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3595 Webb Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30005

(770) 521-7640
(770) 521-7653
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February 16, 2014
In comparison to other schools, class workload is through the roof,especially in honors and ap classes. Also, what you end up with in a class largely depends on your teacher. You may receive an 85 in a class that you could've gotten a 95+ in if you had the right teacher. There is a significant difference in difficulty of teachers that teach the same subject making it unfair to those who get the unflavored one and scoring lower in the class because at the end of the day, your final transcript only shows the course name and your grade, so the excess work and harder grading that people have to go through with the more difficult teacher is not accounted for. Also, the administration is not reliable and is very bad with dealing with schedules especially. The school is very cliquey. Overall, this school tries way to hard to become one of the top school and in doing so, puts enormous load and pressure on the students. Furthermore, there are far too many restrictions and regulations. Most people I speak with are not very content with the school as well. I am currently a sophomore and I have to say, this school needs some serious adjustments.

- submitted by a community member
December 23, 2013
Alpharetta is a wonderful school with top academics, clubs, athletics, art programs and more. The administration and teachers are helpful, supportive and caring of the students.

- submitted by a community member
November 24, 2013
I love AHS, but it does come with its flaws. The school is extremely cliquey, and it makes it hard to fit in. However, if you meet the right people, your experience here will be awesome. The teachers and students here are a mixed bag. There's a lot of fantastic teachers here, but there's bad teachers everywhere. I guess I have more of the inside perspective because i'm more involved in the school, but a lot of the people here are very closed minded and materialistic. Don't wear name brands? Don't have an expensive car? Don't have the latest phone? Not into the 'coolest' things? That's what causes this school to have a bad rep. The right people will come around though, so just find them. The teaching is divided. Some honors classes are less work than on level. It all depends. Some on level classes are just a lot of tedious easy work, while some are tedious hard work. If you take any honors lit, get ready to annotate between multiple classes. Overall, I love my school, but there's just a lot of baggage that comes with it.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2013
AHS is an amazing high school with excellent teachers and administrators. The academic, athletics and arts programs are top in the state and competitive nationally.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
I've been going here for 3 yrs now, and I've lived in the Alpharetta area for a while. This school used to be SUCH a phenomenal school, especially education wise. However, the quality has decreased in the last 3 yrs. Last year, we lost about 11 teachers because they weren't happy with administration so they moved on to other schools. The honors teachers teach at very contrasting levels. Some students got a solid A in an honors sci class simply because they didn't have the super difficult teacher who gave students nothing higher than a low B. Something really important for new students to know - fitting in isn't the easiest thing in the world. Hate to admit this, but the majority of students only care about how expensive/luxurious your car is and if you have the latest iPhone or not. We lost a group of amazing teachers and so many kids are struggling now in their rigorous classes. AHS is not in its best place right now academically and students may not always be welcoming. It may not seem that important in the mind of a parent, but it means more to your high schooler than you think. Above all, I love being an Alpharetta Raider. I just hope the quality improves in the near future.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2013
I Am Very Scared I Have No Idea How This School Is Going To Be iim Seeing Good And Also Bad Things About It ... Im Confused On What Types of Cliques There Are Is It Divided into Races Or What... but I Hope That I Have A Good Expericence I Will Be Coming In As A Freshman In A Few Days. And Im Just moving Down To Alphretta, GA O_o I Need Advise ! ... :/

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2013
I graduated in 2011 and personally did not have a great experience. School is divided racially and is very cliquish. Many students are rude to others. Some of the students act snobbish and high class like they are superior to other individuals. They academics is a hoax. Do not be fooled by the high test scores many student's parents spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars on SAT prep courses and tutoring sessions to get those stellar scores, but the school takes credit for it. If you are an average/on level student you are just a number and the teachers and administration does not care about you. They only care about the student taking 9 AP classes by the time he or she graduates. Most of the teachers did not know my name, which is why I do not bother to visit. The school would be good if they cared about all of the students well being.

- submitted by a community member
June 13, 2013
Alpharetta High School has best academic classes and clubs. I like how they have all different races together in one school.

