Huntsville Independent School District

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Huntsville Independent School District is a public school district based in the Hawkins Administration Building in Huntsville, Texas (USA).[1]

In addition to Huntsville, the district serves the city of Riverside as well as rural areas in central Walker County. The current Superintendent is Dr. Howell Wright.

Schools[edit]

List of campuses

High school[edit]

Middle school[edit]

Mance Park Middle School
Originally built as Huntsville High School in 1950. This campus then became Huntsville Junior High. Later, the campus changed to Mance Park Middle School. Today it is a middle school campus with approximately 900 students per year attending.[citation needed]

Elementary schools and early childhood[edit]

Former schools[edit]

Standardized dress[edit]

Huntsville ISD has standardized dress for grades 5-12 adopted by the board on June 19, 2008.[2]

Racial integration[edit]

Until the 1960s, the school system, like many others in the United States, segregated schools by race, with white students attending one set of schools and non-white students attending another.

The district was fully racially integrated in 1968. Elementary schools began to be integrated before 1965. In 1965, students from non-white schools were allowed to apply to attend Huntsville High School instead of the non-white high school, Samuel W. Houston High School. One of the first African-American student to attend Huntsville High School was Joreen Kelly. She later became a teacher at Huntsville High School.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rainwater, Mary. "HISD to hear update on high school construction." Huntsville Item. June 17, 2010. Retrieved on August 10, 2011.
  2. ^ "Standardized Dress Guidelines." Huntsville Independent School District. Retrieved on September 13, 2010.
  3. ^ Green, Stephen (2014-02-08). "Retired teacher helped integrate Huntsville High School". The Huntsville Item. Retrieved 2016-01-07. 

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