Students enrolled 1775
School leader Therese Reddekopp
Transportation options Yes
District Coweta County School District

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3220 Fischer Rd
Newnan, GA 30265

(770) 463-5585
(770) 463-4982
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4 stars
Based on 38 ratings

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October 30, 2014
We moved to Sharpsburg last year and sincerely regret our Northgate decision. 1st - The block system is hard for kids because after 95 minutes, they are burnt out of a subject. My child is taking a rigorous schedule, with AP and advanced classes; they don't have room for the electives that a block schedule provides because most AP classes are still year round. But the long classes for 14 - 18 yr olds are my biggest concern about the block schedule. 2nd - The administration is no help and rude. No one is friendly or happy to help; I asked for a new class for my child one week before school started, my reply was short and curt - "It's not possible" there is absolutely no rearranging your class schedule, I was very disappointed in the counselor's unhelpful attitude, even an "I'm sorry, but - any reason" would have been nice." (I still don't know why.) 3rd - kids are practically locked in the lunchroom before school and during lunch. They need a note from the teacher the day before in order to go to a math room for help. They are treated like elementary kids, not like college bound students. 4th- no school spirit.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2014
I would have to disagree with the last poster. Of the three high schools in the county, this is the most academically challenging school. The football team is not anything to brag about, but since my child does not plan on being a professional football player, that doesn't bother me. There are other teams at the school that are excellent including soccer, track, baseball, etc. The school also has many A.P. classes, excellent foreign language teachers and high academic standards all around. My concern with all of the Coweta County high schools is the block system. In schools where students have 180 days of teaching in a subject, they are doing better than those who only get 90 days per subject - even if the class hours are longer per day.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
Of the three schools in the county, this is the worst. Read some comments below and feel the same about principle and football coaches. You can find the head football coach sleeping in his office or degrading kids behind their back. Principle letting it ride since coach retires in a couple of years. Meanwhile, the students pay the price. School has no pride and has regressed of the past few years. Academics are average at best and boys programs are way below average. At of this school in a year but regret putting my son there.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
My son graduates this year but wish he could have attended another HS. Football program has been destroyed by principle and coaching staff. Sad to see a program that was once built by prior leadership be ruined. Do not believe this school preps kids for college.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
The teachers and staff and very involved with the students and if you have questions, you get a very quick response.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2013
I moved to Northgate my 9th grade year, I went from one extreme to the next.. I came from a country background where drama and bulling barley existed. When i moved to Northgate, i wasn't there 3 weeks and i was coming home crying to my mom, wanting to leave the school. This school does not care about student success, they only care about their image. If your not a star athlete, they don't care about you. If you are, you can get away with anything. All in all, i don't hate this school cause there are some great teachers who do care, but i do not like the school in general.

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2013
I am a graduate of Northgate from 2009. I had a wonderful experience as a student. I can truly say that the teachers in this school have changed my life in a very positive way. The teachers and staff care about the success of their students. Even after graduating I have kept in touch with a few of my teachers. The principal really cares about the success and safety of the students. I have loved my experience here at Northgate!

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2012
Extremely poorly managed school. A lot of bullying happens in this establishment. Beware of principles & police officers as they are only there to maintain the reputation of the school and will cover up/dispose of any detrimental activities that may affect the schools image. I may have been a student there but I can assure you I have never had a track record of bullying/grades. Hopefully this is of some use to anyone looking to enroll their child in the school. Unless your child is an A+ student or an amazing athlete this school will chew them up and spit them out. Unfortunately, I personally suffer from depression as a consequence of spending 2 years at this school. Please do not judge this book by its cover!!!

