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Pierce County High School

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Posted July 10, 2009

Teachers are biased towards their favorites, discipline rules are not followed if your on the prefered list, students are unduly pushed toward quitting due to poor and biased discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

As a current student at Pierce County High School I am shocked at the medicore standards set by the school administrators.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2006

This is my Senior year at Pierce County High School and I strongly discourage any parent from sending their child to be a student at this school. New rules are practiced almost every semester to the point where it's just mentally and physically exhausting trying to enforce these rules and follow them. The only upside is that the students are very friendly and accepting and so are most of our teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2006

PCHS is a great school. The Principle has done an excellent job maintaining a strong learning environment. Good discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

I love PCHS. My son attended WayxMS and talk about a horror story. I moved to Pierce Co. and transferred him and Praise God I did. He went from making C's & D's to A,B. The teachers are great. They listen and are willing to help no matter what the problem is. My son is now a junior at PCHS. And we are still pleased.Pierce Co. teachers keep up the Great Work...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

Being a student of PCHS for 3 great years, I have nothing but respect for the staff and parents of this great community. I was in foster care in Pierce County and was treated with nothing but respect. I learned so much there not only in books and class but how to be great human being. God Bless the people in Blackshear Georgia.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 8, 2005

I went to PCHS for all 4 years of high school. They have lost many awesome teachers since I graduated partly due to bad administration. The school system in general is trying to cut out the fine arts, and it's been many years since the school has had a choir. There is a severe lack of funding for the art program, and art classes are used as filler classes to put 'trouble' students. Unless you enrolled in advanced classes while I was there, the quality of education would be sketchy as it was mostly busy work. Also, the library is sadly lacking in fine literary material and is mostly a reference library. The non-reference material was often on a reading level below high school....very disappointing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 9, 2004

i dont personally want my child to be a student of PCHS. i attended the school for 3 yrs and truthfully all i can say is that some of the teachers are great and some are really bad. The test scores of PCHS is also low which means some of the teachers need to get to work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2004

I have attended Pierce County High School three years. I think this school is a wonderful school. Some teachers give you the attention you need to do well. The Administrative staff is great as well. They will do anything they can to help you. I would not attend any other school. I very much like Pierce County High School.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

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96%

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

211 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Algebra I

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
71%
American Literature

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
65%
Coordinate Algebra

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
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Integrated Math I

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

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66%

2010

 
 
63%
Integrated Math II

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

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70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Physical Science

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

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
U.S. History

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

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 44%
Black 11% 37%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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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School Leader's name
  • Anthony Smith
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  • (912) 449-2061

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4850 County Farm Rd
Blackshear, GA 31516
Phone: (912) 449-2055

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