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Norcross High School

Public | 9-12

 

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Posted February 23, 2004

My son will graduate from Norcross High School May 2004. I am very proud of his academic performance thanks to the fine and caring teaching staff at Norcross High. As a result, Norcross High School class of 2004 performance will probably rank #1 among all high schools in Georgia, private or public with 10 national merit finalists according to Board of Education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2004

My son went to all Norcross schools. They've been great, never had a problem with anything negative. He even graduated from Norcross.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

I don't know what you're talking about...referring to who ever commented that Norcross was a poor school, but you've got something mixed up. I'm a student there now, and there are no more than I think about 25 students per class, and the administrators make sure about that. Also, it's just thoroughly awesome (and definately not crowded.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2003

I went to Norcross for 4 years. My brother just recently graduated after 4 years at Norcross. It's a great place to be! It's diverse, the teachers are more than happy to help students, and there are more extra curricular activities to choose from than I could decide on.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 23, 2003

My children have had a very hard time at Norcross with getting to class on time because it is very crowded. I belive the have an average 400 students per class. They should considder double sessions.


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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.

577 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

546 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

575 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

574 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

765 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

925 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

903 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

944 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Coordinate Algebra

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

874 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
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

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Integrated Math II

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

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
65%
Physical Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

812 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
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
Hispanic 34% 12%
Black 32% 37%
White 23% 44%
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

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jonathan Patterson
Fax number
  • (770) 447-2664

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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5300 Spalding Dr
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 448-3674

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