This school is a reflection of the community. It is outdated and in extremely poor condition. The property taxes are very low and the city fathers do not seem to care that their schools are suffering for lack of funds. There is a new superintendent that has a reputation for turning around school districts. Only time will tell. There is not an ongoing "bulling" policy and they do not address these issues. There are a lot of good teachers, but, they are teaching with one hand tied behind their back. I substituted in this district and I can tell you it has a lot of very uphappy teachers. I would not recommend anyone move to Hopkinsville. The schools are not good. This community is close to Ft. Campbell, KY and the serviceman has a choice.
All 3 of my daughters graduated from HHS in 2003, 2004, and 2007. During that time period the school went down considerably. Many of the really dedicated teachers retired and they were replaced with inexperienced teachers who had no adequate mentors. The school broke down into a place of constant behavior issues. Faculty was always doing damage controll. The block scheduling change led to lots of videos and bored students. Teachers were not teaching they were babysitting and on patrole. As a result my daughter that graduated in 2007 was not adequately prepared for college and is now taking remedial courses at the local community college. I wish I had listened to her when she tried to tell me she was not learning anything. I think things are changing now but parents really need to be aware of what is going on.
I attended this school, and my mom is the Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher. While there were fights and other discipline problems, I personally was not threatened. The only problem I truly have with HHS is the administration that we have at this moment. Our principal is not good for the school at all. I feel our parent involvement is very limited, although any parent is welcome. All of our extracurricular activities, including the music and art department, are exceptional. I would encourage any parent in Christian County to send their student there.
I currently attend HHS and I do not understand in the least bit why anyone would suggest or even think that Hopkinsville High School would be a great institution.
I attened Hopkinsville High School and would recommed it. Most of the teachers are nice and helpful. The sports and choir programs are wonderful. I have family that attend it now, and they are happy there. The teacher and parent relationships are strong. There is room for improvement as with any school. Hopkinsville High School is the best school in Hopkinsville.
While HHS has its problems, it is head and shoulders above CCHS in educational opportunities afforded to students who are dedicated to getting the most out of their high school educational experience. Still, there is insufficient support from the district office for advanced classes for superior students, and until the district actually does more than pay lip service to 'higher expectations', things are unlikely to improve significantly. As is the case elsewhere, the lack of parental involvement at school - and, more importantly, AT HOME - is the largest problem facing student performance and discipline at HHS.
I love HHS. I was A resident Of CCHS, But I moved To HHS. For Job Reasons. Anyways. HHS Can be a pain but once you get used to it you will like it, there's a teacher Name Mrs. Scott. She is the Best I recomend. You ask/ tell your children to get her she very great.
I attended HHS. I had nothing but wonderful experiences with the extracurricular opportunities. I did feel that there was alot of teacher apathy and violence. There were fights almost every day, but I never felt threatened because I didn't run with that crowd. It is a little rough there, but it is a public high school with a high poverty and minority population. I enjoyed my high school career and have gone on to graduate at the top of my class from UK. I would recommend the school if for nothing than the awesome choral department.
I go to this school. I dont like it. They have great teachers who life goal is too teach. The main proble to me is that when a teacher finds an effective way of educating students they are not allowed to use it for long. When parent try to get involved the principals give them the cold shoulder untill they go away. If you like to be involved in you child eduaction and like knowing what going on the to school, then I'd advise you to send you child so place else.
I went to this high school, and my parents went to this school and now my son is enrolled here. As for the minority issues; for one there aren't very many minority teachers that apply at HHS,and there is an African-American studies class, that non African-American students are not encouraged to attend, to (break down ) these racial barriers.As for the extra cirricular activities, there are hardship grants from the county, to assist low income families. This is a pretty good school overall, not perfect but what school is.
The minority issue is not the school's problem. If the parents wouldget more involved, then there would be no problem. Also, there is financial aid in just about any extracurricular activity.
I was a student at this school for two years before being made to switch to CCHS. I loved HHS. Its a very good school. Great teachers, good academics. Thanks for being friendly!
There are not enough extracurricular activities for those of low to lower mid income. There are not enough minority teachers. Parent involvement is low and minority parent involvement is non-existent. There is an atmosphere that suggests minority parent involvement is not welcomed. Minority hiring should be encouraged. Minorities should include the changing population of our city. Minorty teachers should be hired from the Asian, Hispanic and African-American population to better represent the diversity of our changing community. By increasing minority hiring, the school could work on exposing our children to other cultures that would break down racial barriers and further improve race relations. There should also be some free activities for the children.
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