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North Gwinnett High School

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Posted July 1, 2014

Honestly the worst school ever. All they want to do is ruin your future and take away your freedom. Sorry if you attend here.


Posted March 6, 2014

North Gwinnett Middle School interrogates your child without your presence when you request that they address your concern! BEWARE! When you request to be informed of your child's well being, they act with the opposition. Very poorly supervised student body. "Favorite students" are allowed to act without supervision against "unfavorite students". The front office buzzes all about religious bias. North Gwinnett Middle School does not respond to student/ parent requests for investigation of other students spreading malicious rumors against their child. They allow the students to interfere with other students personal property. They ignore parent e-mails of concern for their child's well being. NGMS Student Services Upper Staff does not consider the truth and allows their own biased assumptions to determine what the truth is. They do not partner in any way with a concerned parent. We would NEVER recommend this school to any parents. Do research, you can do better. Thanks for reading, you'll be glad you did. Keep looking. They will most definitely retaliate..They will find any means to have a student dishonestly suspended.


Posted January 2, 2014

best school in the state, hands down. The people here care so much they go the extra mile each and every day to ensure the success of the students. there is no place like North Gwinnett, Im blessed to attend such a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2013

This is probably one of the best schools I have ever attended. Moving from New York, I attended one of the best schools in the nation. But I can proudly say that North Gwinnett is a top class high school and totally deserves a 10/10 rating. There are so many leadership opportunities for the students, and the new building and media center is very nice. The arts and athletic programs here are top notch, and I have never been so excited to go to the football games every Friday night. Most of the students are very prideful of the fact that they attend North Gwinnett. Most of the teachers are excellent, and they really care about the students. Everyone has a chance to succeed here at North, and there are so many opportunities, like endless. I am so happy I attend this school, and I would want to send my kids here in the future if possible! Go North!


Posted June 13, 2013

North Gwinnett exceeds in extra-curricular activities, academics, and athletics just like any other big school. The school is definitely on the more competitive side, and the CP classes here are like honors classes at most other Georgia public high schools. The school is also very involved in the Suwanee community. However, the school has a problem with the students from an affluent background. There's a lot of stuck up rich kids here.


Posted December 8, 2010

North Gwinnett is one of the top schools in the nation. all around it has great academics and athletics. the football has quickly become a power house in not only the state but the nation, beating 2 other nationally ranked teams from out of state. Last school year alone it won 2 state championships, in girls soccer and girls cross country. Its other athletics are also growing with the addition of lacrosse this year. But at North Gwinnett, they like to focus on academics more than anything and it shows in our test scores. Teachers and staff at North Gwinnett are part of the reason it is such a great place. They are never afraid to challenge students and they teach above the aks standard. if you just look at the our schools motto, all students can be leaders its easy to tell that there are plenty of opportunity for leadership. many programs like student council, North Gwinnett student leadership team and student athlete leadership team are just a few examples of opportunity students have to learn to be better leaders. All this is why we rank in the top 200 schools in the nation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

North Gwinnett has one of the best Academic programs in the county, ranking number 1 in the county 2nd in the state for best school. North Gwinnett also has a great football team. Not only is football great, but the Choral department is amazing as well. North Gwinnett is known for bringing the most All-State participants in any public school in GA to All-State. North Gwinnett is also very involved with the community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2009

I'm a brand new student to North & before was about 45 minutes away. The vibe at North is totally different & that's a very good thing. You don't have to be rich, I myself am not, or be 'cool' to fit in. I made friends very quickly and am not the most out there person. The classes are harder and the people are smarter, the football team is amazing and the kids generally care for each other. There's a bad apple every once in a while but that happens everywhere. North is awesome & can really look good on a college app ( :
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2009

GO NORTH GWINNETT BULLDOGS!!! It wasn't until I found out that I was moving to another state that I realized North is not your average school. It really is great. Now I have done my research and I can't seem to find a school that compares. North is in a great location, it offers so many oppurtunities, and is just AWESOME! It's athletics are all excelling , ex. Football, Cross Country, Soccer. And as for acedemics...they rock. The teachers are willing to help you in any way to see you succeed. I've had some really amazing teachers that really get me stoked about learning...especially AP classes. The AP teachers are really great. I'm really sad to leave because I know when it's time to apply for college I know I'll stand out becuase North Gwinnett is a really great, competitive school. Don't hesitate...take it from a student's perspective.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2009

