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Milton High School

Public | 9-12 | 2590 students

 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2012

The best school in the country, hands down! Great Academics along with a tremendous administration and athletic programs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

We moved to Milton from Savannah and are absolutely bowled over by the quality of Milton High School!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2008

Superb extra curricular activities. Fantastic sports programs, especially Cross Country, Boys Basketball, and Girls Lacrosse. Best teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2008

Milton is great! A little adjustments need to be made, but overall good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

This new school is beautiful, functional and effective. You will love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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
—Submitted by a 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.

626 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

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97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

627 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

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97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

625 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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99%

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97%

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97%
Social Studies

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

625 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

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97%
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.

580 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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98%
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.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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97%

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96%

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95%
Algebra I

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

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2012

 
 
91%
American Literature

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

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
99%

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97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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96%

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95%

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93%
Coordinate Algebra

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

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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95%

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96%

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94%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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94%
Integrated Math I

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

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91%
Integrated Math II

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

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Physical Science

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

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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U.S. History

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

560 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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93%

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94%

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90%
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 79% 44%
Black 8% 37%
Asian 5% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Clifford Robertson Jones
Fax number
  • (770) 667-2844

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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13025 Birmingham Hwy
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