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Selma High School formed in 1970 in response to court-ordered integration, merging A.G. Parrish High School and R.B. Hudson High School. The school is in the building of Parish High, which was constructed in 1939. R.B. Hudson's building was converted to Westside Junior High School, now the Selma Middle CHAT Academy.
In 1990, Selma High received national attention due to a series of protests addressing the school's tracking procedures. The school, like a number of other schools, had "ability grouping" tracks for students set their high school curriculum. However, minority students in these programs formed a larger percentage of the lower tracks, while the most advanced curriculum had primarily white students in it. In 1990, a group of students led protests at Selma High School against this policy and the dismissal of the system's superintendent, who was trying to address this program. The protests were successful in removing the tracking programs at Selma High and in drawing larger attention to the racial disparities in these programs.
Selma High competes in the Alabama High School Athletics Association and is classified in 5A sports. They currently field teams in football, basketball, baseball, golf, track and field, volleyball, and softball.
Notable alumni of Selma High School, and its two predecessors, include: