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Marietta, GA
Students enrolled: 2,322

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1171 Whitlock Ave SW
Marietta, GA 30064

(770) 428-2631
(770) 429-3151
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January 09, 2015
I am a senior student who is from out of state and I have attended Marietta for two years now. Being there really opened my eyes to how a lack of exposure could do serious damage. The "Old Marietta" students are definitely more acknowledged and privileged than other students who are not from here, and it is very frustrating. My first day at Marietta, I was not introduced as a new student or anything. I was automatically expected to conform into the school's expectations. Moving on to the serious BULLYING issue. Old Marietta types consider themselves as a big family so this is what they do not reveal. There are two parts to their student body: "Lames" and the "Cool kids". If you're not a cheerleader, football player, on the basketball,

- submitted by a student

December 19, 2014
I agree with the "Old marietta" rules the school sayings that have been on here, luckily i am somewhat old marietta, even though i did not attend a marietta city school until freshman year, my family and i have always lived in marietta. I have been lucky to succeed as much as i have even though the odds can be stacked against you in some situations. In my opinion, Cobb county schools are better put together and are more fair with there rules. Or it might just be that some marietta teachers and administrators are just straight up dicks. The positive things about marietta however are that it is a school with a lot of tradition, the principle is great, and it would be a great high school expierence if you do all the right things

- submitted by a student

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!

- submitted by a community member

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.

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June 08, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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

May 06, 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

May 03, 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

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!

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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!!!!

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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.

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October 05, 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

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

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
no rating
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
no rating
January 06, 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

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.

- submitted by a community member
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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
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August 07, 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.

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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

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

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 student

November 05, 2003
I think that MHS is one of the best HS in the State. I went to MHS for trhee years, and let me tell you taht I haven't seen a Principal like Mr. Pritz, doing his best every day to maintain MHS in a high level. The teachers do what they have to do, I'm from Mexico, and when a came to the USA I couldn't say a word in english, but thanks to all my teachers I learned, and not only english. Concerning about extracurricular activities, I played soccer for MHS. I got involved in clubs, and that was a nice experience. My parents got involved on issues about school. The security is high, we had at least 5 or 6 security cameras on each hall, and a police officer every day. MHS has students of great academic level.

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Marietta High School
1171 Whitlock Ave SW, Marietta, GA  30064
(770) 428-2631
Last modified Marietta High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marietta High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top