About HCS

Our History

The Haleyville City School System is located in Haleyville, Alabama, and serves the students in the Haleyville City School District. The School System was established in 1971 and consists of one high school, one middle school, one elementary school and a center of technology. The entire campus is located on approximately 90 acres at the end of 20th street near City Lake just off of Highway 195. The Haleyville City School System is accredited by the State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The City of Haleyville is located in North Alabama, about 90 miles from Birmingham in Northwest Alabama. Other nearby communities include Bear Creek, Phil Campbell, Lynn, Hackleburg, Double Springs, Brilliant, Nauvoo and Russellville. Haleyville is a beautiful rural community with a population of 4,182 (2000 census). Haleyville is the birthplace of the 911 system that is commonly used today. The very first 911 call was made from the Haleyville City Hall 50 years ago.

Haleyville City Schools is fortunate to have the support of its residents and numerous local businesses. The residents of Haleyville believe in quality education for their children and have demonstrated that belief by supporting the school system since its inception. Parents are active in their support of school functions by participating in booster clubs, PTO, school events, and school volunteer programs. Haleyville City Schools is proud to be a part of such a supportive community that understands the value of education.

Haleyville City Schools has had an illustrious and proud history. From its beginning and thru the years we have always focused on offering our children the best education possible. We have strived to stay on the cutting edge of education thru continued education of our faculty, our open minded approach to technology and with pride of our heritage and our history.

Major events relating to Haleyville City Schools:

In 1854 public schools were set up throughout the State of Alabama.

In 1927 the City of Haleyville purchased J. O. Haynes School and renamed it Haleyville High School.

The present Haleyville High School was dedicated on November 22, 1963.

On March 5, 1971 the Haleyville City Council passed a resolution to create the Haleyville City School system.

Haleyville City Schools received SACS Accreditation shortly after forming and has maintained this through present day.

Additional information is available at Haleyville School History