It's quite humorous to see all of the clamor about the crowded hallways. The bigger the population, the bigger the school, correct? Assuming that the class size is proportional to the size of the school, and that it's appropriate, a school of a mere 1,000 students will experience the same amount of crowded flow North does with 3,000. What do you expect during a 5 minute class change with students' schedules having them going cross-campus? Crowded hallways are only a bother because of the people in your way. Sorry, it isn't the SCHOOL'S fallacy. North, in itself, is a wonderful school. The gifted program is second to none, as it offers 21 child max class size, a rigorous AP curriculum, and fantastic gifted and AP certified teachers. The teachers truly are the most knowledgeable and phenomenal teachers I have ever experienced, combining personal student-for-student care and wise disciplines. A great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

My brother and I attend this school. Most teachers are actually fun, and asking questions and doing your work really pays off. The downsides to this school is that it holds sports to a very high level and uses a lot of our money on football, and even then the cost for the individual player is through the roof, as goes for other sports. The other thing is that I don't think our school is meant to have as many students as we have right now, which means full classes and crowded hallways.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

My brother and I attended North Gwinnett over a 7 year span. We were both involved in numerous programs (i.e. softball, baseball, Beta club, Drama club, etc.). We were a middle class family with associations within, above, and below our own socioeconomic status. If fact, the 'peace' between those groups was one of the great things I recall from my time there. Opportunities for students to be involved in school and their community seemed endless. Each specific program had various ways to raise funds to meet their needs. The teachers as a whole valued a strong education and pushed for students to get involved. Accountability is also stressed to the students and faculty. I'd love for my future children to attend North or a similar school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2008

I also would have to disagree withe the earlier post about being rich. My family is a middle class family yet everything that I have wanted to do throught north I could. I was a cheerleader during my first few years and they definitely worked with us in terms of money and everything. North has oped so many doors for me, especially in terms of leadership. I actually gor the opportunity to speak to all of the assistant principals about my leadership journey through north gwinnett. Take it from me, everyone at north cares. And thats a really amazing feeling.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2008

North is an amazing school with wonderful teachers and cool kids. I disagree with an earlier post that said you had to be rich to stand out at north. Im not rich and feel important like many of my fellow classmates. This is at least one of the top 10 schools to go to. Your teachers will do whatever they can to get you to where you need to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2008

I love this school. It has a great variety of classes, an amazing computer science department (NGHS website won the national student media festival on the student media category). The school's main focus is developing future leaders, and it also focuses on challenging students to take advanced classes. But just like everything in life, it is what you make of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2008

North is a school thats good if you're rich, athletic & your parents are involved in the school. Its a political & economic farce. You give to them, they give to you. If you're an average, middle income child, who's mommy or daddy isn't rich, then you're one of the invisible people. Being at this school reminds me of being in politics. If you're rich & influential, you'll go far, if not, you won't. It makes me sick, literally, to see this going on with these people, as if high school doesn't have enough clicks on its own. I have been amazed at what i've seen & witnessed & it isn't good! Being Rich isn't always best. Money may buy a lot, but it doesn't buy happiness! What you may get at North is temporary, but life is not that way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This is literally the best high school in the nation. Students are given a great world-class education and exposure to leadership. I love North!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

I have two kids at NGH. They are happy at North. Learning and acheiving goals are encourage by most of their teachers. They have built in opportunities to get tutoring or extra help if needed. Dr. Green has personally signed letters that were mailed to both of our kids for their outstanding acheivements. This meant a lot to them. We have experienced a couple of teachers that are coasting along, not sure why they choose to stay with educating when it is clear that it's not what they want to be doing. But we have experienced some great teachers too. These particular teachers will always be near and dear to our hearts for loving and encouraging our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

There are crowded hallways, bad teachers and not a good learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 22, 2006

I would like to say that North Gwinnet has a wonderful involvement in the students lives. Alot of parents would say they don't and I think that is because they dont have any involvement in their students lives outside of school. North cators to all students no matter what culture or what they like to do. Anything from sports to the game club. All the sponsors for these clubs like to be involved and are wonderful, and would do anything their students need. The one thing I dont like about North Gwinnett is the crowded hall ways.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

631 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

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94%

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94%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

629 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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94%

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96%

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96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

628 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

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94%

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95%
Social Studies

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

627 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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95%

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91%

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92%
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.

594 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
98%

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99%

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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.

682 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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95%

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93%
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.

598 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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97%

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95%

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95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

690 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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94%

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92%

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85%
Coordinate Algebra

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

568 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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98%

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94%

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87%
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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93%

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90%
Integrated Math II

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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81%

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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.

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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91%

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92%

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88%
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 59% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 3%
Black 10% 37%
Hispanic 9% 12%
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

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ed Shaddix
Fax number
  • (770) 271-5185

Resources

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  • 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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20 Level Creek Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (770) 945-9558

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