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9-12
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Hiram, GA
Students enrolled: 1,690
 

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702 Virgie Ballentine Dr
Hiram, GA 30141

(770) 443-1182
(770) 439-5053
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May 05, 2015
This school is amazing. I get great communication from the school and all of my childs teachers. The band Is amazing but gets nothing from the school. The load is carried by the parents and the director could be a little more greatful for that. The dues are steep! My child loves all of the classes they are in and usually loves the teachers as well. There could be something done to improve the behavior of some of the students.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2014
We are in year 2 at HHS, Freshman year my son failed Spanish due to the teacher being out 32 day's in the first semester and the sub did not speak Spanish. When I asked about it I was told the teacher is sick. If my child missed that many days I would be standing in front of a judge explaining myself. Math this year has been awful. My son's teacher shows a power point and tells the kids if they have a question to look on CoolMath website. NICE! Administration shows no sign of caring. I have emailed, gone in and meetings and they could care less. Very sad.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2014
My 10th grader goes here. There hasn't been one single social function that he has been made aware of, if they even exist. Where are school dances, or after school pep rallies. No one wants to go to the football games because they are "lame". Maybe their sports team would do better with Pep Rallies, it helps build morale in a lot of places. He has substitutes for long periods of time who basically just show movies.. not even related to the subject. You can consider this year of Spanish a waste, because it has been a substitute since the class started.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2014
I have 3 students that have went or are currently going to Hiram and I love it. I love the principal, office staff and most of the teachers. I believe you will always get out of a school what you put into it.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2013
The school is great. There are a few teachers who make it horrible. I have came home and cried before because a teacher gave us a 16 part project and gave us 5 days to do it and one of those days was Easter. That is one teacher who needs to be removed. I am in ninth grade all honors classes.

- submitted by a student

January 24, 2013
My daughter will be graduating this year. She is very bright and mature, which I'm grateful for because she frequently complains about the teachers not teaching. I mostly hear about movies they watch (many not related to the class) and parties they have - this is frustrating for her because she actually wants to learn. She took Spanish for 3 years and doesn't know a thing, except her teacher wanted to act more like a teenager rather than teach. The 3 star rating only is made because she did have a minimal few that she absolutely loved and learned a lot from. I must say however, the band program is excellent! Great Director, great parental involvement, and great kids!!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2012
I am a parent of a student in the school. The school has a problem when it comes to bullying. They like to claim a No Place For Hate school, but they really don't care too much in the issue.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2011
I am a parent of a freshman at Hiram High who comes from 3 years of homeschooling, so I do have a different perspective. From a social perspective: my daughter LOVES Hiram High and has made lots of friends (she has not missed one day of school and we're going into the 4th quarter). From an academic perspective: I had my daughter exhaustively tested last year before entering high school and was very pleased with the attention and time they awarded me and my daughter. The teachers are generally responsive when I have needed to intervene regarding her progress or grade(s). The worst time I have had is with her Math teacher and Math tutors. Response is low. Math tutor scheduling changes almost from week to week and we are only sometimes informed (some teachers opt out at last minute?). My daughter is borderline failing Math and that's with the tutoring, so I tend to agree with previous review by student regarding Hiram's Math program (which is a new program that started in the 2009-2010 school year). (also - they have laxed the cell phone/MP3 player rules)

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2011
As a freshman, I enjoy Hiram a lot more than middle school. However, the math prgram absolutly sucks. I am a straight A student, and I am struggling to maintain a B average in Math because it is presented in a confusing way that does not leave any room for individual learning styles. I'm in all advanced classes and otherwise find it ok. I do think they should offer Acc. Spanish though, I hate being stuck in a class with kids who don't care.

- submitted by a student
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March 18, 2010
Im a freshman at hiram and so far i think it's a terrific school, some of their rules could be chnaged though. But other than that it's great. the only thing i hate is coming to school in the morning because it takes forever just to get off the bus because of the long lines.

- submitted by a student

March 18, 2010
im a freshman and i hiram and I think it is a terrific school but i think that some of their rules could be changed. other than than everything is great but the only thing i hate is coming in the morning because it takes forever just to get off the bus because of the long lines in the morning.

- submitted by a student
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August 26, 2009
This school is so lame. I go here. They are always worried about cell phones mp3 and other stuff. They did tear down the freshman academy and try to make the school bigger but they still lame. Did you no they didnt meet AYP!

- submitted by a student

August 16, 2009
this school is slowly letting Christ back in to the schools... over the summer the stadium was changed from Hiram Stadium to Christ Central stadium... a local church in Dallas, the school asked the church if they would like to do it and now the church is going to fix up various parts of the stadium... this is going to be an awesome year

- submitted by a student

August 12, 2009
I recently graduated from Hiram and I had an experience nothing short of fantastic. While yes, it isn't perfect, it is a public school. Funding leads more towards band and football, but I never truly lacked anything I needed during my high school experience. I was an honors/AP student and had some excellent teachers who really knew what they were talking about and were always available to assist/tutor me when needed. I was involved with the theatre department, which had little money, but a lot of talent!, the Vespidae [yearbook] staff, and also several clubs such as Beta, NHS, and SHS. I would recommend this school to anyone in Paulding County. The administration, for the most part, is fantastic and this is easily the best high school in the county.

