Cullman High School: Home of the Bearcats
Cullman High School is a public education school for students in grades 9 - 12. We are a part of the Cullman City School System, Cullman, Alabama.
Cullman High School strives to consistently communicate and model our mission statement - "Inspiring Students for Lifelong Success - Through Character, Citizenship, and Scholarship." In alignment with the Cullman City School System's purpose statement, we are preparing youth to be well-adjusted citizens who make positive contributions to a democratic society. Cullman High School is committed to providing a learning environment and school program that will foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of each child to his or her greatest potential. The curriculum is sound in academic requirements, stressing basic skills, awareness of the technologies of an ever-changing world, vocational skills, and an appreciation of the fine arts. Each individual is afforded the opportunity to develop an open mind, inquiring attitude, positive self-esteem, and healthy lifestyle in order to think creatively, critically, and analytically and to become a constructive, independent citizen with self-worth and dignity. Each student is recognized as an individual with varying needs, interests, learning capacities, talents, and aspirations. The curricula and extra-curricular opportunities are adapted and a variety of teaching methods and materials are utilized in order to meet individual needs. Cullman High School serves as a center for the educational, recreational, and cultural interests of the community. It prepares young people to take their places in the life of the community as worthwhile, contributing citizens, to occupy places of leadership, and to perpetuate the principles of the American way of life. The school and the community work together to accomplish these endeavors.
Cullman High School was established in 1917 and has resided at the current location since 1961. New, state of the art facilities have recently replaced aged facilities with modern classrooms, media center, performing arts centers, and administrative offices. The updates also provided for instructional spaces and technology resources that will support progressive and engaging student learning processes.
The high school enrollment in grades 9-12 is held at stable numbers, about 900 students, through the admission of non-district students. In recent years, the poverty rate has increased from twelve percent to about twenty-five percent.
The Cullman City Schools Annual Report reflects the following ethnic breakdown: 1% African American, 1.5% Asian/Indian, 0.5% multi-racial, 7% Hispanic, and 90% White. The CHS average daily attendance is over 95%, and CCS per pupil expenditure is $9,061, with 50% state funding, 11% federal and 39% local funds.