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Flowery Branch High School

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3 stars

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Posted April 26, 2014

The leadership in this school is awful. The AP's stick their head in the sand if there is a fight. Suspend the aggressor for 3-5 days and everything is swept under the rug. If you are black or an athletic student, you get away with anything and everything. Don't ever trust that they have your child's best interests at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

For some people a school in a small town setting may be rewarding, not for me. I transferred to Flowery Branch from a high school that was much more diverse with a larger student body, and I found the small town atmosphere killed my confidence and motivation for academic success. Little to no faculty support. Interest is primarily in the athletes, (sports highlights for 20 min of morning biology) college drop out rates among FB grads are pretty high. I graduated summa cum laude at Georgia State University, and I have been offered a full-ride academic scholarship for my masters degree at the University of Georgia... This is important because it highlights the lack of support I received at FB, when I somehow found support at a much more populated university that motivated me to work my butt off to become something larger than what a small town expected of a "yankee". I rode a B avg. at my time at FB, but I had to play catch up when I attended my first college classes. While I approached my transfer with an optimistic mind, it was not a good fit for me. FB may not be a good fit for some future students who come from diverse backgrounds....
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2012

My son graduated from FB. He loved the school, the atmosphere, the principal and his teachers. His fiance who attended a Gwinnett school was amazed that everyone knew who he was, she attended some classes where she didn't know anyone in the class. Great place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2011

they only focus on sports the teachers there only care about minorities.. like there is alot of "workers" children that go there and they dont care about no one else .. if your child isnt in sports they dont care about you . They let the football players walk around school and dont even go to class this is just horrible...I cant wait to leave this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2011

If your kids are not into football, they, and you will be ignored. Mine cannot wait to get out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

I am a current student at Flowery Branch High School and after moving back here from Habersham County High School, I will never take this school for granted. The school is very clean for a public high school. I have learned so much in my three years at flowery branch as compared to my one year at Habersham. The teachers are wonderful. And the other students are just as great. I am very much involved in Theatre at flowery branch and it is wonderful. Our theatre teacher is great. She cares so much for all of us and gives us as many opportunities as we want. The choral program is also wonderful. The teacher is talented beyond belief. I am currently taking almost all honors or AP classes and I find very confident that I am prepared for college. As a senior, I actually love school so much, I don't want it to end. In conclusion, I will also think of Flowery Branch as my home. It's a truly amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2010

I am a grandmother of a brand new SENIOR at Flowery Branch High School and I have never seen her happier!!! She has blossomed into this amazing young lady. Her grades, attitude and most of all, the pride she has for her school, is again, amazing. So if this school can do anything more to make her any happier, is again, amazing!!!!!


Posted October 1, 2009

Flowery Branch has so much spirit. Awesome teachers that really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

As a parent with a child in Flowery Branch H/S. Think that Dr. Coleman is by far the best principal period. As far as the teachers are concerned they're the greatest. M.R.+D.K. Green
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

Flowery Branch is a wonderful school for kids and it has a waell rounded atmosphere
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2009

I am a substitute teacher and I recently worked at Flowery Branch High. I had students that swore that they sat in the floor each day, (the rest of the class agreed), I also experienced every type of rude behavior I can concieve of. I fought hard, but I could see that the good students really suffered. Somethings wrong somewhere.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 4, 2008

The education is excellent , dicipline, and security. About the sport is excellent too for the student. That school is make a Diffent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

The education itself is generally above average but i think the school's status as a 'School Of Excellence' is a wild overstatement. It is not a terrible school, there are teachers whose company I don't particularly enjoy and those I do, but I guess that is expected of any school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

They focus a bit too much on sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2007

Kids have an opportunity to be 'somebody'and develope life-long relationships while recieving excellent academic support for higher education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

Flowery Branch highschool if you want your child to excell. From all of the students who have been to flowery branch highschool have had no complaints. It also has a safe enviorment and was the only Georgia school of Excellence as of this year.


Posted July 21, 2007

...Its a good school. Good football program. Soccer is okay. I would say all of the kids are friendly and welcome new students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2007

In my opinion, the sports program is very good. The theatre and music programs are the ones left out. The academics are good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2005

This school is a good school but the teacher lack the ability to get along with the students. Over all it is a good environment and very friendly. As a student who gose to the school I ( on my opinion) think it is a relativly good school. Not great but good. They also need more dances and plays and stuff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 20, 2005

'This school isn't what a parent would want for their students if they are interested in sports.
—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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

295 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

294 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Coordinate Algebra

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

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Integrated Math II

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

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Physical Science

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
U.S. History

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

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
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 73% 44%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Black 8% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6603 Spout Springs Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Phone: (770) 967-8000

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