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Upson-Lee High School

Public | 9-12 | 1339 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2009

Upson Lee High School has heart and spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2006

My third child is at Upson Lee high school now. I can't believe the difference in the leadership now compared to 6 years ago. The reason parent involvement is so low is because you are not encouraged to be involved. I feel hopeless as a parent. The quality of education isn't the problem, its the response you get when you try to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2005

I spent approximately 3 years working at this school. The principal, Mr. Hendrix, is dedicated and motivated toward school improvement and keeping kids in school. The staff is very capable, and children can expect a high quality education, if they are willing to put forth the effort required. Discipline problems were dealt with appropriately. Though I'm happy where I am, I do miss the faculty of UL.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

301 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

311 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Coordinate Algebra

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

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Integrated Math II

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

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Physical Science

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

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
U.S. History

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 61% 44%
Black 35% 37%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Tracy Caldwell
Fax number
  • (706) 647-3708

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Thomaston, GA 30286
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