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Groves High School

Public | 9-12 | 1453 students

 

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Posted September 29, 2013

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!! The staff is absolutely wonderful. The Guidance Department works with parents and students to get them what they need. It's evident that they truly care about those they serve. The office personnel seem happy to be there and happy to help. From what I can see, Groves has a great program for special needs kids ...I do not have experience with this department, but I see the buses out front loading and unloading each day. During this period, I see attendants working with the kids to get them loaded. Another thing Groves has is interpreters for the deaf children. There are presently four deaf children there. I have seen two of them involved in sports and the interpreters actively working with them during sports activities. I have met several coaches and they have welcomed me as a parent with open arms. The class sizes have decreased by 50% so the teachers can give better attention to the students. The ESL (English as a Second Language) program is top notch. I would highly recommend this school to anyone...don't listen to the rumors about this school, it's wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

There are times at which Groves can be a little chaotic, but all in all it isn't a terrible school . The teachers really care for their students. The students aren't always the best, but there is no such thing as a perfect school. Unlike some schools, education is the main focus. They aren't constantly attacking students for breaking minor rules such as dress code, however it is addressed. I enjoy Groves. The students are very much accepting as well.


Posted July 19, 2013

Grove is a horrible choice for sending anyone there.You won't learn much and things get hectic and confusing pretty quick,pertaining to grades and placement and testing. I was told during the summer retakes that i did not have to take the EOCT over even though i failed. I passed the class with a 73. But the teacher neglected to tell me that Graduation requirements state that you must pass the EOCT in order to graduate. I am class of 2016 and as you should know we don't have to take the grauation test in 2016. This school lacks coordination and consistency .Many students are leaving Groves this year and the population rate will go down further.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2013

I am a student at groves currently and I recommend it today I can not speak on how it was int the past but I can say that over the last year or two it has gotten a lot better with the students off and gone to new hampstead the environment is a lot smaller which makes it better for learning and less fights so I would recommend it to anyone. The school could use a paint job or remodeling it is old !


Posted September 23, 2011

I went to groves for 3 years in my final year had to drop out with 3 weeks left of school because of fear for my safety was not a shy student played 2 sports and had a lot of friends but we were considered in a racial war because african americans didn't like us. there was a fight almost everyday and drugs in the school were bad. however at the time some teachers did care not all and if you played a certain sport a teacher didn't like you were treated poorly and different than others. The test were low at the time and should be because most people that went there did not study or do the work required.


Posted August 10, 2011

Groves High School.... Where do I start..... At lunch time the common areas could def be compared to a small war zone with the fighting. My son went to Groves after moving to the new residential areas in Pooler and will NOT return under ANY circumstances! In fact after learning the school fired over half its teacher and failed horribly on the state standarized testing on top of the entire school and curriculum being restructured my son will be attending homebased public online high school at k12.com/gca. Groves is a poor excuse for a school and a epic failure in the education department. After trying for 2 weeks to speak to someone regarding my sons education at Groves I still have not heard back from anyone that can give me statistics on the new curriculum as I was told was proven to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

As a student at Groves High School, I think some teachers don't care if we learn or not. They just care that they're gettin paid. And I also don't feel safe at Groves. Administration is terrible.


Posted May 19, 2010

I'm a graduate of Groves and is very disappointed with the school now. The Teachers that I have came in contact with are good and are trying but the principle, the ghetto students, and the way the school is ran is a joke. I am ashame that I even went there. I really hate this school now and I dont use the hate word but the way that Groves is now it's awful. After this year I'm really going to try my best to pull my child out and enroll him into Jenkins.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I went to this school. I highly recommemnd it. I went to the best school in teh state and thn to Groves. I prefer Groves better. The education and teh teachers and students are much better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

As a former student of Groves High School, I can not speak well for the school. I came to Groves as a freshman this year, and within the first week we were having problems. The teachers are excellent, and the education is okay, but the students within the school make it quite hard to enjoy. Groves had it's trouble makers, just like every other high school I will admit. But it seemed as if the teachers had no control over of the students. I suggest placing your child in another school if he/she isn't strong willed, and willing to put up with problems. I'm faced with applying for homeschool at this point: which is NOT the best option.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2009

I farmost absolutely agree, this is a great school and it has everything to offer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

this school is a joke and lacks everything essential to learning. i'm a former student and slept all day every day and came out with a 3.5 GPA
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2009

I am a former student and now have a son attending and it improved in few years and I belive it to be on track to becoming a great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

great school has improved tremendously
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 13, 2006

My son was in the Senior English class that was without a teacher, he passed! If you ask for the help it is there, the other Senior English teachers took on a great responsibility in helping those Seniors seeking help to pass the class and graduate. More parents need to be more involved in their childs education, it starts at HOME. I have a Sophomore at Groves that loves the school, teachers and staff, and I am involved. The school has an open door policy for parents, I suggest you take advantage of it and see what your children are doing, you are probably only getting half the story. Go REBELS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

Groves high school seems to be making the adjustments that are needed to be above and not beneath the state requirements.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2006

Groves High School is not a bad school. The Teachers and Staff are working hard to improve the school. We have made big improvements the past four years in most subject areas. We had the second largest grad. class last year. We must be doing something right.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 29, 2005

This is one of the worst schools i have ever seen. My child attends groves high school. It is his senior year and his Senior english class has been without a teacher the whole time. This school does nothing to try and help their students pass. This school cannot even get their credidation. Very awful school avoid sending your children here at all costs.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

237 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

245 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
Coordinate Algebra

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
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

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
Integrated Math II

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%
Physical Science

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

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
U.S. History

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

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
23%
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
Black 64% 37%
White 23% 44%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ellis Duncan
Fax number
  • (912) 965-2556

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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100 Wheathill Rd
Garden City, GA 31408
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