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Langston Hughes High School

Public | 9-12 | 2160 students

 

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Posted November 10, 2013

Clean and caring school for the 2013-23014 year since the new principal. The teachers are more engaged in he kids learning and the counselor staff is wonderful in making sure that students are on track to graduating on time and are attending classes that are important to entering a high quality college or university. I nephew graduated from this school and my daughter now attends a junior. Left Fayette county school system to come here and I must say not too much of a difference in learning at least for my child and I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

It's weird in here. This school is definitely diverse though. Got somebody from EVERYWHERE in here. #Freshman2013-14
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2013

Langston Hughes high is the best high school in the south fulton area. their schools campus is also the largest of south fulton. The students here can be a bit disobedient but overall the school is a great school. only thing that langston hughes lacks of is clubs for students to get involved in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2011

Like any school, there are good teachers and staff, but maybe the problem is not so much the faculty as it is the students. Most of the students have very bad behaviors, are disrespectful and disobedient to adults. Their language and actions are also filthy. The problem of bullying is a learned behavior which is used to hide deep rooted problems from their homes or family lives. People were told to not use drugs before or when pregnant, it will show up @ some point or time. Teachers can only teach when children are willing to learn, which is why the Bible should have never been taken out of schools, because HE made us and HE knows how to teach us and HIS Word brigns correction. Also there are too many movies with a rating above PG being shown in some classrooms. Children if not taught differently at home act on or become what they see through subliminal messages in movies. I must admit I have seen parents saved and unsaved whom act no better than their children. Is it fair to always put all the blame on all teachers and faculties in schools? A wicked society produces wickedness.


Posted November 30, 2011

As a freshman this year, I will have to say the school is pretty good. The school clubs are cool and some of the teachers don't really teach, but it's a good school overall.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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90%

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

379 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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69%

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Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

377 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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89%

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Social Studies

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

378 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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80%

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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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

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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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Algebra I

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
39%
American Literature

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

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

420 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Coordinate Algebra

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

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
30%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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35%

2010

 
 
35%
Integrated Math II

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

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30%

2010

 
 
13%
Physical Science

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

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
U.S. History

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

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
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 95% 37%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Michael Robinson

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7501 Hall Rd
Fairburn, GA 30213
Phone: (404) 768-3600

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