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Fitzgerald High School

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Posted July 12, 2012

This school I like very much and the teachers work very hard to make sure that students are successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

I am so excited about FHS. This is truly a school of excellence!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

As a former FitzHi student, who now teaches at FHS, I take issue with many of the negative reviews posted here. You can't get more out of something than you put into something. We've tried over the years to add extracurricular activies, many of which failed due to lack of student participation. For the price you pay, your kids get fed well. Maybe [parents] should concentrate on academic performance and teach your kids to respect rules (dress code) instead of abetting them in breaking rules. We still try to hold out for strong academics and discipline, but we're losing, as all schools are. It's sad.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 6, 2007

I think that FHS is a great place to attend high school. The teachers work very hard to make sure that students are successful. The principal and other administrators including the counselors really seem to care about the students. I feel good about the quality of the education my child will recieve at FHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

FHS has many problems. Some teachers do try their best but others are too complacent. They have been in their position too long. I myself have had to deal with bullying by, nonetheless, a teacher. Some teachers need not let their attitudes cross a certain line. They think as students we haven't any say in what happens at FHS. The school as well as the town places too big of an emphasis on sports rather than the academic accomplishments of the students. I believe the mindset of this town needs to change greatly. It is pointless to try and play up the football team if they're all failing and can't play. Not to mention the fact of drugs at FHS, something must be done to rid our schools of these problems. And, don't let the word out ahead of time when there's going to be a drug search.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2006

FHS has many things to work on. First of all, the emphasis on sports is way too high. The main thing the school should be looking at is the academic performance of the child as an individual. Being a former student myself, I remember the problems I had there. I quit school because of the lack of discipline for the teachers themselves. If a student is doing something wrong, they are punished, but what about teachers...who punishes them. I will say that you have a few good teachers and other staff members, and good job the those few of you, but it is like everything else in Fitzgerald, people have been in their places too long and someone needs to come clean house.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 22, 2006

being a former student i believe that the actually teaching technics need to be improved. favorablity needs to be demolished and give the students the grade they deserve regardless of the extra activities they are involved in. the way the classes are set is if you havent made the grade to get into higher learning classes then they stick in a lower class and dont watch your sucess therefore even if the child has improved they dont get into classes that challenge them they get stuck where they cant learn on there ability. overall they are more worried about what the school 'looks' like and not how the school performs. so when test scores come back low they fuss at the students for not doing all they can and in all acutallity the teachers arent either.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 25, 2005

it is the best school i have ever been to the teachers really care for you and the principals give you chances you know you aint suppose to have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2004

i think that fhs need some more work. There is alot of predjudice going on. They need to start giving our kids better lunch and stop letting them eat the same lunch everyday. I am tired of my kids coming home hungry. Please help us,and stop worring about the football team and dress code and focus on learning educational advancement, progression and acdemic status.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2004

Its a good school when it comes to teachin the students but the dont push the students as the should but grades are pretty good few discipline problems and wonderful teachers. That try to get your child ready for the future and teach them how to be their self. If i had to pick a school in Ga. for my child to go to Fitz. high will be on my least.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2004

A great high school where education is stressed. Some in the area want discipline and educational standards lowered, but the school continues to hold out against the pressure. Administration and staff is the greatest. Numerous academic honors as well as sport successes. 04 region champions in golf, boys tennis, boys and girls soccer, baseball, and competitive cheerleading.
—Submitted by a former 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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

148 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Coordinate Algebra

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

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Integrated Math II

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

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Physical Science

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
U.S. History

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
45%
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
White 49% 44%
Black 43% 37%
Hispanic 7% 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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School Leader's name
  • Randy Garrett
Fax number
  • (229) 409-5534

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601 W Cypress St
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 409-5530

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