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Mceachern High School

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3 stars

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Posted January 8, 2005

McEachern is not a good school at all. I'm not a parent but I'm a student so I can tell you how bad that school is. I feel like I'm a military school. The teachers don't care about your education at all. Administrators are too strict on the students. Also, that campus is too to be a high school. We only have 8 minutes to get from one building to the next which is unfair because we have no time to socialize. The lunch period is only 30 minutes but the lines are long so by the time you sit down you have only 15 minutes to eat and socialize which is not enough time at all! If you are even thinking about coming to McEachern, you need to rethink because you will be making a big mistake. I'm glad that I'll be moving soon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2004

We are not happy with McEachern. We are concerned for our son's personal safety and emotional well being. That says alot when you came from Chicago Public Schools! There is alot of bullying that goes on there seemingly unnoticed by the staff and administration. Character education in the lower grades could do alot to improve the citizenship of the student body. I cannot reccomend this school to transfering students because of the size and the favoritism that goes on there between the coaches and those who came throught the feeder programs. Kids from other places are not given a chance to prove their ability, regardless of their former experience. We are happy that our daughter will be going to the new school when it is completed, and are sorry for having chosen this school for our son. it has not been a good expeerience for him at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2004

I think that the school has the potential to be great, especially with their excellent advanced classes. They have some terrific teachers, but of cooourse there are also teachers who seem like they never wanted to do the job they are in. If they spent just a little less time trying to run the school like a prison and a little more time on the kids who need a little extra help, McEachern could be the best school in the county. Some reforms are definitely needed. The new prinicpal though is very much involved in the academic side of school, instead of focusing on the athletic events. The kids seem to appreciate this, though the amount of athletic school spirit has dropped since I attended years ago.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 19, 2004

McEachern has the potential to be a great school but as of now it does not live up to its reputation. The old traditions are not being lived by the students. Compared to other schools in Cobb County McEachern has little school spirit or compassion. The size of McEachern makes it hard for students to feel like an appreciated individual. If the administrators at this school would focus more on the fun of being in high school and education at the same time instead of outrageous disciplinary actions. McEachern could be the best school in Cobb County but we need a leader that wants it to be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 3, 2004

Have not been satistified with class size and overall learning process, discipline problems within the school. In the past this school had a great reputation, but that is not true anymore. It's sad that kids who want to learn can't because of distractive and disorderly kids! And some teachers don't care anymore, so they give up too! They're not getting paid enough! There are some good kids who are getting left behind!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2004

I love this school! And more importantly-so does my daughter. She is having a wonderful experience. It is organized, friendly, safe, and offers wonderful opprotunities. Next year they will have a traditional block schedule which will offer even more opportunities. The chorus, arts, and band programs are all wonderful. The staff is very intuned to the students. Even the resource officers are friendly and concerned. All students should be lucky enough to go to a school like McEachern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Hopefully our new principal will make the rating rise in this school. There are many teachers who are wonderful and supportive in this school. The performing arts, chorus and orchestra classes and teaches our outstanding.
—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.

431 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

417 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

431 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

430 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%
American Literature

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

528 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

475 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Coordinate Algebra

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

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
15%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Integrated Math II

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
38%
Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

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

539 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
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
Black 67% 37%
White 20% 44%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2400 New MacLand Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: (770) 222-3710

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