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9-12
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Roswell, GA
Students enrolled: 2,465

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11595 King Rd
Roswell, GA 30075

(770) 552-4500
(770) 552-4509
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July 12, 2014
Mr. Huff is an involved, concerned, administrator. He is happy, and healthy within his communications and conversations with his students, the parents and faculty. It is just a pleasure to share his space. The institutions he works in all have benefited from his being there.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2014
Both of my children attend Roswell High and have had very good experiences. Both have had several teachers who went far above their job requirements to help. Of course, not all teachers do that, and I must agree with other comments that something is amiss in the Language Arts department as far as grading and actually teaching the material graded...? Overall, however, teachers have been responsive and caring and all have stayed late or come in early to meet with my students when asked. Mr. Huff is without equal. He cares about our students and our school like no other principal I have met. I have listened to area middle school teachers talk about the interest he shows to THEIR classes. He wants our students to succeed. In my work I meet with people throughout North Fulton and parents inevitably discuss schools. All the parents I've heard discuss Roswell High are exceptionally happy with it.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
Great high school with amazing teachers, coaches, administration and parent and community involvement. Love the proposed architectural changes to update school and grounds. AP classes are more challenging than some of my grad level courses. My daughter was accepted into both UVA and Dartmouth. Could not be any happier with our RHS experience.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
Overall good school. Not happy with two things: 1) lack of student services input prior to Jr. year. 2) The Lit. department thinks a few rounds of F averages at the beginning of each school year is acceptable. Why do they test what they have not to taught? They even say each year on Curriculum Night that they predict a failing grade average! Our students are trying to get into college with these grades and Hope Scholarships. STOP! Good things: many great teachers and admin folks!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2013
Overall Roswell High is a well rounded school that can challenge students academically. The teachers are very supportive and have great qualifications. . I would like to see the curriculum expanded to included more AP Classes.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
Being a rising junior at Roswell High, I find it very frustrating when I cant attain important information through the school website, as it is seldom working properly and is not user friendly. I find that the school is very focused on sports, and I feel that some students are swept under the rug. The front desk isn't helpful. The staff appears overworked and short, not giving enough time to help you throughly find an answer to a question. There is no solid foundation to the schedules given to students because something is always being changed. Contacting and/or meeting your counselor is extremely hard. Student networking sites are common within classrooms, but students who don't have access to a smart phone are out of luck. However, dress code is well adhered to, and safety is very important. Though old and rundown, Roswell High does have some positives and is slowly becoming restored to good health. Students though, need quick and easy access to information regarding classes and assignments which I, as a student, have not seen yet. Needed improvements should be made. The staff tries as hard as they can but some things need to be focused on more so than others.

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2013
Roswell HIgh used to be an excellent school preparing students for college with rigorous courses and challenging teachers. However, this has changed in the past couple of years academically. Their Math and Science departments lack trained and experienced teachers. Since Dr. Wynne left Roswell the Math Dept has shown no enthusiasm and has basically collapsed. My son took AP Calculus last year and his teacher was out most of the time. On-level Physics is taught by a coach..?? How are these students going to perform if their college peers (esp. at Tech.) come from STEM schools? Roswell High has an excellent English Dept; these English teachers are well-qualified and hard-working. I have a 8th grader and I am really concerned about his high school future..

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
An alumni's perspective: 1. Roswell is a tough school. The workload is larger than 98% of the other schools in Georgia. Students here really work for their grades. 2. Roswell is not considered special in the eyes of colleges, no matter what they tell you. 3. Honors Points earned in the more difficult, "gifted" classes at Roswell are subtracted by colleges during the admissions process. (Call a college admissions office.) 4. In the eyes of a University Admissions office, your child's hard-earned 3.4 GPA at Roswell is not as good as a 3.6 at a school where kids don't crack a book for four years. 5. There will be about 600 kids in your child's graduating class. There are not enough counselors to go around. I had two 15 minute appointments with my high school counselor in four years. In summary: After four years at Roswell High School, your kid will be ready for college. However, he will most likely not have the GPA to get into his first choices for school. (But, he/she will have the highest SAT/ACT at the State University of West Georgia.)

