The home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Army Aviation and Missile Command, and the University of Alabama, Huntsville is a community that values education. This dedication to academic excellence is reflected in the Huntsville City Schools system’s 41 schools serving 23,000 students.
The Huntsville City Schools define their mission as “to guarantee that every student will graduate with the capacity to compete successfully and contribute responsibly in a global technological society.” The community focus on the latest technological advances and cutting edge research and application shows in the schools, including seven magnet programs offered at multiple schools and two schools which offer the International Baccalaureate Program.
Examples of these programs include:
- Two magnet schools, Academy for Academics and Art and Academy for Science and Foreign Language
- Law Academy at Johnson High School
- Engineering magnet program at Lee High School
- World class technical training for students entering the skilled workforce at the Huntsville Center for Technology
The Quality of Huntsville Schools
The quality of the Huntsville City Schools has been recognized nationally time and time again. In 2007, Virgil I. Grissom High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education, in 2010 the system received a Department of Defense grant to continue improving math education, and the system regularly produce multiple National Merit Scholarship winners. The staffs of the Huntsville City Schools are exceptionally qualified and dedicated. Continuing education opportunities and a supportive administration ensure that the latest teaching techniques are found in the Huntsville City Schools classrooms. Continuing evidence of this community dedication to excellence is that Huntsville City Schools receive the 11th highest local funding per student in Alabama.
For a list of schools in Huntsville, visit their official website: click here.
In conjunction with the K-12 Huntsville City School system, Huntsville offers associate, bachelor, masters, and doctorate programs through numerous institutions. Anchored by the University of Alabama in Huntsville, these schools and colleges create an environment of lifelong learning for residents. Students in high school have the opportunity to enroll in community college courses prior to graduation to gain valuable college credits and experience.
Huntsville is a community that celebrates education and strives for the success of every student. Regardless of a student’s prior academic experiences, grade level, or skills and talents, Huntsville City Schools is a place where he or she can grow and develop and you can feel comfortable knowing that your student is receiving an excellent education to prepare them for the future.
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