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Harlem High School

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3 stars

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Posted February 13, 2014

Moved to Fort Gordon with husband's PCS and chose Columbia Co. Schools over Richmond Co. because of test scores. Chose Harlem High school over other Columbia Co schools like Greenbriar & Lakeside because there is absolutely no diversity and as my children we raised on Fort Bragg, DOD schools, they wouldn't know what to do without any. People were friendly, this was prior to the creation of the HS in Grovetown, which worked both for and against Harlem High as it took some of the classes with it thus limiting the range but also making for smaller class sizes. Negatively, my youngest, an avid reader of Sci-Fi was somewhat perplexed when asked if she were reading a dictionary when clearly she was not. Perhaps, they were joking. They do seem to be a close knit community-- with the positives and negatives that go with it in every sense of it-- to include the school which would depend on your child, how they acclimate, and how adjustable they are as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My child just transferred to Harlem, but it seems to be a great school. Very impressed so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

After being rezoned reluctantly, I have found that HHS is a great school. My children are thriving and are enjoying their education. They have been welcomed with open arms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

I am a freshman at the school. I feel really safe here. The teachers are and they help me when I need the extra help. I hope one day my child will attend HHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

Check out the Georgia BOE web. This school in my opinion is not providing the quality of eduaction that our children should have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

The only thing that kept me in school up to now is the harlem high dramma program. Which is the best in columbia county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

As a proud parent of 3 HHS students- 2 which have gone on to and graduated with honors from UGA, I have nothing but praise for this school and its faculty. It is a small town school that cares about the children and I have always felt welcomed there. Those who oppose this school evidently have had children who can not abide by the rules- HHSis very strict and beieves all students can learn and if the student wants to act up- HHS throws them out. Way to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

Harlem s principal Mr. Griffin doesn t due his job when it comes to problems in the school ! The saddest part is the students and parents suffer when an injustice is done due to lack of accountability. I would not recommend this school if you have a child that you care about and want to get a good education. The cost of a private school is well worth it when it comes down to the mental, social and educational benefits for you child. If you want your child to suffer in these areas right from the start then by all means disregard this and enroll your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

Harlem High is a great school! They have great values and I love the school. I go to Harlem now and I am involved in many activities. There are many oppertunities to suit anyones intrests. Harlem is an overall awesome school :)


Posted October 30, 2007

I am a parent who came from NY, if I were to compare the schools there with HHS, HHS is far better. The only problem I have is that some of the teachers do not update their i-parent. I have had to get stern with my child thinking that she is failing a class when actually she is passing it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

Great School, I attended years ago and both of my children have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2004

Harlem high needs to pay more attion to the children than to the clubs and the medals that they can bring in for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

Harlem is a great school to send your children. I am a former student and at no time did I ever feel unsafe or intimidated. It is a small town school with small town values.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

94 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Coordinate Algebra

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
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

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Integrated Math II

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

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Physical Science

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

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
U.S. History

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
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 79% 44%
Black 15% 37%
Hispanic 3% 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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1070 Appling Harlem Rd
Harlem, GA 30814
Phone: (706) 556-5980

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