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Washington High School Senior Academy

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Posted September 17, 2009

The first school built for black students in the city of Atlanta. It has the best band in the city. The school has 4 academic schools and it has a long history of alumni involvement. Scholarships, tutoring, and community is involved for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

I am a former parent of BTW during the Kilogre era, and loved every minute of it. I am also a former student but did not graduate from Washington, but I consider myself a Washingtonian. Although my child has already graduated from BTW I was sadden to learn that Dr. Kilgore was leaving because I still have another child to send to high school and I wanted her to experience the wonderful leadership, knowledge and hard work that Dr. Kilgore displayed while at BTW. And 'STAR' Academy is beyond wonderful, it is supberb. Although Dr. Kilogre is no longer there I still would love for my child to attend BTW because of its oppprtunities, legacy, and family tradition for 3 generations. Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 28, 2005

At Washington High school everything is great. Im not a parent Im a old student of the school. This school has always been prepared for what every is there to come, Whether its the GHSGT We were always prepared and has always started at the beginging of the school year in my classes. Dr.S.Kilgore is the best principle a school can ever have shes on the job and making sure every thing gets done perfect shes just outstanding. The teachers are great as well esspecialy Mr.Garner, and Mr.Hardnet these two teachers make school fun and ready to come back each and every day. The extracurricular activities are awesome along with the coaches. When there is something going on at the school the parents are most involed they wanted to know every thing about their kids. Thats why this school to me is number one because everyone makes it that way.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 13, 2005

Dr. S. Kilgore there will never be another one like her. she was wonderful. She was a mom to my chld. She listened and made sure she had a response. She handled everything effectively,she's just remarkable and I love her for that. When my child left school due to becoming pregnant she told my child that there would be a place there for her when she was to return because she knew my child was returning. She believed in my child and that is what makes her wonderful.the teachers at washington were awesome. they made sure they taught the lesson and got the information through to the children. The cheerleaders were good and the football team and the basketball team. I love everything about washington high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

When the parents get involved, thats when BTW will become a better institution. So many of the students struggle. It is arduous for them to succeed without their parents. It's not the principal or the faculties fault that a students does not make progress.It is up to the parents and their students. Parents can't complain when they are not involved.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2004

Booker T. Washington High school must get rid of its principal for the school to succeed. We continuously receive a poor quality of teachers. Some are good; but most are inadequate in preparing our chldren for test. While other schools prepare their children at the beginning of the school year, B. T. Washington high prepares its student one or two months before The GHSGT and other tests. Although BTW has tutoring on Saturdays, many of the instructors do not show up and often disappoint the children with frequent absences. The principal has been here too long and uses threats on the students to 'act right' when company is in the building.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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82%

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86%

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77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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63%

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83%

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79%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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79%

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78%

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71%
Social Studies

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

218 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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70%

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71%

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72%
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.

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71%

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90%

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91%
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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.

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Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

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76%

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74%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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44%
Coordinate Algebra

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

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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59%

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65%

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48%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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14%
Integrated Math II

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

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17%

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20%
Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

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

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46%

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51%
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 37%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tiauna Crooms
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45 Whitehouse Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
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