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9-12
Public district
Alpharetta, GA
Students enrolled: 2,073
 

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13025 Birmingham Hwy
Alpharetta, GA 30004

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(770) 740-7000
(770) 667-2844
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Amount of homework: Just right
July 26, 2015
They give you medium assignments, but its given over multiple days to suit your own schedule since most students participates in sports, arts, or clubs as well. I.e: "Monday: Complete workbook page 27, and read chapters 1-5 by Thursday." Plus, if you feel overworked and have lots of practices, etc. , you can always request a later due date.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
July 26, 2015
Everything you do at Milton puts you a step further in your career. Like internships, TAG Seminars, directed study, AP and Honors classes in every subject. There's what's called "career pathways" that forms your schedule to classes that help you gain experience in whatever field you'd like to someday work in. Everyone starts a four year plan at the beginning of freshman year (it doesn't have to be complete) and from there on, they do everything they can to clear the path but YOU just have to be committed to working towards your goals. From there, the career center, the counselors, and the teachers are like your personal mentors to help you succeed later on.

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July 26, 2015
All the work here is vigorous and prestigious to help me get ahead of the game and get a jump start on my career. I'm going into the 10th grade year taking Honors Accelerated Pre-Calculus, a course most people take the freshman year of college. Also, the athletics and arts programs are ALL superb. This is the type of school that will make sure you achieve highly and still enjoy your high school life, because these are the years we'll miss the most. It really is like one big diverse family because we all know each other. If you're moving to town or just looking for a school to change to I HIGHLY recommend MHS, you won't regret it ;) REP THE M!

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 26, 2015
I attend MHS and almost every teacher I've met has asked me what my goals are, how am I working towards them, and how can they help. Everything I learn I feel helps me in some way concerning my future, and they actually make sure I am comprehending. The work is vigorous and is set at a high pace intentionally to help prepare me for college but they never set the bar so high that I can't reach it. I love attending here and I'm really going to miss it :(

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February 07, 2015
The school is great in the country the athletic program is super! SAT score ranked 4th on average in Atlanta.

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May 21, 2014
after having 3 kids graduate from Milton, I know what I'm talking about. Your children will be well prepared for college - mine all have excelled away from home, and 2/3 were students that have to work very hard. A school like Milton has the ability to offer niches for every student - the drama, theatre and arts department is unbelievable and is supported by the entire student body. The athletics remain strong-several state championships have been won, both while my kids were there and also after their graduation. Lets face it - nothing is perfect and our job as parents is to step back and let our children grow and prosper with our guidance FROM AFAR. Milton gives your kids that ability - there are some fine, fine teachers there and we were more than happy with the experience. I have found over the years that clingy parents only hurt their kids. Although Milton encourages parent involvement, we need to remember to let this be our kids' experience.

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May 04, 2014
We purchased our home specifically for this school and could not be more disappointed. Much apathy from teachers and administration. My child was much more challenged in her former high school...especially in English. I'm really shocked this school has a "9" rating.

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April 27, 2013
I'm a graduating student at Milton High School. So, some teachers are good and some teachers aren't. Most of them are pretty average. Kids are mean and spoiled from having the school system giving everything to them their entire lives. Almost all of them are liberal. Arts are good across the board. The integrated math sucks. The science program is good but the English program is very poor. You have to take higher classes (AP/Honors) to actually learn something interesting and the classes are rigged to the kids who've been in the system the longest.

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October 23, 2012
Milton High School excels in all dimensions. Academically, the school has experienced helpful teacher. Numerous advanced and AP courses are offered. Exceptional extracurricular programs abound. The school also has the only public Cirque high school program in the country.

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October 14, 2012
I absolutely love Milton. We are so strong all around: in fine arts, music, and sports! We also have so many diverse clubs and societies. There is so much talent not to mention support here from all the students. I can't think of a better school to attend.

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October 12, 2012
The best school in the country, hands down! Great Academics along with a tremendous administration and athletic programs.

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August 14, 2012
Milton High School has everything a community would look for in a High School starting from Excellent teachers,helpful Counsellors who actually work with students to go to the next level,a Principal with a strong leadership qualitiesand commitment ,with a supportive staff who believes in working together and last but not least a very active PTSA . Milton offers a wide range of Challenging academic program with a wonderful Fine Arts curriculum and Sports.

