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Dutchtown High School

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Posted April 17, 2014

Dutchtown High School of Henry county at times has teachers who don't have their heart in what they do. Sometimes you may sit in a class and learn absolutely nothing because the teacher finds if necessary to talk on the phone with her best friend. You often times find yourself teaching yourself. The AP teachers never assist you in a time of need. The student body as a whole is great. Although the teachers may not be so great your fellow peers will always be there when you need them and that is what I love about this school. You can call on your classmate to assist you when your teacher doesn't find the need to.


Posted July 29, 2011

I loved Dutchtown High School. My son attended and he is now in the Air Force and doing well and both my neice and daughter attended and they graduated in May and are both headed to great Universities. Ms. Noble does a great job with adding diversity to the school and I feel that this community should be grateful for having such a great administrator and caring teachers in place. Kudos to the teachers and to the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

As a freshman, Dutchtown has a great education system. I think what needs to be looked at more is the administration and the math department. I am currently in Adv. math 1 and i have never seen such ridiculous teaching before. This new math thign they have going on is really absurd and I,personally, hope it goes back to subjects such as Algebra, trigonometry etc.We are learning unessacary information. Please study how other countries do their education and see how they are excelling. But as a school, it could be something i look forward to everyday. It is very boring as a whole. I'm in the band program but all I can tell you is to tutor yourself in math. The english department is good,however.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2011

DHS Swept the Henry County Science Fair This Year!! ALL of the students sent to International and most of the ones who went to State came from DHS. It was such a win that they asked the science teachers to stand up and take a bow from DHS. (and the football team is not bad as well!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2011

Sending my children to Dutchtown High School is the worst mistake I have ever made. This school really needs to get rid of ineffective teachers. I placed one star by parent involvement, because I do not believe the school wants parents to know the level of incompetence that is going on there. If parents start sharing information, the administrators and teachers would be held accountable. Bring in new, innovative, and competent teachers. This is a great community of parents, but this school has been going in the wrong direction the last few years. We also need to hold our administrators accountable for where they have been lacking in leadership and as role models. I cannot help but note that there is one administrator there who is angry all the time. Her interpersonal skills are horrible! She hollers at the children, she is even loud with parents. When I hear her I think, "My God, no one should be that angry so early in the morning." I feel as if some of those poor children are paying for whatever is going wrong or went wrong in her life. Parents, wake up! Pray for a massive change in accountability for Dutchtown, and most of all, pray for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

Yet another terrible GA school, check the scorecard on their website. SAT, CRCT and graduation rates are pitiful. If you want your kids to have a decent education in Georgia you better pay for private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2010

DHS is an excellent school. The facilities are great. The faculty is great and cares a lot about the students. There is a lot of parent involvement. Our son has been at DHS for six months now and is doing great. The AFJROTC is his favorite but he is also in band and soccer. The soccer program is above average and the coaches are willing to work with players of all skill levels. Overall the school is very nice and our son is really enjoying it. Highly recomended!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2010

Dutchtown High School is terrible... The kids are brow beaten every day and targeted by administration. They are talked to as if they are in a prison system instead of a school. Administration is suppose to be there to lift kids up to encourage them and to help them to succede in life. Sure there should be dicipline ... but there is a line that should be drawn. shutting the door in kids faces and giving them detention for being late... there is zero tolerance for this at dhs. it is rude and uncalled for. No communication with parents. take my word for it... it is awful. last year a math teacher was fired and the kids were lost in that class aparently he was just giving them grades for completion. what a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I will say that the school has its problems. The reputation of the school often seems to come before the students for some people. I can also say that it does have dedicated teachers who for the most part really care about the well being of their students our as I like to say my kids. As a teacher I know that I am learning each day just as my students are and that each day I strive to be a little better than I was the previous day. I hope that if my students learn nothing else form me that they will have realized that the world is what you make it and if you give 100% each day you will never have anything to feel sorry about because you that you have done your best. I will continue to live by these words and watch over my kids.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2010

My child is a freshman. What a mistake i made by sending her to dutchtown. She will not be there after this school year. The teachers are horrible. I'm so angry i can't even put it into words right now but i will by the end of the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

My child has only been in this school 2 1/2 weeks and has been targeted by the admin and in particular a teacher. I'm not saying he is an angel but he not a trouble maker or even disrespectful. It is really sad that these kids almost have no rights in this school. I also don't like the fact that when there is an issue or problem to school does not contact the parent. This was adv to me by the assit. prin. I am just really disappointed in this school all together. It maybe a good school but the staff isn't
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

All of these negative comments about Dutchtown are preposterous. I am currently a senior there and Dutchtown Is a great school! I am very thankful to attend a school as nice as it is. They have excellent teachers who really try there best to work with you and help you. Some of them Genuinely care about you, Such as Mrs Rackstraw and Mrs Tinsley. I will admit that it is not perfect and 'no' school is but Dutchtown is by-far one of the best schools that you can attend. I see the principles all the time. I actually talk to them often in the the halls. Mrs nobles is very nice and respectful. She is often times very busy, working hard to make our school a better place and a positive learning environment for the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

This is by far one of the worst schools in the County. The staff, lead by the principal is not focus on development and future of there students. This is my child s Senior year and if I could do it all over again I would send him to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I am a student that goes to Dutchtown, and the least that i can say is my friends. Some are backstabbers and some are the best. And the teachers their are okay some are well qualified and the assistant principales are always in the hall but only in the main areas, and never where they need to be. I always hear people cusing and then some people talking about things that they should not be talking about! The main thing I wish the principals would do more is supervise the class more. Not only for the teachers but mainly for (those) students. Its discusting!!! The teachers should be more aware what they (have).
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2008

Dutchtown schools make me a proud parent. My children are proof of that. Thank you dutchtown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

dutchtown is not a very good school they do not have a debate team my child has never seen the principal and doesnt even know the principals name the school doesnt have a alot of opportunites for the kids and i think that is not a very good thing they need to fix that
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

I don't understand all the crying going on about this school from either students or parents. Dutchtown is not a bad school. It is what you make of it though. If you are involved with the school sports, activities, etc, do your work in class, do your homework, study for your test, and obey your teachers and other authorities, theres no reason why you should not have a good experience at your school. You go to school to learn. It is a necessity to have a good education in the world today. As for parent participation, I have seen parents take an active role there with the students. Not all parents who work, can show up for everything, not everyone gets to stay home all day...most people work for a living. I personally think people need to lay off Dutchtown. There are worse schools that you could go to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

Dutchtown is all right. I mean it's not great, but it's not too bad either. The new dress code implemented this year is ridiculous. Plus, I feel that Dutchtown loads us down with too much homework. As an AP student, I would know. However, the diversity is awesome, and the International Festival held last year was great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2008

The Discipline at Dutchtown High is inconsistent to say the least. If your child has ever been in trouble he/she will be targeted to get rid of .The principle leadership is terrible from the head principle down. Kid are harrassed and picked on and spoken to any kind of way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I can't stand this school. It's not a real high school. If you want your child to have the real high school experience..then let them go to another school. I'm an A B student and I have no fun here. I do my work and get good grades. Have good behavior, but sometimes you want to unwind and I can't that here. There is no individual freedom.
—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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

310 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

310 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Coordinate Algebra

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Integrated Math II

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

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
21%
Physical Science

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
U.S. History

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

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
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 63% 37%
White 16% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dwala Nobles
Fax number
  • (770) 515-7518

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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149 Mitchell Rd
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: (770) 515-7510

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