- submitted by a student

November 23, 2008
For the average student, Hiram is average, I guess. The students are a bit of a rough bunch,but overall it is a safe, but noisy, learning environment. My student is not average, however, and for these students who may be dealing with Asperger's Disorder or learning disabilities, we found it was too intense an environment and the students overall were not accepting nor even courteousl Teachers were not prepared, even in co taught classes, to work with these students. We have since moved to a private school and my student is in a better, more accepting learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2008
I am a student athleate at hiram high school. This school is fun at TIMES.. But when it comes to freedom and learning its in much need of help. Teachers ability needs to be checked, and how they teach the class. They do not adapt to the student learning styles. They are persistant at teaching a certain way and never improvising to give the students a chance to catch up. Also the school disapline system is awful. They are so worried about tardys, cell phones, and ipods. They completly are oblivious to the fact that drugs and people steal in the locker rooms. And they get away with it. I had money stolen from me and they found the student. But i never was reimburst for what i lost. That was my lunch money. I really think the principal is so fixed on disapline with ignorant stuff.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 06, 2008
i have been going through some rough times lately and the counseling and attendence staff have been like family. they have been helpful with my daughters when it comes to my daughter in regards to her school work and homelife i just want to thank them all i couldnt have my daughter in a better school and as for learning my daughter does get and excellent educatin there, at times it is difficult but she does get help from the teachers and she gets along well with the teachers im happy to know that my daughter is in a school that cares about there students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 27, 2007
my child is new to this area and school she is geting excellent education here the only problem is the way the staff allows the students to behave the times i have been to pick up my child early i see children running around on cell phones talking in vulgar language hanging around and leaving school at all times of day i dont know if they have perimission or not but its seems like ten in the morning a car load of students should be in class...for the most part the teachers do seem to be there for the students, my daughter gets along very well with her teachers and learns very well from them ...the office staff has alot to learn about manners especially the front office.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2007
Hiram high is a wonderful school. My child is making amazing grades. Not to mention the wonderful sports program.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2007
Hiram high school is all about the sports. Overall the school is decent and i disagree with it being ugly. I am somewhat satisfyed with this school but wish it could base its priorites on education rather than sports.

- submitted by a student

May 21, 2007
High-school is a place for learning, experience, and maturing. Hiram High School is anything but that. From the awkward teacher to student environment. To the sheer ugliness of the school. It's really intolerable. The teachers are not there for the kids and they are not there for the students to have higher-learning. They're there for themselves, money (as odd as it sounds).It's my belief that one should have dedication and passion in one's job. These teachers clearly don't display this. Priorities contribute to a healthy functioning school. It's clear Hiram High has none.

- submitted by a student

March 24, 2007
My child is really unhappy at this school. it is highly unorganized and the teachers really do not seem to care. my child has tried to go to tutoring and then the teachers sit there and let the students just help each other. At the orientation i could not find one teacher or even the pricipal i asked who could even tell me what time the first bell rang.no one knew. i ask for teachers to call me and get no response whatsoever. teacher absenteeism is rampant. i feel my child is not getting a good education here.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2006
I graduated from hiram high school last year, and I now attend Kennesaw state university. Throughout high school I was comfortable at hiram. The teachers were nice and the curriculum was efficient. Although, now that I have the opportunity to look back, I was in no way prepared to go to college. Eventhough I was in all AP and Honors classes I was never required to study, therefore I had trouble in the beginning of college.

- submitted by a student

August 21, 2006
Personally I think Hiram is the bestplace to go for high school. there JROTC is spectacular in all there doings and congrats at nationals the past year keep up the good work overall I think that SGM. Holman should never retire. The chorus at Hiram is terrific especially the mixed adv. chorus congrats on a perfect score at the festival Ms.Gillis u rock.2006. the level of parents involvement is great in the extracurricular side but not so much in the education portion.If we did not have parent involvement in jrotc or in chorus it would fall apart. I would like to thank to individuals that helped out the most.MRS.Dingler(JROTC)and MRS.Lopez(adv.mix chorus).