- submitted by a student
May 26, 2011
I was excited about my child going to high school. He has always been an A/B student in math but he like so many other students were failed by the school. The teachers were given a new math curriculum that they were not prepared to teach this year. Numerous students are failing math and the curriculum will change again for next year. I sincerely hope the school placed a request in their budget for a math workshop to make sure the teachers are prepared for the new math curriculum for this coming school year. My child has his heart set on becoming an engineer and math and science is very important in that field. Getting low grades in math is not an option that sets well with my child or myself. I'm hoping that this issue is addressed quickly and the teachers will have the confidence to work the math problems out on the board instead of just giving the students a worksheet and having them work the problems on their own then give them the answers out of the book. That's not teaching that's just getting by.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2011
Let me begin by saying the principal of this school is a excellent example of what all principals should be. She is a person that truly, truly cares about a persons well being. I gave the school four out of five stars only because there ARE a few teachers who do not deserve to be called teachers. In math and physics my daughters had to teach themselves because the teachers belittled those who tried to ask questions and the physics teacher put on an instructional video of another teacher, and sat on his duff doing nothing during class! Overall it is an excellent school with a few teachers that are collecting pay just for showing up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 25, 2009
I love Northgate. It is a great place to get your education. Most of the time the teachers are very kind and are always willing to help. If you are looking at schools in this area I would say come to Northgate. It is a school where they really are Committed to Student's Success. ;)

- submitted by a student
no rating July 01, 2009
I am an alumni '09 of Northgate and i loved it, some teachers are bad others are wonderful. I am proud to have graduated from northgate, they really do care about student success, if a teacher isnt doing their job then they are given consequences. wonderful school, i applaud them!

- submitted by a community member
April 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2009
Northgate's motto is Commited to Student Success...there should be an addendum to that that says 'as long as they aren't a challenge to teach'. I do not like this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
I am an alum of Northgate High School and I am currently attending the Georgia Institute of Technology. While I feel that Northgate did provide me with the tools I needed to get into this college, I do not feel that all of the teachers at Northgate were overly helpful. Many classes I didn't even need to attend. I actually earned a 109 in one class, and while thats great that I got that high of a score, how is that helping me? Tech most definitely does not give that kind of extra credit opportunity. HOWEVER, tech has probably 10x as many tutoring and extra help programs set up by the school. The monday night tutoring that Northgate offers is a joke, I know, I tutored there several times. I think they need to get more teachers involved because not all student to student tutoring is helpful.

- submitted by a community member
October 21, 2008
All this principal bashing is horrible. DOCTOR Reddekopp is just that for a reason. Having had well over half a dozen principal changes in my school career, I think I can honestly say that, while yes she's redundant, she is the most caring and effective principals I've ever met. As a college student looking back in retrospect I think many high school students don't understand that they're idiots. I was. Thats why she repeats, so that you can't go home and say, 'She didn't tell us.' She's there for your education, safety, and well being. I loved her commitment and I think any student benefits from her being their principal.

- submitted by a community member
October 02, 2008
I have a daughter (senior) and a son (sophomore) at Northgate and this is our second year. It has been an adjustment for them but overall they have excelled. I appreciate the professionalism and great customer service that has been shown to me and my family as we have made this transition. I really appreciate the communication via emails and phone calls that have been exemplified for the 2nd year. Thanks to the staff for caring and having high expectations for my teenagers because they have risen to the occassion.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
I am a rising senior at Northgate High School and I have been generally impressed and pleased with my experience there. Despite the redundancy of our caring principal, Dr. Therese Reddekopp, we all appreciate the effort she puts in to allow Northgate to succeed at the level it does despite our qualms and complaints otherwise. Each year we soar above the others in both test scores and most recently sports- having two state champs this year in cheerleading and softball. Perhaps the success of this school can be summed up in the nickname that sometimes is used against us. 'Nerd'gate has become one of the best schools in the county and regularly surpasses the standards of the state and even performs above the national average on tests again and again. Perhaps my perspective as one of the top members of my class slants my perspective, but the statistics don't lie.

