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9-12
Public district
Austell, GA
Students enrolled: 2,213
 

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1920 Clay Rd
Austell, GA 30106

(770) 819-2611
(770) 819-2613
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May 06, 2015
Principal cares about the kids! He is a great mentor to young men. Parents need to step up to the plate and support their kid/ kids and their community! Greaux Dr. Hosey!

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2014
The mentality of the school has gone down tremendously. The children act and sound as if they live in the 'hood' and seem to impersonate gang-bangers. I have had two children graduate and my third child just finished freshman year there. We are moving to East Cobb. I remained an active parent and that is the ONLY way that I didn't lose my children there. Kudos to the principal and a few other teachers/administrators because they really have their hands full.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2014
After listening to so many so-so answers. Before my child attended SCHS, I found SCHS to be just as Excellent and Superior as all the other High Schools. This comment from a parent that is very particular about where my children education comes from. Also, both kids attended private schools. I think its all about the parent and the child studying, listening, respect, and wanting to be EDUCATED!!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 08, 2014
I am a Freshman at South Cobb, for middle school I went to a private school which in comparison was much better. In terms of public school South Cobb has a lot of opportunities such as the Magnet program and AP classes. If you take advantage of different activities at South Cobb you will have a better experience. However unlike the private school I went to they have a percentage of students who act negatively. I have had someone attempt to steal my phone, and seen a fight during class. This percentage can be found at just about any school. If you are friends with people who are not this percentage and you are not this percentage you will be fine. Over all in terms of public school South Cobb is a good school with great teachers, a good principle and some amazing students such as myself. If you are looking for a good Public High School, South Cobb might just be for you! You should try it and see if you'd like to stay

- submitted by a community member

January 06, 2014
im not gunna lie, this may be the best student oriented school, 4 out of 5 years i lived in this area have been the best of my life, the longer you stay the better it gets

- submitted by a student

September 30, 2013
South Cobb High School has the most dedicated teachers and principal. The students are motivated to achieve the highest standards and excel in their community. Go Eagles !!!

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
I graduated from SCHS in '89 and my children are now attending and I think for the most park the school is doing the best they can with the funds that they have. Kids who want to learn will learn and those who don't want to learn will make it harder for the teacher to do their job. Over populated classrooms, because noone can afford to pay for more teachers in each subject. It would be wonderful if we could get volunteers to assist with tutoring after school programs for children who are struggling in their studies. Facing these challenges I believe SCHS still has great things to offer, with a great group of kids, caring teachers and a good staff.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
My daughter is a Freshman at South Cobb High school. I have been monitoring ALL of the schools in Cobb County for some time now and SCHS is definitely improving. A school's success lies beyond test results and statistics. You must be involved to experience the positive changes and not rely on negative word of mouth or isolated incidents. EVERY school has issues. There are a lot of great/effective programs, students and educators at SCHS. Unfortunately, only certain schools receive accolades or recognition. We need to get the word out about the positive impact SCHS is making.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
South Cobb has teachers that truly want the students to do their best. Also, South Cobb High School has really great classes and teaching methods

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2013
I am parent with 6 students that attended south Cobbi now have 4 left. I see a big difference since my first child attended. I'm not from here and I don't see s lot of patent involvement in the schools in this area. I have seen students skipping, cursing disrespect teachers which is unacceptable. I like South Cobb it has potential to striving to bring successful but we as parents and a community need to come together and changing what's going on around us. Let's take our community back let's Build Our Schools, it can be done do let's do it..

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2013
My son has attended SCHS going on 4 years. He has always attended a private school. He went from a school of about 200 students to a school of almost 2000. Once we both started getting involved, we began to see the difference in not only the school, but in his behavior and attitude toward the school. SCHS is definitely moving in the right direction and the principal- Mr Hosey is right on target. He is determined to see that this school is one that stands amongst the greatest of schools. I strongly encourage those who are currently and are thinking about attending SCHS, to get involved and make a difference. The school is only as good as the administrators, parents, and students make it. Although my son will be graduating next year, i still plan to continue my involvement because I see the great things that the administrators want for the school and with the community, parents, and administrators involved, the sky is the limit as to the great school this will be. Although I ranked the teachers and parents at the level that I did, again, the school is definitely moving in the right direction as long as they keep Mr Hosey. Let start being apart of the solution. Lets get involved.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2013
I am a sophmore at SCHS and it is horrible I'm now in the magnet program and they barley teach us anything I went to pebblebrook and I don't understand why people want to come to this school its ghettoer and worse than pebblebrook. Pebblebrook has mor extracurricular activities and better staff here Im wanting to transfer back to pebblebrook

