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Southeast Whitfield County High School

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Posted September 5, 2009

great school my 2 kids are in the highschool and they had done well. realy lucky to have this school as my kids choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

This school is exceptional. I have one child in school @ 1 that graduated last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I think Southeast High is probably one of the best if not the best high school in Dalton. I was a student and I have 1 daughter that is currently a student and a daughter that graduated in '03. The teaching staff is great and the parent involvment is getting a lot better. The faculty has the most caring attitude towards the students which means alot. Southeast High is a wonderful place to send your children knowing they will get the best education possible. As it has always been noted 'you can tell a SHS graduate.' Thanks Southeast High!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

The very best. We transfered from the city school system and it was the best move we could have ever made. I paid tuition thinking I was doing the besr for my child oh how wrong. My childs grades are good and she is involved in all areas of S'East. I asked her if she wanted to go back to city school her response was no way. She is involved in Band, Chorus, drama, Yearbook, Cheerleading Senior officer, and proudly wears the crown of Queen. S'East is a caring and nuturing school. From the Principle to the Janitors respect is given and received. The body of S'East is more like a family to me, If the students hurt then to entire school feels the pain. What a wonderful place to know you child is safe and if something should come up the family is there for help. Praise God for S'East.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

I think Southeast is an great school, the whole staff has been wonderful to my two children. I have one in ninth grade and one in the tenth grade. I would not change schools for nothing. My children are involved with sports, which is football, basketball, and track. In my spare time, I am planning to involve myself, as a parent with some of the activities at the school. I really appreciate Southeast High and the staff. Thank you again for caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

Enforcement of the dress code is poor. Southeast does have some wonderful teachers and some you wonder why they ever chose teaching as a career.( Honorable mentions) Tripp-Smith,Wilburn,Dunn,Mahan, all fantastic} My children have all been involved with the band program , which was great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

I am a student at Southeast High School. Southeast is a wounderful school and i have been to about all the schools in the county. Southeast probably the most welcoming. there are great teachers and students there and i could not ask for more from the county. it is a blessing to be part of SHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2005

Iam a parent of two high school students.I am so pleased with the leadership and coaching that my children and myself have experienced.Southeast should be proud to have Coach Kell,Coach Brewer,Coach Randolph,and Coach Chattin.I cannot say enough about these coaches besides they are the best southeast could ask for.. Coach Long you are doing a great job.You are a great mentor for these students.Thomas Barton is not only a dedicated parent,he is also a guy that cares about all the kids,not just his.He has dedicated more time in one week than some of us work.Where would we be without him? Thanks so much...I cannot say bad things about our school,the only thing we need to focus on more is teaching,preaching,and more teaching about the problem with drugs and to stay involved in sports..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

Southeast is a Great School, they thrive on academic excellence. Great principal, teachers,and the athletic programs are improving with great coaches on staff or coming in to the system. Boys Basketball team - great, girls are getting there, Baseball has new coaches that are working hard(and it shows)Soccer team is awesome. Southeast is a fun school, I have three teenagers that attend. They all enjoy SHS and what it has to offer.
—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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%

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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Coordinate Algebra

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Integrated Math II

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

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
Physical Science

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

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
U.S. History

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

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
Hispanic 54% 12%
White 41% 44%
Black 2% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1954 Riverbend Rd
Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 226-2753

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