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Banks County High School

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Posted March 20, 2013

This school is wonderful. My son went to another school and we discovered he was 8 years behind. I rented a house and sent him Banks County. They caught him up and work one on one with him teaching him. They truly care about the kids and want each kid to have a great future. They aren't picked to peices over nick picky things.The teachers are thumbs up..the very best. I am closing on a house this week just to be here permanently! So worth relocating!!! I LOVE this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

We moved our family to Banks County 5 years ago and are thankful for it. The school system has that small town feel while providing very nice and modern facilities. The teachers from Kindergarten to 12th grade are fantastic people. Many of the Banks County graduates return to be teachers within the system. Students are polite and caring towards one another and fights are almost non-existent. At the high school graduation, teachers from the elementary school will remember how particular graduates were when they were in their class room. There are no gangs or violence within the schools at all. Students get along well with each other and there is a true sense of belonging. Overall, it is a great system that cares about students and their families. Some of the negative comments were from years ago when the system was struggling to adapt to its bigger population. Since the hiring of the District Superintendent Chris Erwin, the entire school system has made tremendous gains and has become a leader in the region. I plan to stay here for a long time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

Great School, slow football program, good all other sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I love the education that my children get at Banks County. They have gone to Banks Co. since they were in kindergarden and my oldest is now enrolled at the University of Georgia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I love the education that my children get at Banks County. They have gone to Banks Co. since they were in kindergarden and my oldest is now enrolled at the University of Georgia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

Banks County High school is an amazing school.. the best one that my kids have been too...they are better than the surrouding schools...with violence and with grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

My kids have been attending banks county for 4 years it has been by far the best school they have ever attended
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

I am a former Banks County High School student and I am currently enrolled at the University of Georgia. In one of my classes we were asked to compare our high schools with those surrounding it and I had some positive feedback! Our test scores, non-violent setting, eligiblity for finacial aid, ect..was excellent! I always felt comfortable at BCHS and will always be proud to call it my old high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2007

After talking to parents of students in other schools, I have to believe that Banks County High School is doing an excellent job. Test scores are higher than many of the surrounding schools, there is very little violence (watch the news for a sharp contrast between our school and others), and my daughter is proud of her school. Sometimes there is a disgruntled parent or two in the newspaper, but this is not surprising with any small town school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

BCHS has made improvements but continues to show ignorance with the good ol' boys running it. The principal needs to go along with most of the school board! Most teachers are OK, but the administration tap dances at the drop of any parent's hat and runs for the hills at the first sign of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2007

For all the hype over the latest SAT scores, BCHS continues to spin its wheels in educational muck.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 2, 2005

I am a student at BCHS and I have never been to a better place where every student feels like they are actually somebody and they actually care about others. The teachers are great and teach us a lot and never forget to leave out the fun times.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 13, 2005

I am a student at Banks County High School, and I personally love my school. The rural feel of the school makes for a slightly more relaxed atmosphere, and that helps the students feel more comfortable. We have high academic standards, and the teachers expect the best. Our test scores are higher than the state average-We have a variety of sports: football, basketball, cheerleading, golf, tennis, track, soccer, and more. Banks County is a wonderful 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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Coordinate Algebra

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

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
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

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
Integrated Math II

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

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Physical Science

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
90%

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
White 87% 44%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Black 3% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Homer, GA 30547
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