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9-12
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Smyrna, GA
Students enrolled: 2,280

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5265 Ward St SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

(678) 842-6850
(678) 842-6852
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December 09, 2014
One of the most rigorous International Baccalaureate schools in the state, Campbell offers real world education in a safe and diverse environment.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2014
Like any school, there are negatives. But I believe that at Campbell, the positives strongly outweigh the negatives. While it is true that throughout my 4 years at Campbell I have witnessed fights and unruly behavior, I have also learned valuable lessons in terms of a look at what the real world is like and diversity. In terms of diversity, I have to say that Campbell is one of the most diverse schools in the county as I have interacted with many students from various backgrounds whether it be ethnically or socioeconomically. Lastly, the teachers are amazing-especially in the IB program. They seem to love what they do and it shows in the classroom as they bring a certain energy that is irreplaceable. They truly want to see their students succeed! GO SPARTANS!

- submitted by a student
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
May 02, 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
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
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
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
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
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.

- submitted by a community member
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.

- submitted by a community member
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
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
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
May 01, 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
March 09, 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.

- submitted by a community member
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
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
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
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
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
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
August 08, 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
no rating May 09, 2010
I agree with the post that you should think again about the IB program. My child now has physical and emothional trauma from the homework load. We are talking 5000 word essays HAND WRITTEN. Tests every other day. Teachers that cater to the top 1%. Oh and as for the school iself, the dress code is archaic and discriminatory townards girls.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2010
Campbell is certainly a great place to learn. I am a rising senior in the IB program. I feel that we are getting a world class education, and that no other school in the county could match the rigor of our IB program--98% pass rate, and one of the largest and most successful programs in the nation! Even when it comes to normal classes, Campbell offers a myriad of choices to any student. There are tons of AP course offerings, and our pool of elective classes is huge. Our fine Arts are just like any of those in our county--outstanding! They are all significantly smaller than most, but they still consistently receive awards and accolades for their work. Problems: The campus is ENORMOUS, and it can be hard to switch classes in 7mins, and easy to get lost; Also, the parking driveways are confusing--proper signage is needed inside AND out.

- submitted by a student
January 24, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2010
I have a son who is a senior in the IB program and a daughter who graduated several years back. Although the school has some problems as all high schools do, I think they both have had an excellent education. The new principal is outstanding and working hard to get more community and parental involvement. The IB program is not for everyone as it is extrememly hard and time consuming but there is no private school where one could get a better education.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
If you're considering the IB program for your child, think again. I sent my straight A's and top 90% percentile child to Campbell's IB program and they did a number on her. They had inadequate teachers, they rarely contacted me. Think long and hard if you want to send your child there because there is no support and will hinder your child from becoming a success.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 21, 2009
I am a student at Campbell High and I think it is a good school. I play soccer and in jrotc and I love it. The carrer center is really helpful too! All the teachers pushes you to be the best. The downfall is you see so many expecting girls there everywhere! the school itsself is great but the people in it needs some help

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2009
I am currently a senior at CHS i have been here since my freshman year and i have only had positive experiences here! I'm about to graduate and my graduation coach and counselor are avtively involved making sure i graduate and are helping with college and stuff! And the new Principal Dr.Grant Rivera is an awesome principal one of the best. HE is doing all he can to make Campbell an even better school!!!!

- submitted by a student
October 06, 2009
The administration passes down a requirement to exceed - not just meet - educational standards. Fair, diverse, involved, communicative, we love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2009
I attend campbell high school and I have to say that its not the best school in the world but its not as bad as people think or say it is. Our principal is one of the best there is , the teachers are amaizing. but what really makes it a good school is the students that attend it.

- submitted by a student
May 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
i am a former student of campbell and was not impressed with the education i received there. i transfered from out of state and found the classes to be...not very challenging. yes, they do have the IB program but if you are not in it the education you receive will be average at best. classes that i took at my previous school (including Advanced Placement) went way more in depth. as for student life, i was shocked to see so many pregnant students. things like that didn't go on where i am from so it was an eye opener. i went there for my junior and senior year and was not fortunate to get the teachers that really reach out. some people have better experiences but i was very disappointed and extremely happy to be leaving.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 06, 2009
You got to be kidding me! Let me guess. The parents that are saying good things about the athletic coaches at this school must have kids that are starters. We as parents pay tax money only to watch our kids sit the bench. This is not fair and the worst is to feed the kids minds that coaches get paid to win! I can't wait to spread this amongest all the news channels and sports papers to place an article as such. No parent should be in their right mind to send their son/daughter to this school for any sport especially basketball unless they want to hurt their own childs feeling of feeling like a loser even when they are at practice each and every day. Please do not place your child on a sports team at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
I also have a son that is an athlete and agree that the coaches are more concerned with the child as a student rather than an athlete. They have inspired my son to not just be eligible, but to excellent. Excellence is not hard to achieve when you have world class faculty. Go Spartans!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 12, 2008
My son goes to this school and he is on the football team. The coaches they have this year are more caring about the boys on the team...........Thanks to all the coaches for looking for my son. Submitted by Joshua Bolden parent.

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June 30, 2008
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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
My son is a freshman at CHS, and we both are pleased with the experience thus far.

