"Our school is best known for its innovative approach to learning with technology"
Students enrolled 945
Hours 8:05 AM - 3:00 PM
School leader Kevin Gaines
Transportation options Yes
District Hart County School District

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59 Fifth St
Hartwell, GA 30643

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(706) 376-5461
(706) 856-7237
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3 stars
Based on 22 ratings

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July 01, 2014
One of the best schools in Northeast Georgia. Great academic programs as well as extracurricular activities

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
The new principal review the school improvement plan and star to improve the teaching strategies in order to achieve better grades based on standards.

- submitted by a community member
October 07, 2009
I have high hopes for this school for the future. The last two years has been difficult with the new superintentent but now he is leaving. I hope we can get everything back on a positive path.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 26, 2008
I am impressed with the new superintendent and the new principal.

- submitted by a community member
July 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2007
Since moving here 2 years ago, I have found the Hart Gounty schools lacking in the desire to truely put forth the energy to make sure all the kids are getting the best possible education. For the most part my kids teachers are doing the best they can with what little support they have. I have visted the schools and found fights outside going on and no administraters in sight. In the schools defence, looking at the neighboring school system,I did not find it much different

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2005
I'm a student at Hart County High School. I think that our teachers are great role models. There are a few exceptions, but most of them actually care about their students and their acheivements. You couldn't find better teachers anywhere else. The principal needs to get off Broadway and come back to Hartwell. He's not here to put on a show.

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 29, 2005
I am a student at HCHS;I am in College Prep Courses. I am physically disabled, but I am treated just like everyone else. Mr. Grimes is a wonderful principal; the only people that complain about him are the ones that get into trouble. The quality of academic programs is excellent. My favorite class is chorus. The teacher makes the class fun while he is teaching. Mr. Grimes is all about making everyone feel special and he tries to build a good relationship with the students who will allow him to do so. The JROTC Program is a wonderful program. Even if your child doesn't want to join the Military, he or she should consider trying JROTC for 1 semester. It teaches leadershihp skills, respect for your commmunity and family, and to take pride in yourself. I have an older brother who is in the program, and he loves it!

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2005
Well im a student in HCHS and i think this this school would be so mutch better with good teachers.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2004
To the parent(s)and students that think Mr. Grimes is mean. WAHHHHH, poor babies. He is the best thing that ever happened to this school. Maybe he does think he's in the military. Ya know what? That isn't so bad. I was raised military and it was the best thing ever. I did my school work and was proud of myself. Mr. Grimes is the best. He isn't a sissy like our former principal was. He isn't afraid to stand up to the parents or students. Let's just say that Mr. Grimes has b@lls and that is what this school has needed for several years!

- submitted by a staff
August 10, 2004
As a former student of HCHS, I think that Mr. Grimes is the best thing that has happened to Hart County in a long time. He is a much better leader than the past 3 principals we had. The students were getting very disrespectful and rude. Mr. Grimes strict discipline is a very wonderful thing for the school!

- submitted by a former student
June 30, 2004
The county's school system is not academically challenging...if we hadn't moved, I would not have been prepared for Georgia Tech.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2004
Hart County High School is a very good school. Overall, the administration, faculty, and staff are good, hard-working people who do their best to provide a good education for their students. As the parent of a recent graduate, I can proudly say that my child is doing very well in college, thanks to fine preparation at Hart County High School.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
Hart County High is making a BIG mistake by keeping Mr. Grimes as the principal. This school is being run by a man who thinks this is a military school. It is not. If Mr. Grimes continues to be the principal, the drop out rate will greatly increase. My youngest son is going to the seventh grade next year, and when he starts the ninth grade and Mr. Grimes is still there, he will be transferred to another school or put into a private school. I know personally of what happens when a principal makes it hard for your child to attend school, and is constantly harrassing that student. This has been my experience for the past two years.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2004
I believe that Hart County isn't exactly the best school out there, but it's a good one. The teachers are nice and try to get the students involved, but the principal, on the other hand, is a very rude man. I think that if the school got rid of him it would be a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2004
This school has great programs to involve the students. I have had two chldren in the band program and I think the key to success is parental involvement. Great teacher role models. Just like anywhere else in US you are going to have Exceptions.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2004
I completely disagree with the previous statement. Yes, Hart County does have heavy involvement in sports, but they are good sports programs! Consistently Hart County ranks in the top 5 high school football teams in the state. Not to mention having beyond excellent tennis, golf, and baseball teams that also rank in the state. But it's not all about sports, the band program is beyond active, incorporating 5+ more band programs at once. The DCT, drafting, auto tech and construction programs are also worth mentioning. All of this I think is due to a staff of excellent teachers. Having gone through 4 years at this school I know first hand. True, not every teacher is noteworthy, but on a whole, they are an excellent batch and we are amazingly lucky to have them at our institution. This is a great school, but every school is what you make of it.

- submitted by a former student
April 14, 2004
I think Hart County High School is among the worst in the state of Georgia. It revolves around the sports, which aren't very good in the first place. The teachers are not very helpful and do not take time to interact one on one with my children.

- submitted by a parent
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Hart County High School
59 Fifth St, Hartwell, GA  30643
(706) 376-5461
Last modified Hart County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hart County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top