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2012
In response to the previous poster, most of the students who were redistricted to Milton actually chose to stay at Roswell High School rather than move to Milton. In fact, the ten day count at Roswell High School had over 250 more students than expected who chose to stay rather than move to Milton. I am sorry this person had a bad experience, but the roster numbers speak for themselves. I have five children, and four of them have attended Roswell. We have had a very positive experience with Roswell High School and the dedicated teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
My child was not thrilled with Roswell High School. He transferred this school year to another school in the area and said RHS is not a very good school. The teachers don't care about you and they will not help you. All they want to do is get there day over with and not teach the class and will not help you. He said it was like walking in a prison with no windows and the cheap school that it is had no air conditioning ever. The community thinks Roswell needs to build a new school and build a better learning place for the kids because that building is an embarrassment to our very well kept community. Parents that read this should send there kids to Milton, Cambridge, or a private school because this school just will not cut it anymore. Not to mention Huff is a very good principal but needs to figure something out with this school because it's going downhill. All the kids want to go to Milton now and leave Roswell. Milton is a very good school! I highly recommend it to the parents who don't want to send there kids to Roswell.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2012
As to the last post, were any concerns ever brought to the teachers or administration's attention? I have children that graduated and currently attend RHS. Most of the teachers do a very good job. Just as in the corporate world, there are a few that could probably be better. Whenever my children have needed extra help, their teachers have always made time for them before or after school. As for the building, no it is not new or fancy in relation to the High Schools they build now. That money has come from the county school board not the city of Roswell. Don't know what temperature your child likes but mine have often brought a sweater or sweatshirt with them because some classes are chilly. As for Mr. Huff, he is doing a good job. He wants the students to do their best and present themselves as young adults. He does not put up with too much B.S., unlike Dr. Spurka who seemed to like being popular. That is not in the job description. RHS is the real deal. Diverse, both racially and economically. The students at RHS have a great sense of community. We are all different but still part of one great family of Roswell. Good luck at your new school. I will continue to be proud of mine.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2012
I just graduated from Roswell in 2012 and I could not have asked for a better school to attend!! There is a great combination of amazing teachers and an awesome community feel from the student body! Roswell seems to succeed in almost every possible way (academics, athletics, and school spirit!) would definitely highly recommend it!!!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2012
I am currently a junior at Roswell High and these past three years have gone by really quickly, but they have been filled with great memories. The students here are very friendly, the atmosphere at games are amazing, and the teachers challenge you, but help guide you through if you need help. I feel really lucky to be at a school like this(:

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2011
I graduated from Roswell High School in 2007. My overall experience there was nothing short of amazing. Of course RHS has its cliques like any other school; however, I never felt like anyone really bullied anyone else, and the social atmosphere was just amazing. The teachers put my college professors to shame; they really cared about their students and dedicated so much time to preparing us for success. And of course, there were the football games...back then we were a really great team, which brought the entire school together in an amazing way. I have grown up, finished college, and moved across the country, but I will never forget the amazing times at RHS. If you are lucky enough to go there, enjoy it! Those four years fly by!

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2011
I love this school SO MUCH. i went here my first 2 years of high school and fell in love. this school is small so every one knows eachother and every one is really friendly. I am currently a Junior and i now have to attend Norcross high school): I would give my left leg, my first born- ANYTHING to go back. the school I'm in now is ghetto and the classes aren't challenging at all. It's depressing. I miss the classes here. they were actually challenging and helped form me into the hard-working over-achiever that i am today <3. i miss you Roswell High):

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2011
As an alumni of RHS, I'm somewhat biased but I believe the school is among the top schools in GA (including numerous private schools in the area). Great honor/AP programs with teachers who take a deep interest in students success. I'd note that I took mostly AP courses so I can't comment on the general base curriculum but my friends thought it was thourough and prepared them for college. Furthermore, curriculum contains a wide range of courses with electives for students looking for a more libral arts education. Athletics programs among the best in Georgia (I played football and track) with a great sense of school spirit. Somewhat diverse student body but cohesive. Overall, great public school education.

- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2009
We moved to Roswell in April with only 5 weeks left in the school year. Chris St. Vrain in guidance worked tirelessly with us to get my son placed in the correct classes to finish his 9th grade year. He answered all my questions and all of my follow-up emails promptly and professionaly. I am so impressed with Roswell High School. It is a big school but the faculty and staff care about their students...and parents. I'm looking forward to a fantastic school year for my son at Roswell High School!

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July 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2009
We moved to Roswell in '76, and four of six of our children attended this high school. Some of our children went for higher education, but others today hold prestiguous positions with Fortune 500 companies. We are so proud of them for the studies they accomplished at Roswell High School!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2009
Roswell has very dedicated and impressive teachers and staff who care for their students. Moving here from California, I have not seen more teachers and staff who push their students to greatness through challenge and hard work.

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February 06, 2009
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January 26, 2009
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January 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2008
This school has excellent, dedicated teachers. They are very committed to student learning.

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no rating February 15, 2008
Both of my boys go there; one is graduating this year. This school has been a great experience for both. Very focused on education, I have had terrific support from the teachers. I get weekly agenda's by email and I really feel like my children know there is an open door policy with each teacher they've had. Every teacher there has given them the opportunity to learn. Great School.

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February 11, 2008
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December 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 27, 2007
My son has gone here for three years now and it has just been a terrific experience. Not only is there a great faculty but the students are very talented and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
I have been at this school for about 3 months and it has been a wonderful experience. All the teachers are so kind and helpful. I came from home-schooling to RHS and it's been great! 2 thumbs up!

