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Mill Creek High School

Public | 9-12 | 3479 students

 

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Posted September 20, 2014

Amazing school. The teachers and staff are awesone, the school is just big enough to support all 3,900 of us. Many many different kids to communicate with, love Mill Creek!


Posted June 26, 2014

This is a great school with many wonderful assistant principals to assist with the day to day activities. The special ed department is outstanding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2013

Mill Creek is a great school academically. However, it suffers greatly within diversity. I also feel like the school only caters to one style of teaching and students that are struggling are falling through the cracks. I hope the following school year will be better. There is way too many students attending Mill Creek High School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

Mill Creek High Has Great students because it is what is expected. we do not sell our kids short. They are told they can and so they do. Great parent involvement here. Very pleased with this school . I have one who graduated last year and a freshman this year. Very proud of my kids and their acomplishments!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2012

Personally, I have been highly impressed with this school. My daughter was a freshman this past year and she excelled far more than I could have ever expected. The teachers are caring, concerned and treat my daughter with the respect. My daughter is not a prep, she is not exceptionally smart, and does not play sports but the teachers love her for her personality and have encouraged her to find her place among the masses. Mill Creek only had 3600 students at open last year so I think that is a far cry from 6000. For her, the more students the more friends she can make.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2012

Before sending my kids to this school I was impressed at what I'd heard. But having my kids attend was the worst thing I could have subjected them to. If your kids aren't exceptionally smart and timid this is not the place for them. Oh yeah, also if they are African American, don't bother either. Things are overlooked that shouldn't be. It does no good to complain because their voices will not be heard. I'm looking to send mine elsewhere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

New schools are now built and open for 2 years ...school has become even worse and a lot more problems .....Mountain Veiw only has 5oo students while mill creek still have 6700. Never ending problem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2011

The school is simply too large and bureaucratic to provide students with more one on one instruction and character development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

omg,seriously like the worst school ever,but what should I expect from a public school?? i only attented here for maybe a week at the most,the teachers who horrible,i'm a sophomore in high school and was learning stuff that i had already been taught in the 8th grade at my old school. the students where just gross. but thank god,daddy let me move back to cali with my mommy so i could go back to my private school. public schools are just a said excuse for an education,but really the private schools in this area who horrible to,but what should someone expect from the south?? i would not recommond this school to anyone.


Posted July 4, 2011

I currently attend Mill Creek. The large student population makes for very crowded halls but more friend opportunities. I am in the gifted program so my teachers are all very qualified. I enjoy talking to them on a more personal level as well. They care about each individual student and are friendly to everyone. The principal, Dr. Markham is awesome. He is a war veteran and has interesting stories as well as a passion for teaching. He is very fair. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2011

My child has not excelled in this school to the ability I know she has. She is very overwhelmed and intimidated by the size and population of students at this school.. I myself get overwhelmed when going to the school. I feel that a lot gets overlooked at this school and have not been impressed. I am looking now for another school for my daughter to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I started this 9th grade this year at this school and i have to say it is outstanding i have never done so much hard work and actually get a's i have never made a's till now but some of the teachers are very rude at times but it is a great school especially if you love any type of sport they have almost a 100 of them so i would really choose this school you will not regret it
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2010

My child received an outstanding education at this institution. The size allowed for an astounding number of opportunities. Not many schools offer the number of AP, advanced art, food and nutrition and engineering classes. I never felt that my child was overlooked. I was constantly informed of her progress and personally contacted by the teachers if there was a problem. Overall, outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

The school is so overwhelmingly large that if a child has special needs, it is up to the parent to advocate for services. There are many problems within the school that get overlooked due to the immense size of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

Large school very impersonal. Not as highly refined as one would expect from a top 5% school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

Mill Creek is among the top five percent of the best schools in America. The teaching staff is phenomenal and very well educated in their craft. As a gifted student, I was able to have the honor of having teachers with specialist and doctorate degrees. Also as an art student I know that Mill Creek Arts have exceeded the expectations of Jim Markham. The Art program is very nice and all of the art teachers are very talented. The school is also very safe, the staff does not have any tolerance for fights. Jim Markham takes violence personal and will not allow it. It was a great school to go to, and Gwinnett County Schools in general are very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

The communication from the teacher is very good and parent involvement is at a very high level and is welcomed by the staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

Great school for a very large school. I find the academics challenging and the athletics first rate. Very clean, very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

I'm a parent of a freshman and I have to strongly disagree with the comment about the lack of information provided by Mill Creek. Just yesterday I received a recorded phone message reminding me that students will be receiving their six-week progress reports today. I have received these same recorded messages in the past reminding me of meetings, grade reports, elections, etc. In addition, the school will send parents text messages with important news but you have to be sure to provide your cell number as noted on the school's website. Speaking of the website, I noticed the powerpoint from the recent freshman meeting is posted so that info is available to those who missed the meeting. I also received a postcard in the mail about this meeting. With 4000+ students I would imagine it is economically & environmentally unfeasible to send paper communication home... As far as football goes,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

I agree--communication is excellent. Also, the administration is very proactive in safety concerns; I think every part of this huge campus is covered by a camera with people whose job it is to monitor them. With over 70 clubs, there is something for everyone, and the administration encourages extracurricular involvement, saying studies show that it is linked with academic success. My son, mostly in gifted classes has excellent teachers. Students who get all A's for a semester are invited to a breakfast that is a feast, according to my son. This is our first year at this huge school after being in much smaller schools, and we're very happy with it. The size will decrease next year when a new high school opens
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

672 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

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96%

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95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

672 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

671 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
93%
Social Studies

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

670 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

766 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

919 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

846 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

948 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Coordinate Algebra

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

903 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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88%

2011

 
 
78%

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79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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85%

2011

 
 
80%

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90%
Integrated Math II

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

575 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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74%

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72%

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85%
Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

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

837 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
87%

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85%

2010

 
 
82%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 44%
Black 16% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
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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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jim Markham
Fax number
  • (678) 714-5850

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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4400 Braselton Hwy
Hoschton, GA 30548
Phone: (678) 714-5850

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