Huntsville City Schools

Excel in Education

Huntsville city schools provide quality education for anyone who lives in the area. Schools are available for preschool aged children through secondary schools and trade schools. If you want to learn something here, it's readily available to you.

Keep in mind that you are in charge of your education but Huntsville, Alabama offers quality options for you to choose from.

Huntsville schools provide education for nearly 23,000 students throughout Huntsville city each year. Most students in K through 12 attend public schools. These schools are considered quality providers.

In the 2007 to 2008 school year, 77 percent of all students scored at or above state level and on national ACT averages. An even closer look reveals that of the 1279 students who graduated from Huntsville High School, 92 percent had plans to enter post secondary institutions for furthering their education.

This information comes from the Huntsville school system in its annual report. Other statistics show that of these students:

  • Three received National Achievement Scholar awards

  • Two received perfect ACT scores

  • 2988 received post secondary scholarships totally more than $33,000

  • There were 41 National Merit Scholars

Within the city school system, there are 25 elementary schools, two schools offering K through 8 grade education, ten middle schools,and seven high schools. There are three special centers, which are designed for those with special education needs and four magnet schools.

In addition to this, the city has 21 private schools including religious affiliated schools and parochial schools.

Education at the College Level

When you think of academics at the post secondary level in Huntsville, you may think of the University of Alabama Huntsville, which is a large college in the area. However, there are other options, too.

The Alabama A & M University is available. Others include the Oakwood University, J. F. Drake State Technical College and Southeastern Institute of Technology.

In addition, there are a number of satellite schools linking to numerous other schools in the state and outside the state. This includes Calhoun Community College, Athens State University and Florida Institute of Technology.

Huntsville has a high rate of attendance and most of every dollar earned goes towards educational services throughout the state. If you are moving to the area, contact the local school board to learn which school district you might be in.

The Huntsville Board of Education provides excellent resources and descriptions of the Huntsville city schools available to you