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Collins Hill High School

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Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

My son graduated from this school in 2012. He is now at Harvard, along with a fellow 2012 graduate of Collins Hill. As a parent I was very happy with the academic rigor of the curriculum and the wonderful, supportive teachers. Collins Hill not only does an excellent job of preparing its students for college level coursework, but it also provides a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

I am very disappointed in Collins Hill High School. I moved to the area because of the great things that people say about the district. M daughter is in the 9th grade and so far we have had an incident where someone tried to slap her during lunch and no teacher or administrator handled the situation at that time. My daughter had trouble in one class and the teacher never informed me that she was failing either through email, phone, or letter. I am extremely disappointed being an educator myself. I met a prent the other day who said the school has changed for the worse in the past 4 years. She is also at the point of finding another school for her younger daughter to attend. They lack in their ability to discipline students as well as communication with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

My son and daughter attend Collins Hill and I am very excitedly anticipating my younger son attending after three years at Crekland Middle. My son is a starter on the football and basketball team, however, my daughter is not an athlete and has had the same wonderful experience. The school is awesome! I email the teachers and they respond. I feel they really care for my children and don't just teach, but grow them. What I am most impressed with is the pride in the community. I can't go anywhere without seeing multiple people wearing CHHS gear. As well, I wear mine with pride! GO EAGLES!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

I'm currently attending Collins Hill High School. The school is very rigorous but it defiantly favors athletes and preps. The school overall is geared towards the athletics and not so much the arts. There honestly isn't much diversity either. You don't see a lot of black,whites,or hispanics hanging out with each other which is quite disappointing. I've heard plenty of racial remarks from people and the students tend to stereotype you based on your skin color. The food is okay but the lunch ladies will not tell you when you're out of money so beware. Lastly, if you are a military child beware. i transferred last year to this school and because of their "fifteen day chair rule" i had to retake classes i already passed and it has completely messed up my credits and advance classes which is very upsetting. I must say I'm glad i am not graduating here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2013

Collins Hill has decent teachers and rigorous courses. Many electives are offered, which is great. However, the school favors athletes and preps more than anything. Sports are the only thing that pull this school together because the students tend to stay in their little cliques. The food is mediocre and so are the lunch ladies, who are rude all the time. Remember to frequently check your money balance for lunch because the lunch ladies will not tell you when youre almost out of money. Unfortunately, the policy is: if you dont have money, you wont eat because charging is not allowed. Ive had my fair share of observing racist remarks and immature students who think theyre better than everyone else. This school is stereotyped as a rich white kid prep school, and that is somewhat true. Lastly, this school is just extremely...average. Theres nothing special.


Posted August 25, 2012

Very competitive academically. Plenty of opportunities for honors, gifted and AP classes. My son entered UGA (tough to get into these days) as a sophomore having one year's worth of credit hours. Plenty of clubs -- you don't have to be a jock to fit in. The sense of community is good, as many of the kids have played recreation ball and whether they get into sports in high school, that time together served my son (and my daughter well)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

I went to Collins Hill on my freshmen year (2011-2012) and I found this school to be pretty good. They have lots of electives to choose from and most of the teachers there are pretty good. I moved to Fl this year and I can tell you that Collins Hill is way better than any school down here based on academics. I was an ESOL student and everyone in the program was very nice and fun. ESOL students have mostly all of their classes with especial teachers, though. And you usually have the same students in every class, something that makes you have a closer relationship with everyone else. I did find students out of ESOL a little rude towards the one who had an accent or didnt speak english very well. There was bullying and discrimination. This school has lots of cliques based on your race, or ethnicity. And I knew some people who were on drugs, though I never felt the peer pressure to get involved in that. What I like about this school is that even though they say they have a dress code, you are free to dress however you want (except tank tops or strapless) but appart from that you are free to express your personality, you can even wear a princess costume there (I saw a girl who did)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2012

