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Cedartown High School

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Posted September 18, 2009

this school is ok they are pretty strict and unreasonable
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

In my opinion cedartown highschool aint that bad of a place. & Chs is not to be blamed for my bad grammer. Its just a habbit. I think chs is good school, but yes, some teachers dont care. But every school has to be like that. The state puts too much on students and teachers and it has to be rushed so all the material is covered. The teacher or school shouldnt be blamed for that, but the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2008

I think my school (cedartown high) is a great school. At times i seem like some of my teachers move to fast just to make sure they cover everything so they wont get in trouble. I dont think they really take enough time on the chapters that we study. One of my teachers even gave us a quiz at the end of the day right after she had taught it. Thanks for reading my rating on my school where i'm a junior here at cedartown high school...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2008

Hi I am a graduate of Cedartown High. They are basically coming on up in this world. I am giving them an average rating because of how things are there. I mean test scores are really low, there are some good teachers there but my personal opinion. They need to hire some new teachers but as long as they dont treat the students as if they were in emementary school yeah your suppose to have fun in high school. i mean that could be the last time that you see your friends. But too, it is up to both parents and students to learn how to buckle down and do your school work. The Georgia High School Graduation Test is another thing. First of all I think that it is stupid for students to take it . Personally, i think that the Board of Education, Teachers should take it .


Posted April 30, 2008

Cedartown High School is a great school. Yet there are times that i feel that the teachers are just here for their paycheck..... I mean, what kind of teacher gets you ready for EOCTs 2 days before they are handed out??? Don;t get me wrong, there are some GREAT teachers that do care, and make you study, do your work, and really do care. I feel that this school is too caught up in Athletic Achievements and not Academic Achievments done by students. Since we got our new Principle Mr. David, the schools has significantky improved in many areas, i believe tha the new building addition will make this school better. I still think that there can be improvment in the cafeteria, and many departments like the science and math departments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2007

My children graduated from CHS and are excelling in college. They received a great foundation for college. Thanks for all you did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

I think its a shame that the students aren't gettin the prepartion needed for college! And their aren't enough teachers who really care about the situation either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

students aren't being prepared for college and it will be hard for tem when they do get to college. they don't know how to study for one thing. they aren't being teached how to study properly
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2007

As an Advanced Student of CHS; I DO NOT feel prepared for college! Yeah it's an ok school besides that but shouldn't the main purpose of high school be to prepare you for college and ultimately success? Many teachers do care, all are not bad. Ms. V Mayes in particular was one of the few teachers who actually tried, and succeeded in getting students ready for the vigor of college courses!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2006

Personally speaking 'I love chs', it was probably the most memorable years I will ever live out. I would not change a thing about that place, except the hallway size.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 23, 2006

Good ole CHS is where I spent four awesome years of my life. No matter what anyone says about how bad the school is, run down, or just outdated, speaking in generalities, it's a pretty good place. Of course, many of the courses have no use for college and do not get a student prepared for college. If you asked yourself the question, 'How many high school's actually prepare students for college?', you would more than likely reply something such as this, 'Not many.' Which is exactly what most parents don't think about these days. The parents of high school students these days get so involved with their children's personal business, it seems as if they want to relive their own high school days. What Im trying to say is that CHS may not be the greatest place in the world, but hey, its better than Rockmart, right?
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 19, 2006

Cedartown High School is a school that lacks in more ways than it doesn't. The staff as a whole doesnt really care about standardization, it isn't what they used to do 'back in the day,' and instead teach students what only can be found on videocassette. Don't send your child to Cedartown, they will NOT be prepared for college, or any post-secondary institution and won't understand that education doesn't have to be a waste of time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2006

If you are from CHS you do not know near enough.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2005

If you are a graduate of Cedartown and they taught you grammar, then no Cedartown's students are not up standards.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2004

well I think Cedartown High School could use alot of work. The teachers seem like they really dont care. They need too make sure that every student is up too the state standards. Which they are not..
—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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

184 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Coordinate Algebra

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
58%
Integrated Math II

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

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
Physical Science

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
U.S. History

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
40%
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 61% 44%
Hispanic 22% 12%
Black 15% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Hal David
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  • (770) 749-1872

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167 Frank Lott Dr
Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770) 748-0490

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