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Fannin County High School

Public | 9-12 | 879 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Based on 2 ratings
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Posted February 5, 2014

I am an alumni of FCHS. My family & I moved to Blue Ridge from Gwinnett my sophomore year. At first if felt a little awkward to me because it was the only high school in the county and only about 1000 kids attended. I soon started fitting in very well. Everyone was very nice and helpful. This also made me feel 100% happy about the move because I am biracial and I've always heard stereotypes about the area. I can tell you they aren't true. I took many AP classes and they were no joke! I feel like FCHS prepared me well for college. The ONLY complaint that I have is that it is not a very 'wooooo go team spirit' school. Maybe it's changed in the last six years. I heard they have added sports such as volleyball and have an array of interesting classes to choose from now. If you're considering a move to Fannin but are worried about the education, worry no longer.


Posted February 4, 2014

My family and I relocated to the mountains. When I did my first tour of the High School it was more for informational purposes than any real intent for my child to attend. I Homeschool and am quite picky when it comes to curriculum and quality of instruction. In short I was impressed. I move all the time so impressing me isn't easy. The school has a solid Engineering program. I mention this because the first thing I ask myself when touring a school is whether it's college prep worthy. We'll, we've been here some time now with my child attending this school. The teachers and administration are for the most part well above average. In terms of caring for the welfare of their students I have quite frankly never seen the passion before on this level; shockingly all the way up to administration. Bullying is handled promptly and to be honest we have to date not had a problem. My only real concern and it's a real one is the robustness of the mathematics program. On a side note my child is twice exceptional (gifted/special needs) the school has been awesome in accommodating. My child is testing by the way extremely well so I know the school is functioning as it should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

I am a former student of FCHS and I'll say that from moving from a very large school in Metro Atlanta to FCHS, I was incredibly challenged. I was an honor student in Atlanta but when I moved to Blue Ridge, I found myself behind in almost every subject. It did not perpetuate the 'hillbilly high school' stereotype. I felt it offered a much better education for me than my prior school and I was quite prepared for college. My only negative memory was the teenage pregnancy rate at the school, but that is neither reflective of the teachers or administration - just the students and the parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2009

I have had three children and many other family members attend FCHS and I have been very pleased with there level of education; like most things you get what you invest, they have a fine AP program, vocational oppertunities and a active christian learning center. The extercurricular activities are suprisingly well done for a school of this size and the athletic dept. is supportive of winning both on and off the field. There is a active scholorship foundation giving out nearly 1 million in scholorships 2007 and I have never had any 'or heard of any parent getting cold shouldered by any faculty'. FCHS is a very well ran facility given the restraint of being a small school in a low tax base system and I can only congradulate any parent who is fortunate to share that experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

Academically poor, inefficient, unwilling to work with parents...this school seems to want to get rid of kids, not teach them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2008

Not to be rude, but I learned a great deal about Pearl Harbor, WWII, and many other events both big and small and I go to Fannin County High School. It's a great school to learn a great variety of things. Plus they offer many diverse classes to take, although not the best selection, but that is only because it is a small little school. However, it offers many great after school activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2008

My children attended this school and did NOT, learn anything about Pearl Harbor, WWII, etc. They learned religion (Bible Study) in History.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

The school has some of the best Career Tech. and Agricultue Education programs around and the teachers take a personal touch with what they teach.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

I go to FCHS. It is a very small school and you know most everybody there. We just got some new additions to the school; a performing arts center, a new gym and recently a new football stadium.
—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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

207 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Coordinate Algebra

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Integrated Math II

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
44%
Physical Science

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
95%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
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
White 94% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Black 0% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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