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Fayetteville, GA
Students enrolled: 1,253
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1 Tiger Trl
Fayetteville, GA 30214

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(770) 460-3540
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November 16, 2015
I moved to Fayette County 13 years ago. My son graduated from FCHS in 2010 and my daughter will be graduating in 2016. The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum is excellent, and the diversity at the school is exactly what I was looking for. After graduating in 2010, my son attended college, graduated in four years with a Finance degree and is doing exceptionally well. My daughter has been receiving college scholarship information from Ivy League colleges as well as other state/private institutions. I am extremely happy with the quality of the education that they received from all of the schools in this zone. The former Hood Avenue, Fayetteville Intermediate, and the former Fayette Middle School (Bennetts Mill) teachers did a terrific job providing a sound foundation. For parents who have reservations because of rumors, please take the time to check out the school for yourself.

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2014
I relocated to fayette county in summer of 2014. I wasn't aware of the GA school choice option when I arrived in GA, but quickly looked into other options after driving by the school a couple weeks after settling in. I completed the application to have my kid attend another area high school, but they were no longer accepting transfers. I'll try again next year and hopefully we'll get chosen in the lottery; otherwise, private school here we come. I'm not familiar with the school district's history, but it appears as if the district has drawn the lines to create a mostly minority school in fayette county high. i'm not opposed to an all minority school (i'm AA myself) as long as it makes the grade academically. i mentioned looking into other school options for my kid after driving by the school this summer. this was mainly due to a "2000 National Blue Ribbon School" banner I noticed hanging on the building. The school was recognized as a nation blue ribbon school almost 15 years ago. I'm sure the criteria used to assess the school then has changed. Is the school still resting on past laurels? What has the school done lately? I've sent email to personnel who never reply.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2014
FCHS is one of Fayette County's best kept secrets! Our neighborhood is zoned for this school, but due to rumors we hesitated about sending our son here & considered transferring him. Before we made such a hasty decision, my husband & I decided to take matters into our own hands & made an appointment with one of the counselors to discuss our concerns & to find out info for ourselves 1ST hand. We are SO glad that we did & didn't allow ourselves to become 'victims of rumors' & our son miss out on his experience here. Our meeting was such an eye opener (I've heard similar stories from other parents as well). If you don't remember anything else about my post PLEASE remember this NO SCHOOL is flawless & "DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER." He will be a sophomore this yr & his experience has been very good! He has told us that he's so glad he's here vs being transferred!! They've made it easy & convenient for parents to be well informed about grades by making available Infinite Campus as a tool & safe guard. You also receive emails if your child has a failing test grade. This has helped us out tremendously. My advice is if you have any questions or concerns, make an appt to discuss them.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2014
Warning!!! Be sure that you monitor your childs progress for academic success via infinite campus. If your child is failing the teacher does not have to communicate with you why your child is failing or notify you. The administrators support this type of communication and do not care. You could get a phone call the last day of school, notifying you of your childs failure. By this time it is clearly too late. Through out my 4 years as a parent, I had to constantly fight the teachers and make sure that they are doing the right thing. They do not have the best interest at heart for your child. Teacher performance is low and their is no accountability on their part. You have been warned about this school especially for minority students.

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November 20, 2013
The administration is forward thinking, always looking for innovative ways to communicate with parents and students. The teachers are challenging the students to dream big and do their best!

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November 07, 2013
My second son is now a senior and after 7 years in this school, I can honestly say it was the best fit in the county for my boy's. The teaching staff for the most part is wonderful, so many dedicated & wonderful men & women whose dedication can not be measured. There is always a teacher that may not be the best for your student, but that happens everywhere. The Science/Physics/ Chemistry Dept. is awesome as is the Social Studies/History. Many of these teachers teach out of a true love of teaching! The Band Program is by far the best in the County, the dedication and commitment from the Directors makes all the difference. As a very active parent I have had the opportunity to visit every school in the county and I have seen first hand bad attitudes and bad behaviors. At FCHS the kids are learning how to build on their education and how to behave socially with a diverse student population both ethnically & culturally. There are students who have & some who have not & for the most part you do not see or hear of bullying or exclusions due to the fore-mentioned. Lot's of opportunities to fit in! These are great kids in a great school with great teachers & a great administration!

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March 31, 2013
If you want a high school that excels in academia, fine arts, especially band, athletics and is culturally diverse, then this is the school for you. Being the oldest school in the county, it always gets a bad rap, but 2 of my children have excelled academically and thrived on belonging to band and the nationally recognized marching band. I have heard of more problems with drugs and violence in the surrounding county schools then ours, as the administration makes it clear that it will not be tolerated. I highly recommend this school.

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August 15, 2012
Schools of Excellence offer instructional programs that meet rigorous academic standards, have supportive and learning-centered school environments, and demonstrate student achievement results that are significantly above the average for comparable schools. In addition, FCHS is a high school that always shows improvement in student achievement, improvement in reducing dropout rates, improvement in standardized test scores, implementation of advanced or innovative programs, implementation of the goals and purposes of jobs through education, improvement in parent and community involvement, improvement in parent, teacher and student satisfaction, improvement in student attendance and other factors which promote excellence in education. I have the highest respect for FCHS students and educators/administration and so blessed my daughter has been a part of this school district for 10 years!!!Class of 2013!!!

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February 21, 2011
Outstanding school. Tough curriculum and first rate education. The teachers are great - Mr. J. Miller is the best math teacher you'll find. Kudos to the administration and staff.