- submitted by a student
June 11, 2013
This is a great school with outstanding feeder middle schools and above average students. If the school system does not change the principal she is going to destroy it - she is terrible - in all aspects and needs to be replaced. She is the single causal driving teachers to leave.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2012
This school, like many others, has good, excellent, and not so good teachers. What I can't get past is the administration's mediocrity of not acknowledging the problems so that they can be adequately addressed. Like another review said, the principal is a joke. I am very disappointed. The three star rating is for all of those really good teachers. Parent involvement is only accepted as long it does not go against the administration's hidden agenda. Very sad!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2012
Great School. One of the best in the state. Good teachers, lots of AP's, and students get into ivies. Somewhat diverse; lots of wealthy cliques but other than that... this is a superb school.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2012
I will be a 10th grader at AHS next year. The Academics are pretty good, but the Honors teachers differ very much. It is all luck on which teacher you get. Some are very lenient and have less workloads. And others are extremely tough, so the academics are based on which teacher you get. The Music program is fantastic, the conductors are great and there are many students who are great, hardworking musicians. The Athletics are also another good point to this school. The dress code also depends on which teachers you have. Some do not care, while others are extremely strict about it. Also, this school is very clique-y, so if you are new to this area, then I don't recommend this school. It is hard to find a group of friends. The groups of friends, or cliques, are very prominent in this environment. AHS isn't the easiest place to fit in and make new friends. Even the most outgoing new kids have trouble sometimes.

- submitted by a student
February 14, 2012
I am so glad that my daughter will be attending a new school next year. The teachers are horrible, the staff is unresponsive and not helpful and the principle is a joke! There are way too many fights at the school and a total lack of security. Their grading system is a mess and the teachers never update the site so that you know where your child stands with their grades and where they need to improve - why even have a system when they never utilize it!?

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2011
This is very sad that the students are so unhappy at this school. Please get organized and have more parent involvement. This is terrible. Where is the school pride. What is happening here?

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2011
A below average student doesn't get much encouragement or help from the teachers. An average student who wants to do better won't get help either. Councelors don't do a good job with schedules or preparing for college. Fitting in at AHS may be tough for some, it is very cliquish. Have self esteem and the attittude, you don't need to fit and you'll be fine. There are a few bad crowds, my advice as a parent, pay close attention to your child and address any issues immediately. Teachers, principles pay too much attention to little things that are typical for teenagers but the big things like peer pressure, obscene language and certain public display of affection is overlooked. There is a racial problem when it comes to teachers toward the student's. Black girls can't do things or wear things that white girls can. Saying all that, if your child is a good child and is an average or above average student with a strong belief is themself will be fine. Look into extra carricular activities. But don't forget to address any issues immediately.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2010
As a senior at AHS I have mixed opinions on the school. There are some VERY good teachers (mainly in the TAG department which is dying off with the budget cuts) and there are some very bad teachers. I have even had VERY bad teachers teach AP and honors classes which is discouraging. The rules at the school are extremely strict and the administrators get worked up over small things which go hand in hand with high school life (ie. someone throwing a paper airplane in the lunch room gets taken away by the administrators). The school seems to focus on a few students over the entire population. If 6 kids go off campus and 2 other kids get in a fight they close off an entire portion of outside lunch. The counselors are horrible especially in helping to get students into college. They are useless and other students know more about getting into college than they do. The music programs are strong and there are many clubs which would love to have more members which you can join. Overall there are many things to work on but you can get a great education there with a lot of hard work and some luck with good teachers.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2010
As a 10th grade student that attends Alpharetta high school, not because i'm a student saying this just to put my school down but to be truthfully honest the school is sub-par at best. the lit, science, and History aspects of the school are pitiful. The teachers dont support kids that are stuggling in their classes and the kids are failing because of these teachers that dont want to reach out and help the kids that don't exactly do well in school. besides the teaching the administration system, such as principles, vice principles, etc... is just as bad as the teachers i explained earlier. Its almost as if all of the administrators are always out to get kids that make the slightest mistakes. the math department is decent. kids are based around tight cliques as some would say, extremely hard to fit in.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 07, 2010
As a 10th grade student at Alpharetta High School i can honestly say that most reviews about teachers and students below are true. The science department most definetly lacks the ability to produce the amount of success that should be produced when it comes to the students. The principles are sub-par at best, none of them look you in the eye when it comes to serious conditions with people or the school itself. However, the musical department and art departments are top notch. Students most of the time can be harsh on one another, i would have to honestly say that this school is one of the hardest places to fit in properly with the other students. when i leave this school i can honestly say i will never come back to visit any teachers..they don't even know my name.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2010
This school has a lot of bad kids, teachers, and is an overall bad atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2010
AHS is a great school. The facilities are good, there is a great racial, cultural, and political diversity among the students, and a great deal of clubs for all interests. For students who want to do well and work hard, the vast majority of the AP teachers are fantastic. I have no doubts in my mind that at least for the top students, the quality of education is comparable to private schools (without the disadvantages of private schools, like expense, limited diversity, social elitism, etc.). The school's biggest asset is the TAG (talented and gifted) department, a group six teachers who are all helpful, knowledgeable, and brilliant teachers who truly care about their students.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2010
My son's 9th grade math teacher (a wrestling coach) explained to my son and husband, 'There are two kinds of hypotenuses. The one you use in math with triangles and the one you use in science with experiments.' Need I say more? (not only are many of the teachers sub-par, the administration thinks they're running a juvenile detention center - guilty until proven innocent.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
Because all the teachers are really nice and they can help.

