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Pike County High School

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Posted July 23, 2014

Pike County High School what can I say, I have had 2 sons graduate from this school both went to college and 1 graduated from GA Tech along with 6 other kids from the same class year. There were also a total of 14 kid the class years before and after that went and graduated from GA Tech. My daughter is on track to go to college also, and she has been in Pike County schools from pre K forward. So many so the parents who have complaints about this school more than likely have children who could not keep up academically, and no my children were nothing special they just worked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

Pike county school systems are pathetic, teachers care nothing about your education only the amount of money on their pay checks teachers and administration have no respect for students at all. Bulling is a huge issue and the school system takes no action several kids have switched to homeschooling because of this problem. Sadly still nothing was done. The only help I've ever received was from the graduation coach. I would not recommend this school to anyone. No matter what their ratings are their work ethic is poor.


Posted October 12, 2011

I am a PiCoHi graduate of 2007 and proud of it. I loved the teachers and Pike County in general. It's a wonderful school to go to or to send your children to. I jus hope that when it's time for my kids to go to school that I am in the position to allow my children to attend Pike Countu Schools as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2009

This is a wonderful school in a close-knit community. The teachers and staff are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

i attend pike county high. and sure, its rough every now and then. its a ton better then griffin high school where i last attended. the teachers are good, the social life is amazing. pike county is the place to be!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2008

Pike Co is one of the best school systems in Ga. We feel that the education and safety of our kids is second to none. I wouldn't weigh to much into student commentary about things they really have know clue about; administration and such. Steve, Satisfied Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

I would not have my children any where else in the world. Thank you to the teachers that have done so much. You will always hold a place in my children heart and mine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

Pike County is slipping fast. A few years ago I would have considered PCHS as a very good institution of learning, but due to recent events I have wholly changed my mind in this regard. The teachers are still some of the best, but they're being driven off by an inept and unfocused administration who's goals are unseeded in reality both financially and in terms of student education and potential. There is a lack of funding from the Federal Government, sure, but it is made all the worse by the idiotic choice of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on sports, leaving the students with no books and keeping the staff disgruntled.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2005

Teachers,please up date your comments,not many of us parents knew about this sight but now we are trying to get the word out so that we can get more involved. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

Pike County is a good school as well as a good comunity. It is possible to have both good academics and a successful athletic program, other school systems do and we will as well. We have experienced one successful year in all sports not just football. At least three kids have scholarships and have an chance at a college education that they may not have had otherwise. We do have teachers that care and are going to teach our kids. We also have some teachers, as most all schools do, who concentrate complaining and not on solutions. Our whole nation is strapped for funding from the Fed. Gov. down to each of us as individuals. Lets offer our kids the best the world has to offer, both in academics and extra curricular activities. All work and no play makes unhappy children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

I am a fairly new PCHS teacher. My fellow teachers amaze me with their dedication. The students amaze me with their respect and behavior. But the students have no inate desire to learn. They are bombarded with paranoia concerning discipline and trying to make a mark amidst the football program's overhanging shadow. The administration concerns itself with discipline and NOTHING else. The football program really does receive first priority. I denied it for a long time and thought it was just local gossip. It's true. My fellow teachers fight for basic supplies and fundraise for calculators while the FB team enjoys anything it needs. Such a waste of a really good body of students. I hope the new Superintendant comes through and puts teachers and students first.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2005

Dear parent, the one who wrote back in feb. About how great this school system is just because her daughter was on home coming court, how do you feel about the great superindendent now and the boe. This school system is nothing to brag about except for most of the teachers, they do a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

I have a smart daughter and she's doing very well academically. But anytime I need to get some information from the school and I call and ask them for it I'm given the runaround. What is up with these people? We are the parents. I don't care if the kid didn't fill it out first, I am the parent and I am asking for it to you personally. My kid does NOT have to go there. I can homeschool, private school or anything I want. So be a little nicer. And seeing that everyone else wrote about the football getting all the money, I agree, its a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

I do not respect a system that values football over everyting else. Leaking roof, outdated teaching materials, poor quality maintenance, good and experienced teachers abandoning the school all for football. Will the fact that you have a good team get my daughter into a first class college? I doubt it will. We are moving away from this district to one that prides academics, not just football. And by the way, it would be nice for the teachers and administrators to speak standard english. It makes a good example. I have to stop myself from correcting the english of many of the staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

The High School is terrible. The teachers are all right but are being chased off by the county office and the school board policies. The administrators are doing nothing to keep the good teachers. It will be interesting to see how many teachers leave after this school year. Parents should complain about how much money is being thrown at athletics and the individual departments have to do their own fundraising to buy supplies. Books for math, history and english arrived 3 months after school started. But the football team had all their equipment for the season. Something is very wrong here with these priorities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

Pike County is agreat school!! I'm very proud to be part of this small community! My Daughter attends Pike County High School, has great grades, and has been a Homecoming Court representative every year of her high school career. She's very blessed to be part of this small High School. Great teachers, staff, board members, and superitendant! Pike County is great place to have your children inrolled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2005

I used to think Pike was a great school. Dont get me wrong. It still is. But it seems like to me and many other students and parents that not just since this year but the football just added to it. That the school board is more concerned about extracurricular activities and sports are more important than education. I mean how do they really expect students to learn from old text books that are atleast 5-10 years old. I mean the world changes everyday and I believe students should be able to see that within a few years time not in 5-10. And a teacher which my child admires is leaving Pike. We aren't sure why except for the fact that he stood up to what he believed in and I teach my daughter to do the same. And i think the school is being a HUGE mistake making him leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2005

This school has poor leadership. The administration is too concerned about athletics to see how poorly students are treated. For example, a teacher, whom I will not name, has been cheating students out of the grades that they deserve. Only students on the 'Favorite Student List' receive good grades, despite the quality of their work. The administration has done nothing to stop this. This teacher determines which students will graduate and which will not. If you were picked a favorite, congratulations, you need not give effort to succeed. As for us students, who are not the 'pets', we work extra hard and receive insulting grades. But who cares? It's just academics. Sports are so much more important.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2005

'PIKE COUNTY SCHOOLS WHERE CHILDREN COME FISRT' I dont think this is true, it is just a catch phrase to impress parents. I have been teaching at Pike County for several years and I have seen first hand how the administration caters to the athletics program and not to academics. High School student schedules are set up so that the students can attend weight lifting class, so that the football program can benefit. Little consideration is given to the academic schedule of studnets. The teaching staff is very good but it is slowly dwindling away because of how the administration treats the teachers and does not place emphasis on academics. The student body is very good but unfortunately the county school board will never find out how good the teaching staff is or how good the student body is... This exists because the poor leadership at the superintendent and assistant superintendent levels.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

240 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

236 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
88%
Social Studies

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

240 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Coordinate Algebra

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Integrated Math II

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

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Physical Science

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
U.S. History

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

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
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 86% 44%
Black 10% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Zebulon, GA 30295
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