Public schools in Huntsville provide students a quality education and prepare them to continue their studies at the college level or enter the work force. One hundred percent of the teachers at Huntsville Elementary School, Huntsville Middle School and Oneida High School are highly qualified in their subject area, and all three schools meet the benchmarks set forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act’s Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements.

While all three schools excel within the usual academic curricula, they pride themselves in athletic and other extra-curricular programs, as well as outside-the-box curriculum that fosters learning and academic growth among students. Scott High School has received recognition for its green school initiatives, including using using solar and wind energy to power buildings on the school campus and using student-manufactured biodiesel fuel to power the school’s maintenance equipment. Scott High School has also been recognized for its distance-learning programs, which use videoconference capabilities to connect elementary students with high school instructors and high school students with college instructors. The school also has Tennessee’s only certified secondary level course in Civil War studies.

Huntsville Elementary School

Grades: PreK-4
Student Body: 363
Principal: Lisa Hamilton
Website: hes.scottcounty.net

Huntsville Middle School

Grades: 5-8
Student Body: 258
Principal: Donna Goodman
Activities: 4-H, Academic Team, Band, Cheerleading, Jr. Beta Club, Talent Search
Sports: Football, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball, Softball
Website: hms.scottcounty.net

Scott High School

Grades: 9-12
Student Body: 780
Principal: Melissa Rector
Activities: Museum of Scott County, Civil War education and reenactments, Scholars Bowl, Beta Club
Sports: Football, Basketball, Soccer, Cross Country, Track & Field, Baseball, Softball
Website: shs.scottcounty.net

Higher Education

Roane State Community College has a branch in Huntsville and offers a full range of associates degrees. RSCC has agreements with Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee to ease the transition process for students seeking four-year degrees and post-graduate degrees. Additionally, many students can complete bachelor degrees at RSCC through the school’s partnership with Tennessee Tech.

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Center in Huntsville. The vocational school offers several courses of study and is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents, the nation’s seventh-largest higher education system.