Banks County High School

6/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
17
Grades
9-12
Students
892
Type
Public
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Academics
7/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Analytic Geometry
25%
State avg: 33%
Physical Science
30%
State avg: 30%
Biology I
42%
State avg: 38%
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8/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

A promising sign:

This school is above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
92%
State avg: 79%
Average SAT score
1389
State avg: 1407
Average ACT score
20
State avg: 20
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2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
86%
Hispanic
8%
Black
2%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Students per counselor
434 :1
State avg: 536 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
13%
State avg: 6%
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17 Reviews
3 out of 5 stars
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4 2
3 1
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1 4
Neighborhood
1486a Historic Homer Hwy
Homer, GA 30547
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Last modified: May 16, 2017
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