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North Hall High School

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Posted November 23, 2013

Three of my children graduated from North Hall. Two were gifted, one had an IEP. All three were accepted into their college of choice with scholarships, and all three were well prepared for the rigors of college academics. Excellent high school experience with attention to the individual needs of the students. Administration and faculty strong with genuine concern for each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2013

I went to North Hall High school all 4 years of High School and graduated from there. Great school, great community and good teachers. This school has small class sizes (2 classes that Ihad my senior year only had 7 people in them) and most teachers love their job and want to make sure that you succeed. I am very proud to have been a North Hall Trojan.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2010

I cannot say enough about the dedication and committment the teachers and staff at North Hall have toward preparing the students for college and life.. The principle( Mr Gheesling) is a great leader and motivator for the students and faculty. I highly reccommend this school and am proud my child is part of North Hall family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

My daugher has gone to North Hall Middle and North Hall High....My daughter has been in the IEP program since the 6th grade all because teacher said she would not let this child fail....My daughter is now a senior at North Hall High. I cannot say enough good things about this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

well i love dis school!! i love the school sprit in everything!! there are great teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2009

I go to North Hall and I love it. The principal and adminstration care about us, the sports are great, and the school spirit is amazing. I don't think I could possibly go to a better school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2008

Dayna, Mallory, and Erin love North Hall! they think it is a great school! they strive to make perfect grades and almost always succeed and they meet every goal they set for themselves


Posted October 13, 2008

This is a great school. I couldn't be happier anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

This school is literally the worst schooling system I have ever seen. not only are the faculty unprofessional and deliberatly rude, but they fail to see what is necessary for the student's best interest and education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

I attended North Hall as a child and back in the 1980s i always failed math and was a straight A studnet in everything else. And the teachers just couldnt get it with us. They usually taught us the material and we had a test. And really n time to study. And now i have 3 children attended North Hall and they are experiencing some of the same problems in the math department as well as english and foreign language. We are considering putting our children in a near by Chestatee High which has wonderful reviews. Im sure North Hall was a surefire school in its day, but now it just doesnt make it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2007

I'm a student and i love it. I don't think i would be happy anywhere else. Our students and parents attend the sport events and the energy is always high.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2007

North Hall is a great school. The principal is not as involved as should be. The teachers are very good except some of the math teachers. But the parents are very involved, the extracurricular activities are wonderful i wouldn't send my child anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2007

I'm a student and we have a great football stadium! I love the school and I've learned a lot in short time I've been attending North Hall!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

i go to north hall and love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2006

I have a daughter who has recently graduated from North Hall. The school provides excellent support for students who wish to be involved in a number of extracurricular activities while receiving a great education. I have complete confidence in the staff as a whole and would advise any parent to enroll their child in this school. My daughter is now attending one of the best colleges in the nation and her experiences in high school have prepared her exquisitely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2006

North hall is a great school. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

I have three children. Two have graduated from NH and the other is a freshman. We are not pleased with the math dept. this year. The math teacher we have now has a lot of personal problems. The kids have seen drug para. in this teachers possession. When asked to stay for extra help - no, because of personal errans. I also agree that some of the teachers are just waiting for retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

The school pushes out a lot of its students. It has a lot of people drop out. Many of the teachers are there for retirement and not the love of teaching.
—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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
62%
Coordinate Algebra

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Integrated Math II

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Physical Science

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
U.S. History

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

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
69%
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 86% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 37%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4885 Mount Vernon Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
Phone: (770) 983-7331

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