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Fayetteville, GA
Students enrolled: 1,519

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193 Panther Path
Fayetteville, GA 30215

(770) 486-2710
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November 24, 2014
Starrs Mill High School is a very good school if your child academically excels, is very good in sports, and you can afford to keep up with the "Jones". If your child is shy, a misfit, or is insecure you should probably look elsewhere. Don't believe the "no tolerance" bullying policy. There is bullying at SMHS and nothing is done about it. This school's focus is on sports and academics, even though it has a wonderful fine arts program. The accomplishments of the fine arts departments are often over shadowed by anything done in sports. Also it does not offer ROTC for any child that is considering a military career.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2014
I was a sophomore at SM and I think the school overall is great. The only major problem that I have is with the people in it. Yes, I get that we will always have mean people but these people were a lot worse. They spread nasty rumors about me, treated me poorly because I was "different" from them. I was on the cheer squad and in yearbook. I felt isolated in both activities. I am not coming back to SM and would rather go to it's rivalry school, McIntosh. If you ever go to SM, just don't bother hanging out with the snobby rich people. It could be one of your worst mistake in your life.

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2014
For a high school, you can't really get much better than Starr's Mill. Our school is focused on excellence, and almost everyone on staff is working towards the betterment of this philosophy. All the teachers are really helpful, and all the school staff does whatever they can to make sure the students are working to their full potential. The staff is also very accommodating of the requests and concerns of parents. There is virtually no bullying problems and absolutely no gang activity due to our schools zero tolerance policy. This doesn't mean that some kids aren't mean at times, but it is probably the best you could get from a high school. In general, the kids are pretty well behaved and doesn't cause an interruption in a learning environment. Our sports programs, yearbook&newspaper, and fine arts are fantastic. The only complaint I have is that I wish we had a bigger variety of electives/career focus classes because none of them personally interest me. The other thing is that our math department has some weak teachers. Overall, you can't get a whole lot better for a public high school and for someone moving to the area I would defiantly recommend coming to Starr's Mill.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2014
Starrs' Mill is a great school for fake people who think there are no rules. Parents are really involved in their children's academics and athletics by cheating and pressuring the coaches and teachers to get their way. The majority of the faculty and staff are genuinely good people who try to help the students in any way they can, but are harassed by selfish parents and students. This school is full of some of the most horrid people you will ever meet. I honestly can't wait until my high school years are over so I can get out of this place.

- submitted by a community member
March 22, 2014
The big problem I had with this school is lack of prompt response from the teachers whenever you reach them for help.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
Our girls attend Starrs Mill HS. Last year, one of our daughters was a freshman. Several "mean girls' hacked her email & then FB page. They wrote to several boys (posing as my daughter) indecent material. WENT to the school... nothing can be done says the principal, as it wasnt on school campus. I alerted them we it was CONFIRMED from sherriff's dept- 2 cases of FELONY per girl. They assured me it would be handled. It wasnt. Those girls, 2 imperticular, harrassed my daughter. She followed SCHOOL protocol & reported it to admin. The other girls, when questioned, said mydaughter said things too, so they wrote "CEASE & DESIST" for BOTH! They knew the offenses & did nothing. See second review-

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2011
The school has plenty of good teachers but the focus of the school appears to be on notoriety. The average student is ignored. The administration really pushes for numbers when it comes to AP tests and also atheletic achievement.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2010
Starr's Mill is a wonderful school with fantastic students who come from all walks of life. All three of my children attended SMHS and we could not have been more pleased with their education, extra curricular activities, student friends and caring teachers. The reviews that spin an inaccurate light on the school seems to be written by students at other schools. My two sons who are in college now not only loved their high school years, but are doing very well academically in college. It is a great prep school with a surrounding community that is second to none. I highly recommend it to anyone considering a move to the area.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
Starr's mill has a very prestigious choral department so if your child is interested in singing this is a great place!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 03, 2010
There is good and bad at all schools. Starrs Mill was not right for my sons. The principal, counselors, and several teachers cared more about policy than people. It is a difficult school to transfer to and it is an uptight atmosphere. Now that we have moved, my sons are back to being happy and are no where near as stressed. Both of my boys are honor students, play sports, work and are active in church groups and community activties; unfortunately at Starrs Mill, they were numbers, not people.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
This school may seem nice but it focuses way too much on sports and not enough on things like fine arts. The students are very snobby and only stay in their cliques. They don't accept new people and people that are considered 'different' well. It looks like a good school on the outside but on the inside its full of spoiled brats. I have now changed to Whitewater High School nearby. It is a much better school. and the building and facilities there are much more new and advanced in the latest technology (Starr's Mill is lacking very badly in technology in the building for the students) and the people at Whitewater are very nice and friendly and accepting to new students and people who are 'different' this is a good school but i suggest going to Whitewater High School.

