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Chattahoochee High School

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Posted August 28, 2014

Experienced, outstanding teachers combined with students who have a culture of pursuing excellence across a wide spectrum of academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities and are also actually kind to each other make Charrahoochee a great place to go to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2014

Very nice school with mostly great teachers. A few that need not teach anymore. Counselors are fantastic, principal leadership is professional and organized. However, the school seems to cater to honors-track students and has little recognition/support for on-level students. Things run smoothly here, but I wish there were a little more support for struggling students or students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. They are still highly-intelligent, capable, and valuable human beings that an educational institution is responsible for molding and inspiring, not putting down and stifling opportunities for. They should not be pre-judged as bad or under-achieving or hopeless because of their past - administration could do a little better job working with them and inspiring them to be life-long learners through good teaching and meaningful working relationships. Students are highly (overly) involved in activities, and there is good school spirit. Facilities are old, but teachers are creative. Many students suffer from entitlement attitudes, but you get that in areas like this. I hope to send my child here next year.


Posted April 25, 2014

This school may be good for average student but if your child is smart and has some disabilities, you are up for a nightmare, run as fast as you can. School has a lot of red tape, no real plan and do not follow the law design to protect these students. They will treat disabilities as a bother or something a student can control, such as severe ADHD, Aspergers, and Anxiety disorder. My teen went from being an honor student to dropping down to all lower level classes and still difficulty passing. Nobody is concern about that. It is better if he just don't show up at school for them. He has been under arrest for having a Asperger melt down at school. There has to be a justice for these kids. This is the worst school and most incompetent school I have ever seen. Shame on all the text dollars going to these schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

Great academics with supportive teachers who will go out of their way to help struggling students but also challenge students who have untapped potential. The variety of offerings (classes at different levels, extracurriculars, sports and arts) is also at the highest level. I will say that highly intelligent students may be able to "coast" a little too easily (something they will realize if and when they attend competitive colleges) but that is a minor criticism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2013

I love this school. I am an education major and in my education class we were talking about how each school differs and some of the things people told me about there school as shocking. I was very fortunate to go to this school. I loved all of my teachers! We are one big HOOCH Family! Every teacher I had was willing to go the extra mile to make sure you succeeded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2013

Acdmcs (A): Like most other school, CHS does have its fair share of bad teachers who, if I could, I would go back and fire :). But for every 1 bad teacher, there are at least 3 that are phenomenal. You can't ask for perfection, but CHS has a great staff. -Ath (A): For being as academically renowned as it is, CHS has a great sports culture. Although I was technically not a varsity athlete (football injury/club sport athlete) most of my friends were, and I can say that CHS has the most school spirit of any HS in the JC/Alph area. GO HOOCH -StdntLf (A+): Some people will say that CHS is composed of various cliques, but as an Asian-American, I can honestly say you can hang out with whoever you want and be whoever you want to be. I was friends with everyone. I was in AP classes, so naturally I loved speaking with the "nerdy" kids. But outside of school, I would primarily hang out with athletes. What I loved most about CHS is that all the students knew and respected each other. The "dumb athletes" knew and loved the "nerds", the "nerds" knew and loved the "punk kids", etc. Each graduating class is different, but from my time at CHS, the culture was incredible. Go Hooch and Go Jackets!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2013

I am a junior at Chattahoochee High School, and it is definitely a very good school regarding academics. Some of the teachers are ridiculously rude because they know they won't get fired. Other teachers, however, are so overqualified and we are lucky to have them. This school is centralized on sports, and I do get some racism/stereotyping as an Asian. People here are very rich and preppy, and there are many cliques that you see on television. There is something to do for everyone; school cares enough to inform/remind you about school events and college prep. Very helpful principal. There is a lot of rule breaking around here, and many people have a thin scope of what it is like in the "real world." That is to say, we are in this giant Johns Creek bubble of suburban life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2011

