Great Schools in the City Center

One of the less discussed but extremely important features that makes Downtown Huntsville successful are the great schools located in the city center. Whether you live in a loft, historic home, or newly constructed house, the Huntsville City Schools in the Downtown area have all received significant recognition for their success. 

Unlike some downtowns where you find a concentration of young professionals and empty-nesters without a significant number of families with school-aged children, Downtown Huntsville is an exception to that. While we have great schools throughout the community, the elementary schools zoned for the Downtown area include award-winning schools Monte Sano Elementary, Chapman P8 and Blossomwood Elementary along with the well-regarded Huntsville Junior High School and the nationally-recognized Huntsville High School.

Indeed, Huntsville High School continues to garner a wide variety of academic and non-academic accolades:

-2 Presidential Scholars

-2 National Merit Semi-Finalists

-6 National Merit Commended Scholars

-HHS junior made a perfect score on her ACT

-JROTC Air Force StellarXplorers Team – SE Regional Champs and ranked 6th in the nation

-CyberPatriot Team – State Champions

-Boys Swim & Dive – 7A State Champs

-Boys Cross Country – 7A State Champs Award winning Theater Program

Principal Aaron King’s recent State of the School Address dives even deeper into these successes and recognizes why Huntsville High School is one of the leading high schools in the area. 

Another advantage of the Downtown area schools is that they are essentially embedded in their neighborhoods with convenient and safe walking and biking opportunities.  This includes great community assets like the Huntsville High School Theater and the Huntsville High School sports facilities.

This is a big advantage to not only many of the students but also Downtown area residents who are able to enjoy great sporting and cultural activities at the schools’ high-quality facilities.

Huntsville High School is not the only Downtown area school receiving accolades. Other examples include:

Blossomwood ES:

-Blue Ribbon School of Excellence!

-Award Winning Chess Club

-Blossomwood students achieve high results at recent ACTE Region 1 Tech Fair at UAH

-Greenpower Team took 1st place overall at the Oct. 2018 Goblin Greenpower Race

-Award Winning Destination Imagination Teams – going to Global Finals!

-STEM opportunities are abundant for all students and Blossomwood ES is also home to the Entertainment Technology Academy (ETA)

-An active Student Council and a strong Peer Helper Program.  

Monte Sano ES:

-Blue Ribbon School of Excellence!

-Award Winning Robotics Team

-Chosen as an official Bicentennial School for 2019

-Home to the City of Huntsville Elementary Teacher of the Year! (Mr. Givens)

-MSES received an “A” on the State Report Card

Chapman P8:

-Pre-K Teacher, Ms. Davis, recognized as one of the Top Teachers in Huntsville City Schools – receiving the HCS Changemaker honor and recognition.

-Award Winning Greenpower Team

-Award Winning Football Team – 2nd place in the city middle school rankings

-Award Winning Basketball Team – Back to Back City Championships for Boys Basketball Team

-Home of a National Board Certified Teacher, Ms. Rayburn

Huntsville Jr HS:

-Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

-Award Winning Greenpower Team

-Home to the Entertainment Technology Academy (ETA) and Video Production Program

When competing with other Downtowns for jobs, workforce, residents and other critical factors, it’s a great asset for Downtown Huntsville to offer high-quality public-school options that appeal to individuals with school-aged children interested in living in the Rocket City Center.