North Hall High School

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North Hall High School
NHHSCoat.gif
Location
4885 Mt. Vernon Road
Gainesville, Georgia

United States
Information
Motto Providing Challenges... Envisioning Success
Established 1957
Principal Jamey Moore[1]
Staff 122[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1059
Education system Hall County Schools
Color(s) Green and White
Athletics conference GHSA Region 7-AAA [3]
Mascot Trojan
Rivals Chestatee High School
Newspaper The Forum
Yearbook The Trojan

North Hall High School is a public four-year comprehensive high school located in the northern portion of Hall County, Georgia, United States, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. North Hall serves the communities of Gainesville, Murrayville, and Clermont, and is located 10 miles north of Gainesville and 15 miles south of Dahlonega.

History[edit]

Around 5:25AM on March 20, 1998, an F-3 Tornado (see Fujita scale) hit northern sections of Hall County. The tornado did heavy damage, killing 12 and leveling several structures. It became known as the "Pre-Dawn Killer". The tornado heavily damaged nearby Lanier Elementary School, before unroofing the high school.[4]

Adjacent schools[edit]

Academics[edit]

In 2010, North Hall was recognized statewide when Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue made a visit to recognize the 95% graduation rate achievement reached by the school.[5] North Hall High School is a qualified International Baccalaureate school,[6] meaning that the school offers students the ability to obtain an International Baccalaureate diploma.

School enrollment and demographics[edit]

  • Total students - 1103 (as of 2013-14)[7]

By gender[edit]

  • Male - 566
  • Female - 537

By grade[edit]

  • 9 - 315
  • 10 - 343
  • 11 - 219
  • 12 - 226

By race[edit]

  • White/Caucasian - 945
  • Hispanic - 120
  • Mixed - 17
  • Black - 11
  • Asian - 7
  • Native/Alaskan - 3

Feeder schools[edit]

Junior High schools[edit]

  • North Hall Middle

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Mt. Vernon Exploratory Academy
  • Riverbend Advanced Scholars Academy
  • Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy

Extracurricular activities[edit]

  • Humane Society
  • Marching Band
  • Cheerleading
  • FFA
  • JHBA
  • HOSA
  • Spanish
  • DECA
  • Thespians
  • FBLA
  • FCCLA
  • FCA
  • Beta
  • Academic Team
  • Speech & Debate

Athletics[edit]

  • Football
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Cross country
  • Men's and ladies' basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Swimming
  • Baseball
  • Men's and ladies' soccer
  • Men's and ladies' golf
  • Track and field
  • Men's and ladies' tennis
  • Golf

Band[edit]

The North Hall Band program consists of a marching band, symphonic band, concert band, jazz band, winter guard, indoor drumline, and several smaller ensembles.

Marching Band[edit]

The Marching Trojan Band fields an average of 120-130 students and competes in 3 marching band competitions during the fall season as well as the annual Hall County Marching Exhibition.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall County Schools  » Jamey Moore to Be Next Principal at North Hall High". hallco.org. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "North Hall High School". webschoolpro.com. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  3. ^ http://www.ghsa.net/2016-2017-region-alignments
  4. ^ "Eye of the Storm: The 1998 Tornado". www.gainesvilletimes.com. Retrieved 2016-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Governor visits North Hall High to congratulate students on graduation rate". gainesvilletimes.com. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "North Hall High School". International Baccalaureate®. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "North Hall High School". webschoolpro.com. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 

Coordinates: 34°25′50″N 83°51′03″W / 34.43058°N 83.85096°W / 34.43058; -83.85096