Hazel Green High School
This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (September 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Hazel Green High School|
|Hazel Green, Alabama
|Motto||Positive and Productive|
|School district||Madison County Schools|
|Color(s)||Red, White & Black|
Hazel Green High School (HGHS) is a public high school in Hazel Green, Alabama, United States. It is operated by the Madison County Board of Education. Hazel Green High School currently serves over 1,300 students in grades 9-12.
The earliest record of a school in Hazel Green, Alabama can be traced to 1819; as of that time, the area of Hazel Green was especially agrarian. Hazel Green School, as it was known by, was a small private schoolhouse located somewhere 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 in the Hazel Green area were private until another school with the same name of Hazel Green School emerged in 1920. On May 8, 1916, a 1,000 dollars grant was approved and construction began on the new Hazel Green School. A two-story building was constructed; in its first year of operation, it facilitated ninety-seven students and three teachers. From there, Hazel Green School was rebuilt several times (rebuilt in 1928, 1962, and 1994 to hold more capacity.) From 1920 until fall of 1994, 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.) In 2010, a sixteen million-dollar renovation and addition was completed. This addition added eleven new classrooms (including two biology/chemistry labs, home economics labs and a special needs facility), a band room, a new gymnasium, and a cafetorium. The old cafetorium was remodeled into a black box theater.
Originally, due to the town's name, Hazel Green School was identified as the Greenies (a mythical elf-like creature.) During the 1960s, considerations arose about the school colors in comparison to the mascot, the colors at the time being red and white. The HGS Booster Club decided that either the colors or the mascot must be replaced, so in 1965 Hazel Green School's mascot became the Trojan.
The Trojans hold a distinguished rivalry with cross-county school Buckhorn. The students of HGHS usually wear camoflauge when playing the Bucks because of their opponents wildlife mascot. The annual football game between the two schools has become known as the “Cotton Classic”. The two also have a heated rivalry in basketball.
Advanced Placement classes offered include the following: Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, and U.S. History.
- Boys and Girls Basketball
- Competition Cheerleading
- Cross Country
- Boys and Girls Soccer
- Softball (2016-2017 6A State Champions)
- Volleyball (2016-2017 6A State Champions)
- Student Council
- Trojan Ambassadors
- National Honor Society
- Junior Civitan
- Junior Optimist Club
- Spanish Club
- National Spanish Honor Society
- French Club
- National French Honor Society
- Dramatis Personae (Drama Club)
- Show Choir
- Trojan Band (Symphonic and Jazz)
- Art Club
- National Art Honor Society
- Scholar's Bowl
- Red Line (Dance Team)
- Yearbook Staff
- Quill and Scroll Honor Society
- Future Farmers of America
- Psychophilia (Psychology Club)
- Fellowship of Christian Students/First Priority
- Future Career and Community Leaders of America
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Red Cross Club
- Cyber Patriot
- Senior Follies, in which the graduating class develops a show involving satirical sketches, dance routines, and live music performed by the students
- George Lindsey, actor, The Andy Griffith Show as the character of Goober Pyle, taught at Hazel Green High School for one year before being accepted by the American Theater Wing in New York City in 1956.
- "Hazel Green High Sch". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
- Carlise, Mildred E.Hazel Green School District 1819-1994. Hazel Green, Alabama: Publ. by the Author, 1995
- "History of HGHS". Planner. 2006-2007 ed. Canada: Premier School Agendas Ltd.
- "History of the Mascot". Planner. 2006-2007ed. Canada:Premier School Agendas Ltd.