Students enrolled 1646
School leader David McGee

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940 Haymon Morris Rd
Winder, GA 30680

(770) 586-5111
(770) 586-5905
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4 stars
Based on 38 ratings

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October 26, 2011
It's a awesome school...i had a great time there. the school have great teachers who always willing to help the students.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2011
If you value your child's education then this is not the school for them. The atmosphere is one that hinders ambition.

- submitted by a community member
March 01, 2011
Appalachee High has one of the most caring principals I've ever met. My son is graduating this year and continuing his post secondary journey at UGA. AHS has equipped him with the neccesary knowledge and skills he needs to be successful. The open-door policy for parents is refreshing and I personally am thankful I felt I could always call or come by to get any concerns or questions answered. My son excels in both academics and athletics, so I do have to commend Head Coach Davis as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
This is an extraordinary school. I moved here my freshman year. I have been encouraged to do my best and try harder every step of the way. I've got an "A" average and I've completed four AP courses all with A's through the support of my teachers. Every time I needed extra help my teachers would volunteer without a moments hesitation to stay after school with me. There have been a couple classes that weren't the best, but you get that no matter where you go. Overall I've been very pleased with this school and te opportunities it's given me.

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2010
I love this school and after being in private school for three years, I was pleasantly suprised with Apalachee. The principal and most of the staff really care about the students' well being. I thought coming in to a public high school after being in a private one for so long would be a culture shock, but it really wasn't. Yes, the school has its problems, but overall I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is considering attending.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 09, 2010
I love it here. But im sad i might move soon...

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2010
I have had the honor to have 2 daughters attend this high school, administration is EXCELLENT, the curriculum is challenging and college preparatory. I am happy to say, Apalachee H.S. in Barrow County, Winder GA, is a cut above the 'highly desired' Gwinnett County Schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2009
Only been here one semester and the teachers & students do their best to make sure everyone fits in.

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September 25, 2009
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September 02, 2009
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September 02, 2009
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March 11, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 12, 2008
I am currently a junior at Apalachee high school and I think that the teachers, principal, and other staff do an amazing job! They are always willing to help and give encouragement when you need it! I am so glad I am able to say I am apart of the student body at Apalachee high school. Much love Ashley Trimble 11th grade

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2008
This school is amazing but the food is pretty bad but the staff and facility is great i recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
September 05, 2008
I am currently a senoir at AHS and i love it.My freshman year the faculty and staff greeted me with open arms.My mother tried to get me to go to Winder-Barrow and i refused.I would never dream of going to another high school after i have been here.I love every one at this school.If i had to go threw another four years of high school it would be my pleasure to continue at Apalachee High School!!!

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August 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2008
I think AHS is probably the best school that I have been to. I have been to quite a few school. But yet I believe this is by far the best school. I love the people here, they are very nice. The principal is very friendly, you can always see him there at all the athletic events and any events the school has . The teachers are very kind and do what they can to help each student there is. I belive it is a great school. And yet I don't understand why the school district shows more favoritism tword Winder Barrow

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August 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2008
In my opinion and experience this school has got to have more tolerance for special education students. Attending this school for some disabled students is punshment enough without the adminatration punishing them further for their actions directly related to their disability. We have had nothing but trouble from day one and our child never felt comfortable and will be finishing the senior year elsewhere.

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April 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 16, 2008
Ok I went to AHS 4 years graduated from it and even tho AHS wasn't the best all around it wasn't the worst. Sure it had its problems, but it still wasn't that bad and they are working to improve it as we speak. I made some great friends there and the teachers I had were awesome and was heart broken when some of them left. The Fine Arts program is outstanding (especially when I was there) Yes we had money trouble but we still put on one heck of a performance. The football team has improved sense I have been there and the Band has always been great. AHS is a great place. I am a Film Student now and I am excelling in editing but what help me realize this dream was going to AHS and doing little projects at AHS helped me realize my talent

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2008
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February 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 23, 2008
AHS is the one of the worst schools I have ever seen. They think more about the football program than the educational part of the school. They also have the most disorganized program I have ever seen. How can they teach the students to be on time when the coaches haven't a clue about time or schedules. Sports don't help the kids as much as an education. The coaches talk about what college is watching who. When they should be teaching them about what an education will do for you. Because only 1 in 10,000 kids will be picked by a college team or get a scholarship, but everybody can get a good education. Wake up AHS, help the kids.

