- 1880: First High School was in operation in Huntingdon with 67 students - located in a house on Fifth Avenue. Records kept showed very good grades for all 67 students, ranging from 89.2 to 99.55.
1890: Southern Normal University was chartered August 18, 1890 and opened in 1891 with 550 students from 10 states and grew to over 890 students in the same year.
1908: J. H. Bayer purchased Southern Normal University Buildings and established the Industrial and Training School where he was Superintendent until its closing in 1918
1918: Huntingdon School was established and opened in the old Southern Normal University (Industrial and Training School) building, under the direction of John J. Hendrickson who served as superintendent for that year.
1919: Huntingdon High School was established, with D.W. Moody serving as superintendent in the years between 1919 and 1938
1919: Huntingdon Special School District was created by Private Act of 1919 to embrace the 10th civil district and portions of the 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 19th, and 23rd. From its beginning, the school system has been served by beloved and capable superintendents. D. W. Moody served as superintendent until the year 1938, when C. H. Pudor became superintendent for the next 38 years, followed by Paul Ward in 1976, Danny Truett in 1992, Lynn Twyman 2004, Pat Dillahunty 2009, and Dr. Jonathan Kee in 2021.
1927: Hale School Established at 191 Cox Street under the auspices of the Rosenwald Foundation
1935: Huntingdon High School on Browning – 9 teachers (275 students in system ) By 1954 the enrollment was 893 with 34 teachers
1947: Agriculture Building Constructed – 199 Browning - 61 farm boys, by 54 there were 75
1951: Huntingdon Elementary Building housing grades 1–6 (room(s) were added annually through 1954 with some thereafter.
1950s: Hale Jr High School modernized at 191 Cox Street 1960
19__: Alumni Bell Tower constructed at HHS
1962: HHS Gymnasium constructed (present Middle School Gymnasium) opened for use 1963.
1967: Huntingdon Primary School established at 191 Cox Street (Hale Jr. High School)
1971: Tornado destroyed much of Huntingdon Primary School
1980: Last Graduating Class from HHS on Browning Avenue
1980: Huntingdon High School Plant opened on Fairgrounds Road / later Mustang Drive
1981: First Graduating Class from HHS on Mustang Drive
1998: Central Office Opened on High Street
1998: New Middle School was completed
1998: Old High School was razed
2015: Bell Tower constructed on Mustang Drive