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2008
I might give 5 stars if they had a different principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2008
This school has excellent leadership, as shown by its superior test scores and minimal teacher turnover. Great student body too!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
The only drawback to this school was the principal. Poor communication and social skills.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
this school is good at pretty much everything

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2006
My son is a 2006 graduate of Northgate. I couldn't be more please with his 4 years at Northgate. The environment is definately one for learning and advancement. He was an athlete but grades were most important, he graduated with honors. Parental involvement was always encouraged and welcomed. I highly recommend this school to any parent. No hint of racism.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
I attended Northgate High school from '99-'03 and loved everybit of it. Coming from a Christian school into a public school was a hard transition at first so i thought, but it was so easy. The Teachers really care about the students and try to help in any way possible. Northgate to me is a really good school to send your child to.

- submitted by a former student
February 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2005
My children have gone to Northgate since it was a middle school and I have been very pleased with it. One graduated in 2002 and the other is a senior now class of 2006. It is a safe and caring environment. All teachers and staff members have gone above and beyond to help my children in whatever they needed. Academics are wide and varied. Clubs are well staffed as well as good athletic events and coaching. This school offers many oppurtunities for young people in Newnan to interact and socialize. I have seen no signs of racial problems at Northgate. We have moved several times to insure that our children could go to Northgate.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
I am currently a junior at Northgate. I believe that this school is the best school in Coweta County. I have friends in all three Coweta schools and they would agree by far that they would rather attend Northgate than their current school. Northgate provides a great learning environment as well as a well-rounded group of students. The principal, Dr. Therese Reddekopp is an amazing person. I would reccomend Northgate to any parent looking for a proper school for their child.

- submitted by a student
June 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
I am an alum of Northgate High School, and I think that this school is one of the best public schools to attend. The teachers are wonderful and the environment is safe and friendly. Everyone is very willing to help the students if needed.The music and fine arts are fantastic. They are popular and well respected programs.

- submitted by a former student
December 14, 2004
Although not a parent, but a senior of Northgate High for the Graduating Class of 2005. My brother who graduate as the Charter class of 2000. Northgate not only is the best public school grade wise as well as SAT/ACT scores. We also have great athletics. Our softball team has gone won region as well has gone to the state championships. Our school is wonderful and I appreciate all that our school does for our students. I know most students want our old principle back (Mr. Wayne Outlaw) which was the best principle our school had ever seen and will see, but Dr. Reddekopp has done a good job comming in and taking EVERY bit of senior parking lot, as well as the homecomming bonfire. Overall a great school, horrible principal leadership.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2004
I am a freshmen at Northgate this year and I really like it. I dont think this school is racist at all.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2004
I am currently a student at Northgate and it is a wonderful school. The academics are extremely good and our athletics are doing much better than in the past. I also feel very safe here and would never question the qualifications of any of my teachers. The students here are also very supportive of each other for the most part.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2004
I'm a student, and I went to Northgate my Freshman year, I hated it. The students were stuck up. Some of the faculty did not have the black students best interest in mind. I was depressed when I went to this school. This school and coaches are very racist. Its not the best place for a black student to attend. Go somewhere where all people are treated equal.

- submitted by a former student
August 04, 2004
We moved to Newnan from Huntsville, AL. Grissom High was the worst, but Northate is great. The academics were good and the students were treated with respect. There is a lot of opportunity.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2004
My daughter is a student(sophmore) and I have been so far very impressed with not only the faculty but also the school enviroment. The atmosphere is very 'family-like', students tend to look after one another. Wide variety of activities for the students to take part in. Northgate has the highest test scores of all high schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 31, 2003
Northgate High Schoolhas earned the reputation of one of the finest academic schools in the Metro-Atlanta area. It's testing scores are consistently above averaqge and have ranked first in Coweta County. Northgate has an outstanding, committed faculty. It offers a wide range of meaningful extra curicular activities. A student can be involved in activities that encourage a pursuit in special academic, career, athletic,musical and character development. Northgate is a very well run school and well kept school. Both students and staff take pride in the maintaining the fine reputation Northgate has established.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
i'm not a parent, but i was at northgate from 1999-2003, and i have to say the school is really good, and it's a very good learning environment.

- submitted by a former student
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Northgate High School
3220 Fischer Rd, Newnan, GA  30265
(770) 463-5585
Last modified Northgate High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northgate High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top