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Meadowcreek High School

Public | 9-12 | 3150 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 30, 2014

Meadowcreek High School is a unique place. I have 2 sons that attended so I was involved from 2003 - 2012. And I definitely saw it go through changes and growing pains. Allow me to start with ANY school is as good as the parents involved. This area is full of rental properties due to repeated redistricting of another School district. I know of at least 3 event that place mire permanent residents in that district while drawing around all the rental apartments to stay with Meadowcreek. In general the Teachers care but there is just so much they can do and still teach. There have been plenty of successful student with high SAT scores and scholarships. The sports opportunities are there but the money to be really awesome isn't. Neither of my sons wanted to go to another school so we stayed with Meadowcreek. I became involved with the PTSA, The Band Booster, The Football Team and the Baseball team. Unfortunately you seem to see the same few parents at all the events. There isn't enough parental involvement to make this school as successful as some of the other schools. I was at the school so many times, several of the staff actually thought I worked there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

Before my freshman year I was scared to go to this school because of its "bad reputation" but when I started school its wasn't at all how i thought it was! Its not the school that is bad like the teachers but some students just don't care about their education and make it seem that way. Yes there are fights but what school doesn't have them? Im in AP classes and i dont really see the difference. There are also many good sports, like Track, which I'm in(:
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2014

I am a recent former student, on my first day within three hours of returning to mhs. I was paneled.i was being harrased by an a/p named dr. harris I was on my way to my next class. When another ap named Mr.Berliner asked me to take my hat off, fine, I walked alway to do so everything was ok. Until dr.harris steps in and calls me back then ask Mr.Berliner "does he need a referal?" Mr.Berliner says "well he's on rule 12" dr.harris cuts him of with excitement saying "oh lets get him out " I ask cant you just let me go its my first day back im not trying get in trouble" dr.harris says " no we can't (my name) youre getting a referal"yes I do get mad but I wouldnt have got mad as I did if dr.harris wasnt bullying me he instigated the problem by calling the school officer with tazer in hand now I scream you better not taze me like a animal.I had it with the situation and walk away dr.harris screams "you better find the exit" it got to the point where I called my p.o for help because dr.harris "banned" me without calling my mom I had to walk home 2 hours im diabetic thats risky and illegal mhs itself great school they just need to fire dr.harris before he gets mhs sued or shut down


Posted October 28, 2013

Meadowcreek High School is a really great school to learn somthing new. The meadowcreek staff are really good they respect eachother. Home of Mustang
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

Best school ! Top 20 in GA . My son loves it here . He actually gets an education & he met over 20 friends on the first day here !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

I worked at MHS for seven years under three different principals. I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Every teacher at MHS, past and present, are truly dedicated to the care and education of their students. I have read a lot of these posts and I can believe that they are all true. Every word from describing the way the girls dress, students cursing, the violent fights, the poor administration, to teachers and administration going out of their way, to children graduating and going to college. I have been teaching for 15 years and you will find all of these things at any given school on any given day. MHS does have its unusual share of problems that have arisen from the stresses originate from behind the scene. There is a lot of pressure on teachers, success rates, and truth in grading. These things become more stressful when of culture of apathy has been allowed to seed, root, and grow. A culture of enabling that unintentionally grew out of an effort to nuture. These things happen. Now, GCPS is worki g to correct these issues. Give MHS a try, a hope, and your prayers. Do this for all GCPS schools. They all need your hope and support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2013

administrators do not help my child in any way . my daughter went to go to talk to ms.larkin, the college advisor and she literally said "she was too lazy to help" and an administrator was there at the moment and he didnt do or say anything about the situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Best school ever !!!! They have good service & they care about your child's education. They make sure your child is successful. Friends come on the first day & this school is so diverse. I recommend this school to anyone!!!


