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Cairo High School

Public | 9-12 | 1091 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 29, 2013

In recent years, this school has dramatically decreased in quality. Many of my former teachers have expressed with sadness that some time around my graduating class '09 or '10, the quality of education and student motivation is nothing but disappointing. Even graduating this school in the top 10 couldn't prepare me for life at the University of Georgia. Oh and those former teachers I was talking? Most of them were laid off with the dip in the economy or retired after new administration took over. And ALL of those teachers were in the math and science areas, with a few in history or English or AP classes. I mean the BEST teachers. The ones that were tough but they TAUGHT. The football coaches stayed, of course. Even though they don't contribute to education much at all. The extra-curriculars are this schools only redeeming point. Programs like band and ROTC most likely kept more kids out of trouble and getting pregnant than there would've been without them. Teachers have also told stories of admins deciding whether to buy iPads for labs for no reason while the school faced bankruptcy if it didn't preserve paper. Now, I'm trying to get my parents to send my little sister elsewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

I moved to Cairo High from Thomas County Central. If I had to choose which school to attend, it would be Cairo. It is smaller and to me it seems more down to earth, and I can just be myself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

Cairo High School is like any other high school. The social status means a lot there whether your a teacher or a student. Every organization in this school thinks it is the most important thing happening and nothing else matters. This does tear some of the students apart. From my point of view in all my 4 years there the only people who can say that these were the best years of my life are the people that everyone claims you have to like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

I am a former homeschool mom and am currently a teacher at another school. I do recommend the school. As with any institution there are strengths and weaknesses. The strengths outweigh the weaknesses. Both of my older children have received a quality education at CHS. I do intend to have my youngest attend CHS also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

This is a great school! The teachers, the community, the principal-- everything is wonderful and it was a great experience teaching there. The extra-curricular activities are exceptional, especially football and band.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 5, 2007

Having attended Cairo High School, my advice for parents is to explore private school options elsewhere. I felt totally unprepared when I began college at the Unversity of Georgia, and I believe quite firmly that it was because I attended CHS. The focus is shifted away from academics toward athletics. When I attended, the school offered only 1 AP course, and by the time I entered 11th grade, they no longer offered that!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2007

this school is the best i have a daughter that goes here and she loves it alot. if you live in Ga near Cairo High school you should send your child there because this school is a very good school and i remend people to visit here and check it out for their kids
—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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

231 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
79%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
36%
American Literature

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Coordinate Algebra

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
Physical Science

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

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
56%
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 52% 44%
Black 39% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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455 5th St SE
Cairo, GA 39828
Phone: (229) 377-2222

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