Hazel Green High School

  • Hazel Green High School serves 1,338 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 41% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Hazel Green High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

School Overview

  • Hazel Green High School's student population of 1,338 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,338 students
This chart display total students of Hazel Green High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Hazel Green High School
Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Hazel Green High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Hazel Green High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Hazel Green High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hazel Green High School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank#760 out of 1,264 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hazel Green High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hazel Green High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Hazel Green High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
7%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Hazel Green High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Hazel Green High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hazel Green High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
17%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hazel Green High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
72%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Hazel Green High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Hazel Green High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hazel Green High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AL.
Diversity Score0.450.59
This chart display the diversity score of Hazel Green High School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
95%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Hazel Green High School and public school graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hazel Green High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hazel Green High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Hazel Green High School (HGHS) is located in Hazel Green in north Madison County, Alabama, USA. It is operated by the Madison County Board of Education.
  • History: Hazel Green High School has a long line of history that forms the present school open today. 1819 is the earliest record of a school in Hazel Green, Alabama. As of that time, the area of Hazel Green was extremely rural. Hazel Green School, as it was known by, was a small private school house located somewhere in between what is now Hazel Green Elementary and Highway 431. Students were solicited in the Alabama Republican to attend Hazel Green School for one dollar per month. After that time, records show that numerous other schools were started. All schools within the Hazel Green district were private until a school with the same name of Hazel Green School emerged in 1920. On May 8, 1916, an amount of one thousand dollars was approved and granted to build the new public Hazel Green School. A two story building was constructed holding ninety-seven students and three teachers within its first year of operation. From there, Hazel Green School was rebuilt three times (rebuilt in 1928, 1962, and 1994 to hold more capacity.) From 1920 until fall of 1994, (when the newest building was opened) Hazel Green School was a unit school for grades K-12. It was not until 1994 that Hazel Green School's upper grades were formed into Hazel Green High School (grades 9-12.)
  • Mascot: Originally, due to the school's mascot, Hazel Green school was known as the Greenies (mythical elf like creature.) This changed however when considerations arose in the 60's about the school color in comparison to the mascot. The colors at the time were red and white with a mascot known as the Greenies. The HGS Booster club decided either the colors or the mascot had to be replaced. In 1965, Hazel Green School's mascot was switched to the TROJANS. The switch to this particular mascot was inspired by University of Southern California's football success and popularity.
  • Extracurricular activities: HGHS spirit reaches beyond the textbooks. It is home to many extracurricular activities as well. School involvement ranges from school sports of various kinds, to memberships with national organizations. Notable school activities/clubs/organizations include:
  • Arts: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Art Club, National Art Honor Society, Drama Club, Choir.
  • Boys Sports: Baseball, Basketball (Varsity, JV), Track, Football (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Golf, Soccer (Varsity, JV), Swim team, Tennis.
  • Girls Sports: Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman); Cheerleading, Fall and Winter (Varsity, JV-- football, basketball, competition); Soccer (Varsity, JV); Softball; Swim team; Tennis; Track; Volleyball; Dance Team.
  • Clubs/Organizations: FCCLA, YDA, FFA, JROTC, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS)/First Priority, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), SADD, Stand Up, Hazel Green Crazies (Sports fan club), French Club, French National Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, Junior Civitan, Science Olympiad, SCA, FBLA, NHS, TARS, Quill and Scroll, Trojan Ambassadors (official student hosts for HGHS), International Thespian Society.

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

2  
Quality of academic programs is average for the county. Facillities are O.K., and clean enough. Level of parent involvement is too low. The sdministration and counselors ignore us and act like we should shut up and let them do what they want no matter what our kids need. I tried to fix a schedule and you would have thought I kicked their puppy for all the wailing and gnashing of teeth. Who works for who here?
- Posted by

Review Hazel Green High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Across the country, public schools are being caught red-handed in manipulating their test scores, graduation rates, and campus safety data. Learn about why schools are cheating and how they are distorting the truth.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.