Hendersonville High School Alumni Association
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

HHS History

 

Hendersonville High School is a unique public school with a rich history, steeped in tradition. Currently, HHS has fourth generation students who are walking the same halls as their great-grandparents. Hendersonville High School was chartered in 1901 and then moved into its present facility in 1926. The site of this school was once a plum thicket.

Although the school is one of tradition, it is also a leader in new and innovative approaches to meet the current needs of public education. Twenty percent of the current teaching staff are National Board Certified Teachers or currently pursuing their certification. Many teachers worked in their discipline in industry or management before pursuing their teaching careers.

The students are served by three administrators, all of whom spent time in the classroom before taking on administrative responsibilities. With approximately 700 students, HHS values the supportive, nurturing relationships that allow students to discover and develop their talents in a small school. HHS is a school where everybody is somebody, and the diversity of the student body is accepted by all. Over twenty active student organizations and clubs meet the needs and interests of the diverse student body.

Parent involvement is evident in the daily activities and provides a positive learning environment. Parents are also strong supporters of all school events. The most recent accreditation team commented, “This is a school where parents want to send their children, students want to attend, and teachers want to teach.”