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Terrell High School

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Posted September 22, 2008

This school has a very nice facility but the faculty is incompetent. I've never experienced my child attending a school ad bad as this one. I will be withdrawing her in the next month or so. If you can help it and you want a decent education for your child, don't send them here. (LESS than 1 star)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

I think that Terrell county High School is a very good school. The teachers are very careing and want you to learn but they can't force those who don't want to. I as a student their 2008-2009 Freshman love the school. The school is a very well put together school the extra-curricular activities are coming along good if only they had more to choose from. The softball team needs to work as a team and not indivuals. The coaches are trying their best but choose not to listen. All classes i have are very in-depth to me they don't just say what happened but why and what caused it. The Math teacher is very easy to get along with.The World history teacher Rocks and auctually cares about her students. The other teachers show that they care and really want us all to succeed
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2008

Poor performance in TMHS is not only low because of the unavailabillity of sports, nor the teachers. There are a number of teachers at TMHS who care for the students there. One has to have the drive to succeed in school, whether or not sports or other extracurricular activities are available. If any difference is to be made, it has to start with oneself. No one can force a difference into a student's life, they simplly have to want it. I was an honor grad of TMHS two years ago and the only sport I participated in was JH basketball, and that was only 1 season! The teachers there have and will go over and beyond the boundaries to ensure the students there are fully equipped and prepared for the next level that awaits them which includes anything from the next grade level to the first job application. It's self will.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2006

Poor performances in middle/high school in my community appear to have a direct correlation to the unavailability of wide-range easily accessible extracurricular activities in the school or county. A good caring teacher, however, can take the challenge and make a difference in how any child performs.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Coordinate Algebra

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Integrated Math II

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
23%
Physical Science

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
U.S. History

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
18%
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
Black 94% 37%
White 5% 44%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 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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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Douglas Bell
Fax number
  • (229) 995-4523

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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201 Greenwave Blvd
Dawson, GA 39842
Phone: (229) 995-2544

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