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.
North Cobb High School has a very good program and I commend the administrators for getting the Freshman Academy.
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.
Great school! Of course like all schools a few bad apples can create bad press, but the good news hardly ever gets spread.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 .
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'.
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
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.
This will be my 3rd year at North Cobb and I absolutely LOVE North Cobb. I love the faculty. They do their job and more. They are willing to stay after school and come in before to help students with their academics. Our principal was the best because he motivated students to stay in school and to work hard. I think we had a higher attendance rate this year than we did last year. The extracurricular activities were held before and after school on different days so students could go to more than one club if they wanted to. There was a high parent envolvement as well. We had tons of students joining the honors and AP classes rather than the on level ones. The safety and discipline was extreamly well taken care of. Teachers didn't have to worry a lot about students messing around or acting out.
I am a somewhat recent graduate of North Cobb ('07), and from my experiences I think that the school is above average, has great teachers who appreciate hard work, dedication, and try to reward those who do so, as well as help them prepare for college. From my experiences, the school is also beginning to experience a more downward trend, partly due to the mental state of the students who have begun to go there, as well as the aforementioned fact that teachers are beginning to become burnt out. The principal is also implementing numerous changes, many of which are frustrating as a visiting alumnus. He wants all students to be AP students, but discourages academically linked extracurricular activities, making his budgets more in favor of the athletic departments. Definitely a good school for a student to make friends in, and begin a lucrative educational career.
All four of my children have attended North Cobb HS. They have attended from 1994 through 2008. The school has great teachers and they do a great job of preparing the students for college. All of my children have gone to college, 2 have graduated from college and 2 are currently attending. North Cobb is probably one of the most diverse high schools in the county. Students have the opportunity to experience relationships with from all cultures. This is important in developing well rounded adults.
north cobb is a great, high quality education without the pretentiousness of a lot of north atlanta schools. the atmosphere is friendly and comfortable, the school enjoys a lot of racial diversity, and the staff is helpful. the principal is willing to meet one-on-one with students, as well as all the admins. the school is large enough that your student can get involved in something they really love, and make great friends to boot. the facilities are lacking, but getting better thanks to splost II.
I'm a sophomore in this school. I absolutely hate it, and everyone I know does too. The staff is cold and uncaring, they don't want to deal with you or help you if you have a problem. The academics are horrible.. I attended Marietta High last year, and this year I'm learning things I did last year as a freshman. Horrible school
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