- submitted by a community member

January 16, 2013
This is my daughter's second year at SCHS. I have heard many things about SCHS, most of them not true, and I am on an all out journey to change the perception of the school. Mr. Hosey, in his short time as Principal, has done great things. You get out of it what you put in it. Parents must be more involved - Schools like Wheeler, N Cobb, etc has the participation of their parents. Get involved to make a difference for the school, but more important for our children.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2012
I attended South Cobb High School since 2009, and I must say that South Cobb HS has come a long way. The staff there is incredible, including Mr, Hosey. I am proud to be an Eagle.

- submitted by a student

October 02, 2012
As a current student of SCHS and after watching my siblings graduate from the school, I can honestly say that South Cobb High School is a wonderful school. We've had our low moments but we're coming back on top & we will not stop. It is truly a school of excellence where the students are beginning to all become a family. I would not chose any other school to grow with. Eagle Nation.

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2012
South Cobb High School has excellent teachers, A very strong principal and challenging academic programs. The Magnet Program is very rigorous and fun. Also the school environment is diverse and the campus is clean and beautiful. South Cobb is rising to the top and doing more for its students than many other schools in Cobb County.

- submitted by a student

May 11, 2012
i currently go to south cobb and i personally like the school. the one thing i dont like are the uniforms, we are in high school and shouldn't be treated like middle schoolers.otherwise this is a great school and the the magnet program is awesome.

- submitted by a student
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April 23, 2010
This school had amzing principal who gave you a very at home, part of the family feeling.The teachers took personal time with each student and have a quality tudoring program i would definately recommend this school for anyone coming to the Austell area.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2009
I graduated from an Atlanta PS & had heard so much positivity about the Cobb county educational experience. My student is in the top of her class & her grasp of simple topics & subject matter is far below what mine was & my other young relatives in Fulton PS. & Atlanta PS. I am appalled at her level of knowledge in history, mathematics, & literature. Projects; a joke, materials; joke, classroom behavior; joke, teachers understanding of subject is grossly limited. Teachers are childlike themselves & do not challenge students. My daughter's work is so easy to do, she breezes through it & still has no idea what she has done. I have no idea how her grades are as good as they are because when I delve beyond what the teacher just 'passes out' she has no clue. Many supporting stories. Too many to tell.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2009
Grant it, South Cobb, as well as many other schools in Cobb County can stand to do better in a few areas. In response to the student who transferred from N Cobb, AP classes are available to those who qualify! South Cobb has a fantastic Magnet Program as well. Dr. Riveria did a great job turning this school around, he will be missed by the students, staff & parents, but let's not loose focus on the big picture! Let's all work to make SCHS better than before. Parents - get involved. Students - stop complaining and start learning!! This is what it is going to take to improve SCHS.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2009
South Cobb is the worst school!! I do not like it for nothing. The students are ghetto and the lunch is not that good. Half the teachers can't teach it's sad. I came from north cobb and north cobb is much better! They don't even have that much AP classes to take.

- submitted by a student

June 10, 2009
I'm a proud parent of two recent graduates of SCH and in two years will have the pleasure to be proud again. SCH keep up the EXCELLENT work.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2009
As a parent of three South Cobb graduates I can not believe anyone would call this school anything but disgraceful. Currently I have a senior and a sophomore who are being moved to another county to finish out High School. The graduation ceremony itself was a farce, both poorly planned and executed. There was inantiquate parking and seating, accompanied by poor crowd control. Instead of parading the faculty out in a musical fashion and having them take up a multitude of seating that should have been reserved for family; they should have been dispersed throughout the crowd to help with noise and seating. The graduates were not even visible by their family members and the audio was drowned out by rude audience members. The high point of SCHS is the ROTC program, Col Bradley and his staff. He will be remembered fondly by myself and my children.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2009
I am a parent of a student currently attending SCHS and I am disappointed with the administration. I feel uninformed of what is going on at school. I do greatly appreciate being able to go online to PINNACLE and see my child's grades. However, not all teachers stay on top of entering in grades into the PINNACLE system online. Grades are sometimes not entered until you are about to receive a progress report/report card.