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July 10, 2012
We moved here from a top rated school in the northern suburbs of Chicago, choosing Milton based on graduation rates, test scores, course offerings, etc. .etc. Pretty disappointed. The fine art classes, the few they have left, are always "full" even for an upper class student. The math and science seem to have a large number of students who fail the courses each semester, and there is no college counseling department what so ever! It is run by parent volunteers.and one part time person with other responsibilities. You are virtually on your own for the college search beyond the scheduled college visits to the high school, I couldn't believe it. The positives are ... it is a safe and beautiful school, several of my children's teachers have been wonderful and gone above and beyond , their sports teams are constant state winners ( and some of the money that goes into the sports programs should be spent on fine arts and academic improvements) One exception is theater, they are very good and don't have a funding issue. There is virtually no photography, or art classes beyond basics.

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February 08, 2012
Both of my daughters graduated from Milton High with honors and took the maximum AP classes allowed. The teachers that teach the advance courses are excellent. Both of my children were challenged in school and participated in activities and sports. It is very hard for your children to get involved because the competition for any club leadership position of sports slot is high. The staff was very supportive of my daughter who was more introverted and helped her find her way socially through club involvement and tutoring other children.

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June 29, 2010
Milton is a great High School. My Freshman daughter was struggling in Math and Biology and the teachers made the extra effort to help her pull through...with additional tutoring, being avail for questions and communicating with us about her assignments, test reminders & progress via email. The atmoshere was a great experience for her as well, she made many friends inspite of her being shy. We are looking forward to next year.

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April 25, 2010
Miltion is a terrible school with a terrible atmosphere surrounding it! The teachers are terrible, the students are terrible, and everything about that school is terrible. THIS IS THE LAST PLACE I WANT MY CHILD TO GO!

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November 02, 2009
We moved to Milton from Savannah and are absolutely bowled over by the quality of Milton High School!!

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December 10, 2008
Milton High School is very traditional in that the teachers actually help the students by offering before and after school help. If a student is struggling, the teachers take initiative to help them out - personally. As of Fall 2008, Milton High School has inundated the school with Honour students and teachers who are more than willing to help the struggling student. They now offer, every Wednesday, 30 - 60 minutes of extra help in any subject that student is struggling in. It's teachers helping students and students helping students. The school now offers free tutoring from National Honor Students. This is where a student who excelled in say, Chemistry, will take time out of their schedule to help out another student who is struggling in Chemistry. This priviledge is offered in all subjects. Milton High School is absolutely undeniable.

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November 02, 2008
Superb extra curricular activities. Fantastic sports programs, especially Cross Country, Boys Basketball, and Girls Lacrosse. Best teachers.

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March 31, 2008
Milton is great! A little adjustments need to be made, but overall good.

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December 31, 2007
This is not a good school. While our French (not Spanish) and English departments tend to be good, science and math need major work. I have yet to have a teacher in either department that teaches. The publications and music departments are fairly good. This is probably the only school ever to have more band funding than football funding, and it shows in the performance level of each. Girl's lacrosse is awesome!

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May 04, 2007
Milton is a fabulous school! We moved here right after Christmas and had such an easy transition into Milton. The teachers are excellent and seem to care so much for the students. The facility is way above the norm and has something for everyone.

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March 30, 2007
This new school is beautiful, functional and effective. You will love it!

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March 06, 2006
Milton serves a well-heeled area and extraordinary demographic base - think New Trier, LaJolla, Greenwhich, etc... As such there is tremendous support and opportunity - high performing children can do well. Downside is that Milton is a Fulton County school which brings with it a raft of problems that include administrators that that can not communicate effectively with parents. Disciplinary problems run wild as the administration spends more time complaining about resources that effectively using what they have to maintin discipline. You have to be active and your child should be wary, but if you can navigate the shoals Milton has good teachers, support, and opportunity for a good education.

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August 16, 2005
The key to Milton High School is the students, the teachers and parents - all are involved in making the school the best it can be given the limitations of the old building. New school should fix a lot of problems. As the parent of two recent graduates of Milton High School, I found Ron Tesh to be a leader without peer. Despite grumblings to the contrary, most extra curicular activities are self funded by the parents and the community. The city of Alpharetta has great pride in Milton High School and does much behind the scenes to support it. Program quality is one of the tops in the state, but needs to be more challenging to compete with other nationally ranked schools. An International magnet program would be a big plus.