- submitted by a student
November 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 28, 2009
While the teachers at Starr's Mill are for the most part the cream of the crop, I have problems with my children's peers and their parents. Starr's Mill is as exclusive, rich and white as the metro area's 'finest' private schools. If you want your child growing up with spoiled classmates who've had everything in their lives handed to them, this is the place to send your kids. The lack of diversity both culturally and economically is glaring and that ill prepares our children for the real world. Sandy Creek and Fayette County are much better county public schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
I am a freshman at Starr's Mill. I cannot stand the pretentious snobbery of the majority of the students. Also, kids who are 'different' are often looked down upon by the cliquish groups of students.

- submitted by a student
January 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 06, 2008
I am now a senior, and i have found that Starrs Mill is a decent school to attend. However the school focuses more on the athletics than the other activities. I have attend the middle school also, it was a smotth transtion from one school to another. But I have always gotten the feeling that if you dont have the money you wont get the help you need. My brother is now a freshman and he is having a wonderful time becuase he is on the football team. I on the other hand have been in the fine arts since my freshman year and I have had a different experience.

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2008
I am disappointed witih a school that focuses so heavily on sports and lacks so much in academics and technology.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2008
I started attending this school in 2003 and am I senior. There is a good attitude towards students and the teachers are very helpful. The number of clubs and extra carricular activities is greatly beneficial to students. If you want to join a club, there is usually something you will enjoy. Now for the downside. While there are numerous classes in different subjects, there is a limit. The school was missing several of the classes I was looking forward to taking. Starr's Mill did not have any shop classes or automotive classes. Most of the other schools in the county have classes similar to these, even the newer Whitewater school. The academics are above average, especially for the area. The sports have alot of support from students and faculty. The technology in the county is severly lacking causing students to not have access to programs needed for different classes.

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January 30, 2008
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March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 18, 2006
The Special Ed teachers do a fantastic job. Our LD child was basically ignored or misplaced in the New York school system. Here at Starrs Mill HS he has developed at a rate that is nothing short of amazing. These teachers have helped turned him into a highly motivated, confident, and successful student.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
My son came to Starr's Mill in 2002. We never cared for the school. It seems to cater to those that have been in the district for a long time and those with the big bucks. I tried to be involved, but would never ghet a call to help with anything. My son was going to try out for basketball, but was told flat out that the team had already been decided. Some of the assistant princples are very wonderful. I reccommend talking to them rather the principal. There are pleanty of clubs....too many.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 10, 2005
This is a great school. Do not forget about the Fine Arts programs as well. They excel at the same rate or better than athletics. The students in this school are extremely talented musicians, artists, and actors. You will definitely see some of them in the spotlight one day because of the wonderful teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
May 11, 2005
The best school in the South that I have found. Good academics, sports and safe. Parents and Faculty are involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
I think the fact that the middle & high school are connected is a smooth transitonal quality that most systems don't have. My daughter has been in the system since 3rd grade and is a well-known, well-liked, straight A student, was a cheerleader, and looking to get into drama here at Starr's Mill and she loves it. We moved to California and there was no comparison in the curriculum, student achievement, administration structure and maintenance of school grounds. I highly recommend Starr's Mill for any transferring parents. It's worth moving into this district. The Fayette County area alone has a high standard and makes it a win-win situation. Every school has their share of problems with drugs, violence, sex, etc but Starr's Mill is at a minimum and it is up to the parents to control that and let the school concentrate on educating the children.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2004
I have substituted a number of times at SMHS. The teachers are very open and friendly towards the students and parents alike. The honors classes are challenging for 'Georgia' and I think very much in line with a 'Northern' school's average curriculum. I am dissappointed there aren't more clubs established by now and I wish they offered Latin. They do have a great Physics teacher though, and a with a serious emphasis of sports, it seems like a great all-around school experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
I have had two girls graduate with honors at starrsmill in 2000 and 2003. I have another one starting there next year. I would not move anywhere until my daughter is finished school here. It's the greatest in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My son is a senior at Starr's Mill and has attended high school here for 4 years. This school is excellent! The teachers really care about the students and offer support to kids who need extra help. Research this school and it will speak for itself--it was listed in the Newsweek rankings of schools nationally, continually scores above national average on all tests and has great sports programs. You can't get any better than this!

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Starrs Mill High School
193 Panther Path, Fayetteville, GA  30215
(770) 486-2710
Last modified Starrs Mill High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Starrs Mill High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top