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Commerce High School

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Posted January 4, 2013

Having attended this school for almost 4 years now, this school is quite amazing. Sure, there have been teachers that I couldn't stand, but this is expected in a public school. The experience I had attending CHS was better than expected. Thus, without hesitation, a 5 star rating seems only appropriate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2012

I wouldn't allow my children to go to this school. There are a lot of lessons young people learn through sports, and what this school has to teach is that when the going gets tough, just quit and go home. As evidenced in their latest match up against Athens Academy. Losing in the 3rd quarter, the odds seemed insurmountable, so they toss in the towel, pathetic. Is this really the message you want your children to receive, the character you want them to develop? Coach should be fired along with anyone else that disagrees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2012

I was very dismayed last night to see the coach of this football program throw in the towel in the third quarter. I understand that loosing a game can be hard. However, what is that coach teaching the kids? Is it ok to quit a game because you are loosing? Is it ok to quit school because your grades are poor? Is it ok to quit your job because you are not doing well? It is ok to quit life because life is hard????? The coach should be fired and the principal should be investigated for allowing such behavior! Every parent should be outraged (not just the parents of the football team)! What a great example this school sets for the future of this country...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

Commerce has a wonderful school system with outstanding teachers, administration and support staff. THe teachers are motivating and the school system provides challenging academics and superior extracurricular activities. Like most rural settings and small town atmospheres, the athletics are a big part of the communities' social events. The schools have the typical social classes and cliques, not only with the students, but among the parents as well. Many of the students are 3rd, 4th or 5th generation to attend the city schools and many of these students will attend Commerce City Schools their entire academic tenure. Many of the teachers were once Commerce High students themselves. Overall the school, and school system, is above average among the academic programs, activities and parental involvement.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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80%

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97%

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94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%
Social Studies

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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81%

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81%

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95%
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.

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86%
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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.

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Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

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

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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71%
Integrated Math II

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

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Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

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

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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272 Lakeview Dr
Commerce, GA 30529
Phone: (706) 335-5942

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