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2009
Okay, wow. Anyone on this website who claims that South Cobb is a 'great' school, you must be mistaking this school for something else. I am a senior at South Cobb this year and im having so many problems with the administration and unruly disrespectful students that i am now having to transfer out of the school. The whole four years i have been at this school have been hell for me. The administration is very rude and unwilling to help with many problems because 'they have more important things to do'. I cannot believe whoever enrolls all of the people in this school but they must realize it is extremely over crowded. The teachers are also very rude and really do not care to help the student with any problems they have. I will only remember one teacher and thats coach jackson ( : . This school is rediculous.

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2008
South Cobb is a great school, and the principal, Dr. Grant Rivera does an excellent job maintaining the safe and learning-based environment.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2008
I graduated from Schs a few years ago and still have great memories of the school. Although the counselor wasn't all that great, Dr. Rivera compensated for her shortcomings. I worked in the front office for one of my classes and can say that Dr. Rivera is real down to earth and honestly cares about the future of his students. One thing I vividly remember about him is my graduation day and the smile he had for me once I walked across the stage and then as I meet him to receive my certificate, he told me how proud he was of me. Memories like this make me proud to be an alumni of south cobb high school. I hope he [Dr. Rivera] stays a Principle at South Cobb for a long time because with his dedication and hardwork SC can become one of the best high schools in cobb county.

- submitted by a student
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September 22, 2008
I am a parent of a 2008/9 Senior who is a very consciencious student, thank goodness. Unfortunately it seems that although we have been blessed with an awesome principle, the teaching and counceling staff have ignored the need for several informative meetings with both the student body and parents to discuss the difficult to navigate college process, this is a community that doesn't have the advantages as others, we need a supportive and proactive staff, starting when these kids are freshman, lets get it together here.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2008
I def. just graduated from SCHS; CLASS OF 2008; woot woot...l0l anywho: I had a great time @ SC, Dr. Rivera is the best principal a student can ask for. His door is ALWAYS open. He's never NOT on top of things. He wants the best for his students, and you can feel it when he's around. If he isnt there for anything; he is always there for help with the GGT [ ga grad test ] There were students that he tutored personal and if he couldnt he would find a teach to help the student. I LOVE DR. Rivera! Overall, the school is the best, any child from every background, race, or money status will fit in! I hope you choose to let your child attend SCHS; it will def. be for the BETTER! =]

- submitted by a student

December 24, 2007
As a 2007 graduate of South Cobb's Magnet program these are the things I feel are the pro and cons of the school: Pros- Magnet program, approachable principal, and we made AYP Cons- incompetent counselors (if it was not for the Magnet program I would not have gotten all my college information complete), lack of motivated teachers, and no strict authority figure (bring back Dr. Johnson!) Overall, I made the best out of the situation that I was in and so did many other students in my class, but it seems like the school's moral is rapidly deteriorating. I sat in on my sister's honors class and the class was disruptive and rude. Also, the reason for this is that the classes are filled with timid and inexperienced teachers. If no change happens soon South Cobb will no longer have the Magnet Program and the school will go futher into disarray.

- submitted by a student
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October 30, 2007
I love South Cobb!!!! This is my last year here and I have really enjoyed my time. I've learned a lot and had many great teachers. Dr.Rivera has improved the school so much. I can admit that there are some students and teachers who need to straighten their act up but overall the school is amazing. The spirit that students have will inspire you. As a student I could really tell that Dr.Rivera cares about all of the students.

