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Seminole County Middle/High School

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Posted April 22, 2010

Seminole is a great school. My children comes home happy everyday, wanting to tell me what they have learned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

It has a good curriculum and good graduation rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

Seminole county, in donalsonville stinks! i think if your suggesting your kid go there dont, i go im in 10th and trust me. None of the office ladies know anything, there mean and wouldnt care if you miss the bus, one person didnt even give me my bus note she told me i had to go get it. I didnt even kno i had a bus note up there my parents were out of town and i had to call my friend from the lake to get me
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2007

This is an excellent school with teachers who are all highly qualified and incredibly knowledgeable in their respective areas. The administration is very friendly and seeks to know each and every student on a first-name basis which creates a sense of belonging for the students; it also provides the students with the feeling that the faculty of the school genuinely care about the students. The courses offered certainly prepare SCHS graduates for life as a college student, as evidenced by the number of scholars who've graduated from this very high school. I definitely enjoyed my years at SCHS and hope others will too.


Posted July 14, 2007

Great Highly qualified teachers that are willing to help the students and help them to score higher on standardised test.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2006

Because of this type of school is why I homeschool my children and refuse to send them to Seminole County public schools! I am a former student at this school and grauated 16 years ago and you could not pay me to go back or send ANY of my children there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 28, 2005

SCES and SCMS have become nothing more than a depository for lower level and at the highest barely middle level learning. The children that are graduating from this school system are unable to truly make it a higher education setting. I also turtored many student at Bainbridge College and a good majority of these were student straight out of high school from seminole county who did not have the ability to write a 6th grade level essay much less an English 101 essay, not could these student do any type of Algebra, which you must have to graduate from any college with any true degree. This school system should be either completely revamped or shut down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

THis is a good school. Most of the teachers are very friendly and willing to help any way possible!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2004

Being a former student of SCHS, I believe that the school is lacking the principles that should be enforced there. Such as discipline problems, dress code problems, and lack of school spirit. The teacher involvement, or lack there of is aweful. Also the student involvment is lacking. Students don't want to be in an environment that is so boring they can't even concentrate. Only a few teachers there deserve to be called 'teachers', the others are just certified people that talk to classes of students. I believe that if they would stop worring about what the other school is thinking of them and put the student's interest at heart, they would have a higher standing school. Many students and teachers there also have an authority problem. Nobody knows who answers to who. Teachers let students run over them, and vice-versa. SCHS is only an average school in my opinion.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2004

SCHS is an average school. The academics are more geared towards average to lower level students. They offer only 4 AP courses here, which were added just this year. The only sports worth mentioning are baseball and basketball, all the others are not up to par. The high school band consists mostly of middle school members. The chorus has gone down hill along with the band. Needless to say, school spirit is lacking. The drama department is the only art extracurricular worth mentioning. I believe the teachers and the rest of the faculty are wonderful; however, discipline is a problem at this school. Students are unable to learn due to the constant disruptions that are ignored by the teachers. This school is better than most in this region of Southwest Georgia.
—Submitted by a student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 92% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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91%

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96%

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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93%

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93%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA 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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
80%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Algebra I

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

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n/a

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American Literature

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

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Coordinate Algebra

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

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
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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n/a

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Integrated Math II

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
37%
Physical Science

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

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
U.S. History

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

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
60%
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 48% 37%
White 48% 44%
Hispanic 3% 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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5582 Ga Highway 39
Donalsonville, GA 39845
Phone: (229) 524-5135

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