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July 18, 2005
Milton High School is absolutly phenomenal. The new Campus opening in FALL 2005 IS worth $63 Million and will provide for the best learning any school could give. Recognized by Newsweek in top 100 America s Best High Schools (2003), One of top five best Metro-Atlanta Schools (1999), Recognized by US News & World Report as An Outstanding American School (1999),and as The Georgia School of Excellence (1998). Exceptional facilties. The Band program is rated #3 in the country. Baseball team is state champs. Extreme coverage of extracurricular activities as well as clubs. Very large Campus with all needed pracice feilds and regular feilds. Main Gym & Auxilery gym. Wide range of healty (and not so healy) foods in the cafeteria. I could not ask for a better high school to be at.

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June 15, 2005
Milton is an AMAZING school. Especially since the new building opening this year will be incredible. Most of the students are pretty down to earth and not preppy, mostly because the new school is surrounded be the countryside. Great teachers. And GREAT lacrosse and basketbell teams. The girls lax team won state champ. and was undefeated. -Lauren

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December 20, 2004
Milton is a very good school, not great, but what government school is? The present campus is old and an amazing new facility will open for 2005-2006. The administation could be better but the teachers are super. The systems for tracking a student's performance is good. Some teachers are a little slow in getting grades into the system. However, when we followed up on this issue we discovered that it is usually because of the frequency and thoroughness of the quizes and unit tests that make it a slow process for the teachers to check the work and input grades. Extracurricular activities and the overall environment are both excellent. We consider this to be one of the top schools in Georgia and among the best in the Southeast.

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September 08, 2004
We moved here from Michigan where shools are known to be above average. But to our amazement our three kids had to take remedial classes to catch up with the local kids. We found out that this community is quite wealthy so there is a great deal of parental involvement with high expectations. Such a community automatically attracts above average teachers who live in our local area. My wife and I enjoy email updates from each teacher and easy web-based communications to check on progress, homework, test scores, etc. The school also has excellent computers and labs. When funds are needed, the parents and companies make sure the money is there. Now the new, luxurious school is being built. After living all over the country, we feel incredibly lucky to have our children in Milton.

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August 21, 2004
I am a 2002 graduate. Principal leadership: Mr. Tesch never leaves his office and does not know many students' names or faces. Teacher quality: varies greatly but is generally tolerable to good, but the English department and A.P. history teachers are great. Extracurricular activities: nice variety, but sports are tremendously overfunded. The sports teams are terrible though. Debate, yearbook, theater, and academic bowl are nationally known but receive very little funding. Parent involvement: okay; the handful of parents that are seen are seen constantly. Safety and discipline: lax; it is easy for students to weasel their way out of discipline after a phone call from mommy.

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July 29, 2004
I have had two students graduate at Milton and found that they were exceptionally prepared to succeed in college. I am very happy that they went there.

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July 14, 2004
I dont think Milton is a great school. I think if your moving to Alpharetta you should go to Alpharetta High School. Milton is old and has a lot of preps who think the world revolves around them.

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June 09, 2004
Milton High School is an amazing school. Just look at the test scores from this school. Not only that but the enviroment that you are placed in feels like a home rather than a school. The teachers are all amazing, and know every detail of what they teach. I would highly reccomend this school for anyone moving to the Alpharetta area.

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April 26, 2004
Any negative emphasis on this school is completely unreasonable. Certainly kids do wander the halls during class, but at what public schools do they not? If you find me a school where kids are consistantly unable to get themselves out of school, I will enroll my child there. The majority of teachers at the school are involved with thier students and do thier very best to help the students succeed. The principal is one who is always thinking about the good of his students. He may seem as if he is ignoring thier needs at times, but one must remember that the principal only has so much power below the superintendant and school board. Certainly the music and arts programs recieve more funding than certain sports programs, but the programs are academically beneficial to the students. It would seem obvious to place money where it is important. Milton High? 'A'

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September 09, 2003
This school has major issues with school safety, anyone can enter school at any time. Teacheer accountability for keeeping students in the classroom, kids wandering hallways continually. School also has a problem with keeping kids at school, check downtown in the middle of the day. Principal inattentive to parents concerns.

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June 07, 2003
There seems to be more emphasis on the band rather than on equal time and money spent toward other sports. The football program should have been named the 'The Band ' program. Most of the teachers are fair and deliver good quality instruction. Foreign Language Department needs some work. Dr. Thomas was a wonderful teacher and the students miss her. Northview is lucky to have her.

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Milton High School
13025 Birmingham Hwy, Alpharetta, GA  30004
(770) 740-7000
Last modified Milton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Milton High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top