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9-12
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Warner Robins, GA
Students enrolled: 1,766

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920 Ga Highway 96
Warner Robins, GA 31088

(478) 988-6340
(478) 988-6341
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September 03, 2014
Great use of technology, great teachers, and great students. There were a few troublemakers, but nothing out of the ordinary for teenagers. Many of my teachers were some of the most caring people, exactly what you think a teacher should be. No special treatment of anyone, regardless of whether they play sports, are of a different ethnicity, or have any kind of disability. Compared to the other schools in town, there is nothing that comes close to HOCO in terms of advancements in learning and the overall experience.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2014
I wasn't pleased with the staff here at HOCO. The staff doesn't work with all of the parents.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2014
First, I am retired military and I have traveled a bit and my kids have attended different school systems. This school gives preference to certain individuals especially in sports. They are a closed set of people who grew up here that get preference. They give prefreence to kids who grew up here.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2013
Both of my children graduated from HOCO. I had one in regular ed and one in special ed. I can not say enough about Houston County! I got to see both sides of the coin really. I was completely impressed the first day when my special ed child arrived at school. He was introduced to his Peer Pal the first morning. He happened to be a on the football team. My son took his hand right away and down the hallway they went to go to gym... hand and hand the whole way. That says a lot about the kids at HOCO and the staff. When my youngest started at HOCO, he got involved with the band program. AMAZING! I think the only negative I have is parental involvement. I was at the school a lot with my special needs child. I saw the same parents all the time. Senior night I met parents I had never seen before. I think it is important to know what is going on in your child's school by knowing their teachers, and the office staff. They at least need to know your face. Every school has issues, It is a shame we don't spread rumors about all the good things that happen. HOCO was a fantastic school for my boys and I would recommend it to any one.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2013
All of my children have attended HOCO. When the two oldest went there, as parents we were pleased with the education they received. The teachers were great and the environment was safe. One year later that began to change. There is a SEVERE drug problem there that the faculty and administration choose to ignore. Teachers are told NOT to inform parents if they suspect anything is wrong with their child, if the child sleeps during class, etc. And this is coming from the Board of Ed. Even teachers in the county choose to send their own children to different high schools although they are zoned for HOCO.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
Coundn't ask for a better public school. The teachers care and so does the student body. The school zone has The right mix of tax/ income and community pride. A Great middle and upper-middle income school district. Scholastically the best HS in the area.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2012
Our daughter graduated from HoCo HS and we all loved the amazing teacher involvement and smaller classroom sizes compared to the other High Schools in town. Academically it's by far and away the best choice in the area. The counseling staff is amazing...my daughter qualified for the Hope Scholarship (barely) and I have them to thank for it. To our surprise our daughter loved the school, even though she isn't the type to get "involved". The school has the right mix of education/compassion/sports and pride. The campus is very safe, matter of fact my grandmother walks the outdoor track 5 times a week by herself. The student population is respectful and community pride is obvious. The school's sports programs are very good, but compared to the cross town rivals they don't do quite as well in the three major sports. I think the sports vs education payoff is obvious though when you compare grad/college rates. My daughter is proof of that. She is now attending Ga Southern on the Hope Scholarship...something I never thought would be possible when we moved into town.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2012
Great school - great staffing. By far the best academic school in the area. My son graduated from HoCo and his grades continued to climb from the time he arrived until he graduated. We went from concerned parents of a Sophomore, to complete joy when he was accepted to U of Ga. under a partial scholarship. the sports program isn't as developed as the State Champs across town, but HoCo's drop out rate isn't a tenth of what the rival's are. If your kids gonna play football in the NFL then this school probably isnt for you, but if you want your child to have a great foundation for college/life then you've found the right school!

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2010
I graduated from Houston County High School in 2008. I personally loved the school. I have read a few of the parental views on HoCo and they obviously don't know what they are talking about. They only know what their child tells them. The educational experience is more than enough to get you ready for college. Trust me I know. The only thing lacking is school pride. The reason there is so little pride is because the athletics are not on par to the other school in the county. Again, trust me I know.... I played football there for 4 years. All in all if you want your student to get a quality education then Go to HoCo!!

- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2010
academics are tops in the county and the county averages above the state average. budget cuts forced a lot of changes in electives offered and number of teachers. The AFJROTC and the Band both compete nationally, (The band was in this years Thanksgiving Day parade in Chicago I believe). Extra-curricular activies are diverse and abundant. for the people that complain about the athletics: Diverse and successful athletics Houston County has won the Governer's Cup (all-sports trophy) for Region 1-AAAAA for 2 or 3 consecutive years. Softball was the state runner-up 2009 and 4 time straight region champs and home to the 2010 region coach of the year. Volleyball 2010 area champs and home to the 2010 area coach of the year. Boys Cross Country 2010 region champs Boys Soccer 4 state quarterfinals appearances in the last 5 years (the missing year being a sweet sixteen finish) and home of the 2 time staight region coach of the year

