Students enrolled 742
Hours 8:00 - 3:00
School leader Mr James G Futrell Jr
Transportation options no info
District Hertford County Schools

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August 01, 2013
Parents and students seeking academic success...BEWARE. HCHS has great potential, but the root of its failure is the community. Teachers/superintendents have all been trained to do their job properly and do care at the core. The student body is however overwhelming the system through their choices and way of life constraining their motivations to reach their goals. It seems as education is not the first priority for many students, not saying all are like that, but its what is shown. On the plus side, the school has a good athletic program and most students show interest in participating. Faculty has shown great interest in pushing forth the dress code, but most students have failed to notice that it is the first step to provide the order and discipline required for a successful academic year and those more to come. Most students need to learn to follow the rules; their voices are heard but disciplinary cooperation is also needed back from them. - Former student

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February 19, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 30, 2009
Parents do not let your children go here. It is a horrible High School. It seems like 90% of the teachers could care less about us, and the counselors are not smart at all. The people who run this school are not doing a very good job. They are very wishy-washy. One second they want to suspened everybody for their coats and the next they could care less. ughh this is my 12th year in HCPS and im not impressed at all.

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2009
Great Athletics teams and great Academics also a great marching band.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2009
As a student at HCHS Iwould call this the worst the staff main focus is uniform and not academic wise and thats not good we have a nice principle with no kind of backbone it seems as the student have no voice in whats goin on with us and then the teachers feel they have to holla at the students and for what reason i dnt know I just feel if the teacher focus on school and not what the kids are doing in the streets because yes they always wanna know what we did the weekend this school would be an excellent enviornment thank you an HCHS senior class of 2010!!!!!!!!!!

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July 31, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating July 25, 2008
This School and district are poorly run, The principal at the high school didn't not want to involve himself with my child's problems at this school, always said it wasn't his responsiblity. The School superintendent at the time would return calls and didn't even know what it was I needed to talk to him about. Hopefully now that he is gone things will get better, but i know that it will take a long time to change attitudes in the system

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2008
If you as a parent don't stay on top of things at this school your children will fall through the cracks of the system. Counselors and teachers don't seem to care about anything but their paycheck.

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May 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 29, 2008
This is the worst school I have ever attended the teachers here don't care. The principals are only concerned about the uniform policy and that's all. To me it seems that they wouldn't care rather we all flunked out or not.And the students have an ' I don't care' attitude only because the some of the teachers make them feel like nothing.

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December 17, 2007
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November 10, 2007
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September 26, 2007
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August 31, 2007
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March 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2006
HCHS is a good school. the teachers do teach. it's some of the students that rather worry about how they look and about the brand of the shoes and clothes - its not a fashion show its a school.

- submitted by a former student
December 11, 2006
I am a student a HCHS and I would like to say that this isn't a very good school. At the school, they worry more about the discipline and not enough on the students academics. If the staff would just try to focus all there attention on improving those horrible scores, then maybe they would be doing better. I'm sure that the kids there are excellent learners, but they need to be given that extra push that the staff is not providing.

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November 13, 2006
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July 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
I think the school is the wrost I have seen. Teachers don't care.

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April 10, 2006
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January 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
The school is decent...there's worse, but it is decent. There are a lot of fights here, however, and limited AP courses (biology, calculus, US history)

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2005
I am a student at HCHS. HCHS offers a variety of courses. One plus is that AP courses are offered in some areas. Students are able to receive college credit. We do have music and art programs. The drama club performs plays but we have no auditorium. It would be great if that was possible because we have everything in the cafeteria. The biggest sport of all is football. People are so caught up in football that they forget the other clubs, sports, and organizations. We have an Earth Club which no one hears about. Football gets the most money. They get new things every year. Baseball and tennis are often forgotten about. There is little parent involvement. Many parents don't go to the PTSO's and they say it's progess report pick up in an effort to get them out her for PTSO. Usually they give the progress reports to the studens at school.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2005
The extracurricular activities are great. HCHS offers many clubs and teams for the students to join. Although football get more than other club, sport, or organization. The band receives close to nothing. Some of the teachers care and there are those teachers who don't care. My children tell me some teachers can't handle their students and they can't learn because of other students behavioral problems. I think the parent involvement is low. Many parents don't attend PTSO's or come to Open House. Administrators speed so much time disciplining bad students that they sometime forget to recognize the students who do good. The principal has implement a few new procedures and rules that are good such as no one is to be on campus after school hours unless they have a legitamate reason. I give HCHS an overall quality of 3.

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May 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2004
Hertford County High is a good school for education. There are understanding teachers, who are willing to teach the students to the best of their knowledge.

- submitted by a former student
February 06, 2004
Hertford CO. high is a great school. Sometimes it has it ups and downs but what school does'nt. The teachers there work well with the students. They have a nice size football field, jtroc program, tennis and a good boys and girl basketball team.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
I have 4 daughters who were honor roll students until they attended this school. Each one, as they went here, started to get into so much trouble, skipping school, etc...there were times I even caught them and the school had not contacted me to let me know they were not in attendance. Only 2 graduated by the skin of their teeth, and the other 2 eventually dropped out. I had never met a teach at that time who showed any interest in my children or the problems they were having, and I talked to many of them. I am really saddened by this school and its inability to lend a helping hand to its students.

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Hertford County High School
1500 West 1st Street, Ahoskie, NC  27910
(252) 332-4096
Last modified Hertford County High School is a public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hertford County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.