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2006
I am a senior here at Hiram High School. Overall, I would say that Hiram is a great school but like every other it has its ups and downs. There are a lot of great teachers here. This school really needs to try to improve its honors and AP courses. I have been in these kinds of slasses for the last four years and they have improved some but I think that there are some unqualified teachers teaching these classes. This school has an amazing marching band under the direction of a great director. Hiram has some areas that need a lot of improvement but overall it has been a great school for the last four years. *A HHS Senior*

- submitted by a student

March 23, 2006
I do think hiram has good and willing teachers. But lack of resources, like classroom texts (rather than books that can be brought home and studied from) really infringe on the learning of good and proper study skills. My students has a's and b's but almost never studies, has very few, if any, notes from class. Hiram is not preparing her for college. She will get there not knowing how to study, unless we pay to send her elsewhere to learn study skills. In my opinion, a mediocre student should not be getting a's and b's with such a lack of effort. Our student is also involved in an extraurricular activity that is disorganized. We never know when she needs to be here or there for practices, etc, until a day or two before. With other children to consider, this makes for many difficult cirumstances for our family.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2005
The academic program is awesome here at Hiram. It has grown my leaps and bounds. I have not talked to one burnt out or angry teacher here. They all want to help, love the kids, and are willing to do what they need to to get the job done. However, a small group of students are extreamly imature for their ages and cause disruptions in the classrooms while most are eager to learn. I believe the immaturity is prolonged by the freshmen academy...they don't have the opportunity to grow up and are treated like middle schoolers. The order of disipline has detention after calling a parent, I believe that needs to be swapped. The parent involvement is an extreamly sad case...and explains the action of the imature students.

- submitted by a teacher

September 20, 2005
I am a student at Hiram High School. I like it there. The teachers are willing to help you with whatever you might have a question on. There are many tutoring programs that students are more then welcome to join. Yes, there are a few fights, but they are handled quickly and to the best of their abilities. The dress code is strict but not unreasonable. The extra cirricular activities are good too. The athletes are required to keep their grades up and have good behavior. I enjoy being at Hirma and I do not think that it is an unsafe place to be.

- submitted by a student

May 14, 2005
Hiram high is a good school, but like every school, it has it's problems too. Things have improved a great deal since Mr. Turner arrived. The teaching staff has improved from a few years ago, but some teachers still do not have control of their classrooms and do not know how to reach all students and effectively teach their subjects. One of the major problems is the amount of students attending the school considering the current size of the school. Even though the freshmen academy has been added, it is still extremely crowded. Adding more trailers isn't going to solve this problem. I think that instead of spending money on grass for the front of the school, they should focus on bigger school for the students.

- submitted by a student

October 18, 2004
I am a senior @ Hiram and everyone dogs our education but it has improved so much since Mr. Turner has joined us. The band and football get all the money and attention but thats still cool i mean they do get all the fans! But i mean you can only do so much in a year. We have had less fights and trouble and every year it gets better. I love going to Hiram so much more now that i know that the discipline is being taken care of! The parents need to be more involved though. Go hornets.

- submitted by a student

May 21, 2004
I think Hiram High School is a great place! The teachers and the principal have been very respectful They have helped me out tremendously this year. I think more parents need to get involved in their children's education and stop blaming the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2004
Hiram is a mess! The administration is more worried about students wearing hats and having cd players when there is a fight going on down the hall! I mean the discipline is a joke. The teachers do not teach with all learning styles in mind. Most of them do not teach with all learning styles in mind. What about the more independent ones? They just have to try to adapt to other learning styles! I am very unhappy with this school. The band program is great but thats about all! There are too many fights and things being stolen and not enough is being done about it! students are not even able to walk down the halls without being afraid a fight will break out in front of them! School should have a good environment.Teachers spend more time fighting against their students. Most teachers are clueless about everything that happens!

- submitted by a student

March 17, 2004
The administrative staff needs to check on the teachers teaching abilitites more than it does. There is to many drugs and stealing going on in the school. It is not controlled as much as it could be. The new principle needs to fully understand all sports not just some. There is way to much overcrowding. The school was better 2 years ago. The new principle has a long way to go. The teachers need to spend more time working for the children and not against them. Set them up for success not failure.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2003
HHS is a great school. There is another post about the overcrowding. In a system that is growing by over 1000 students per year (that is almost 2 elementary school, one middle or 60% of a high school every year), there isn't much that can be done. As long as multi-family dwellings are approved and no restrictions are made on new homes, things can't get better. Funding from the state will never keep up with this kind of growth. In spite of all of that, the new Administration this year is making excellent improvements in how many things are done. I am confident this great school will only get better and better...and when the new school does open, they will experience the same kind of growth and challenges. Much better to have these problems than those of attrition.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2003
There are some wonderful teachers at this school and the band program is awesome. Unfortunately, the school is terribly overcrowded because of the phenomenal growth in the county and there is no serious relief in sight. This school looks like a trailer park. They haven't even broke ground on the new high school that is supposed to provide relief. Graduation this year was horrible!!!! No organization at all. There was not enough parking, cars were backed up everywhere and most of our family had to turn around and leave or else walk 30 or 40 minutes to get to the school. If I hadn't got there an over an hour early I probably wouldn't have got to see my child graduate. It is a shame that the overcrowded conditions make what otherwise could be a great school not so great.

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Hiram High School
702 Virgie Ballentine Dr, Hiram, GA  30141
(770) 443-1182
Last modified Hiram High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hiram High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top