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Carrollton High School

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Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This school is really involving, many sports and clubs. No one will ever be left out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2013

My shool is awesome!! There are so many great ways to get involved. We have alomost every sport and club you can think of. Our teachers are all fantastic at teaching us what we need to know. Carrollton is the best shcool in the state in my opinion.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2010

This school is the best. They rea;;y care about your grades and your behavior. But besides that they are not strict at all. And you will have alot of funn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2009

Carrollton High School prepared me very well for college at the University of Georgia. The teachers for the honors students are excellent and the ones who don't teach honors are good as well. The only reason I believe it has a bad rating is that it is an inner-city school, and you cannot make some students care about classes, therefore, the grades from the whole school are brought down during testing. This is not representative of the school itself.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

We moved here from out of state in August, 2008. The school has great spirit and takes a lot of pride in athletics, which as a former HS athlete I appreciate and 'get'. However, academics at this school are a bit hit and miss. I don't understand how my child seldom has any homework. Yes, he's bright and makes pretty much straight 'A's but I think in at least some of the classes, the standards are VERY low. I'd like to see the expectations for academics be as high as they are for athletics. Anybody who thinks Carrollton HS has across the board high standards would be blown away by what it's like at an academically strong school. Don't get me wrong, teachers/staff are very nice and helpful at the school. I just wish there was more emphasis on academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Great Academics, Extracurricular Activities, and school spirit. The teacher love the students and show it. Parents are encouraged to be strongly involved with their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have a very diverse staff and we maintain high standards in academics, arts, and athletics. We succeed in all three!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 5, 2009

It is really hard to fit in at carrollton high school. Carrollton is such an old town so everyone knows each other. Ive been attending carrollton since august of 2008 and i still dont really know anyone that well....all of my better friends go to villa rica, but thats a really bad school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2009

Whoever said that the school is based on a hierarchy of 'Baptist jocks' is as ignorant as the grammar used in the review. The school has an outlet for every student body whether it be in the sports department or the regionally (if not nationally) acclaimed band program. Also, note, that when comparing the number of out-of-district students at Carrollton with the number of those attending Central, one can see the favorable choice.


Posted September 26, 2008

My kids have gone to different schools in Ga as well as other states. We have been in Carrollton for about 4 years and thus far have no plans on ever leaving. They have met way beyond my expectations with academics and the community support. My son has a very high IQ which other schools recognized but seemed to be clueless as to what to do about it. Carrollton immediately upon registeration commented on his high scores and said they would make sure he is challenged. We have not been disappointed. I moved in to Carrollton, was not born here, and have felt very welcome by my neighbors and the community. It is a very close community and you can feel like an outsider IF you don't allow yourself to get involved. It isn't because people don't allow you in. Great job Carrollton City!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

I just started attending this school about 6 months ago. All I got to say is it's all about the rich kids and jocks. It has the small minded atmosphere which is, you only belong if you are baptist, jock, and southern. Anybody who thinks differently is considered a atheist. There is a lot of ethinocentrism here but it is mostly in the form of south is better than the north. If you are not from Carrollton Georgia this is a bad place to go to school. On the plus side though they do have some good teachers, and academics. Final Grade= 2 stars, try Central.


Posted March 27, 2008

My 2 children attended the Carrollton City School System for the past several years. It's very hard to fit into a niche here. Discipline is unfair and more emphasis on sports. If you are in a sport, you are treated differently than other students. The school of excellence should no longer be the motto. My child was left behind in this school system and was just passed thru.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

Extra activities are good but the disipline is unfair.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2005

Two of my three children attended Carrollton Jr. High and then we had to move to a surburban county about 50 miles away. We are finding out the 'hard' way that Carrollton exceeds most standards set for academic achievement. We were very fortunate to have experienced this excellence in education --from faculty and the supportive administration. My son participated in the Band program and we were not disappointed. I am pleased that there are schools that recognize the value of fine arts. The county we have moved to does not---they have 1 music and 1 art teacher that is shared between 2 school for 1/2 yr respectively. Way to go, Carrollton! Keep raising the bar!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 24, 2005

I attended the Carrollton City schools from Kindergarden through High School. I graduated in 2004 in the top of my class. I'm now attending Brenau University and I feel that I was very prepared for college. Most students at the school are involved in some kind of activity. CHS is VERY successful in almost all activities. The Band is awesome, most ALL sports are very successful as well as the debate team. But school always comes first. You have to make the grade to participate. The community and parents are really supportive and always willing to lend a helping hand. As for the 'type' of students I would say there is a wide variety anywhere from very low-class to very high-class. Most students are of black or white race. I really enjoyed going to school there. Still miss it!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 28, 2005

Both my children graduated from Carrollton (GA) HS. While they both did well in school (B or better averages), neither was adequately prepared for college. Admin (and many parents) seemed more interested in sports (mainly football) and band programs than academic quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2004

I graduated from Carrollton, and I can say that it is a great school. The community really supports the school and its programs. Almost all students are involved with something at CHS. There are some great teachers there as well. I feel that going to school there really prepared me for college, and so far it's been easy.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2004

I was a student at Carrollton a few years ago. The sports teams are very competitive and the band is awesome. Almost anyone who went to Carrollton is proud to say they did. There are some excellent teachers; I only remember one or two staff members I disliked. Carrollton gets tremendous community support and involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

294 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

293 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Coordinate Algebra

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

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Integrated Math II

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

343 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Physical Science

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
U.S. History

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

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
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 50% 44%
Black 32% 37%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mark Albertus
Fax number
  • (770) 834-8714

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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202 Trojan Dr
Carrollton, GA 30117
Phone: (770) 834-7726

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