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East Coweta High School

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3 stars

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Posted August 22, 2013

East Coweta High has a wonderful staff. Always friendly and thoughtful. I am especially grateful to the security staff. Seeing them out there directing traffic and taking care of our students and parents. It is very comforting to know they have our best interest at heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

As a parent I am very happy with East Coweta High School. The staff is passionate and genuinely care about the students.My daughter's teachers offer additional assistance when needed and keep in contact with me on her performance and progress. The environment is safe and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2013

This is one horrible school. Almost 3,000 students and is WAY TOO BIG. The students are so rude and disrespectful. The teachers can NOT control their classrooms. So much bullying goes on their. I have been bullied. I am considering transfering to a different school in the county. I literally felt so threatened every day. 90% ofthe school is drugs, thugs, and bullies and the preppy people that bully and think their so great. Some of the teachers are great but I had one horrible teacher that will not be named. He cussed , didn't teach, just gave busy work and stayed on his phone. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2013

School has too many students. Halls are dangerously over crowded. The amount of inapproriate language and disrespect is out of control. Bullying is not handled forcefully as it should. Bullies continue to bully. If I had a choice, I would never have my child there. Qualifications to be a Varsity Cheerleader is to have no morals. Drama and bullying control the school. To be in Band you must only be in band and nothing else. If your child is an amazing athelete, they will only be put on Varisty if they are a Senior, or you are on the Board or a Millionaire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

I have been generally pleased with this high school. I certainly appreciate the direction that the new leadership team and teachers are going. The student body at this school is diverse and the 9th grade campus is a plus for student transition. There is a wide array of accelerated, advanced, and AP coursework offerings. The drama team, mock-trial, and athletic programs are superior. Overall, I wish the school was not so large, but I find that things are managed very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

This school is awful! If you are moving in from another state, please check out what the schools offer & how your child's needs will be approached & handled. I have 2 gifted children & 1 who is average. All of my children are doing work they did 2 - 4 yrs ago. I was also spoken to very unprofessionally at the district level for trying to make sure my children's needs would be met & because ( wanted them placed correctly. The schools here do not test for gifted until fall & will assume your child isn't even if they have proof they were in their previous schools. I was told one thing about how my child would be placed & labeled by the district, then something just the opposite by the school a month into the year. The schools do not make new students & families feel welcomed. My daughter has not been treated well by the other children either. She used to love to go to school & made straight As. Now she cries every morning & afternoon. I also used to volunteer quite alot in the schools and have not been made to feel like parent involvement is welcomed. I am now trying to find a way to move back to the school system we were in before even though it will split up my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2011

This school is terrible!!!!!! I moved here from Parkview High School. That school is way better. The teachers are horrible and bad scheduling. I was out of school for 4 days because of being so sick I couldn't stay awake for more then an hour and all of my teachers said they would give me only 3 days to make up that 4 days of work on top of all the home work I already had for those days. also school runs way to late. it gets out at 3 30. At Parkview I got out at 2 10 so if your kid wants to work it will be very hard because they have homework on top of getting out at 3 30. This school also has an administration that does not help kids being bullied. Teacher involvement sucks!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2011

very disappointed with this school. My son entered as an All A coweta all-star.but quickly was picked by others to bully. no office support at all. he had a tooth broken and nothing was done. The excuse we were given was there are to many students to overview,. I hate these new mega schools. the children get lost..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

My son is a Special Education Student and when I moved to Newnan, GA, I needed a school with a good Special Education Program. Once I found out that the Coweta County is classified as one of the best 3 counties in the Spec Ed Dept, I then inquired online and with other parents in the different support groups in the county and I found out that ECHS offers the best Sp Ed prog to their teen students, so I made sure I relocated to the school's zone. Prior to this, my son attended for 7 yrs a private sp ed, small grp instruction (reg curriculum) school wher he got a good academic base. I feel satisfied with ECHS, Too bad that at HS level, parent involvement is limited unlike grade school where parents can do more in lots of areas. ECHS has a good sports program and arts program, too bad my son is not into sports (but I occasionally "make" him attend football, baseball games so I can round out his exposure to other social areas (which is an area that he needs to work on) . The faculty is outstanding, I need to mention to be key in many, many students lives is Mr. Luppens. ECHS is blessed to have him among the faculty. God Bless all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

I have children who go to ECHS and overall it has been a good school. The principal is terrible due to the fact that all he believes in is helping certain types of sports. Takes away from academic clubs but, will never take away from football.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

What a fantastic high school! Wonderful teachers, coaches, staff - great student body, made up of many different cultures that all blend together for a wonderful, diverse highschool experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

I went to this school for one month. My one month here was the worst experiances of my life! The teachers here are terrible. I am a stright A student and I was upset to find that they do not offer an honor diploma. Thay also have a bad sechduel setup. East coweta has very limited resources, and it had major discipline problems. I have since tranfered, and I would not recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2009

This school has a staff that loves to teach and upholds the traditions of a small town high school. Their morals are translated well into their teaching, and their passion is obvious. Every teacher down to the coaches and driver's education instructor WANTS to be there. There is a sense of pride and honor that seems to be lacking in high schools these days. The students want to go far and the parents are very involved. The material is challenging and the teachers are motivated to help every student understand it. A++
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

As one of the faculty members of this school, I can say from firsthand accounts that the quality of many of the teachers here is poor, specifically within the science and mathematics departments. Not to say this is true about everyone there, but there is much underqualification and apathy among the staff. Not an entirely bad school, but definitely not the best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 7, 2008

East Coweta High is the best school I've been to. Regretfully, I have moved and thusly am no longer enrolled at said school, but the teaching program is excellent and despite the mass number of students, many get the personal attention needed to succeed in their classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2008

School is overcrowded, special needs services are non existent. My daughter could never get into drivers ed, due to it always being full. Staff is overworked with ridiculous caseloads leading to very poor services for students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

I love this school! It offers great classes, teachers there actually teach, it has versatile block scheduling, and a diverse and friendly student body(but yes the lunch lines are killer). Because of my family's constant moving I have been to 5 high schools across the country, and I find this one to be the best. I can't wait to move back into the school system and be proud to graduate from East Coweta!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 19, 2006

I went to EC for my freshman and sophomore years, and if i had the choice i would finish off there too. The teachers are fun and outgoing and they do what they are there to do. They have many great classes to choose from and great teachers that teach them. The only flaw i found in this school was the lunch, you may want to pack your own. other than that this is the best school choice you can make
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 19, 2005

I am a East Coweta graduate from 1999. I enjoyed my time at East Coweta and especially the Art and Horticulture Departments. Great School!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 29, 2004

The Principal is a good person and a good principal. The teachers are fair. Some are great some not in the least bit good. I am a student here and most of the teachers that I have had are good. Just some...I would rather not say. The halls are crowded, the classes have about twenty-five to thirty students (some do have less), but I havn't died from the food and havn't been in that much trouble. Overall, the school itself does what it can with what little they have to work with.
—Submitted by a 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.

541 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

539 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

547 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

542 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

602 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Coordinate Algebra

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

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Integrated Math II

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Physical Science

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

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
U.S. History

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
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 64% 44%
Black 24% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Sharpsburg, GA 30277
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