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Thomasville High School

Public | 9-12 | 740 students

 

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Posted April 4, 2012

Even when coupled with the "Scholars Academy", less then 60% of students pass the graduation test. They are in their 5th year of "school improvement" which means if they don't make AYP this year, the state could come in and take them over. Fortunately, the newspaper would never thing to publish anything about academics and as long as people can afford the tuition at Brookwood, the private school, no one is too concerned about a failing school system.


Posted February 5, 2011

I think there's a lot of room for improvement and everyone likes to get behind the underdog... so it's all uphill from where the school is today to where it's going tomorrow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

Well I was once a student there at ths and loved it and it hasnt changed much but the teachers are very involved with the kids. I would persuade you to send your child and let anyone else you know about ths. They have one on one time eith you unlike tcchs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

basically i am satisfied with school system. it has some hang-ups about different things, but basically THS is right on target. A lot of schools nationally graduate their students, but the students don't have a clue. at least with this pre-graduation test, you can tell who's ready. and i do understand that students have pre-test anxiety, but the school system is giving the students about 5 times to re-test if failed the first or second time starting in the 11th grade, so it really is not a excuse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

Unfortunately, this town's education system does not develop its students the way a school system should. I graduated from this high school 6 years ago, and had a sibling recently graduate, and have found that they are severely unprepared for the real world. Classes are not challenging to the brighter students because the curriculum is aimed at those at a lower level. With the exception of a few, the teaching staff has grown increasingly apathetic and have very little interest in challenging the students. Taking into consideration the exceptional standardized test scores of some of the students, it is sad to see very few making it to top-tier schools. On the national academic acheivement index, THS ranks a 1.1 on a scale of 1-10. It also graduates around 50% of the students. I hope Dr. McCall can turn things around.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 25, 2005

I went to this school and it is a great school. There is something that could be done about getting the students more involved in activities and clubs because I have found that, it will increase the students level of interest in worldly events and also prepair them for their future. Whatever it may be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 25, 2005

The school seems fairly strict with discipline. I've only had good experiences with the staff and the teachers seem to be well qualified. The principal is highly engaged in what's going on.
—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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

149 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%

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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Algebra I

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
50%
American Literature

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Coordinate Algebra

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
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Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Integrated Math II

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

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Physical Science

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
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
Black 69% 37%
White 27% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Todd Mobley
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  • (229) 225-2663

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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315 S Hansell St
Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone: (229) 225-2634

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