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Campbell High School

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2011:
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Posted August 27, 2014

Great place for kids to learn and experience the real world of diversity. I have nothing but good things to say about the teachers and other kids I've met through the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

My son has attended Campbell from the beginning, as an incoming Freshman. He has grown within the school, and I am so Thankful to the staff at CHS. Kids r going to be kids, but, CHS helps to guide and transform them into Young Adults, ready for the World. I Rate Campbell High School ~ A++++++!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2014

I was skeptical about sending my daughter to this school at first from all the rumors about it being such a bad school. I have to say I am pretty impressed. The teachers all seem to truly care about the students success and getting them prepared for college. There really hasn't been anything bad happening maybe a fight every once in awhile but that is pretty normal in all high schools. CHS is not a bad school. Maybe some improvement in the athletic area though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

My son went for two weeks and I pulled him out. The school is pathetic and I call it a Jr. prison. I don't know too much of the students and the other parents--as far as their socioeconomic backgrounds--, but the staff treat the children with indifference and harshly. It is like they expect for the students to be criminals when they grow up. I had to homeschool my son while I worked from home until I was able to break my lease and move back to Marietta City Schools. I would love to live in Smyrna because it is closer to my office and nicer looking than Marietta. Anyways, parents beware of buying a home or renting in the jurisdiction if you have kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2013

My daughter is a IB student. The ONLY reason why CHS is a good school so 'they say' is because of this Program. If CHS did not have the IB Program it will be a train wreck! The principal Dr. Magee is not involved with these kids at all. The kids are constantly fighting, having food fights and bullying other people kids. Not trying to scare anyone. But this school is a joke. IB is holding this school up. Take your kids else where. Trust me if you let your child go here you will regret. Better make sure they are in the IB Program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2013

I am on my second child going through the IB program here. I couldn't be happier! We have been very please with the strong academics all the way through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I am a student at CHS and I've herd all the bad things said about this school, none of them are true. I've been going to CHS for 3 years now and the school is amazing. Of course being a high school there are a few fights and those students that want to act out, but that's normal. My favorite thing about the school is the staff. The teachers are very caring and hands on. They stay late or come early for anyone that needs it. The cafeteria workers are very polite and friendly. The custodians are always near by to help you with any mess with a smile in their face. I love this school, and you will too.


Posted June 30, 2013

CHS has changed a lot since the earlier posts and praises I read here. Unfortunately NOT for the best. IB is of course top notch but everything else is run by out of control students that are able to hi jack the day knowing admin follow up won't be adequate and consequences will be OSS (read: sleep late, no school, excused absence). I feel bad for both the students and faculty who have to live with the nonsense day after day. Too bad the main concern the principal seems to have is to cultivate her image as she climbs the administrative food chain.


Posted January 10, 2013

I have attended Campbell High School for one semester as a sophomore in the IB Program (which is EXCEPTIONAL). I came from a private school, which I had attended for 11 years. I could not ask for anything better than CHS. The principal isn't as bad as everybody makes her look. Dr. Magee truly does try to make the school as great as she can; students and parents complain because they don't like when bad kids are disciplined. At my old school, I was bullied because I didn't have the self esteem to speak up for myself. Here, it's too big for there to be bullies! It's not too big to make friends, though; the only attitude I've gotten from students I've encountered here is a bright, friendly, and inviting attitude, and the same goes for the teachers, who really aren't as bad as they're made out to be. The teachers care when the students care, and the problems start AT HOME with unmotivated students; the teachers are good and keep their classrooms under control when the STUDENTS cooperate, and then, it is an enormously positive learning environment. It's not sugar-coated; students are prepared for the real world. There are flaws, but no school is exempt from flaws. I love it!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2012

Daycare for teen moms, gangs and the students who submitted reviews used incorrect grammar and made spelling mistakes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2011

this school has alot of gangs i had to remove my child out of this school. its just a job for most of these teacher. they really dont care about the student. only if you are a white student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2011

Campbell continues a downward spiral as those that care move their children to private schools or out of the district. I believe the core faculty try to do a good job but they are just worn down by the attitude and completely out of control student body. There are still some great teachers here who are doing their best. The administration and parents need to clean up this school and clean it up fast or the good teachers and students will continue to go elsewhere. I have had children attending Campbell for the last 6 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2011

I am a CHS alumni of class of 2010 and all the talk about it being a horrible school is not true and I vehemently disagree with this statement. Just like any other school, it has its downfalls and problems,but if you are looking for a school to nurture your 14+ year old child like a baby then this is not for you. CHS is not a bad school and your kids choices are what gives them their consequences,deal with it. The Graphic arts program is very good and the teacher is exceedingly well if you are mature and self disciplined.She became my second mom and motivated me to keep moving forward and through my artwork I recieved numerous awards and was even contracted by the school to paint some murals. Sure the IB program is hard but it is worth it.Anything that is worth having always involves hardwork and dedication and commitment (like earning the title of US Marine). All in all, if you are looking for a school to spoon feed your teen student then look else where.Don't expect the teachers to do their job and yopur job as a parent awsell.GET INVOLVED!!The only problem I ever had with this school was the volatile mix of ignorant and unself diciplined students,but hey every school has that.


Posted February 20, 2011

I am now a junior at Campbell High and have been going to this school since freshmen year. I must say that i love this school. The teachers i have come in contact with are every nice & caring. They try to do whatever is best for your student. The homework load can be alot at times but tutoring is always an option. The school motivates students to succeed and even recognize students who do so. Eventhough like every school it has its flaws ; I would reccommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2011

I would have to say this is a good school...alot of the education depends on your teacher...and for the drama it is really uneccessary but there will drama everywhere you go and plus the parents are here to experience what the kids do...most parents don't know what kids! Like drugs...just saying
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2011

It's an amazing school when it comes to academics, teachers are willing to do loads of things for their students, especially the amazing JROTC program. They have plenty of things for students after school and has very diverse students, however, it's not the cleanest school around. I've seen hundreds of roaches. Over all a great school for anyone to get their education at!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

Campbell High School teachers have really stepped up to help students that are in need of extra help. I like it when a teacher takes time to keep me informed of what my student is doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

I went to Campbell a few years back and i believe it is an outstanding school. It has great academics as well as a chance to excell in anything you want to do. Just because the work is hard doesn't mean its a bad school. It just means when we go to college then we will be more than ready.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2010

I completely agree with the 8/8 post. I am so bless to have the opportunity to transfer my child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2010

This school is the worst thing that ever happened to my children and THANKFULLY they are offering the right for a child to move out of this school finally. Between homework loads and the horrible teaching ways of this school it's surprising that any students graduate. The math teachers are less than pleasant. I feel bad for all of the students who are not able to transfer out of this school and want to. This school is by far the biggest mistake I made for my children. So much drama there- I've seen far to many kids suffer from getting bullied in that school. It's sad. Our kids deserve more! and finally they're able to get more!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

350 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

358 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%
American Literature

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Coordinate Algebra

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

444 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
27%
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
54%
Integrated Math II

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Physical Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 51% 37%
Hispanic 25% 12%
White 16% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Denise Magee
Fax number
  • (678) 842-6852

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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5265 Ward St SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Phone: (678) 842-6850

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