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Early County High School

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Posted October 3, 2008

ECHS is great. Although I grew up in ECS my daughter and I moved back 9 months ago. She is doing so much better here than she did in a large county school in NC. She has becomemore outgoing and was readily accepted by her new class. If nothing else the move here was the best thing I could have done for my daughter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

EC schools are awesome! They have the perfect balance of academics and exacurriculars, and there are so many events that go on. They even have special courses for students who are above average, called PROBE or GIFTED, and THAT is especially awesome. GO CATS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2007

Teachers are very involved, the academics are well balanced and well taught. There are advanced classes available for gifted students, and many sports and extracurricular activities available. I graduated from this high school, and like the previous posters, consider the teachers more as mentors and friends. Definately a safe school, a close-knit, small-town school where everyone knows everyone. That is part of the charm. Children are given every opportunity to excel and succeed. Definately recommended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2006

My opinion may be biased, but I have attended a small private school and a large public high school, but nothing compares to ECHS. There is such a great spirit and the teachers are excited to teach and see kids learning! I just graduated and I didn't want to leave. The balance of academics and sports along with fine arts, etc. is amazing and something not achieved by many schools. The 4 years I spent there have been the best so far! Go Cats!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 2, 2005

I graduated from ECHS last year, and I must admit that my highschool years were great- and I have the teachers to thank. Many of the teachers are willing to help students after hours, willing to give just a little more to make sure they pass. Many teachers that I left behind I now count as my dearest friends and mentors, and I know that I wouldn't have made it through it it were not for them. Aside from that, there are the activities- journalism, yearbook, sports, chorus, Homecoming... and its a fairly small school, so everything is more personal. I encourage any parents to enroll their students at ECHS- it may be in a small town, but I don't think you'll find a better school anywhere else! -Savannah McArdle :)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 25, 2005

I love early co . School system . And i would not send my kids any where else. Because this is home to me. The bobcats we are family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2004

My daugther is a senior this year at Early County High School. Early County has a remarkable program, the only students who don't learn are those who just don't want to. The Sports programs are great. Mr.Davis and Mr. Ferry are wonderful. I would encourage any parent to enroll their child in any of the Early County Schools. My kids have been to them all and they are better for it. Early County Schools, all of them are family, they care about the students.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Coordinate Algebra

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Integrated Math II

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

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
Physical Science

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
U.S. History

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
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 64% 37%
White 32% 44%
Hispanic 2% 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
  • David Michael Ferry
Fax number
  • (229) 723-8690

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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12020 Columbia St
Blakely, GA 39823
Phone: (229) 723-3006

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