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Brantley County High School

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Posted October 17, 2012

Pitiful!! I am from Atlanta GA and my husband is from Tampa, FL. I knew the ideaology out here would be out dated, but this is beyond anything I would have ever imagined! I have been told by a science teacher that the system couldn't afford books, the Microsoft 2010 class has more students than computers, so they share and about 3/4 of them work. Bullying is rampid. new Principal every yr, my son is a 504 student, he is a Sophmore, they just realized he is in 504. What lil money is spent on them isn't on thier safety, being every time there is an out of town event, the buses break down. There is NO parent teacher communication, my son has been on 25 field trips or sporting events, not one time have they come in on time, nor have they called the parents to inform them of thier tardiness. Last yr the ROTC Captain lost a child, all us parents waited 4 hrs in the parking lot, before one of the teens texted back. When he did, he said they were told 20-25 minutes till they pulled in, another hr and a half later he texted and said they stopped to eat. There is a reason land is/was so cheap here, no one that isn't from this community would dare regress to this time warp.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2011

Brantley County High School is a wonderful school! My husband and I both graduated there ('72 and '74) and are parents of 4 children who are BCHS alumnni ('93, '96, '99 and '03), one of whom has recently returned to teach at BCHS. The staff there is caring and concerned about the students on every level. Although BC is not an affluent system, its resources are utilized to the best possible extent so that students will gain maximum benefit. My family and I are proud to be Heron alumni!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

This school is absolutely terrible, the teachers are horrible, kids learn next to nothing, and yet administration expects every student to have exceptional scores on standardized test. There are more students than the school can hold, and not enough teachers for the classes needed. MAJOR lack of discipline, the staff cares more about kids kissing and having cell phones than they do bullying . The new principal is the worse of it, instead of encouraging students and helping them succeed he's kicking them out left and right.


Posted August 24, 2008

I personally am appalled by the lack of effort put forth at this school. I have never had an English class where we had no Vocabulary books. There is nothing done at this school to help prepare you to take your SAT s. But, I am mostly disappointed by the lack of encouragement. This school stresses graduation. The students are never encouraged to set high goals and attend college. The teachers waste large amounts of time, dragging out short assignments, and rarely actually teaching.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2007

I have been teaching at BCHS for two years, and I love teaching at this school!! I'm not a Brantley County native, but I love the students and the community. This school has an atmosphere of learning, love, and support that I believe is missing in most school systems today. It is a family.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 23, 2007

I'm a graduate of the Class of 2003. When I attended school there, all of the teachers and staff members were very helpful. If I had a problem, I could go to any one of them and receive the help that I needed. None of the staff members there were ever rude or inconsiderate. I'm proud to call myself a graduate of Brantely County High. Even-though I am stationed here at Fort Benning, Ga., I still continue to cheer my hometown high school on to victory.


Posted November 1, 2006

I really loved this school. I had never liked school but I loved this one! Every one was always in such a good mood and it was so fun every day
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 25, 2005

Our school has a great teaching staff and they are wonderful with the children. How ever other areas lack and need attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

the teachers do not inforce all the rules that they should. the principal is doing a good job at her job. the teachers get a 90%. the parents do not have much to do with their children's teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2004

I think Brantley County High school is a wonderful school. My daughter is a senior this year. She has had some very good teachers. They take a lot of interest in the students on an individual basis. Also Dr hunter is a good superintendent. In most schools he would not even know the students but he does. I have known of him calling a student at home to check on a problem and to see if he could help. Brantley county is a great school. I am glad we moved here from Brunswick 5 years ago. I feel she has gotten a better education over here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

I have a child in this school also. She has had a new principal every year she's been there. She's a JR. this year and on the third principal. We have just learned that the current principal will be leaving this year, and she will have yet another new principal in Aug, 2004. I'll have to say the staff is great but the administration doesn't stay long?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

This school is terrible! The teachers do not teach! They give assignments and spend the rest of the class time doing whatever they please. There are not enough text books to go around so the children cannot even bring some of their books home to do homework and study. I am moving from that county specifically to get my children out of that school and into one that can actually teach.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

174 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
62%
American Literature

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Coordinate Algebra

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Physical Science

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
U.S. History

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

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
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 94% 44%
Black 3% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10804 Highway 82
Nahunta, GA 31553
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