Southeast Whitfield County High School

7/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
7
Grades
9-12
Students
1,354
Type
Public
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Academics
5/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


9th Grade Literature
33%
State avg: 39%
Coordinate Algebra
22%
State avg: 34%
Biology I
36%
State avg: 38%
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7/10
College readiness
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A promising sign:

This school is above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
88%
State avg: 79%
Average SAT score
1310
State avg: 1407
Average ACT score
18
State avg: 20
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9/10
Student progress

Good news!

Students at this school are making far more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

High student progress (also known as student growth) means different things, depending on the school's test scores.

High progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point but the school is doing a great job at supporting their academic growth compared to most other schools.

High progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills and the school is a doing an excellent job at supporting academic growth compared to most other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and what you can do to support the school's success.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Hispanic
55%
White
40%
Black
2%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Students per counselor
297 :1
State avg: 536 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
9%
State avg: 6%
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7 Reviews
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Neighborhood
1954 Riverbend Rd
Dalton, GA 30721
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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