- submitted by a student
October 17, 2007
I love Roswell High School its amazing

- submitted by a student
no rating September 22, 2007
We are a family that recently relocated from Florida to Roswell. We chose to relocate to Roswell for it's history,great schools and especially for what we appreciated about Roswell high school. We first visited Roswell high and our daughter immediately fell in love with the school. The reception we received from the staff and students at Roswell on our visit was outstanding to say the least. We were quite concerned about getting our daughter into the best school in the district and we feel we have found it. The first year of high school can be intimidating, but Roswell made her feel right at home. Without any doubt, we feel that we made the right choice. Our moto is 'knowledge is power' and Roswell high has shown us that they agree.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
Although, like any school ther are teachers who are somewhat lackluster, there is a surprising number who seriously get you excited about their subject. The only thing is that until senior year, the secretaries and other administratice faculty have seriously unhelpful, bad attitudes. The good thing is that you rarely are required to see any of the administration if you behave, so you get to enjoy all the positive things about Roswell: a proud student body a, football team and collective Roswell feeling. People who are disappointed in Roswell 's test scores obviously do not understand how difficult it is to accomodate students is a severely over-crowded building.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2007
If you grow up in this area and have been in the system since day one you may have a better chance of doing well. My second son just graduated from RHS last week and we found the graduation ceremony to be a joke. There was so much noise not just cheering that it distracted from the overall joy of the moment. Also, if you have an 'in' and can get your child to the right teachers you may have a better chance. There is no support for parent involvement unless you are involved in Booster clubs or living at the school as a volunteer. The test scores for this school are deceiving in part because of the demographics of the area. The students have done well not because of the school itself but more because the students station in life. What a disappointment RHS has been to us.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
I graduated from this school in 2001, and I loved my time there. Students who excelled in music, academics, sports, leadership, etc. were supported and the opportunities offered there were amazing. As a Majority to Minority student (I lived in S. Fulton County), I was neither rich nor White, but still achieved my goals in academics and extra-curricular activities and had a good time. The staff was caring, almost all the teachers were excellent, and I thank God every day for those counselors! And now some of my former classmates are teachers there. Not every school is good enough to make former students want to come back. One warning - if your child is a minority student whose passion is drama, they will not find many lead roles at RHS. Disappointing, but that's the way it is at many suburban schools.

- submitted by a former student
May 07, 2007
I am very pleased with Roswell High. My son is finishing his first year there. The teachers he has this year have been great. They expect each student to do their best. The student is also held accountable. Each time I had a question for a teacher I sent an e-mail. I received an answer within hours. They were always helpful. I hope the next three years are as great as this year has been!

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April 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
Pay no attention to the negative review above, High school is what you make it. You get back what you put in to it! My daughter just finished her first year and played soccer while carrying a rigorous course load. She had a great first year. I am a teacher myself at another school, I can honestly say the majority of her teachers this first year were great!

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2006
I have two sons - one who graduated from RHS a couple of years ago, and one who's a senior this year. RHS has been great. The addition of Dr. Spurka has been an excellent improvement. RHS is a stable, community oriented school with loads of opportunities in academics and extra curricular activities. Sports is generally well balanced and used to promote strong school spirit. Peer pressure is present, though IMO not nearly as strong as in nearby East Cobb. Roswell is a little more diverse than other nearby schools, but is heavily influenced by affluent North Fulton. Overall grade - A+.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2006
If you have the money to provide for the best clothing labels, your son or daughter will love Roswell High School. Love it or hate it, Roswell High School is the Beverly Hills highschool of Georgia. Even if you don't give your kids money to buy the New Balance shoes and the Hollister T-Shirts your student will still learn from excellent teachers...though they will likely concentrate on their education because Roswell is like that, but so is any highscool. If you own a BMW send your student to Roswell High, if you own a station wagon go for Milton.

- submitted by a former student
September 25, 2005
I moved to Roswell 7 years ago and Roswell High School was the reason we chose to move to the City of Roswell. Dr. Spurka has brought positive change and the students love him. RHS offers a wide range of challenging courses for all students. The faculty is outstanding. They offer something for all students.

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May 18, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2005
Roswell is an outstanding school with excellent parental and community involvement. It is large (2000+) students, so that can be a problem for some kids. Ed Spurka is a great addition. Academics are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
My child is very happy at Roswell. My husband and I think Dr. Spruka is doing a fabulous job as principal. He is in touch with the kids needs as well as the community. Roswell offers a wide range of classes to fulfill everyones needs. The teachers are diverse and offer the students a huge range of knowledge. The sports programs are challenging and offer hundreds of students the opportunity to be involved in their school.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
None of the teachers were ever available to help my child. She says walking around the halls is like walking around in a prison. If the teacher doesn't like you, you will not pass.The school cares more about its sports program than it does its acdemics. If you can, i suggest you find another school for your child. I know every school has its problems, but roswell has to be the worst school i have ever seen.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2004
Incredible high school with high standards. They provided my daughter with a very well rounded education. She's on scholarship in college with a 3.8 average, Roswell high prepared her well for college. They are on their third principal in five years.

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March 26, 2004
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Roswell High School
11595 King Rd, Roswell, GA  30075
(770) 552-4500
Last modified Roswell High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Roswell High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top