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May 19, 2010
forgetful teachers that cost their students $120 because they forget to write down who turned in what.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
March 22, 2010
Had higher expectations of the FCHS as a part of the Fayetette County Schools. There are plusses & minuses of FCHS, like others have pointed out; but unqualified teachers (like in Chemistry - pointed out by another parent, and overheard in conversations in public places) must be allowed to move on and do what they are good at, and needs TO be substituted by qualified certified individuals. A student's loss of interest is not limted to just that, but a potential loss of higher educational opportunities in such and other related careers. Staff members of the school appears to be trying their best; but their slimmer numbers and growing student size can only add to the discrepancy in student to faculty ratio and, obvious, downward spiral. We expect quality education & we demand such. Wake up FCHS; waiting ( for a new Supt. to join) isn't an option; do something, Now!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 15, 2010
The Principal shows no concern or authority when reporting a complaint in reference to education. The principal do not respond in a timely manner. The teachers are allowed to slack in their expected performance. Parents involvement is not supported. Fayette County High school has the highest failure in Chemistry.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 05, 2010
My son transferred here in his junior year and could not be happier. His grades are great and has not had one single complaint. Everyone seem extremely friendly and supportive. My son has stated that he loves this school and it was the best move ever. What a wonderful statement for a parent to hear

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October 04, 2009
FCHS is wonderful! We have teachers that go out of their way for our children. Our kids excel in academics but also in the fine arts and sports. FCHS is not just a school, but a large extended family.

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no rating
September 19, 2009
Fayette County school is among the highest rated schools in academics as well as sports. The school is involved in community concerns and the students are encouraged to become warm and caring citizens.

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September 16, 2009
What I love about Fayette County High School are the great children that attend there. When ever they represent their school while away at sporting events, they are commended on how well behaved they are.

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December 16, 2008
When i went to this school, the teacher's where so nice and they would take the time to explain something if you had a question about anything.

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2008
I have been so pleased with this high school, my children (both of them) have had some amazing teachers and the school is always on top of things which I appreciate greatly! My child is in AP classes and is doing very well. There are teachers at this school that are just amazing and we truly appreciate them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 14, 2008
I went to FCHS my freshman and sophmore year. All i cane say is that the school is awesome. The staff is great and the teachers are so friendly and welcoming. I have recently moved to East Coweta High School and I hate it. At FCHS i look forward to coming to school and there food was 10x beeter. I truly do miss it and i wish i could I graduated from there but I don't get to. Overall FCHS is great.

- submitted by a student

February 28, 2006
I was a student at Fayette County until my Senior year when I moved to Kansas. I never realized how wonderful the school was unitl I was no longer there. I have been out now since '02 and I still wish that I would have stayed at FCHS and been with my classmates and teachers. At FCHS the teachers really care and take interest in the students. Those who are there now need to erralize what a wonderful school they are attending. At a large school like FCHS, you can always find a place to fit in. Thank you for the wonderful memories!

- submitted by a student

December 01, 2005
I am a current student at this school and I think the quality of education we recieve exceptional. The school may have more 1,500 students, but you can still have one-on-ones with the teachers. They go beyond their boundaries to help us students. We have Teacher of the Year (for 2005), Jan Daniel teaching at our school and one of the best chemistry teachers ever (Shane Kuykendall). All the teachers here have a great attitude and it seems like they love what they do. Going to this school has completely diversified my group of friends and its just so amazing to see how nice and welcoming people are.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 25, 2005
I attend Fayette County High, I'm a senior! I really think the teachers go above and beyond expectations to help everyone! Our academic program is awesome! There is so much to offer at FCHS, many clubs to join, teams to be on, a lot of variety! I don't think the parent involvement is all that great, they could do more! Fayette County is changing drastically, but I do believe that they do all they can at FCHS to make it a place to learn, and it is fun, safe and they do a lot of the students!!

- submitted by a student

August 01, 2005
I used to be a student at this school but now i go to a private school and i am so much happier.Not only did this school feel like a prison, but i felt like i didnt matter.There are so many people that there is no way to get a one on one student teacher interaction.I was very depressed and bored here.I ended up skipping all of the time because i hated it so much.Eventually i had missed about 64 days of school and the school did not get in touch with my mom not once! I admit it was a bad thing for me to do, but i was so sick of this school. The principles are horrible as well. All they do is write you up for every little thing instead of trying to sit and identify the problem face to face. One word: HORRIBLE

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2004
My view of the culture or falcuty at this school is that students are not encourage to set stretch goals. They are allowed to be comfortable with an a outlook of being 'good' or average. I find that it is counter productive at home to stress that 'good' is the enemy of 'best' when the school atmosphere doesn't support the same theory. Maybe the Counselors' are just overworked, but my discussions have not been met with sincerity.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
My child is a Sophmore this year and really enjoyed her Freshmen year. She had some wonderful teachers last year which encouraged her and her classmates to acheive their best. So far this year she hasn't felt the teachers are in tune with students personally as much as the ones were last year.I hope that it improves as the weeks go on. Apart from that they seem to have a very high standard in their teachers.I think the school is way too big though. Over 2,200 students and it gets very crowded in the hallways to which I worry could cause problems with student interaction and security.They need to keep the safety and wellbeing of the students a priority.

- submitted by a parent
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Fayette County High School is the maiden high school in the county featuring excellent programs in the arts, academics, and athletics. Our students accel in a variety of curricular and extra-curricular settings. Families interested in relocating to Fayetteville are encouraged to come and tour our school. Please call 770.460.3540 to set up an appointment.


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Fayette County High School
1 Tiger Trl, Fayetteville, GA  30214
(770) 460-3540
Last modified Fayette County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fayette County High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top