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September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2007
This year both my sons are attending Campbell (freshman and sophomore) and I am very pleased with this school. The counselors are always reachable and helpful, the teachers are helpful, the principal is actively involved, their extracurricular activities are varied, I couldn't ask for more. After moving to get away from another county's substandard school system, I feel like we've struck gold by coming to Campbell.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
Both my kids go to this school and we have only positive experiences. The IB is a great program.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 11, 2007
I am an alumni at Campbell. I had a mixed experience at that school, but overall I think there are some very talented and caring teachers there. It is the most diverse school I ever attended.

- submitted by a former student
June 08, 2007
I feel they don't activities to be in involed in and that the school dosen't support some activities for examples dance team,step team and I feel that when they make dress code they don't inforce to everybody.

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June 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2005
Campbell High School's IB program is a world class education and an opportunity that any motivated middle school student should jump at. Simply put, CHS IB is a high clss private school education at a public school price. It's a highly competitive program that requires four years of dedication and hardwork that results in a person's renaissance into a well rounded, highly knowledgeable, and battlehardened veteran in the quest for academic excellence. Unlike many Magnets, IB doesn't push any subject more than another, in other words, it requires a student's mastery in all subject areas. It's workload more than prepares a student for the rigors of the college curriculum. As a recent graduate of CHS IB, I can tell you that I am better prepared than most if not all of my peers as I am slated to graduate from an elite 4 year university in 2.5.

- submitted by a former student
June 26, 2005
The IB program at CHS is one of the best in the nation because it has conferred IB Diplomas to nearly 100% of candidates and has achieved some of the top exam scores in the world. As a student currently (6/26/2005) attending Duke University, CHS's IB Diploma Programme (http://www.ibo.org) thoroughly prepared me for college. After taking rigorous IB courses, I have been prepared to excel and perform at the top of my Duke class. I give my highest recommendation for anyone considering CHS, for the best educators and most highly motivated students characteristic of CHS foster the optimal learning environment. You can expect a challenge, you can expect a lot of fun, and you can expect a learning experience that will last a lifetime.

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2005
I am not pleased with this school. The response from administrators is unacceptable. When provided information about classes where students learn nothing and are sitting around not involved...I was told that it is the end of the school year. I am very displeased. Puts the Magnet status in disgrace!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
Campbell High School is the best school in the whole of Cobb County! You couldn't ask for a better school. The teachers are the best, and so is the administration team! As a current student here at Campbell, I have to give everything above average marks! The teachers are caring and willing to help you with a problem if you have one, and are quick to stop any problems that may arise later on. The principal,Khel Arnson, is the best and most relaxed guy around, but is quick to react to a problem. I would never trade Campbell High school for any other high school!

- submitted by a student
April 27, 2005
I have attended CHS all four years and will gladly be graduating in three weeks. CHS is a wonderful learning environment for any child. There is much diversity with little to no self-segregation. Mr. Arson is an absolutely wonderful principal who personally fought for me to continue attending his school after I moved out of the school district. There is an extra-curricular activity for anyone, regardless of gender, political views, or sexual orientation. The classes are relatively small and teachers are diligent. AP courses are wonderful and accurately prepare students for college. I love my school and am proud to say that I will be a CHS alumnus!

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2004
The IB program at CHS is outstanding. It is, by far, the most rigourous high school curriculum that a student can undertake and gives graduates a tremendous educational advantage in college because of their preparation. The quality of the IB faculty is excellent. I have had one child to graduate from the program and another who will graduate this year. I can't say enough about what the program has meant to them. The other great thing about the program is the wonderful diversity and quality of the students within the program. Because of the academic requirements of the program, these are very special kids that are motivated to achieve. So, I give the courses, teachers and students high marks. The CHS IB program sets a standard by which other public or private secondary programs should be measured. IB do well in college and college admission officers recognize this fact.

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November 05, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2004
IB program offers outstanding (but challenging) curriculum and very good teachers. A very diverse student body. Excellent leadership (princippal and IB coordinator). Admin is a adequate.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
this is not a good school for a child that is behind, they will not take the time needed to bring your child up to date, they also suspend kids for little things, and the principles hide behind the secretary's, they'll send the secretary to do the bad work.I'm very disappointed with this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2004
Our Daughter is a sophmore in the I.B.program at Campbell. She loves the school, and is encouraging her younger brother to attend. We live in North East Cobb; the travel time to and from Smyrna is well worth the first class education our daughter is receiving.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
I think Campbell is a great school, my child has grown and achieve so many things there. The teachers do what they are really paid for, which is really hard to find. My child, is now enrolled in Marietta HIgh, she says now she 'really appreciates what she had at Cambell High School,associating with many different nationalities, belonging to differnt clubs, and having being a cadet in the best Jrotc program. If you want your child to have some of the best education, Campbell High School is the place to be.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2004
My daughter graduated from Campbell High School last year after attending for two years. We had taken her out of one of the most expensive and respected private high schools in Atlanta and I can say that we had a wonderful experience at Campbell. The teachers were the best. We even got calls at home to make sure she was doing well. A trip to the campus will let you see what a well run organization it is. We had a fabulous experience and the diversity was an enriching experience for my daughter. There are children from all over the world at Campbell and they have the I.B. Program there as well.

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Campbell High School
5265 Ward St SE, Smyrna, GA  30080
(678) 842-6850
Last modified Campbell High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Campbell High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top