Hewitttrussville High School

  • Hewitttrussville High School serves 1,489 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (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 47% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Hewitttrussville High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Hewitttrussville High School's student population of 1,489 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,489 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hewitttrussville High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hewitttrussville High School is 0.33, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#480 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
2%
1%
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Hispanic
2%
8%
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Black
14%
33%
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White
81%
55%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.330.59
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Graduation Rate
98%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTrussville City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Hewitt-Trussville High School is a high school located in Trussville, Alabama. The school was named after Robert Hewitt, who was school superintendent in 1869. Hewitt-Trussville has several varsity sports teams, including baseball, football, soccer, golf, wrestling, cross-country, cheerleading, and volleyball.
  • Notable Alumni:
  • Jay Barker, quarterback for the University of Alabama football team.
  • Brandon Cox, quarterback for the Auburn Tigers football team.
  • Lee Guess, wide receiver for the Auburn Tigers.

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A - Students are bored with the material lectured or presented, cannot relate to real life. B -Extracurricular activities are plentiful and many exceed if the parents have the money to buy their child's way in. Otherwise you are just average or don't make the team. C - If you do a lot of work on your child's part there are many scholarships available. Make many requests to the counselors and they may eventually help you or might right a letter or recommendation. D - Run down at the best and under construction during the school year. In the process of building new high school. E - You receive notice of issues long after it is too late, STI home (to check grades online) is not updated on a regular basis by the teacher so parents are not aware of any problem until an email or call from the teacher or school some five weeks later. Over all the school is trying to hard to be like Hoover, Mt Brook and Vestavia. The student body is doing more drugs and dropping out due to the increased stress. A senior is expected to take 8 periods and stay till 3:00 like any other student.
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