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Worth County High School

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Posted January 21, 2010

i am aworth county high school senior this year an i believe this is the best school ever although there are some very strict teachers around. They just try to help you grow up and learn about life and to graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2007

I am a senior here at Woth County High, and even though some days I really don't want to get out of bed, I never regret it when I get here. The teachers are great, especially the literature teachers, and my class (the class of 2008) is full of children willing to learn and keep their mouths shut, as Im sure many grades coming up will be. I really like the principal Mr. Coach Bell because he was the former vocational dept. director and he really seems to be looking out for that department. Bell is doing alot of good for this school, and I think it helps when the teachers get along and agree with his way of doing things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2006

I am now attending WCHS and I think it is a great school! For the people who said the teachers do not care about their students you are wrong. All the teachers I have try to do anything they can for most of us. I am now in 11TH grade and I used to be bad all the time and none of my teachers liked me. Now I have been behaving better inside of school and I am doing very well. Worth County is very involved in football but we do pay attention to other activities around school. My friends and I love WCHS and wouldn't go to any other school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2005

I'm a 30 year old single mom, and I have to say: my child is not getting the proper education by attending the WC Schools. Teachers do not interact with the students. I'm in fear of my 12 year old daughter attending high school, because I don't think it has improved since my graduating year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2005

Worth County is a nice place to live, but you don't want to send your children to school here. The middle school employs some teachers who cuss at the children, use crude language to them, and who don't seem to care one bit about them. The high school has soom good teachers but also has some who should either retire or never have gone into the education field at all. Worth County High seems to only care about its football program. Students in the band and chorus are not valued at all. There is not much money available for music education at all. The community also does not support the musical endeavors, nor does it support some of the 'lesser' sports like soccer. It has not been a very good learning environment for my children. One child refused to go to the high school and has gone to another high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

Worth County is a wonderful place to live but not a great place to send your kids to school. The high school does not prepare students for college.Classes tend to be too easy and study habits are not learned as a consequence. Possibly with more money spent on education and less on the superintendant, this could be a wonderful school that adequately prepares students for future
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 30, 2003

I went to Worth County High School growing up. I thought that the overall quality of the school was above average. The school doesn't however show it's support as much for all sports. I played football, wrestling, and did a little cross-country while attending WCHS. The staff and facualty are great, but overall the school shows a lot of interest in its football program, and not as much in the other sports areas. It would be nice to see how much money is put torwards each sport on an annual basis. I have plenty of nice memories from attending WCHS, and I looked forward to seeing my teachers everyday! I now attend DeVry University in Orlando, Florida, and I feel that my teachers in high school gave me the opportunity to accomplish the goals that I have accomplished! I have a 3.7 GPA, and I still enjoy learning something new everyday!


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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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

212 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Coordinate Algebra

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
42%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
Integrated Math II

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%
Physical Science

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

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
U.S. History

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

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
30%
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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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
White 59% 44%
Black 36% 37%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Stacey L Bell
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  • (229) 776-8614

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406 W King St
Sylvester, GA 31791
Phone: (229) 776-8625

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