This school used to truly be a great school, but is now rapidly declining. The school itself is getting old and run down and the students are getting out of hand. The middle school had vandalism and arson while I was there. Arts have always been above average, but are now facing issues. Academics are declining, as you can see in score trends and ranking. The middle school did not make AYP. While this school is still a good school, the future of it is very uncertain, and points to a crash and burn. I had a great time while I was there, but to be frank, I was tired of never winning anything but wrestling. Also, as a last fact, if you ask a majority of the students there who the principle is, they have no clue. It seems no one knows, and no one cares. To sum up: The student body is because decreasingly motivated, the building is falling to age, and the students have no connection to the administration.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2011

We have 3 student that graduated from CHHS. Two are honor students and have excelled in college. CHHS provides leadership. The teachers actually care. Parent participation is exceptional. It's not perfect, but no school is. Overall, a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

Quality school. Our son and daughter were in the band. Wonderful program under the direction of Ryan Bybee. They showed maturity, a sense of self and respect for others. This school has positively impacted both of our children. The cultural mix is impressive. The studens seem proud of their school as do the parents. I am thankful that our children attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

I graduated from Collins Hill one and a half years ago and I loved the school. The food was good. The teachers actually seemed to care. I love the different choices you had in classes. For example, I took Oceanography and film my senior year. And the teachers are so passionate about what they teach! Also the difficulty of classes range so much that everyone can learn at the pace they need to. Although I only saw the principal once (at graduation) I think he's doing a great job. The school is clean and a great learning environment. While yes we are very big on sports (And we're good at what we love) there is so much this school offers. From arts, music, dance, etc. There are also student made clubs like an Anime club, running club, science club, film club. You name there probably is a club for it. And if a child wants to create a club of their own it's super easy!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2010

A very good public school. It's known for its great athletics program, and the fine arts program is great too. I'm not athletic at all but I do fine. Most of the teachers I've had have been very good. Some were well-intentioned but not the best teachers. A couple were just bad, but it happens. It would be nice if more foreign languages were offered. Also we don't hear from the principal much - most students don't know what he looks like at all - but he seems to do a good job. Overall it's been a good experience. I mean, I don't LOVE it. I don't wake up every saturday morning thinking 'OH MAN, I WISH I HAD SCHOOL TODAY.' But who does that?
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2009

My child is not an athlete and has done amazing at this school. He has flourished in his personality and has become very well equipped for College. He is challenged and encourage. Collins Hill High is definitely where my younger children will attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Great teachers and great students! It's that simple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

The music program is awesome! :D
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Collins Hill has a top notch athletic program as well as a top notch academic program. The administration is extremely supportive as well!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 11, 2009

As a parent of two students that go to this high school, I feel that Collins Hill HS has impacted my children. They have become more responsible, respectful, and have grown intellectually. Collins Hill has many programs and clubs in which my children can get involved in. Most of these programs are recognized nationally for their excellence. This school is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

Excellent. My son graduated in 2005 and my daughter will be graduating this year. I receive(d) weekly updates from all their teachers - regularly. I also receive responses to my emails in a timely manner. I was dissappointed when a counselor left and went to a nearby elementary school. My children loved her. The teachers and parents really care about this school and the community. Both of my children were/are athletes. But they have friends who are not and those students have done quite well. It's not only the job of the school to make the child's experience successful, it's our jobs as their parents. GO EAGLES!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

Unless you are an athlete,you are lost at this school. It's not the children that work hard and try to make something of themselves that are recognized by the teachers or principals. It's the athletes. So if your child is not one,this is not the school for you. If you care about you child's education(athlete or not) you need to look for another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Best school in Gwinnett County we are very happy!!!
—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.

656 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

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96%

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95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

655 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

656 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
94%
Social Studies

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

654 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

683 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

787 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
90%

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91%

2010

 
 
90%
Algebra I

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

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American Literature

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

682 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

743 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Coordinate Algebra

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

693 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Integrated Math II

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

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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82%

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79%

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83%
Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

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

720 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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 41% 44%
Black 23% 37%
Hispanic 20% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Glenn McFall
Fax number
  • (770) 682-4105

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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50 Taylor Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 682-4100

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