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Therrell School Of Engineering- Math- And Science

Public | 9-12 | 373 students

 

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Posted April 7, 2010

STEMS at Therrell Highschool is academic focused with a solid principal that believes that a private school environment, standards and educational quality can be achieved successfully within a public school system. The students of STEMS are classified as 'Scholars' of today for our 'tomorrow'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

My grandchild has attended STEMS@ THERRELL since the 9th grade. I have been an active member at the School since he began. I have seen all of the changes that have happened at the school and they were all changes for the better of the school and the students. The Principal and the Teachers are all about graduating scholars from STEMS. Educating and the continuing education once the student leaves STEMS is a goal I feel has been set by the Faculty of this School. I will rate STEMS with 4 1/2 stars as it continue to grow and make an impact on my community. Submitted by a grandparent
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Posted April 1, 2010

My child has attend STEMS @ Therrell since the 9th grade. I have witness a big turn around in the school. STEMS is the only school in the building that require the student to wear uniform.I do vist the school a lot and I see where there is structure and discipline put in place there. My child has remain on honor row since he has been in STEMS. This is a great school to attend.
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Posted April 1, 2010

I was little afraid at first to let my child go but i did let him attend and i am glad i did they have great teachers and other staff i know this because Iam a very involved parent Keep up the good work It will get better with time
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Posted January 29, 2010

My child has only been in this school for a short time but from what I see so far, the school lacks dicipline. There are children running around with their pants wrapped around their knees and lots of congregating in the hall ways. The student test scores are great and this is the only reason why I am considering leaving my child in but something has to be done about the lack of student control. The school needs more guards, more parent involvement and stronger staff. The students need to know that anything does not go.


Posted May 5, 2009

I'm a former student of Therrell and would like to say that this is a very good school for someones son or duaghter to attend.


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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
53%
Algebra I

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

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n/a

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n/a
American Literature

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/a
Coordinate Algebra

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
17%
Integrated Math II

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
18%
Physical Science

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

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n/a

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n/a

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U.S. History

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
32%
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
Black 99% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Engineering
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School Leader's name
  • Esmie D Gaynor

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  • Engineering

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3099 Panther Trl SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
Phone: (404) 346-2523

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