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December 17, 2007
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October 05, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
June 28, 2007
Serving on student council these past three years I've been at Apalachee has helped me see the school with a 'different eye'. We do the best we can with what we have and are soo under-rated, this in part because WBHS is held on a pedstel. It might sound biast comming from an allumni, but we deserve more respect than we recieve. Our education is of equal and even of a higher grade than that of our 'cross town rivals'. Yes, they may offer more courses than AHS, but what does it matter if they have a higher percentage in failing grades that those of Apalachee. I've been in classrooms with too many and just enough students to even have the class exist and in both I have found genuine distiction, contributing to the growth and new additions to school. Feel free to come visit and see for yourself.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2007
I am an Apalachee alum. I have recently graduated from the University of Georgia and plan on attending law school. The instruction of the teachers and the guidance of the counseling staff at Apalachee has more than adequately prepared me for my success in the states leading college. Parents and students need to further involve themselves in the student's education and future, and also support extra-curricular activities in person and monetarily. Apalachee is doing everything in their power to ensure the best education for its students with the resources it is allotted. I m not asking persons to be trusting of the system, but I am asking parents and students to take more responsibility for each student and insert themselves more in the learning community. I encourage those who attack the school to first assess unbiasly ones own contributions to the educational investment in the student.

- submitted by a former student
April 11, 2007
Apalachee is a good school. However, Parents Must make complaints to appropriate persons in order for change to occur. Even if that means taking the complaint to the Board of Education and School Superintendant. I think with the new Administrator coming next year Apalachee's future looks very bright!!! We hae top notch teachers and hopefully, we will be able to retain them with this change that is coming!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2006
This school has the poorest special education department I have ever seen. The attitude towards discipline is unethical and unfair. There are more unhappy children in this school than happy ones. Most other parents I know wish they could move into WBHS school district. As far as the previous comments, maybe if AHS administration acted differently WBHS would not get all the attention. Perhaps, Mr. Johnson and the awesome staff at WBHS deserve what they get. You only have to walk through the door at AHS to realize you've stepped in the Twilight Zone!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 06, 2005
I think AHS is cool. Theyre are a few problems though. I belive AHS is way better than WBHS and no one really seems to think that. YOu must understand, just because WBHs has been around sOooOo long doesnt mean its automatically better.

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March 17, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 08, 2005
I was a student at AHS for 3 years, I went to WB as a freshmen since AHS was not open. AHS is a way more cleaner environment and seemed like a more healthy place. I hate that everyone is focused so much on WBHS and give them all the attention and money. AHS doesn't and we are as good as them. The school board needs to realize that and distribute things equally through out our community. I mean they are in the same county. For example, the WBHS comp. cheerleaders got a charter bus to go to state, and AHS didn't. I know WBHS has been around for 100 yrs. or more, but don't play favoritism. But don't get me wrong AHS is not the greatest school. They don't even know when you leave the school during the day. AHS is also wrong to play favoritism with students discipline actions.

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December 03, 2004
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- submitted by a student
November 30, 2004
AHS is one of the most uninvolved schools that my children have been to. Becasue of the way the classes are set up, it is difficult to transfer credits and the administration has even made my child wait 6 mothes to get back into school although she only needed four and a half credits. The teacher are great, but the people that get supplies for the students are failing to do theri job, and since my children have been here, the fine arts programs that have done extremely well have lost money to the football team which is not the highlight of our school. So if at all possible do not send your children here for these reasons and the over crowding that is happening. (a school for about 900 holding 1600.)

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2004
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Apalachee High School
940 Haymon Morris Rd, Winder, GA  30680
(770) 586-5111
Last modified Apalachee High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Apalachee High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top