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
As a new student coming at the beginning of Junior year from a great school in another state one of the top 10 public schools in the nation this school is sub-par. It looks great on paper but the education is horrible. Most of the teachers hate teaching and kids. There are very few teachers who love what they do. The music and art programs are the only good things at this school they are excellent and really top-notch. The conductors are amazing and the concerts are superb no mosquitoes at the string concerts and the chorus sounds great. The kids are very into cliques and it is very hard to make friends even with the 'geeks'.

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2009
The teachers put a clear effort into the student's education. No is not an answer when it coms to Alpharetta High School teachers students and parents.

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October 07, 2008
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October 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
Wonderful atmosphere at this school, and in the morning the Media Center is louder than the Lunch room. All of the programs are great, the band teachers know how to teach and so do all of the teachers. Everyone has friends and their aren't any real problems.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2008
Many of the teachers at Alpharetta are excellent. The atmosphere is great with tons of kids who really work hard. As a newcomer, it is very intimidating and lunchtime was the worst. Most of the students in the Media Center are NOT there because they have no friends, but because they want to finish their work or work together in a project.

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May 01, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2008
Alpharetta HS has been great for my daughter. My nephews went to the most expensive, pretigious private schools in Atlanta and neither received the quality of education provided at Alpharetta. The chemistry department is terrific. My daughter found a new love of science in honors chem. Her teachers this year are all outstanding, and the AP World class is ideal preparation for further AP classes and for college. I wouldn't send her to any other school in Atlanta.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
These reviews on the first page are wrong. As a parent I'm sure it looks great, however as a student or a new student; it is horrific. The staff are cold and so are the students. The teachers are harsh and the math department and science department are the worst that I've seen--ever.

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2007
Alpharetta is a great school. Their music program is amazing, especially the choral department. AHS recieved the Governors Cup Award this year for recieveing one of the highest averages of SAT scores in the state.

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September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
The music program in general and the choral program specifically is excellent. Wonderful teachers and a wonderfully inclusive atmosphere for the students.

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June 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2007
My child started here 3 yrs ago when the school opened. My child took advantage of all the great opportunities open to all since the school was new and would have never got involved in the previous high school. I have another child that started last fall and both of them excelled in their academics, sports, and other clubs. My oldest just graduated and Alpharetta High School was a great experience. Both my kids have made lots of friends and neither were that out going before going to high school. They have made bonds with teachers that they will talk about years from now that made a difference in their lives. I think there are a lot of opportunities to meet new friends and many clubs to choose from. Overall, I think this school is a wonderful school for anyone who really wants a good education and get involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
I really hate this school. The students are rude and terrible to one another. The teachers don't help as much as they should. Not a good school to send your kids to, unless they are spoiled and snobby. In that case, they'll fit right in!

- submitted by a former student
April 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 15, 2007
If you are new to the area I'd advise a different school. We found it to be very snobbish and standoffish. Being the new kid on the first day was a nightmare as no one spoke to you in the cafeteria or class assembly. Look how filled the media center is at lunchtime. Don't you think most of those kids would love to be in the cafe with friends? The guidance department is well aware of this and their only response is that the kids have to 'get involved'. I'm talking about the horrible reception on the first day! There is a newcomer's club but it's starts two months into the school year and then they can't find anyone to help out so they ask the new mothers! Welcome to Alpharetta! You can have the most confident and outgoing children but being new in Alpharetta strips them of all that! Very disappointed!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
this is the best school I been in in, I have learned so many things from my teachers and I think more students should come to this school.

- submitted by a student
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Alpharetta High School
3595 Webb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA  30005
(770) 521-7640
Last modified Alpharetta High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alpharetta High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top