Award Year: 2013

Holtville High School

10425 Holtville Road
Deatsville, AL, 36022-3066

(334) 569-3034

Jimmy Hull, Principal at time of Nomination

Elmore County Public Schools

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To encourage each student to increase abilities, enhance self-esteem, and develop responsibility and mutual respect in a safe environment which promotes academic and social development.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Holtville High School is a rural school located in Deatsville, Alabama in Elmore County. It is the smallest high school in the Elmore County Public School District. Holtville High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school currently serving low to middle-income students. HHS takes great pride in its ongoing relationship with the community. The school and its facilities serve as the only real source of organized activities for the community. Many of our students’ parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members graduated from Holtville High School. The school has a rich history, which is documented in the 1945 film, The Holtville Story. In addition, the school building is registered with the State of Alabama Landmarks and Heritage. The school opened in the 1920’s and was formally called Holtville Consolidated School because it was created from several one room schools and served all grades. Holtville High School is clearly the “hub” of the community and its unique building serves as a trademark symbol recognized throughout Central Alabama. Holtville High’s current student population is approximately 500 students, which represents a growing population in and around the community. Despite operating on a state foundation unit program, Holtville High offers a challenging AP Curriculum, an outstanding Career Technical Education Program, and all the typical elective programs for school our size. We have had remarkable academic success as indicated by meeting all AYP goals since the inception of NCLB. However, we believe the true strength of HHS is in our on-going emphasis on building relationships and truly being an active part of the community through numerous community service projects that keep our students engaged in character building activities.