Located in beautiful north central Alabama, the city of Hartselle with a population of approximately 14,300 is home to one of the top fifteen school districts within the state www.schooldigger.com/go/AL/districtrank.aspx. More recently Hartselle City Schools was named #4 of the Best K-12 Schools in the 2015 NICHE RANKINGS which indicates that the district has diverse, high-achieving students that are enrolled in advanced classes, perform well on standardized teststs, and are well prepared for college and careers. (www.alabamaschoolconnection.org ; posted January 12, 2015)
Hartselle City Schools was established in 1975 and quickly became a sought after district of educational excellence. Hartselle City Schools is dedicated to equipping students to meet the 21st century global opportunities and challenges with confidence, skill and passion.
Hartselle City Schools is comprised of six campuses; three elementary, an intermediate, junior high and high school plus the Board of Education. The learning experience begins at any one of our three "Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence in Education” award winning elementary schools serving students in classes Pre-K through fourth grade. First is Barkley Bridge Elementary School with approximately 320 students and 40 faculty and staff personnel. Barkley Bridge Elementary earned the "U.S. Department of Education 2011 National Blue Ribbon School" award. Next, the largest of the elementary campuses, Crestline Elementary School boasts an enrollment over 430 strong with a staff of 55 team members. Rounding out the elementary experience is F. E. Burleson Elementary School with enrollment of more than 380 students and 50 faculty and staff members. “F. E. B.” has been ranked in the top one hundred elementary schools in Alabama. http://www.schooldigger.com/go/AL/schoolrank.aspx. April 2014 brought recognition to F.E.B. as the school earned the prestigious "U.S. Department of Education National Green Ribbon Award. "The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School Program is a federal recognition program that began in 2011 Honored schools exercise a comprehensive approach to creating "green" environments through reducing environmental impact, promoting health, and ensuring a high-quality environmental and outdoor education to prepare students with the 21st century skills and sustainability concepts needed in the growing global economy." (see FEB Green Ribbon)
The 2013-2014 school year began with great changes within the school system. This marked the beginning of fifth and sixth grade at Hartselle Intermediate School bringing together almost five hundred students with 41 staff members. Seventh and eighth grade students filled the halls of Hartselle Junior High School where more than four hundred came together with staff bringing excitement into the halls of the newly renovated facility which had previously been home to Hartselle High School. Finally, the new campus of Hartselle High School elevates education, art and sports to the highest level. Completed in the spring of 2013, and by the fall H.H.S. has joined the ranks of "Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence in Education" schools and was also recognized by US News and World Reports as a top ten Alabama high school; http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/alabama?int=9abb08. The beautiful, state-of-the-art campus is home to more than nine hundred and sixty students and ninety faculty and staff members.
The student population is a tremendous representation of diversity in ethnicity and socio-economic levels having approximately seven percent minority and 30% qualifying for free and reduced lunch programs. Specials services are available for students through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.), Title I reading at the elementary level and Advanced Placement classes at the high school level. Hartselle City Schools offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and opportunities for participation in sports programs ranging from fishing to football.
Hartselle City Schools is blessed with outstanding community support; whether sporting events, concerts or pageants, festival or field day; family and friends come together to make each event an exciting experience for every student. Students have opportunities to participate in Community Theater events at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center and service projects with local churches and civic organizations.
Thank you for visiting our district web site. Before you leave take some time to view the photos scrolling on the home page to gleen a little more about Hartselle City Schools, we think the smiles tell the story. We encourage you to visit the individual school websites to learn more about each of them. Feel free to contact us should you need additional information. You will quickly see why we are excited about Hartselle City Schools, Home of the Hartselle Tigers!