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South Cobb High School

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Posted June 3, 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


Posted April 9, 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


Posted January 8, 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


Posted January 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 9, 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


Posted October 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 5, 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


Posted 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


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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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

358 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

376 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

379 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Algebra I

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

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
42%
American Literature

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Coordinate Algebra

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

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
3%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Integrated Math II

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Physical Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
21%
U.S. History

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

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
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 66% 37%
Hispanic 16% 12%
White 14% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Drama

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Ashley Hosey
Fax number
  • (770) 819-2613

Resources

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

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

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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1920 Clay Rd
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: (770) 819-2611

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