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Apalachee High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted March 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 9, 2010

I love it here. But im sad i might move soon...
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted November 29, 2009

Only been here one semester and the teachers & students do their best to make sure everyone fits in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted September 5, 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!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted June 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted April 6, 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.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

321 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

324 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

323 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%

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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%
American Literature

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Coordinate Algebra

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

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%
Integrated Math II

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
48%
Physical Science

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

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
U.S. History

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

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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 65% 44%
Black 14% 37%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • David McGee
Fax number
  • (770) 586-5905

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940 Haymon Morris Rd
Winder, GA 30680
Phone: (770) 586-5111

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