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Islands High School

Public | 9-12 | 829 students

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 20, 2014

Excellent Island school!! My family is very happy with the school and teachers! The Vet program is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2014

Wonderful Island school! We were very happy when the island opened a high school. We transferred from a local private school and couldn't of been happier with our decision! My children love going to school, which is a big deal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2014

An absolute nightmare of a school. So unorganized, and the teachers are too lazy to make lesson plans so we end up sitting there all period. Its a joke honestly, where i was from in the northeast, my 6th grade year was more challenging from my one year experience with these slackers. The wost.part is, there isnt even soap in the bathrooms. Im sure the schools being built in Africa offer a better education than this circus. An abosolute joke of a school. Its a shame kids dont recieve a proper opportunity to learn, and this is coming from a one year 10th grade student.


Posted September 11, 2013

Islands offers an excellent environment for education by offering honors and advanced placement classes in all areas of study but with a focus on Science and Math. The teachers, staff an principal are excellent communicators to both parents and students and have formed an amazing team whose main goal is to educate your child for a future of success. The school has a welcoming environment and someone is always available to answer questions. They utilize technology in the best ways possible and create an advantage for their students to be able to communicate with teachers and staff more easily as well as having endless opportunities for expanding their resources. I could not be more pleased with my childs experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

Islands is a great school, I have been going here since it became the high school we all know and love as islands. The teachers are great, the studetns are good, the teachers here find ways to teach the standards in a fun way, that as us students we will understand and not be bored to death because of it. The althetics are coming along, as we all know you wont have the best teams right away it takes time. our volleyball team went to state, and our soccer team as well. All in all this school is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2012

Islands is in its third year of operation, and already the faculty and staff have established the school as one of the most attractive options in the area. The coursework is rigorous and well taught. I have seen my daughter's comprehension and retention of material skyrocket in her first year out of middle school. She is intrigued by the teachers, and feels excited to go every morning. The school is the home of a Biological Sciences program, which is also one of the most academically challenging magnet programs available in the entire school system. Although the school might be short on history, the structure of the place has been well designed and executed. We are optimistic about the future of our children's experiences at Islands High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

Islands High School is a great school. It is a new school but shows a lot of promise. My kids are new this year and so far we are impressed.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

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2009

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
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2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

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2009

 
 
n/a
Social Studies

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
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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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Algebra I

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

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n/a

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American Literature

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

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Coordinate Algebra

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

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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Integrated Math I

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

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2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
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Integrated Math II

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

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

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 74% 44%
Black 12% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Coastal Middle School
Oglethorpe
Colleges most students attend after graduation Georgia Southern
Armstrong Atlantic
Other GA Schools such as UGA
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Governor's Award for Advanced Placement (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Auto mechanics
  • Computer programming
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish/French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
School Leader's name
  • Danielle Aune Pinkerton
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (912) 201-5810

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Internships
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Environmental
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Hearing impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Auto mechanics
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • HVAC certification
  • Plumbing
  • Veterinary Sciences

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • NOAA
  • Hogan's Marina
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Kickball
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Kickball
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: Spanish/French
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Shark Singers
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Students in Action
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Georgia Southern
Armstrong Atlantic
Other GA Schools such as UGA
College preparation / awareness offered
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170 Whitemarsh Island Rd
Savannah, GA 31410
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Phone: (912) 395-2000

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