Peachtree Ridge HS is excellent. The breadth and depth of the AP classes is outstanding and so are the AP teachers. If your child plans to go on to college, they will get an excellent education here and be well prepared for their next step. Based on their education at this school, my children did extremely well on the SAT exams so have lots of opportunities for college academic scholarships. And they got "5"s on the AP exams so will have many college credits going into college. I could not be more pleased.
As a shy and awkward person with huge anxiety, this school was not for me. I did like block schedule and half of my teachers actually seemed interested in their subjects. (Ms. Peace is my favorite teacher of all time, and Ms. Rowe was a huge help for me.) However, the students that I interacted with were very rude and stuck up. If you aren't a "cool kid" or friend's with one, it's like you're not even there. I tried many times to reach out (which is very hard for me already) and was completely ignored, even to people I was friends with in middle school. So overall, the teachers and staff are pretty good, but if you're not super outgoing and "popular", it's going to be really hard to make friends..
If your child has any type of learning disability please do not send your child to this school. They do not care about children with disabilities. You would think you could go to the chairperson over the special ed department ( Margaret Crawley ) for help but no, it's just a title for her. If you go to her with any type of concerns she will not investigate further to see what the problem is with your son / daughter. I sent emails back-and-forth to the case manager and never received any help. All they did was shuffle my email around and then when they finally replied to it they didn't even reply to the email. As a result they have allowed my special needs student to fall further behind because they did not properly communicate with me. They say that my child can go to summer school to only make up one of the three classes that he has fail but they can't give him any support in summer school. They can fail him but can't fix what they messed up wow...there really isn't any willingness to help your child from the teachers at this school. Which is very sad because why would you specialize in special-education if you didn't want to help children with disabilities.
1 of the best schools in the state - some of the state's highest writing scores, AP scores, SAT scores, Arts Department and Sports programs. Outstanding environment for my children
The best school in gwinnett.. I'm so in love with this school I wanna stay there forever lol.. but this school need to improve student body Yes it's over crowded school.. they need to get rid naughty Hispanic students hahaha
I am a student at this school and have had no problems with it whatsoever. First of all, Block schedule is a change but is highly beneficial. Unlike at other school where you only get 6 credits a year, here you get 8 credits a year. Yes there are different groups of friends and races but only because they share common interests and get along well. Its not like the groups don't mingle. I rarely ever see fights between "cliques". Most of the fights are between individual people. I love all of the teachers here and the faculty. Our principle stands in the lobby and greets everyone in the morning. The education is top notch. I was in the dance program and we are one of the best in the county so arts is also amazing. All in all the school is like a big family to me. Everybody has been friendly to me and they're all so open. A quote on our school shirts is "When one goes to war, we all go to war" which clearly represents the atmosphere of this school.
This school have amazing staff and teachers. The school atmosphere is good and school sports are top in gwinnett. Peachtree Ridge cluster school community is rich and it's not easy to get into beecause houses for sale and for rent are expansive but this school have best community. Lets Go LIONS!!!
The schools makes great scores if that is what you are After. The communication between administration and parents is the worst ever. If you have a child that struggles with school do not place them here.
My daughter is a freshman this school year 2012-13 and we have great teachers. She has honors classes as well as 1 College Prep class. The leadership team at PRHS has been great thus far. She is enjoying her first year in high school.
Peachtree Ridge is the best school in the area. All of the teachers & admins are incredibly nice & helpful if you need help. About the cliques...sure there are some snobby people, but what school doesn't have then? There is something for everyone here. It is so fun every day. At lunch we have spirit contests and dance offs occasionally. As for education, it's top notch. #1 this year on junior graduation tests. The school grounds are very very well maintained and the campus is beautiful. Football games are so fun!! If you're not a sporty person, there are sooo many clubs you can join. To the person that said you cannot be in a club and a team with out being judged: that is entirely false. I'm a rising senior, and every year at PRHS I've done volleyball, track, theatre, the pageant, DECA, art club, and so many more clubs. I love every minute at PRHS and I recommend it 100%.
Great schools. Academic program is wonderful!! I love the opportunity for advanced placement as my daughter needs to be challenged to excell!
