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Hendersonville, NC
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1 Bearcat Boulevard
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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(828) 697-4802
(828) 698-6126
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October 28, 2012
This is an excellent school. I have been reading these reviews and find many of the negative comments to be utterly ridiculous. A claim of mediocrity is not a small insult, and Hendersonville High School (HHS)is far from barely adequate. There is a continuous pursuit of excellence that drives both faculty and students at HHS. As a student there, I knew my teachers were sincerely interested in my success and eager to help me prevail. HHS has great extracurricular options that in fact do allow for much growth as an individual as well as a team player. HHS is a comparatively small school and as such, it is very easy to familiarize oneself with the faculty and fellow students. Students are not merely names on a sheet of paper at HHS, or merely boiled down to score grades, HHS faculty makes a diligent effort to make everyone feel welcome and to help them achieve. As I near completion of my undergraduate education, I am pleased to have been able to call HHS my home for four years. The education I gained there has been invaluable to me and something I took for granted while I was there. I am grateful for the tradition and excellence HHS presented me with, others are not as fortunate.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 03, 2009
All four of my children attended Hendersonville High. It is a really good high school and a great college prep school.

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September 18, 2009
HHS is not just a school but a real family. Everybody is so spirited and full of life. I am so proud to be an alumnist.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2008
I love my school! HHS is a very open school with a very diverse crowd of people. It seems like we have a club or something that intrests everyone. I play three sports for the school and take 3 honors classes. School is hard work but I believe HHS prepares you to be ready for the reality ahead.

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2008
The academic stride for excellence overshadows the delapidated condition HHS. The lame attempt to get the mentally, and physically handicapped children to clean the school is nothing more than a joke. As I close out my final of four years at Hendersonville I find that my education is very lacking. I was taught only what is required by state-mandated tests, leaving no room for personal exploration. Sure there are twenty-two clubs to join, but those clubs have the same 'top notch' students in them. There is a blatent lack of electives to choose from, leaving many people to question the variety of occupations. Hendersonville gives the image that only the top ten percent of each class are the role model students, when in reality those students just pressure themselves more and more to be better than the others and do not focus on who they are as an individual.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 21, 2008
My son is a student at HHS. He has gone to many schools but HHS is the one he has felt most at home in. He is in the band which is a great program in the school with great success. However, I find the overall standard of teachers has obviously fallen.

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October 14, 2006
I'm a junior at HHS, and I would have to say that hendersonville is an excellent school. Our EOC's are the best in the county and our athletics are amazing, we have I believe 22 state champion teams. Our teachers are some of the best in the state. If you are moving to Hendersonville, make sure you send your children the HHS. We also have 22 clubs at our school for all kinds of things!

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2006
I'm not a parent, but I'm a sophomore here at HHS. I love this school more than any other I have attended. The classes accommodate for nearly every course of study and the teachers really care about the students. Sure, every school has its problems, but no school is perfect! Since there aren't nearly as many students here as in, say, TC Roberson, so the students get the specific tutoring and help that they need. I'm very glad I'm going here because of what they can offer for me and my aspirations to be a veterinarian. Mr. Wilkins, the principal, is wonderful at what he does. Just check it out- I know you'll love it here!

- submitted by a student

June 20, 2006
This once excellent high school is going straight down the tubes. The pursuit of academic excellence is taking a back seat to sports and the current principal is over-seeing a slouching towards mediocrity that should have the alumni association up in arms. Weak math and science programs combined with floundering language arts and social studies make this a school I would not recommend.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2006
If you were not raised in Hendersonville do not send you children to this school. HHS is very clicky and there is a double standard with 'legacy kids' receiving preferential treatment in everything from class choice & academics to the arts & sports. The principle is himself a 'legacy' and bows to the will of 'legacy' parents. He is ineffective at best. There are a few good teachers teaching honor courses (most legacy students seem to qualify), but, for students not eligable at honor level - the quality of education is substandard.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2005
The principle at this school is EXCELLENT. He helps to maintain a disciplined, organized and enriched learning environment. He runs a 'tight ship'.

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September 07, 2004
The high school needs teachers to really teach. Many students go through this high school with improper teaching. Also this school has lost all of its history. The students have nothing to really boast about their school now, we are nothing better than all the other schools in the county and in fact we are less than the other schools. Our EOC's are not very good, and the childern are not happy at this school.

- submitted by a student
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Hendersonville High
1 Bearcat Boulevard, Hendersonville, NC  28791
(828) 697-4802
Last modified Hendersonville High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hendersonville High Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top