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North Cobb High School

Public | 9-12 | 2664 students

 

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Posted August 30, 2014

Do not take your kid to this school! You will regret it. As a student of north cobb, I promise you that. The schools administration is straight up RUDE! My parents have experienced it and I have too myself. The main building of north coob is also very dirty. The restrooms are uncleanly and just down right gross. If you don't believe me, go see for yourself. I have heard and seen so many people complain about the bathrooms and nothing has been done to fix it. I moved to georgia last year and was inrolled in the freshman academy. The teachers do not know how to teach and some of them are just so rude for no reason. So , if you want your child to have a good experience in highschool and a good education- do NOT take your child to north cobb.


Posted August 6, 2014

The staff is very rude.. Very dirty school! I've went in the bathroom and there was a dead roach on the floor and writings on the wall. I also noticed that administration is more focused on dress code than bettering students education. Parking is 50 dollars and i don't see where the money goes into the school. No improvements, I wouldn't reccomend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

North Cobb is one of the best schools in Georgia hands down. They offer over 10 languages to learn. They have a lot of merit , AP , & honors course. The sport are also a big deal here. I graduated from here in 2010. This school really prepared me for college beyond wonders. It's amazing that people come from bad high school. I love he school however, I don't really care about the location . I rather live in Atlanta . I'm a student a Georgia State downtown. Overall, I highly highly recommend this school. I'm proud to be a warrior ! Woot woot !


Posted January 21, 2014

My kid can't pass the SAT even though he has a 3.3 GPA at NCHS. The counselors couldn't care less. One of his teachers told me that she gives an A or B so long as the kid sits quietly and causes no trouble. My kid almost never has homework. The teacher said 'they don't do it anyway so I stopped assigning it". WTH? What happened to challenging students to learn? When will the principal wake up and take the teachers to task? What good is a diploma if you learned nothing and can't get into college? Run away as fast as you can from NCHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2014

This school is one that I would say is all talk, office staff really needs to take public relations, or maybe human relations, I say that because the customer service really is bad. I dare you to walk into one of the front offices and if a staff member is speaking with another staff member or even on the telephone You well not get noticed until they are done, not a head nod, smile, not even the one min. finger nothing at all. So you just stand there until your noticed or until you speak up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Sportsmanship and Character!! This is the only school in our area that will Boo the opposing team and yell inappropriate remarks at the kids as they are coming out on the field. They did it when the football team entered the field and when the band marched onto the field. When North Cobbs team came onto the field, they were not met in this way. I have never been to a game where there were so many flags thrown against a team for unsportmanship conduct. Character matters as much as winning. Behavior and conduct is taught from the teachers and parents down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

North Cobb High School has a very good program and I commend the administrators for getting the Freshman Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

North Cobb is one sided when it comes to parental concerns. The Principal and Administrator are always right. They tag team you and threaten to end the meeting if you say something that they do not like. Thank goodness my child is an honor roll student and never gets into trouble. If i had to deal with the front staff on a regular basis, we would move to another school district, home school or Private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

Great school! Of course like all schools a few bad apples can create bad press, but the good news hardly ever gets spread.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I've been very happy at NCHS. Most of the staff really cares about what is best for the kids. There will always be those teachers who are just there for the paycheck but overall the staff is great. The new principal has a true open door policy and is very receptive to hearing what is going on in the school. While the school isn't the prettiest one you'll find in Cobb County it has a diverse population, a great magnet program, tons of clubs and chances for the kids to get involved, and some really great athletics. Add to that the ability to earn college credit at nearby Kennesaw State University while you are still in high school and you've got a hidden gem in NCHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

This is my second time at entering a review the first time was for my oldest son, this is for my youngest son. My rating has gone down from last time. I can not give this school any stars. The staff is still as bad as it was two years ago when I rated the school. They only care about the kids that are smart and will look good for them, good grades and going on to college. My son does not plan on going to college so I feel that he is just an after thought. I am so glad that I have no more children that will need to go to high school because if I did I would move or put them in private school. My son hates getting up everyday to go to NC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

What an awesome administration this year. They truly care about the kids. A high school education is what your student decides to make of it. At North Cobb students have ample opportunity to succeed. Dr. Page and his admin team are on top of everything and really look out for the kids. The counsellors make sure each student has the opportunity to meet with them and plan for a successful high school career. They offer SAT prep and even take kids around on weekends to visit colleges. The magnet program is fantastic. This is the second year in a row they will be taking a group of students to China for 17 days for no more than the cost of the $1,500 airfare. Amazing. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

This school has an amazing Student-Teacher Intern or Teaching as a Profession program . if this program was not set , I not be able to find my career . Rhis Teaching as a Profession program gave me the chance to work in the field along side teachers in middle school , in elementary school , along with the Special Educations department . It gives a great experience and hands on learning that most probably don't see until college years
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2009

North Cobb has excellent teachers and a good administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

I am unable to as my son recently moved back to America from Jamaica.I need to be involved also as i am in touch through his guardian. He seems to be doing well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

There are many excellent teachers. Unfortunately, there are also some that don't deserve to be in a classroom. It is unfortunate when a teacher whose style and qualifications are more suited to early elementary education is allowed to frustrate classes of honors, gifted, and magnet students. It is particularly frustrating when the administration is unresponsive to repeated complaints from parents, students, and school staff about these situations. The school has suffered from several changes in leadership in the past few years. Overall, the school is average, but the magnet School for International Studies at North Cobb offers great education opportunities to challenge students that want to excel. The magnet school brings overall school performance to above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I am extremely disappointed. I am dealing with an issue with my child and another student at the school. As a concerned parent I wanted to deal with the issue immediately. The administrators were cold and could care less about our concerns or views . So far we are the only ones trying to get a fair resolution..they won't even call me back. We've made 3 trips so far to speak with the admins and the principal...neither knows what the other is talking about including the principal. I received no help from anyone. I was told one thing would happen but instead I got the run around and it was a totally different outcome. It doesn't seem that they are fair with the discipline and rules..it just depends on who you are talking to..no real interest in the parents concerns. I hate every aspect of this school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

North Cobb is a great school to attend. I am a junior, and I absolutely love it. The faculty is great. Our teachers are well-known throughout the community, and they are very involved with their students. This is the best school to go to if you want your child to be in a diverse environment. For the most part, everyone gets along well. There are many extra curricular activities that are worth getting involved in. Since we are the Magnet school for International Studies, students are given numerous opportunities to succeed. We always have visitors from different countries, and, because of the magnet program, a large amount of elective classes and AP classes are provided. The only downside about going to North Cobb is that whenever someone inquires where you go to school and you say 'North Cobb', you get the surprised face then a sympathetic 'ohhh'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2008

I'm currently attending this school and think that it is a very good school to start your kids in. The administration is great, sports, and other extracurricular activities. In a nice area which is very diverse and really safe for the most part. Wouldn't dream of going to another place. Now class of 09 and I'm going to really miss this place. A deffinate 5 stars
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

I'm attending North cobb and I don't like it at all. the administration is more worried about what the school looks like o others than handling issues. However, there are some very good teachers. It's very diverse and that's nice but the discipline is lacking. I don't reccomend starting a child in the school.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

472 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

465 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

471 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

468 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
72%
American Literature

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Coordinate Algebra

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

481 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Integrated Math II

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Physical Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

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n/a

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n/a

2010

 
 
38%
U.S. History

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
67%
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 44% 44%
Black 35% 37%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Phillip Page
Fax number
  • (770) 975-6687

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Library
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  • Baseball
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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3400 Old 41 Hwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 975-6685

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