I moved from Collins Hill district this past year, and I'm loving Peachtree Ridge. Please read me out as I highlight some recent "issues" in the comments, this coming from a first year student with no knowledge of anyone or anything. There is a lot of recent talk on how the school is only focused on athletics. NOT TRUE! They praise athletic accomplishments and want to accel, but it's nowhere near as bad as people say it is. If anything, I've noticed a main focus on academics, which continuously go up. We were ranked 1st in the county on the graduation test and hold a new record for highest average sore and pass rate, as well as the number of perfect scores. Arts are weak, but you can see them growing. A new band director just came in and will revamp the program. I see NO RACIST ISSUES! I have made friends of every race already, and they all know each other. Sure, the asians have a click, and the white kids, and the black kids, but how is that different than any school? Races tend to share more common interests. I love the school, and I see a lot of good in the future. I'm optimistic for years to come.
I LOVE PRHS My daughter is a sophomore and is more prepared for college than most other children and I attribute that to the block system. I have found the teachers and administration (Principal, Vice Principal, department heads, and department chairpersons), all very accessible and truly caring individuals. There are over 3,000 students and the principal knows most of them. The communication is outstanding and the faculty appreciates parents that are involved - via email, phone, or volunteering. I cannot give enough praise and accolades to this wonderful learning establishment. The only detrimental comment I have is from my daughter - who states the guidance counselors are not there for the children, she feels that they should meet with the children to see how they are doing. My daughter is in the special ed program and I cannot give this department enough praise; be it to her teachers, case worker, and department head. They let her know how important she is as an individual, and believe in her, her grades and overall self esteem have improved light years (from her previous school) and I owe that to the staff of PRHS. I highly recommend this fine learning establishment.
My son attends this school and I see it as only average. My son is a dyslexic with great work discipline but the block schedule does not accomodate learning differences very well. The school is also VERY cliquish and while ethnically diverse it is very socially segregated. I also do not like the lack communication about school happenings. You kind of have to find out for yourself ways to get involved and then stay there or you're an outcast. You can't be an athlete and part of a club at the same time. They only things they make sure you know about is football games. If you're not a good athlete you don't matter excpet in your clique.
There is nothing positive to say about this school. I attended this school for a year, and I absolutely hated it; it was the worst year of my life. The students here are ridiculous. It is a mostly wealthy school, and the people are very snobby. There is also a problem with integration, as another commented stated. The people are very unaccepting and withdrawn from other people. I attended another school for my ninth and tenth grade years where we were like a family and we stood by each other. I spent my 11th grade year here, and I came home sad every day because I never made any friends. They're so cold here, including the teachers. I had several who couldn't care less about the students, and I had one who couldn't stand any of us just because. The teachers can't keep their classes under control, and the focus is mainly on sports and your social status. Don't believe what people say abou this being a great school, because it's not. This is coming from a student who wasted a whole year of her life there. I strongly suggest to anybody moving to this area to make sure that you are not in the district for Peachtree Ridge! Your child will likely have a miserable time and bad education.
This school is a joke. The bureaucracy and red tape involved in the scheduling and paperwork process is absolutely ridiculous and impossible. Counselors and administration are worthless... they do not know how to function in a coordinated or student-oriented fashion. Everything takes days to complete, communication is non-existent... The entire school is set on raising its own ranking, and has no concern for the children's personal desires. This is unfortunate because the teachers (for the most part) seem to be genuinely passionate about the students, which is praiseworthy since there are so many to take care of. If you plan to send your child here, make sure that you never have issues with scheduling, classes, any school-related papers, attendance, etc... administration isn't going to go out of their way to help you. The other thing I am concerned about is the obvious lack of integration and racism problems. Having moved from a more liberal state I'm surprised at how segregated the students are, which is not the school's fault, but teachers also seem to act this way with certain races as well. Very disappointing overall. Don't believe the hype.
This school has a drug issue and as a parent i am not satisfied with the schools way of handling issues such as that. It seems as if you do not do a sport at the school, you are treated of lesser value. The administration team is a joke. The little extra help that some students may need is not there. Instead they are looked down upon for not understanding the curriculum. My child has been to many schools, and out of all of them, PRHS is the worst.
I am not pleased with the school. My son has ADHD/ODD and the block schedule is not a good situation for a child with these disorders. Students with below average or average grades fall through the cracks at this school and it's very sad to see.
Very poor communication from administration. School is only focused on sports. Majority of teachers are good.
This is an excellent school, we have lived all over the country and this the best school my children have attended. Top notch academics, staff, and extracurricular activities have made it an excellent institution. The school really prepared my girls for college.
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