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2010
My child is a junior at this school. Sadly, this is the best school in this area and that is not saying a whole lot!! There is a lack of class choices. Other schools we came from offerred a wide variety of classes such as marine biology, engineering, sports management, anthropology, etc. But there is not many classes out of the norm that are offered. Alot of miscommunication as well. If possible, stay away from Georgia schools all together if possible. Budget cuts in this state are horrible!! If you have to live here, go private!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2010
It's lost some of it's predominant teachers, and a surge in the population is overcrowding the classes. Houston County high needs to make some change quickly, before it deteriorates, into a underachieving school.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2010
This school needs alot of fine tuning in order to be considered top notch. I have attended for four years and have found the teachers mediocre, the counselors unhelpful in my pursuit for college advice, and the athletics system an entire joke. The curriculum and current schedule are not beneficial in preparing kids for college, if you kid is not in the honors program, he doesn't stand a chance in college. The honors and AP classes are the equivalent of regular-ed classes at more credible schools, primarily those up north. I have found that my mother knows more about the college application process and scholarship opportunities than the counselors do. The athletics system is primarily based around the football program, which happens to have one of the worst performance records of any sport at the school. Seems only football coaches are hired therefore all other sports are inadequately coached by football coaches.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2010
I currently go to this school, and it is awesome! Good curriculum, excellent teachers, and good school equipment.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating March 17, 2009
This school is amazing i've been through 3 different high schools now and this is the only school that made me feel the most at home. Its very school spirited and fun i loved it and miss it!

- submitted by a community member
February 25, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 07, 2008
HOCO is a medium school in a medium environment -- housing is growing here so there in an influx of a varied type of people, however the investment in the school was largely made when it was originally built. There is need for improved athletic facilities--a fieldhouse in addition t the single gym would be helpful to improve HOCOs average sports performance. My sons both have made friends in the community and the area is welcoming to families, however with exception of restaurants and mild shopping in the area this is little entertain our children outside of the school programs. These issues are not unique to HOCO compared to the other schools in the area - however HOCO is capable of more since the surrounding community is newer and more affluent as compared to most towns in the area and families working in Macon and living here has grown.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2008
it is an awesome school. the people here are very friendly and kind. the teachers are very knowlegdeable about their job and they have alot of patience. overall it is a wonderful school

- submitted by a student
October 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2008
As a former student of Houston County High Schoo, I would recomend it to anyone moving into the area. The other schools are good too. I would not totally go along with what the parents say about the school being bad for their children and that they are dissapointed. I am currently attending Valdosta State to become a Special Education teacher, thanks to Houston County High and the people there. I want to go back to teach there and would like my children to attend the school too.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 06, 2008
I graduated from HOCO, and I happen to agree that the admin is not the best, but the teachers make up for that, with their professional and hard-working demeanor. If you want good sports though, definitely look elsewhere, the sports don't seem to measure up with other schools around the area. the academics, though, are by far the best. I definitely believe that I got a great education there. I was there only for my senior year, as I moved to three different schools during high school, but HOCO was the best education, and had the most help if you're struggling. This is the only school in the county that offers a Spanish IV course.

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 02, 2007
I totally agree with the comment that the administration is biased. My son's Sr. year is a total disappointment. I would not reccomend to anyone moving to Houston County to choose Houston County High School.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2007
I have really been disappointed in HOCO. My son is in his 3rd year at the school and what I find most troublesome is that there does not seem to be any consistency with regardst to policies! It seems that the Administration only enforces [what the Handbook says] when they feel like it. I also feel that some of the district's policies are ridiculous!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 21, 2007
HCHS has become a huge disappointment, mainly because of the very poor administration. They are biased towards a select few students and their parents, and put their well-being above all the other students. The principal is more concerned with making herself look good and having total control, than she is with maintaining a sound and just system within the school. As a parent, I am no longer comfortable with my child's physical, academic, and emotional safety at Houston County High School.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
Houston County High is by far the best school in the county. Mrs. Beckham is an actively involved principal! Thank you for the guidance that you have given the parents and students through the connections program.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2007
As a parent of both a junior and a graduate of Houston County High School, I have only praise for Houston County High School. Excellent teachers, professional administrators, and a positive classroom environment all contribute(d) to my sons' success academically and in their extracurricular activities. My son who is currently a junior is receiving the high-quality education he needs to be prepared for college courses. In addition, I have several nephews and nieces who attend or have graduated, and all of them like the school and are proud to be a student at HCHS. Like me, their parents are also satisfied. Go Bears!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
As a mother of a junior at Houston County High School, I must say it has the worst administration of any school that I have ever been involved in. I have always been supportive and involved in extracurricular activities. The ROTC Program at Houston County has in previous years been the very best. Now the Administration has replaced the best instructors with instructors that have no experience in the program or the drill team. Being in a military town, we should have the best.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2006
I graduated from 'HOCO' and academically its a great school.