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2007
My daughter graduated from South Cobb in 2007. The principal is amazing, really cares about the kids and making improvements. The broadcasting dept is outstanding. Would recommend any child interested to give it a shot. They won 1st in the state for a PSA and won a local emmy. As with any school, it is up to the student and parents to have a successful high school career. My daughter did great there and was accepted at several major colleges. She is now a freshman at a major university and is doing great - so far all A's. My only complaint was with one of the senior counselors. My child, and several others, felt that she focused on the athletes and the black students. They did not feel comfortable asking her for help, in fact she did not seem to want to help the white students.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2007
I will soon be entering my senior year at South Cobb High School. The school has made much improvement under the phenomenal direction of Dr. Grant Rivera, the principal. Coming from Floyd Middle School, I was very suprised at the many journeys that I took upon entering South Cobb. 1.) 99% of the teachers love what they are doing and are very willing to work with parents and students (whether the parents and students are willing to work w/ them is another story). 2.) The Fine Arts program is amazing! Chorus and orchestra exceed expectations every year. Sadly, despite the school's excellent music programs, the county has repeatedly chosen to ignore the condition of the facilities. All of the facilities throughout the school are anything but exceptional and the county is determined to ignore it! Something needs to be done. Parents need to speak out!

- submitted by a student

June 02, 2007
Teachers at South Cobb, although fond of the runaround, are oftentimes quite helpful. The Principal, on the other hand, greatly underestimates his audience. Counselors, as usual, have good advice about college, but not about personal matters. Extracurriculars are phenomenal though, with a stunning Arts program and a fairly good Sports program. As with most schools, you have good teachers, great teachers, and less than thrilled teachers, but all of them have their hearts in the right place. Plus, you'll never have to worry about your child not being punished. The majority of teachers are relatively strict.

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2007
I am a Junior at South Cobb High School, and I've been here since my freshmen year. Our school used to be a pretty good school. But now it's just out of hand! Our Principal Dr.Riveia Is Amazing!, but not the students and teachers here. The teachers do not care about our learning.Some do but most don't! They care too much about what we have on or what we're doing then what goes in our head! For the years to come our school will just get worst and worst!

- submitted by a student

December 04, 2006
I graduated from South Cobb in 2004. I am now a Junior in college. Although I had some awsome memories from South Cobb... I do feel, however, that I was not prepared for college. Teachers at South Cobb gave you answers for test not actually teaching you how to study. When it came to writing essays I felt as if I had to play catch up. I really do hope that theses areas in South Cobb are at least somewhat better.

- submitted by a student

November 02, 2006
I have two sons in the magnet program at South Cobb and one son who has graduated. Our experience has been wonderful. Our new principal, Dr. Rivera has made it a point to be visible and available to students and parents. The teachers throughout South Cobb are energetic and take great pride in their work. There is room for more parental involvement. This is definitely the key to a good school no matter what side of the county you live on. My college freshman feels very well prepared for college. He is attending a private school out of state and is doing well.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2006
<cont> As I was saying. I know there are some teachers, other then just Magnet and Honors that enjoy what they do and try to make a difference in the lives of their students. There, I'm sure, are more passionate, than teachers at this school. Part of the reason why some teachers just become less invovled is that the studnets they come around are becoming less invovled academically and more invovled in extracurricular activites. Students being involved in activities other then acadmeics is not a bad thing,but can become bad when they start failing classes. Luckily though their are those teachers that teach and teach well, and care and teach their students to be grateful for the education they do have. Our school is a wonderful place to get an education! Great principal involvment, awesome sports teams, and great academic oppurtunites. There is just a little bit of overcrowding.

- submitted by a student

January 27, 2006
I love south cobb high school because the staff are always involved in student activities and the students seem to love that level of devotion. I absolutely admire what the new principal has done with that school which could have contributed to the school becoming a national school of excellence. I am glad to say that my child is apart of such a well estalished school.The test scores aren't they should be but they have definately made major improvements in last past four years that my daughter has been an attendant at this school. I was surprised to fine such a good at such notice after moving from another state, but this school has changed my mind on out of state schooling.The various extracurricular activities at this school is just what a new student may need to feel as if they belong.Not to mention the level of parent invovlement available here.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2005
My son has graduated from South Cobb H.S. He enjoyed a lot of things about the school. As a parent I don't like the way their set up for the children to graduate. I think instead of having an exit exam they should make the students have to take a regions exams for each subject, but the exam should only be based on the information that was covered in the classes taken in H.S. I also think that the students shouldn't repeat the same subjects under a different subject name and get check for it. (Ex. Freshman year they take social studies and pass.Senoir year they take American History, to which is the same exact Social Studies, class and pass.They have learned nothing new.)I think they should also make classes 45 minutes long instead of 1 1/2 hours long to which doesn't keep the attention of the students.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2005
I am a parent of a senior and I think the school has too many administrators that don`t know how to control unruly students nor do they care. They are so afraid the parents will come to the school and fuss them out.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2005
I am a senior that has recently graduated from South Cobb and will be attending Emory in the fall. An establishment is defined by the people that populate it. If there is anyone to blame, it is the low achieving students and the nonexistent parent involvement. ALL the teachers are compassionate about their work and will work with you and your child to create an environment that is safe for them to learn in; that is, if YOU, the parent, gets involved. Classes that are not AP, honors, or magnet (including lower foreign language, non-academics) are constantly barraged by distraction and disciplinary problems because of the high amount of students who go there, not to learn, but to be babysat until they are eventually funneled through the educational system many years later. The individuals to blame are the students and parents themselves for permitting low-achieving students to corrupt their environment.

