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New Manchester High School

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Posted June 12, 2014

New Manchester is the BEST school in the Douglas County School System! As a brand new addition to the High Schools, New Manchester has already racked on the accolades in the areas of academia, athletics, and fine arts. New Manchester has a very high test scores across the board because of a generally amazing staff and students that are determined to succeed. Athletics sports players are phenomenal in the game and in the classroom. As a school, New Manchester has put addition attention to making sure their students thrive in the classroom first before they enter the game. There is a cultivating mood of servant leadership around the school. Awesome place to be, learn, work , and play!


Posted February 26, 2014

My family's 3rd Senior will graduate from New Manchester High this year. Like most new schools there are improvements that can be made; and that requires a team effort. I regularly check my students grades and stay in contact with their teachers. The teachers do an excellent job on informing me of my kids' progress ( or lack there of). When parents are involved and demand quality...a school will change.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2014

I want to know as much as I can on this school as well as the staff. I feel the teachers are not giving 100%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

My son has been attending New Manchester High since 9th grade. I find the teachers to be very involve and proactive in keeping me informed concerning my son via email or by phone. His teachers has always shown a caring attitude concerning his academics which I sincerely appreciate. My son really likes and respect his teachers; he feels like they care and want to see him succeed and I share his sentiments. about him and want to see him succeed and through my communications with his teachers, I share his sentiments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

It is unfortunate that a new school could become one of the worst schools in Douglas County. I cannot believe that within the last 2 years teachers have been fired, and seveal teachers and councilors have transfered Out of New Manchester High. The majority of teachers here have attitudes and obviously do not enjoy or know how to teach. I would love to see this school's test scores! Lableing the school as diverse, is not correct. The racial % is not balanced, more like 90% black/10% white , how fair is that? Fighting at the school is commonplace. The county needs to look very close at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

Many people are giving this school a bad name because of the few students who fight. The entire school body is not bad. My daughter is an upcoming senior and I'm sure it'll be a great year. In fact, I dont know a neighboring school that doesn't have issues or a bad teacher here and there. Just look at the news. Bad mouthing the school is not okay but helping to find a solution is. How can YOU help?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2013

New Manchester High School was the worst mistake I"ve ever made the school is HORRIBLE NEVER EVER SEND YOUR STUDENT THERE. The school has no guidance it always has fights and everysingle person there teacher or student has an attitude to give you. I was forced to switch schools because it was so bad after one month I always make sure to warn everyone I know about the school it is horrible I cannot believe how terrible sad and uneducated the school is. If you want your child to get an education do not and I repeat DONOT SEND THEM HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2012

Poor leadership!! Teachers do not teach anymore they are lazy. I always say to my child there's your Douglas County Education. You have a staff that doesn't care. Guidence counselors hat do not guide the students. Do yourself a favor and invest in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I had high hopes for this school but was instantly disappointed. It is actually FAR from diverse. It is filled with African american students who seem intent on giving our race a bad name. The staff is okay but the school just seems to be moving towards being one of the worst high schools in the county! My child was forced to change schools because of the redistricting, when it originally opened and after one year of attendance, I was determined to get her out! Really disappointed in Douglas County for allowing such an aesthetically beautiful school to be so UGLY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

Great school actually, new, teachers are responsive to emails, great curriculum. Of course the school is diverse and that may not please everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

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Social Studies

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

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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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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88%

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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.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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84%

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Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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58%

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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61%

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Coordinate Algebra

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

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

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

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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Physical Science

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

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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U.S. History

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 75% 37%
White 11% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Constance Craft

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Douglasville, GA 30135
Phone: (770) 651-2700

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