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Paris, TN
Students enrolled: 1,082

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315 South Wilson Street
Paris, TN 38242

(731) 642-5232
(731) 642-5240
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Map of Henry Co High School address.
June 14, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating December 27, 2008
Henry County High School is a superficial environment. Many students feel like they are succeeding there, but are they? So what if you get all A's in High School, that means absolutely nothing if the classes were super easy and you aren't prepared for college. Out of all the teachers I have had, only one has challenged me, I was a straight A student until I took his class, I never studied, I never even had to try. But then I took Mr. Nesbitt's Chemistry class, and realized that being able to pass all my classes without trying was just stupid. School isn't supposed to be easy. We are supposed to work for what we get. Yet, at Henry County High School, as long as the administration's main concern is to look good, then all of their students are going to continue suffering.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 20, 2008
I have children in college and HS. My children that are now in college took the honors classes offered at the HS. They tell me that nothing at the HS prepared them for college. One of my children is in an honors program at her university and she feels ignorant next to other honor students. It seems to me that the entire school system in this county attempts to do the things that will get them noticed or look good to any evaluating committees. But, there doesn't seem to be any substance to their actions, no passion for doing the right things... just a desire to 'look good'. Programs that teach character, citizenship, etc.. are implemented but the students see immoral behavior exhibited among teachers and administration. It is a very superficial place. If we had a viable alternative we would take it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 19, 2008
I have one child who graduated from HCHS and is excelling, SUMMA CUM LAUDE, at a major university. I have another child currently attending HCHS. He loves the honors classes because they challenge him. He also plays a sport, NOT football. He has great support from his coaches and teachers. I know we all like to think our child is the best, but from what I've seen, they work with those players who demonstrate the interest, drive and willingness to do the hard work required. Attitude plays a large part also. This school offers what urban schools cannot offer-- a real interest in the individual. If a student has a good attitude and is trying, then that student will have all the support they need. HCHS is EXCELLENT-- Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 14, 2008
HCHS has provided my son with a excellent learning opportunity. Parents need to be doing their part at home and they will find a better outcome regarding their children. Sport programs are available for all children, parents need to participate. Football has provided my son with so many positive aspects that I can't say enough about the program and the coaches that have been on board in the past 4 years. Thanks go out to all for helping us raise our child, remember it takes a whole village to raise children. Looking for the positive or helping correct an area that needs attention is so much more productive, versus complaining.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2008
In response to the parent that is putting the administration and director of schools down needs to step back and look again. My son is a senior this year and his 2nd year in football. As far as his academics he is doing leaps and bounds better than he was before he played football. Since he started playing football he refuses to miss school afraid of getting behind where as before he played football he could care less if he played or not. The coaching staff with the football team demands respect and school work be done; and not just respect at school but at home also. I have been told that if my son is disrespectful and i need help with him all i have to do is let the coaches know and they will help. I think the football team is a asset learning wise.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
I have one child who graduated from this school and is excelling in a four-year university setting. I have another child at this school currently, and I feel both have benefited from the educational opportunities at HCHS. Many parents want to blame the system, but you get out of something what you put into it. I don't expect the school to raise my child, just offer the educational opportunity; the rest is up to the student to take advantage of what is offered. High school age students should be mature enough to know that their success or failure is in their own hands.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2008
We moved here from a northern school and have been here for a year. My daughter is now a junior and last year was mostly a waste of her time. The classes are too easy. The honors classes are pretty much what a general class was at her previous school. This school needs to get serious about providing challenging classes for those students who truly want to learn, not just coast through school. The majority of kids are NOT going to be very well prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 22, 2008
My children both attended Henry County High School and had great educations. Both are attending college and were well prepared and are successful. The school has many enrichment programs in music and theatre that just are not available in urban school systems these days.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
Seems like all the administration and the director of schools care about is football. What ever the football team wants it gets and my child is without new technology while they build new pressboxes and fly helicoptors onto the field

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 07, 2008
The schools academic classes aren't challenging enough, and because of the lack of challenge students are bored. Students sleep in class, text, etc. I fell that is they had more challenging curriculum students wouldn't necessairly feel like texting or passing notes 24/7.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 04, 2008
The school is more sports-oriented rather than academic focused. It seems quite a bit of money goes toward the funding of unnecessary spending towards sports instead of teacher salaries or academic classes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 04, 2008
The school is more sports-oriented rather than academic focused. It seems quite a bit of money goes toward the funding of unnecessary spending towards sports instead of teacher salaries or academic classes.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2008
The classes are way to easy. Even the honors classes are not at all challenging. They need to change how they are teaching the classes

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2008
There are to many teachers that see bullying go on and do nothing about it. Teachers treat students better than others

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 19, 2007
The academic programs at this school are satisfactory to above average, but sports programs are highly unfair.

- submitted by a parent

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Henry Co High School
315 South Wilson Street, Paris, TN  38242
(731) 642-5232
Last modified Henry Co High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Henry Co High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top