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Greene County High School

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Posted October 19, 2010

Student (2005-2009) This school has a great Biology and Social Studies department, specifically Biology, Economics, and AP Gov't. I currently attend Valdosta State University (VSU) as a double major in Spanish/French with a minor in Psychology and GCHS foreign language deparment helped tremendously with my comprehension of Spanish once I began my college curriculm. The English department at GCHS should definitely include more writing in their curriculm. Although reading is very important, the first two English classes that most students in college take requires them to write a large amount. The staff at GCHS is highly qualified and most are motivated and have your child's best interest at heart. All in all, GCHS will prepare your child for most college classes in their future no matter where they decide to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2009

I am a senior at Greene County High School and I advise anyone reading this to avoid sending their kids to this school. It is simply a terrible school. The administration is terrible. Every few years some principle will make some bad decisions and half of the teachers would leave. The aministration is more concerned about dress code and other bs rules (No bookbags in classrooms, no hoddie sweaters, shirts may not have designs on it, no strip shirts, no sharing lockers) than the actual success of students.I've had several experiences where the administration would smile at me and promise to help with something and then simply blow me off and ignore me. The teacher and the administration are in constant feud. There are some good teachers but there is also a lot of teachers how should never be allowed in a classroom.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2008

Greene County High School is not wonderful but its my family. Theres plenty of bad and good memories held btw thoses walls but what school doesnt. Compared to other schools i would have to say we're a little retro but this is the country. I feel that some teachers care and some don't but, every school deals with that issue i just wish they would spend more time choosing our administratives..its our future in their hands and i dont believe they realize that. I wont say that its the worst school and i wont say its the best school but Greene County is a family and i can see that there trying there best to keep this family together.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2008

GCHS is a horrible highschool. The teachers do not care about the students. Our classes, we dont do anything at all. I would honestly rather be anywhere but in this school. I dread coming here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2005

I am a student at greene county high school. i would like to say that this is one of the worst high schools in the state of georgia. they mix the 'gifted' and 'slower' students together so that the gifted ones are getting held back and the slower ones are having to speed up. they don't have much to offer students academically, but they do have many wonderful vocational courses. I am in the JROTC program at this school and they do teach you leadership and discipline. if i had my way, the whole school would have to participate in this program so that each and every student would learn about discipline and leadership.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2005

I am a 2004 graduate of Greene County High School and I would just like to let everybody know that this is one of if not the the worst high schools in the state of Ga. The teachers at this school do not care if you gain knowledge or not, they are just there for a pay check. Most teachers are gone within a year of being there. The sports program is among the worst in the state. Not all coaches but some don't even know the basics of coaching. How can you coach a kid if you don't know the basics of the sport yourself.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 28, 2004

I'm a fomer student at Greene Taliaferro, I was class of 2001. I have to say that I really enjoyed being at that school. Because of the teachers and their time to help us, I graduated in the top 20 of our class and I earned the HOPE scholarship. I have to say that this is a school that like to help students help themselves and now I'm in the military, but if I was still living in Georgia I would send my kids to this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 22, 2004

I am a 2003 graduate from Greene County High and I must say that I did recieve quality education from there. Similar to any school, one must apply themselves and ask questions as well in order to learn. I enjoyed all four years in High School and what I learned there has helped me excel in college as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 14, 2004

Greene County High School is a nice school, but often they overlook the 'gifted' children and only focus on the 'slower' children. They sometimes will mix the children together in classes, but other than that it is a great school. You have nice teachers, and you can get an okay education. If you want your children to get the HOpe scholarship, i would recommend you send them to another school.
—Submitted by a 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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Coordinate Algebra

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
29%
Integrated Math II

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Physical Science

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
U.S. History

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

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
30%
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 71% 37%
White 19% 44%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 3% 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
  • Demestrius E Mercier
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  • (706) 453-3311

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1002 S Main St
Greensboro, GA 30642
Phone: (706) 453-2271

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