- submitted by a student

May 29, 2005
I am currently a sophmore at South Cobb high school and have to sadly say that I am dissapointed. 'Teachers' do not 'teach.' Yes, this sounds very spurious, but is unfortunately true. All I did in my French class is view Disney movies in ENGLISH! No subtitles in French or anything either! In my English class I have never been asked to write anything longer than half a page. The last time I checked, teachers were supposed to encourage you. The administration is nonexistent. I blame these problems on the 'principal.' I know not what she does with her time, but what I do know is that she doesnt try and neither do the majority of teachers.

- submitted by a student

December 28, 2004
I am a senior at South Cobb. I am continually let down by the school's low academic performance and nonexistent extra curricular activities. I have been a student at SC for four years and I feel that I have not learned enough to be successful in college. I have taken the toughest courses at SC, but many of these courses do not allow the student to gain deep insight into the curriculum. I have also had a lot of trouble with some of the teachers, because some fail to realize the need to instill a proper education in their students and instead continue to review the same material that most students learn in middle school. I hope that SC will someday be able to excel, but it does not seem likely due to the lack of extracurricular activities, the inept teachers, and the limited course selection.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2004
My child has enjoyed attendint this school. She is a junior this year. I am impressed with the eargerness of the teachers to communicate with me about my child's progress. I have never had a problem with communicating with my child's teacher. The administration was excellent in handling a concern I had with one teacher, who is no longer at the school. The cooperation of the staff and administrators at this school regarding academic or teacher concern is excellent! I'm looking forward to my so attending this school next year.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2004
i am a not a parent but a frshmen and the problem that i see is that the school is way too crowd and everything else is cool, communication between parent and teacher is good however most of the time teachers read their emails more than they do their answering messenges. the teacher are great.

- submitted by a student

July 03, 2004
I was a student at South Cobb High recently. I enjoyed all my classes and teachers. This school is a good school. Some kids take advantage of that.

- submitted by a student

March 19, 2004
I'm not a parent of a child at South Cobb, I'm actually a student and South Cobb is a good school for children who are trying to receive the upmost, top education. The administrators are great also in trying to make South Cobb a better place to learn. This school, is very good if you're into receiving an education with the upmost high respect.

- submitted by a student

March 16, 2004
My 16 year old nephew that I am raising has been attending South Cobb for the past three years, here is what I have noticed: 1. Poor communication between the teacher and parents, they send communication through the students - they expect the teenagers to tell you what is going on by way of handouts or verbal, most of which are lost or forgotten. 2. The teachers wait until it is too late to notify you that your childs grades are suffering-this problem I am sure is linked to the above issue. 3. When notified of my nephews failing grades, I tried to contact the teacher to see if there was a way that we could work to improve them. My calls were never returned.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2003
What the previous parent didn't tell you is that drugs and booze are rampant in the school and the administration seems to be almost totally unaware. They are more concerned with a kid (not mine by another parent's child) arriving 4 minutes late than the fights in the hall ways. The physical plant is old and run down, the halls dreary and classes are sometimes spread so far apart is it almost impossible for a kid to get from one class to another without being late.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2003
South Cobb is a good school. It's principle is great and most of the teachers are very helpful.

- submitted by a community member

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South Cobb High School
1920 Clay Rd, Austell, GA  30106
(770) 819-2611
Last modified South Cobb High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Cobb High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top