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Marietta High School

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Posted August 14, 2013

I attend Marietta High School, and I am a current Junior. I disagree with the comment below saying that you have to be a rich white student in IB and Old Marietta to fit in. I am not Old Marietta. I moved here in 6th grade. I'm not rich. I am however partial IB. I fit in just fine. My parents are VERY involved with the school, and they aren't alumni. This school is one of the best schools in the country. The teachers do their best to make sure you succeed. The students and staff are extremely welcoming. If you are considering Marietta, I highly recommend it!


Posted June 15, 2013

Reviewing high schools in Marietta and after reading a student's review containing several misspelled words, I'm not so sure about MHS.


Posted June 8, 2011

Could not agree more with the previous post. MHS COULD be a great school IF the mentality of "O.M" aka Old Marietta was abolished. It's disgustingly obvious that teachers and students who are O.M. receive better treatment than others; quite ridiculous when you consider what a melting pot our urban school system is. Also,most of the members of the IB program have an inflated ego - they want the highest grade for the most minimal of work (this applies to both parents and students). The leadership in the school should focus less on image and more on building a strong educational foundation for ALL students.


Posted January 29, 2011

Many things wrong with MHS, if you can maneuver toward the "right" things you may do well. Many teacher's DON'T CARE. They will tell you and make things difficult if you try to escape. MHS is centered around image. Put students out rather than help. Favoritism to sports team players, IB and Lineage. Parents don't have much voice unless they're part of the obviously preferred Marietta Alumni lineage. Many teachers went to Marietta under teachers who still teach there. People connected through family or money. It's rough on transfer students. If the credits won't transfer they disappear, and NO the counselor won't work with you. Your schedule is to boost statistics, for image. It would be a good school, if it wasn't so elitist and if the obvious racism went away. White rich kids wondering the halls get greeted jovially, sometimes invited to a classroom to chat and order food if the teacher is on break, black and spanish and poor kids are ALWAYS up to no good. Arts are underfunded. Football get's everything. I would compare this school to a false family portrait. Where the family looks okay, but off camera it's lies, scandals and lots of make-up. Too much I can't say, check the news.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2010

My child has had the greatest experience at MHS! We have been so pleased with the quality of MHS and Marietta City Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This school has failed my stepson in more ways than I can properly explain in text. The new Math curriculum violates all principles of pedagogy and pays teachers to do nothing. When my wife and I complained of the problems in the classroom, our child was intimidated by an administrator - and we have never been contacted in response. Most recently, it appears that administrators are given carte blanche to mete out arbitrary punishments (push-ups IN THE CAFETERIA) in cases where fault is not ascertained before punishment is assigned. I will be homeschooling my child next year, and the school board will be notified of exactly why. If you have school-age children inside the Marietta city limits, MOVE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

This school is the best school that I ever whent to. I am receving a privet school education at a public school and on top of that Marietta High School is rank number three in the whole United States of America. I love this school. GO BIG BLUE!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2010

I have attended MHS for four years and I am greatly disappointed. They accuse the students of things that are nowhere near the truth. One program that has been the best thing that ever happended to me is the PLC program. This Program has helped me mature as a person and they made a connection with me that MHS could never achieve..... ever!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2010

This is a fantastic school as long as you are in the IB program if not it's not that great. You recurve a better education and more respect from the staff if you are in the program. However the staff still does not give very much trust in students it's either the teachers way or no way. There is no compromising talking nothing and it is very unfare to the students. One of the only teachers that I am aware of that is none of these things but is still a marvolous teacher is Ms. Melinda Garrett. She trusts works with us and teachs a hard class but she does it wonderfully.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

Marietta should be proud of their High school. My son graduated from MHS with an IB Diploma and is now attending GA Tech on the Hope Scholarship. He has written thank you emails to some of his MHS teachers for preparing him so well for college. In addition the teachers are very caring. His MHS math teacher even helped him out with his GA Tech math class when he was having trouble understanding his teacher at GA Tech. Their caring for their students goes beyond the expected. You get out of MHS what you put into it like any other thing in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

Excellent school! We came in from The Walker School two years ago and could not be more pleased. My daughter has a great group of friends and is receiving a top notch education with the same rigor as Walker. I've been up to MHS numerous times and been met with very polite and friendly students. Teachers and staff are superb!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Wow!!! the staff must have written the reviews for mhs because they couldn't be far from the truth! this is my childs first year at mhs and i am very disappointed with the education my child has received thus far. The teachers allow the students to misbehave and talk in class and the profantity spoken throughout the lunch room and hallways is ridiculous! the school is way over crowded. There is no way a child could get a good education at mhs. This will be the last year my child will attend mhs. Do not send your child to mhs...You will regret it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Marietta is a diverse school allowing the student to be themselves. It feels like small town families caring for each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

I agree with the teacher quality and parent involvement ratings. MHS offers great academic tracks. Front office personnel are customer service oriented and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

This is a great school. I am very impressed by the committment of several of the staff. The librian (Mrs. Saxon) is refreshing (unlike the rude man who 'works' there). My nephews talk about her alot and say she cares about the students. I am glad there are staff members who look out well being of the students.


Posted August 10, 2008

I am a freshman at MHS this year and I have to say that it is the best school ever! The teachers are great and supportive. When my children go to high school in the future I will make sure that it is Marietta High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2007

I went to Marietta High last year, and I have to say, it's the best school I have ever been too. The teachers were great. They were so nice and caring, and always seemed to want to help. The students were great as well, they were cool, funny, and very helpful. I came in to MHS a few months late, and the seniors were ready and willing to help me out, which shocked me, considering I was a freshman. Its truly an awesome school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2005

My son graduated from MHS with an excellent education. Teachers were demanding and administraion superb. He has maintained his HOPE scholarship at GaTech for three years and will enter his senior year in 2006. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2005

Marietta High School has something for everyone with strong showings in all areas be it academic, athletic, extracurricular, arts or leadership. Our biggest commodity that sets us above neighboring schools is our diversity. Drugs are not as prevalent as they are at other schools contrary to popular belief. The socialization of the different cultures and races is the best I've ever been around. Unfortunately we're losing the best principle in the state. The International Baccalaureate Program and three separate work-study programs are reason alone to look into Marietta.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2004

Marietta is the most diverse school around. With students from around the world, one will wonder how they keep the school running, but boy does it. The school, has terrific teachers, and the best principal in the state. He is always dropping in on classrooms, and has good standings with the students. Also the largest public high school in Georgia, the school cost around 61 million dollars to build. Its one of the finest in Georgia all around.
—Submitted by a former 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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

307 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

328 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

327 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%

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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

561 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Algebra I

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Coordinate Algebra

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

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
Integrated Math II

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Physical Science

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

547 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
U.S. History

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

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
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
Black 49% 37%
Hispanic 23% 12%
White 22% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 52%N/A51%
Female 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Leigh Colburn
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  • (770) 429-3151

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1171 Whitlock Ave SW
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone: (770) 428-2631

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