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Sprayberry High School

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Posted February 6, 2014

AWESOME!! My family moved to Sprayberry dist from Walton dist and I must say it was the best move I could have made. More diversity, great teachers, just the right size to stand out in and all in all made me feel more comfortable than the larger school Walton and my grades dramatically improved because of this. I loved it!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2014

The worst of the East Cobb schools. So when researching the schools and you're directed to East Cobb, just act like you don't see Sprayberry. If you are accustomed to professional, efficiency and overall positive experiences, you will be greatly disappointed. However, if you want to have fun, and only care about sports, then Sprayberry is your school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

Great school. Great diversity. Good sports program. Kids love it! Best in Cobb County GA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

I am a senior at SHS who will be graduating this Friday, May 27th, 2011. I moved from NY and thought it would be hard to adjust to a new school, state, and friends. However, SHS made everything so easy. The teachers were all so friendly and helpful. They were there whatever I needed weather it be school related or not. I am the first in my family to actually graduate so this is a big deal and I have SHS to thank for that.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2011

Sprayberry is a prejudice school. The teachers at sprayberry would tell the kids they need to go back where they came. I hope after speaking with the school board, I hope they will not let Sprayberry be involved in the no child left behind. I don't hear nasty comments from students at other schools. My step son went to Hillgrove and he never had problems with the teachers saying nasty comments to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

great sports teams and a great principle this is a greayt place to go to high-school


Posted March 31, 2010

I love Sprayberry. I went there and now my daughter is in the 9th grade there. The school really makes it hard to fail. There are so many ways free of charge to get extra help if students need it. I have been extremely impressed with the teachers and staff at Sprayberry. They encourage parents to get informed and involved with the students education. It almost seems like we parents can get so lost especially now in high school. The staff guides the parents and gives them a super support system. I feel so comforted by my daughter being at Sprayberry. I honestly would not send her anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2009

Sprayberry is pretty ok the AP and Honors classes are really good and challenging. But there IS a sort of devision at the school that I've noticed. It's between students who take AP/Honors classes and students who take regular (or 'on-level') classes. I've noticed that there are many (of course not all) people in AP/Honors classes that look down on people in the regular classes. I'm not one for cliques and devisions so of course this really stood out to me and pissed me off (if you excuse my language). Overall it's a pretty good school, better than my last anyway. I'd rate it as just a normal school though, nothing really spectacular that changed my life forever lol.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

Sprayberry is an EXCELLENT school. It may not be the newest school in the area and partly because it is landlocked, but I am from up North and used to older buildings. My children are performing beautifully there and the band and football teams are to die for. Parental involvement is key and there is an abundance of parental faces always present at the school. Now, I did email the principal once and she never responded but I am going to be positive and attribute that to her being busy with supporting her students and all of their many activities. Overall, I like this school over some of the other schools I've come in contact with in Cobb County. Get involved and watch your childs experience here enhance!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

Sprayberry is a fantastic school. The teachers are outstanding and keep parents up to date and involved with their child's progress at the school. Academics, Fine Arts and Sports programs are all above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

Sprayberry a really great school. As a graduated student, I'm addressing posts below. Many are accurate, but some appear to be a result of a parent getting mad and flaming about a certain dept. What many people don't understand is that the guidance (counselors) have one of the hardest jobs in the school because it is their job to not only help those who need actual counseling, but to arrange thousands of schedules and help each and every student get what they need to stay on track. It is sheer arrogance to say that they are at all lacking based on one bad experience because each and every counselor does their job to the fullest, so just because you may not get everything you want, it doesn't mean the guidance dept. is 'lacking.' The guidance dept. does an excellent job, and deserves proper representation!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2008

We moved to Georgia in October mainly because of Georgias schools, my daughter spent her first years in Catholic Schools in New York and I was scared to try a public school, but let me tell you, Sprayberry is an outstanding school, I can talk to the teachers during the school day if needed, when they have a free class if I have have to leave a message they get right back to me at there next free minute. The office personnel are great, even with well over 1000 students they still know my daughter.My daughter and I love the i-parent she constantly checks it to watch her grades and work on areas that need help. She is constantly encouraged to reach higher standards.I love the computer generaed calls giving us important information and notifying us if our child is absent from a class.This school is definetly ready for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

School has gotten better and better each year as new houses have gone up around it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

My son has been attending Sprayberry since 2005. I had nightmares about this school mainly due to the bad publicity and reviews that it has gotten in the past. Much to my surprise, it has turned out to be an excellent school. My son has had excellent teachers, except for 2 or 3. His guidance counselor, Mrs. Robinson is excellent. The rest of the guidance department is lacking and could do a better job. The focus in on academics NOT athletics which is where it should be. I love the diversity of the kids. It is an old school, but looks can be deceiving. It is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2007

Sprayberry is an alright school. It has it's goods and it's bads. All in all, I like it, I think it is run pretty well, I feel pretty safe, I like a majority of my teachers. The school food is not great. Bullying is another issue, but it isn't as frequent or severe as it used to be in other schools. I guess no school is perfect.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

Steer clear of this school! Though a few good teachers, the administration and new principle are worthless! Emloyee turn over is huge. Already had one child graduate from there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I am a recent graduate of Sprayberry. i have been to other schools in different school systems and in Cobb County. I can say only say extremely bad things about guidance staff and couselors, but Sprayberry has by far been my best experience. of coarse, i only had 1 year there, i have to say that it was a really good place and i wish that i had more time there. Academically rounded, great teacher quality, not a sports person, but it was great! It was extremely cool to see parents, teachers, and administrators (the good ones!), on the same team! i felt safe at all times and i didn't mind being there...so what it was school and I had senioritis! Thanks Sprayberry!


Posted August 7, 2007

Sprayberry was the worst school I have ever been too. The school is obsessed with sports, instead of focusing on Academics, like it should be. The staff members seem to hate the school as well, since most of them are unpleasant to deal with. If your a parent and you are thinking about moving to North Georgia, try to avoid the Sprayberry district as much as possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2007

On his first day of high school this year, my son came home and said 'mom, at Sprayberry everybody is different, so nobody gets picked on.' This is the beauty of attending an ethnically, racially and socio-economically diverse school. So far, his teachers have been excellent. His Spanish teacher last semester was awesome and his algebra and geography teachers were very dedicated and willing to go the extra mile. My son made it on to the j.v. soccer team. They may not be the best soccer team in Cobb County but they accepted just about everybody who tried out. This would never occur at the other East Cobb schools were winning is everything and players who are not shining stars do not make it on the team. The other thing that I like about this school is that the parents are 'down to earth' and the principle is approachable and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

The quality of the program varies greatly with the teacher. We have had some excellent teachers and some not so great. Sprayberry offes plenty of sports but facilities are limited. Thay have an excellent fine arts program. Parents seem to be very involved with most extracurricular programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

2010

 
 
97%

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94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

300 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

309 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

310 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Algebra I

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

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
59%
American Literature

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Coordinate Algebra

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

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Integrated Math I

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

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90%

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67%

2010

 
 
69%
Integrated Math II

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
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 48% 44%
Black 28% 37%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 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

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ed Wagner
Fax number
  • (770) 578-3202

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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2525 Sandy Plains Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: (770) 578-3200

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