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Huntsville Junior High School History

Huntsville Junior High School is the oldest junior high school in the Huntsville City Schools district. It was established during the 1954-55 school year, originally housed in what is now the Central Office of the district at the Annie Merts Center. The school was moved to its current location at 817 Adams Street in the 1979-80 school year. The school site, purchased by the Huntsville City Schools from the Huntsville Housing Authority in August, 1976, contains 17.6 acres. The building contains over 86,000 square feet of floor space, and was designed to serve 800 students.  The following elementary schools feed into Huntsville Junior High: Blossomwood, Jones Valley and Monte Sano. Additionally, upon completing 8th Grade, our students will matriculate to Huntsville High School

Huntsville Junior High School Mission Statement

The mission of Huntsville Junior High School is to provide adolescents with the intellectual and social skills needed to succeed in high school, and to become life-long learners and respectful responsible, contributing members of society. The faculty and staff will work with parents and community members to provide a nurturing learning environment and a challenging curriculum that accommodates individual needs and addresses the total child.

Huntsville Junior High School Philosophy 

  • The school climate will be characterized by order, safety, discipline, and a sense of purpose with pleasure in learning
  • The teachers will provide goal-oriented activities which include multicultural enrichment and the use of technology
  • The teachers will use diverse techniques and activities to help each student learn
  • The teachers will maintain high expectations of the students and provide a positive, caring attitude toward students
  • The faculty will encourage parent-school interactions throughout the school year