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West Hall High School

Public | 9-12 | 1072 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2011:
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Posted July 29, 2014

I am a upcoming junior at West Hall High School! I also attended WHMS for 8th grade. I've had good experiences at WHHS and WHMS, rather than the other schools I've attended. The teachers are great. They always challenge our minds; to prepare us for college! The school give us so many opportunities; like the IB program for example. They say it's hard work, but it's all worth it at the end! I'm so happy that I'm attending WHHS! It's like being part of one big family! Some people say that there kids didn't have a good experience there but it just depends on the person. Whenever I have kids, I'm gonna send them to WHMS and WHHS!!


Posted July 7, 2014

This school gas definitely stepped up their game. Great place to be. Love this school.


Posted October 10, 2013

West Hall High and Middle Schools are very good schools to attend. My kids have come all the way through this system. We have had a change in principle leadership at both the Middle and High and it has been an ever changing success. The curriculum is strenuous and the teachers overall work very hard. There is not 1 perfect school, but neither are any of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

This school is the worst thing that has ever happened to my son. He has constantly been bullied and told by other students that he is gay, he is not which goes to show how red neck, shallow, judge mental this school is. The teachers will not bother to stop the kids when they say things in front of every one. I think we should take them to court and make them pay for what they are NOT doing to help. Do not put your children in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I am a former student of West Hall High School and it is by far one of the worst institutions in comparison to my current college classmates. There are several great teachers within the school, but they are overshadowed by a terrible administrative staff and other teachers who read strictly from the text and do not challenge their students. I graduated in the top ten percent of my class and have struggled every day in college due to my lack of academic foundation that I should have received during my four years at WHHS. WHHS is the primary reason why my children will never attend a public school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2010

nice school great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

My son is a Junior at WHHS. The teachers are excellent. There are so many opportunities at West Hall. The IB Program is challanging and our students are preforming well in these classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

I went to West Hall all four years and graduated in the top of my class in 2006. I went to a state university and felt no real change in the work load. I thought I was prepared. Then I transferred to one of the top 20 Universities in the country and found out I know nothing compared to these kids! I am having to play catch up in every subject! and these kids look at me in horror when I tell them stories of my high school (and they didn't all go to private school). so if you want your child to go to even a top 100 University don't send them to West Hall. Not that they won't get in but they will be better prepared if they go somewhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2008

I went to this school for my sophmore and junior years of high school. Those were the worst two years of my education! The school has horrible teachers and the curriculum is so behind compared to other schools in the U.S. It's rated the #3 school in U.S. Newsweek, but don't be fooled. They are rated #3 for 'ethnic diversity'.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2008

I am a former student of West Hall and I must say what a blessing it was to have the opportunity to attend such a school. The academics and extra curricular activities were great. The teachers were wonderful (they actually cared and had passion), were friendly, and very encouraging! At West Hall I have made life long friends and have tons of unforgetful memories!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2007

Excellent school with very talented and intelligent teachers. Warm and friendly faculty and staff. The fine arts program is one of the best in the state!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

I have my second child now going through West Hall High School. Honors classes are excellent. We have many freshmen taking AP classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

I have a child at this school and he is doing wonderful. He is challenged by great teachers and involved in athletics. We have just received the IB program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

Unfortunately this school is one of the worst in the area which is evident by their test scores. My child went there for 4 years and was in the top 10% but barely made it into college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

I am student at West Hall High. I love it, the acemdemic courses are challenging, and the teachers are very competent. Extra activities include things such as the golf team, HOSA, VOCA, poetry club, interact club, and many others. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2004

I love West Hall but I wish that there was more advanced and harder classes for students who want to take them. By the time I am a senior I will have a had time finding classes to take because I am taking three core classes per semester.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

I am not a parent but I am a former student at west hall. West Hall is one of the best shools that I had have the privelege of going. I'd like to thank the whole West Hall Staff and Students. I had the best 4 years there. At west hall we all are a one big Family and we are always there to help each other and other. I am proud to say that I am and always be a Spartan.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

202 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Coordinate Algebra

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Integrated Math II

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
44%
Physical Science

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

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
U.S. History

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
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 49% 44%
Hispanic 41% 12%
Black 6% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5500 McEver Rd
Oakwood, GA 30566
Phone: (770) 967-9826

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