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Paulding County High School

Public | 9-12 | 1507 students

 
 

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Posted May 27, 2013

Just for the record, behavior problems begin at home and to to school. Children should be taught respect and behavior at home. Don't expect teachers to be able to perform miracles with unruly children. I am concerned that the unruly children cause time wasted disruptions, that take away from instruction time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

Every school has room for improvement and PCHS is no exception. Yes it has failed some of its testing but this is child/parent dependent. The teachers are very knowledgable and educated and are there to help. Two of my daughters graduated (2008 and 2011) from this High School and both entered very successful college careers. One is attending Nursing School and the other is attending a highly sought after college (only 500 out of 14,000 applicants get accepted each year to this college). If you are of an entitlement mentallity this school is not for you (they are not going to give you your grades, you have to earn them) but if you and your child are willing to put time and effort into helping your child succeed this is a great school and your kids will be very successful after graduation. The ROTC and Band programs are very active and very successful in keeping the kid motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2013

This school is currently on the list of the Georgia Department of Education's "Priority Schools" list. Composed of the worst performing schools through out the state. Out of the three warning levels, priority, focus, and alert, they're placed on the highest level, priority. I encourage you to check out the list at doe.k12.ga.us, the school's ID is 2552, and the district ID is 710


Posted April 7, 2010

I graduated from this school in 2006. I had alot of fun in four years, but I will say I was not properly prepared for college, academically. High schools, probably in general, do not place enough emphasis on studying. Some teachers will give students a grade curve on a test or something, so that they may be able to go from say a 67 to a 70, which is nice and helps at the time, but it's not reality! Not so in college! In college you study, or you fail! I did have a professor once who was willing to help me pull my grade up, but I had to work for it. In college its gone with the days of grade curbs, it's all on you. And I was not prepared, however I did redeem myself my second and third semesters in college


Posted December 19, 2008

Check the writing test scores of this school in comparison to the other high schools in the county--they are fantastic, especially when you consider that PCHS pulls its students from the widest range of incomes, etc. Their scores beat all the otherschools in the county except EPHS--and they are virtually the same as theirs. And EPHS has a VERY different student population from PCHS. Obviously, Paulding County HS must be doing something right.


Posted December 17, 2008

Overall, a good school. In my opinion, it's a parent's job to motivate their children. If you are waiting for the faculty to do it, you'll be waiting a LONG time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

I am a graduate of 1983 and our counselors did nothing then to help with college prep either. I went to school and got pretty good grades. I loved the school, people and the Patriots. But, I was not prepared nor told of what to do about college so I got married. Not until my adulthood did I go to medical school and graduated. Since I have had 2 sons graduate from PCHS and they had the same issues in 2003 and 2006. If not for my Husband whom is a college grad too with masters in Science and Engineering my sons would not have suceeded at all. We need leadership in the school and people who know their job and how to get our kids motivated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

This schools teachers are okay but its a poor school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

I am a senior at PCHS and i wish nothing more than to graduate from a different school . We have way to many issues with disipline and students are so disrespectful (to the teachers as well). Any money that we get goes to help out the kids who couldnt care less. The ones who care dont get any recognition for it, and it is sad because there a a lot of students who go to PCHS who are wonderful, but no one will know because they are to busy focusing on all of the people making this school a living nightmare! They praise the students who can fail all year but amazingly pull their thumb out of their butt at the end to pull off a passing grade. But the students who work hard all year long to make sure they are passing get no credidation for it. Boo!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2008

I am a former student of pchs. I graduated in 2008 and our counselors didnt help us out with any thing. They need a counseling office that is going to help kids out with getting into college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2008

This is a wonderful school with excellent teachers and fantastic students! Administration is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I really have to disagree with everyone else, this school is one of the worst, the kids are terrible and they have to many disiplinary problems, they hardly give any funding t the honors and ap classes it all goes to the football team I'm ashamed to go here and thats that
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2007

I am a parent of a former student at PCHS. I must say that I was really happy with the school during the four years my son was there. Most everyone in the county thinks that this school is the worst among all the others.I have to disagree. As anyone will tell you there are 'bad' things at all schools. The teachers went out of their way to inform me of things I would want to know about with my son. I disagree with the football team (at every school) receiving more funding than other activities such as music and art. Yes they have more 'fans' if that's what you call kids hanging out at the game to socialize, but it should be like a big team, all for the same school. Parent involvement is truly based on the parents concern for their childs' education and their work schedule. I loved PCHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

I'm not a parent, but I am a current student at PCHS. Most schools/ people would consider this school to be one of the poorest schools in this county. Honestly since I have more knowledge in this school I would have to say PCHS is one of the best school in the county. This school has many programs and extra activities for the students to join. Also for anyone who enjoys sports this school has some of the best teams. Also we have wonderful teachers who really cares about the students and the education of each student. Honestly I would not say that this school is one of the poorest in the county. Although the outside apparence is not all glamorous such as some schools, the school is still well kept. There are some discipline problems but what school doesn't have it? This is the school your child should attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2006

At the time of this review my son is an upcoming freshman. I had many situations this past year of class scheduling and class changes before my son actually got to the highschool. The counselor emailed me very quickly and was very helpful in helping us to change a course that we felt was to low of a placement that the middle school had placed him into. The counselor gave us great advice on his placement and then upon our decision immediately began working on changing his schedule. I was so suprised at how much this counselor cared about a student that was not currently attending her school but would this upcoming school year. Kudos go out to the counselor/advisors at Paulding County High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

Weakest leadership from a Principal I have ever seen. If it were not for 2 or 3 great asst prin. the school would fall apart. The school has top notch sports teams and a great band. Great students. Little parent involvement except for sports and band.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

My husband graduated from PC. I have had 1 daughter grad.with honors in 2003 and another will grad. in 2005. We love this school. The sports are great but the real value is in the teaching staff. Not sure of the new administrator but Mr. M is great. There is so much tradition and pride at this school, unlike HHS & EP.The buildings may not be the best(age)but the heart of the school is what is important. My oldest daughter was in the education apprenticeship program and is now at KSU. She subs in the county now & is looking forward to teaching at PC in a few years!I hope the faculty and staff keep up the good work!These students are our future! P. Norton :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2003

This school is what school is suppose to be about, education. The kids and staff have worked very hard to make this a ' School of Excellence'. Great job!
—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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
51%
Coordinate Algebra

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

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
62%
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

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
Integrated Math II

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

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
33%
Physical Science

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
33%
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 62% 44%
Black 26% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 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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