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Thomas County Central High School

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Posted July 4, 2013

The school is amazing. It has just introduced a new gifted/magnet program named the Maximizing Education to Realize Intellectual Transformation Program (MERIT). The program has in my opinion the best academics in the area. This includes the Thomasville City, Colquitt County, Mitchell County, Pelham City, Grady County, Decatur County, and Brooks County School Districts. The school constantly does better than the Thomasville Scholars Academy the only magnet school in the city. Now at TCCHS students are given the opportunity to submit GPAs on a 5.0 scale. It's just amazing now. Before when the former superintendent was in office, the school was just horrible. Now that the new superintendent he has made a 180 degree turn not just for the school but also the Thomas County School District. TCCHS has taken students from the Thomasville Scholars Academy, Brookwood School, and Thomasville High School due to its presence in academics and athletics. It has been rated the best high school in southwest Georgia by local magazines.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

I have seen many oppinions expressed on this site. Many good, many bad. I am here to express my oppinion, and hope you will accept it as credible, for I am a student currently attending TCCHS. This school is a home away from home. This is typically hard to find in a public school. I know for a fact that every teacher in the school is more than willing to do what it takes to make sure your child gets what he/she needs. I throughly enjoy attending TCCHS, and I am sure that your child will also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2008

This school has good athletic programs but don't offer good academic programs, like for advanced students such as my self and they don't offer 5.0 GPA for advanced students like many other schools in the country have to give exceptional students equal chances at getting into good colleges, on the whole this school is ok at best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2004

This school has always been like a huge family to me, the teachers treat you with respect and as an equal. With the help from Mr. Michial Mayhall I have learned responsibility and to treat others as equals, the band has always been a huge part of our school family and it always will be. The principal is a loving man who cares what his students have to say. Out of all the schools I have ever attended I would say that TCCHS is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2004

I have an Honor Roll Student at TCCHS. I truly feel that the school over all is good but I feel a few of the teachers do not care if the child gets an education or not since they have tenure and it is hard to get any action taken against them. When 98% of a Honor Class does poorly in a certain subject, it should be a warning sign to the administrators that there is something seriously wrong but nothing is done! Safety at the school is very good. You can't say enough good things about the principal. I do feel the school cares more about football then education and is proven by the amount of money spent on football vs education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2004

This school is the best high school I have ever seen. Its better than all of the surrounding High Schools in the area. My child went to Thomasville High school and got the worst education, and her freshman year was one of the worst in her life. But now that she has gone to Thomas County Central High school (now a senior), she is graduating one of the top of her class. Thank you TCCHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2003

This school provides one of the safest environments for your teenage child to learn. The teachers give the students credit for the ability to learn and to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion. The principal is a fine, Christian man, who was the assistant principal when I was in there (class of 1974), and while he is firm, he sets forth a loving and accepting attitude to all who enter the doors. My child especially benefited from the band, under the direction of Mr. Michial Mayhall, and learned strict discipline that will benefit him the rest of his life. He was able, with the guidance of his teachers, to find his 'niche' in life, which happens to be history, and is now enrolled at Ga. Southern University, Statesboro, Ga. I can't say enough about the wonderful experiences my child had at Thomas County Central High, and how he blossomed while he was there.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

309 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

309 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

309 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Algebra I

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

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Coordinate Algebra

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

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Integrated Math II

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

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Physical Science

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
U.S. History

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

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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 63% 44%
Black 32% 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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4686 US Highway 84 Byp W
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-5050

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