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Northgate High School

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted May 7, 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


Posted April 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted January 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 1, 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!


Posted April 3, 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted October 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted May 24, 2008

I might give 5 stars if they had a different principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted January 3, 2008

The only drawback to this school was the principal. Poor communication and social skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

this school is good at pretty much everything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


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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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

395 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

401 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Coordinate Algebra

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

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Integrated Math II

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

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Physical Science

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
U.S. History

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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 76% 44%
Black 13% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3220 Fischer Rd
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone: (770) 463-5585

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