I am a parent of a sophomore at CHS. I have found the school's greatest strength to be its teachers, who are a very dedicated group who are excited about their school and very interested in their students. There's a broad array of AP and Honors courses as well as sports, and I think a well-organized student can do both (my child will take 4 AP classes as a junior and play 1 sport). The sports obsession mentioned in other reviews is there, but I see it at the other area schools as well. New band wing is under construction now, new classroom wing built last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

Now that the State of GA gave it GA High School of Excellence for Student Achievement Award and the transfer of the overcrowding . CHS is looking GOOD Mighty GOOD !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

Overall students and teachers find that Chattahoochee provides a strong education in a safe, fair, spirited environment where the can be involved in many different activities and receive excellent opportunities and training for college and beyond.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

The epitome of a football obsessed school. The academics are far from stellar and the school itself is deteriorating. Chattahoochee just can't keep up with the competition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

My 2 daughters (9th and 10th grade) started at CHS this 07 school year. Overall, we are very pleased with what CHS has to offer as it appears to have a better balance of daily homework assignments, than what we had at Langley HS (in Va.). As a result, they can actually handle being given some extra responsibilities in clubs. Students & parents have to be Very proactive & club involvement is Highly recommended. Lots of clubs to choose from (some even meet in the am.). Sports are time consuming here, however, since the homework load is lighter, kids seem to be able to handle this balance well. A school with solid academics and social environment, and also appears very safe and well-managed. We feel that this school has the best of all worlds balance-wise and are very happy with our experience at CHS so far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

This is a wonderful school. I have had one child graduate from this school and now attends the University of Georgia, one who is currently a Junior, and two more who will attend in the years to come. It offers an excellent college prep curriculum and prepares students to get into top ranked colleges and universities. The school offers excellent Honors and AP classes and is always encouraging students to get involved. The administration is excellent and the teachers are great. My children loved, and love this school and all it has to offer. The sports programs, music, and student gov. programs are excellent. This school definitely gets my vote.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

Chattahoochee has some great academic records, but its focus is mainly on the sports of the school. Much of the schools budget has gone to mainly football, and they do not pay attention to other sports. There are some really good teachers at this school but like all high schools there are some incompetent ones that should not be able to teach. I am a junior at this school and feel that the school has met up to its potential in the honors programs, but lacks it in the regular classes due to its need to baby some students. Overall the school environment is good and is one of the best in this district, but all schools in alpharetta are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2005

CHS has excellent teachers and extra-curricular opportunities but principal lacks imagination, innovation, and leadership skills. Despite his lack of vision, he is approachable and the school is one of the best in the county due to the wonderful staff and parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

We've had 3 children go through Chattahoochee so far and couldn't be happier with the education, atmosphere, sports, music, theatre, etc. Absolutely fantastic school that is very accepting of students from all backgrounds. Now that the school has approximately 2100 students (from 2900) I think it's the best high school for college preparation in the area. Lots of extremely active parents involved in all areas! New principal is learning the ropes but has the student body behind him and relates extremely well with the youth. Great bunch of teachers, staff and administration. People who actually care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2004

My daughter is a Senior and my son is a Freshman. I am very pleased with this school. Their education is GREAT. My Sr. has been accepted at ALL the colleges she has applied to, in and out of state! When someone asks me where they go, I proudly say Chattahoochee!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

No school spirit, everyone is always too busy to help out. Teachers work hard, new principal is green but tries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2004

A wonderful school. My children are receiving an excellent education that qualifies them for the top colleges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

This is an amazing school! Not only is it a blue ribbon school, but the teachers and the PTA are amazing. There is a 100% involvment and it makes for a wonderful environment, how to I know? Because I graduated in 2003!
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

356 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

355 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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95%

2010

 
 
97%

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99%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

355 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

355 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
90%
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
95%

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92%

2010

 
 
89%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
97%

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96%

2010

 
 
94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

519 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
90%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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n/a

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87%

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90%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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83%

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74%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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95%

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93%

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91%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 3%
Black 16% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Health & athletics

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Tim Duncan
Fax number
  • (770) 521-7659

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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5230 Taylor Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: (770) 521-7600

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