Superintendent Finley's Message About State Report Cards

Dear families, 

Today, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) released its A-F Report Cards for the 2021-2022 school year.

A-F Report Cards include both individual school grades and overall district scores for last school year. Report cards are based on six key areas including academic achievement, academic growth, graduation rate, college and career readiness, chronic absenteeism, and progress in English Language Proficiency.

In Huntsville City Schools, we received an overall district score of an 82 for the 2021-2022 school year. While ALSDE did not publish A-F Report Cards during the pandemic, this new score remains consistent with our pre-pandemic score of an 82 from the 2018-2019 school year.

We always aspire for excellence in Huntsville City Schools and will not be satisfied until each and every child is successful. There is always work to be done, and we are committed to continual progress. However, this score does indicate that as a district, we held steady with where we were before the pandemic. This in itself is an achievement and a testament to how committed our students and teachers are to teaching and learning.

School principals will be providing families with information related to scores at their child’s school. You may also view school and district scores on the Alabama State Department of Education's website. We ask families for their support in ensuring their child is at school every day and being engaged with their child’s education. Ask your child what they learned at school, attend events at your child’s school, and become involved in parent organizations if you are not already. We are proud to partner with parents and families, and we thank you for trusting us with your child’s education.

Very respectfully,

Christie Finley
HCS Superintendent

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