Posted May 31, 2013

The customer service is great and the teachers work very hard to ensure my son is successfully completing all necessary requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

Staff and administrator are no help, counseling is horrible they have they own preference and target student they don't make any effort to help the student who is trying to make it but have difficulty instead they do their best to get them out of school if i could I change my child to a better school or home school not unless meadow creek get better staff they also need to respect the parent as well as the student i rate this school to 0.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

Great experience! The staff were focused on the students and that was evident by their actions and support. I was greeted with a smile and the recptionist followed up to ensure I received help. The Principal even called to ck on my daughter I am truely a fan of the improvements at Meadowcreek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

Meadowcreek is on the move! The teachers care about my child, and I received immediate responses when I called. My son has attended for two years and is very excited about the new advanced classes that are offered and the new partnership with gatech and GSU.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

Meadowcreek High School H-O-R-R-B-L-E Part 2 * I just wanted to complete my issue with Meadowcreek Highschool. A star is really far too much for a fair rating .There was a teacher that really went out of her way to help us find where we needed to go at registration. She actually walked with us and was nice the entire time and then ask if everything was ok. (ONE) .This is a place where my child will be getting an education and growth is to prosper I would like to know that the teachers are going to GET UP and be the STANDARD.When we walked through the doors of the school staff should have been there to welcome new and returning students and answer ANY question they needed to know. The school is there FOR students. Students may be part of the problem at this particular school but I can't help but to think if it's more so the staff. Impressions are everything and this school has made a lasting one on me.If I could rate this school without a star I surely would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2012

my son is new this year at meadowcreek and from my experiance was aweful un organized kids should have a dress code the girls dress like there going to a club and boys wearing pants hanging of there bottoms curse in front of teachers and they dont say anything im really afraid my sweet inocent child is going to turn out just like the rest to fit in or to keep from getting hurt im really afraid for him to go to this school and how could parents let there daughters come to school dressed like hochie mamas really and u wonder why theres so many teen pregnancys
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

Meadowcreek is an amazing school! Before I came here, I atteneded 2 other high schools, and I never spoke with my counselers or thought about college, untill I came here to Meadowcreek. I attended many college trips and met some awesome people. The teachers are amazing, they really care about their students' academics. And also a great thing is that diversity is celebrated here. Don't believe the bad things people say. I loved my one year here at Meadowcreek! Go class of 2012!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2012

I have to go to this school next year and I am trying to convince my parents to move because I do not want to go there.


Posted January 15, 2012

I am currently a sophmore at meadowcreek and I can honestly say that this is an excellent school. The teachers here care about us as people and want us to achieve greatness. It is one of the most diverse schools in georgia. I am in ap and gifted classes and I believe that I am being properly prepared for college and beyond. You can ask anyone who goes here, if you look past the bad reputation that we got LONG AGO, and have an open mind, you will love this amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2011

Wow! How I was presently suprised with the service and education I have received from Meadowcreek thus far. Meadowcreek cares about the success of my son and work to get him thier We have just moved from a school that was suppose to be a "better" school, only to find out they did not care about my child. Now my son is taking 4 AP classes and has accepted 5 college scholarships so far. GO Mustangs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

My daughter attended meadowcreek h school a year ago and is attending a university now i was very proud of her accomplishment their. The staff was very parent friendly and warm. The staff also helped her transition from high school to college . I really appreciate the staff there and the spirit of the student. Go mustangs!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

Hello my family and I just moved to the Norcross area from New Albany Indiana. My daughter will be entering the 9th Grade this year and we are in district for Meadow Creek. I will say that i have not heard any good reviews about this school and i am a little weary of enrolling her there. She is an honor student with straight A's and I want to continue that momentum. Can anyone tell me what their experience has been recently with this school? Is it as bad as everyone is making it out to be?
—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.

421 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

347 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

530 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

881 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

555 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

907 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Coordinate Algebra

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

846 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
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

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
45%
Integrated Math II

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

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
45%
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 54% 12%
Black 28% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
White 4% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:05 am
School end time
  • 2:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Tommy T. Welch
Fax number
  • (770) 806-2230

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Kickball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd
Norcross, GA 30093
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Phone: (770) 381-9680

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