- submitted by a former student
December 18, 2006
Well, as an 11th grade student at Houston County High School, this school is great! Our academic scores have gone up, and are well above the state average. All of our extracurricular activities get the students and parents well involved with each other, as well as the teachers and coaches. I see parents at every function that I attend, and since I'm in band, and I like to attend other extracurricular activities as well. I have never had a teacher belittle me, and our school has gotten so much more diverse since I've started going there two years ago. All of our students have great spirit as well, so it's a fun, diverse society for children to learn and grow up in.

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 09, 2006
It is suprising to me to see some of the negative reviews left for this school. As a student now going into my second year at HOCO I think the school is great, especially compared to the others around this area. The bottom line is that this school is great and they encourage students to be successful people and as far as parental involvement goes your kids are in high school and generally don't need you as much. And please encourage your child to get involved in a club or sport at the school... they will love it!

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2006
My daughter graduated from HoCo and my son is currently a student. We have been extremely pleased with the quality of their education, especially the teacher involvement. The principal, Mrs. Beckham is wonderful. She attends a variety of sporting and fine arts events, which demonstrates her support of the many extra curricular activites. Discipline is taken very seriously - I feel as though my child is in a safe, nuturing environment. He, as well as my husband and I, are actively involved with the school. Although the school is somewhat crowded, my son's teachers all know his name and genuinely care about his academic progress and success. They willingly email us to keep us abreast of any situations we should be made aware of. Outstanding! More parents should become involved (really involved) before they criticize the school or the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 08, 2006
As a student of Houston County High, I know first hand that being located near an air force base has created a uniquely diverse multitude of students. Houston County High is not hindering any student from reaching their potetnial. It is often the unmotivated and apathetic students.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
January 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
It is a very big school. Parental support is good. However, it is transcient because of the base. My daughter is learning a lot. The choir is good!

- submitted by a teacher
August 23, 2005
I am not a parent of anyone just yet but I did attend HoCo for 4 years and have been working there ever since. This is a really good school and there is no reason to dislike it.

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2005
As a parent with one graduate of HoCo and one nearing graduation, I have not been impressed with the school. I am an involved parent when it comes to my children and education...at least to the extent that I am allowed to be involved. Focus really should be on student achievement based on merit.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2005
I am a former student of houston county high, who has now come back as a substitute teacher. WOW! Who would of thought and would not sent my child to any other school. The acedemics, the athletics, the all over fun of this school, I almost forgot what a school it was until I got to come back on the other side and just see how much the teachers actually care!

- submitted by a former student
January 31, 2005
I attended HOCO through all four years and I believe it is a great school for students to attend as far as environment and location. I believe that the school districts in Houston County should be rezoned.

- submitted by a former student
January 05, 2005
I have a daughter that graduated from HOCO and has excelled to great expectation thanks to the wonderfull caring, encouraging and deciated teaching staff.They didn't give up on her and neither did us. Now I have a son enrolled in HOCO. Hoco has alot to offer but look at the kids who are representing HOCO.My family and I support HOCO with great respect.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2004
IM a student at houston county and the teachers are great..I just wished we had more advantages and things to do!

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
July 27, 2004
I reently moved to the Warner Robins community. I was thoroughly impressed with the reviews of Houston County High School. I have two children who are now enrolled in the school. My daughter is a cheerleader and I value the emphasis the school portrays on educational activities as well as sports. My son is in the seventh grade. Although I have plans to move to Florida, I refuse to move until my son graduates from Houston County School. The staff and school is wonderful. Houston County school is rated very high as a school who produces quality students. I am a proud parent and supporter.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
My son has attended HOCO for 3 years. The teaching staff are the best around. Overall HOCO is by far the best school educationally, in Houston County.

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March 09, 2004
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March 03, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
November 15, 2003
I am currently a parent with a child in ninth grade. She is an honor student and will do great whatever schools she goes to. I believe Houston County High needs to be more receptive to parental involvment or suggestions. HOCO is a school with a multitude of cool things, however do to overcrowding, every child is not awarded the same opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2003
I am a parent of one who has already graduated and one who is a senior this year. I can not begin to express how satisfied I am with the entire staff at HCHS. Two years ago my daughter was Student Council President and this year my son is Student Council President and both of them learned great leadership qualities from the teachers and directors. One of the things I like is the 'freedom of expression' that is allowed at HCHS. My parental experience could not have been better. Thank all of you for your professionalism and dedication.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
Houston County High School the best school. The teacher are great and the staff is too. I feel that the teachers put forth the effort teach a good lesson and willing to help at either the parents request or student. You can always get a answer back and they work with the parents to strive the best for the student.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2003
I am not a parent, but I attended HCHS for all four years of my high school career. I found the experience very rewarding. Every teacher was willing to work with me and give all the support and guidance I needed to make great grades. I felt safe at this school and knew that the staff is in control. If you are considering sending your child to HCHS, please do. This is the best high school in the Houston County area.

- submitted by a former student
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Houston County High School
920 Ga Highway 96, Warner Robins, GA  31088
(478) 988-6340
Last modified Houston County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Houston County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top