaches of the few sports that are available make little or no effort to distribute information. I think we have a lot of potential that is not being used to its full potential. Overall I would say our school is OK with a lot of room for improvement.

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October 10, 2004
This 'prison' sickens me. They claim to want to help the students' achieve better for themselves, when all they care about is state testing. Why, you ask. Surely it has nothing at all to do with the state and federal funding that is based on such tests. The principal at this school is an immature child himself. He thinks that by intimidating children they will somehow behave better. I think one reviewer called him a 'bully' and I can't think of any word better suited for this man. The teachers at this school treat the student like they are still in elementary school, in no way preparing them for college or life after high school. I do NOT reccomend sending your child to the high school in Huntsville. The rest of the school are adequate, but the high school is a horrible failure.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2004
The principal needs to find a happy medium when it comes to discipline. He seems to play favorites and is very rude--to students, parents, and even the teachers. One could say that he is a bully himself even though he says that he will take of bullies and does not allow them within his school.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
The principal maintains discipline but is unfortunately too much of a bully even to those who are not troublemakers. He even is rude to his teachers. It is his first job as a principal, so it may be that he is simply trying to assert his authority in an inappropriate manner.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Our school has numerous activities for our kids. One of the best is the Huntsville Arkansas Rapid Response Team (HARRT). They are part of the American Red Cross and are in charge of the high school emergency plan, work as medical spotters at the Razorback football games,and train as a search and rescue team. They have responded on numerous searches and have worked for the Chamber of Commerce several times. They are an incredible group of kids with a dedicated sponsor.

- submitted by a parent

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Huntsville High School
594 South Harris St, Huntsville, AR  72740
(479) 738-2500
Last modified Huntsville 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.
Huntsville High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top