School Details

Halls High School

800 West Tigrett Street, Halls, TN 38040
(731) 836-9642

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 392 students 14 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Gateway/End-of-Course (GT/EOC)

In 2013-2014 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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About this school

Halls High School is a public high school in Halls. The principal of Halls High School is Andy Pugh, who can be contacted at 392 students go to Halls High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 56% of the 392 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Halls High School is 14:1. Dyersburg High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 54%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 41%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 79%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated in 2008 and i feel that this school does not prepare you for life after high school. Especially not if you plan to go to college.

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from Halls High School and I loved going there. Both of my girls graduated and it is a very good school both friendly and caring that all young adults get the best education that can be offered by their small stature.

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from this school in 2006. I loved my high school years. Halls High School offered a variety of after school programs and a variety of classes. The honors program was the best. I loved it. I was very prepared for college after graduation. The teachers actually cared.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is one of the greatest schools in Tennessee. I am a Halls graduate and my eldest son will be this 2005/2006 year. I gained a wonderful education and great social experience one that has carried on through my adult life. Andy pugh and his staff both past and present are great. You cannot go wrong with the quality of education provided.

  • (9 years ago)

    Halls is a great school! It's in a small town so you know everyone and evryone knows you. The activities and atheletics are great the baseball is fouth in state the band second and the basketball team has made state 2 times the last 3 years. Its amazing. The people are friendly and the teachers are the best.

  • (10 years ago)

    I had a bit of a hard time at Halls High. It is not because of the school itself. It is a wonderful school but I got caught in all the'fun' and didn't focus as much as I should on what was really important-the education the teachers were trying to help me get. When I was attending this school it had a lot of nice activities to get involved in. I feel that the band was the best thing. I made a lot of friends at this school and had alot of good times. I suppose the best thing about Halls High and Halls together is the closeness of the people. I thank all the teachers for making it possible for me to make it through those high school years and still be able to take something into the 'real world'.c/o 2000/20001

  • (11 years ago)

    Halls High School is the greatest school ever! We love the spirit and overall quality of Halls High. We have great teams and a great band that won 2nd in state!

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