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Southern Fulton Junior-Senior High School

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Posted February 8, 2014

I just graduated from this school. But the "last name" thing is really bad but I will say the teachers there are for the most part really nice and a lot of them will you help you with your school work if you need help. Also since it's a small school you get the one on one attention you need for the most part the teachers know you by name since it is after all I single A school. I do however agree with some previous posts about adding AP classes but they do have CP which is college prep you don't actually get any college credit for them but it does help out in the long run. And basketball is the most important sport there is there. But all in all it is a good school. Just be aware of the "last name" thing.


Posted April 29, 2013

I went to SF all of my school career. The elementary was good as I remember it, but the high school definitely had its problems. Others have mentioned the 'last name' issue-- it's definitely true. I didn't have a right last name, so mostly I was overlooked. While fine with me, it certainly bothered others and is something to watch for. A had a few great teachers, mostly good teachers, and a few that weren't good. Most of them try their best, but they're limited by the school board, the principal at the time I was there (he's since left), and the missteps of the Department of Education. A major problem is the loss of various tech and trade classes. There's no problem with being a "college" school, as others have said, but there does need to be more variety. Whether you go to a 4-year university, community college, trade school, or directly in the workforce, you should have classes available to you for that path. I know cost is an issue, but SFHS should at least try. Many of my classmates went into the military just so they could have a chance at a higher education or to get some skills. They shouldn't have to do that. All in all, it could be worse, but it could be much better.


Posted January 28, 2013

I went school here 9th-12th grade. The previous post that mentions nepotism is right on point. It is extremely important to have the "right" last name. This starts at the school board level and trickles down. Two teachers I had really prepared me for collegiate level, thank goodness for them. I experienced bullying from students and teachers, with no consequences to either. As a "new" student (or "move-in" as I was called) the cards were stacked against me as I had no family connections to use to my advantage. For this school to be competitive with the leading school districts, it needs a serious overhaul of those who implement change. School desperately needs AP courses of collegiate level prep. I have also seen MANY people get passed over for jobs for people with the "right" last name...people far less qualified and capable. Luckily I made it out with a decent enough education to graduate from a D1 university. Those who relied on their "family connection" rarely made it that far. All in all, SFHS needs some serious change to their standards and policies for their graduates remain competitive. I would never send my child here.


Posted August 4, 2010

i went to that school since kindergarden and i finally got out of that nightmare...ill be going to a new school and get a better education. i learned nothing there. no one teached me anything i would ask for help and they would not show me step by step and id still be confused. they picked favorites the ones who were related to each other got the attention and laughs got to lounge in the hallway...that school was favortisism. i was never related to anyone and was picked on alot. i had few friends and was always getting in to trouble while other students got a way with murder...i will nvr send anyone of my children here


Posted April 5, 2010

Nepatism is rampant here. Everyone is related to each other and they are the ones to get the school jobs. They are the ones who choose their favorites for sports, accademics and can make your school years good or bad. I have lived her for 15 years, and nobody wants change. That's ok, but sometimes a change is good. My kids have attended SF and 2 have graduated so far. My youngest graduates next year. As far as the curiculum goes, it is really good and the kids do get a descent education. The sad part is, if you don't have the right connections, you will not be allowed to reach your full potential in any extra curriculum activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

This school is horrible. I've been going here for two years. I went to WV before. It was much easier. At Southern Fulton you can not wear any facial percings. No hole in jeans. You can not do anything. You can probably get away with alot more at the christian school. I will never ever send my children here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2008

I attended this school my entire life. I was not born in-county and my family is not from around there. Contrary to what everyone may believe the community and the school were more than welcoming. The teaching staff is excellent and do their best to make the educational experience exciting. Furthermore, they more than prepared me for the college experience and then some. Finally, simply because their is a lack of ethnic diversity does not mean it is not welcome, it simply means that there are some who have bought into the stereotype of the rural racist and refuse to believe that it could be otherwise. I am attending college to become a teacher. I would consider it an honor and a privilege to teach at this fine institution. I have nothing but good things to say about this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2007

I attended SFHS from 7-12. I enjoyed my high school experience for the most part. The years I attended there I was very satisfied with the agricultural program there. Unfortunately it is going downhill fast. Teachers need to realize that SFHS is not a college school so prepare the students for the life they are going to have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2006

SFHS is a good place, if you can fit the mold. The problem lies not within the staff, but the school board. The obvious truth is that most of the southern fulton residents cannot afford college, and sine all of the in school tech classes have been eliminated, you wonder why the school % fall below the line. There is more to teaching than teaching, I know, because a few of the faculty there changed my life. The rest of the world has bumped up to the new millenium, as long as the principles are there (and believe you me, they'll hold fast) let's just face the facts. SF kids follow in their mom & dads footprints- blue collar labor- and that is something to be proud of. Let them be really ready for life after they walk out those doors. SFHS will never be a college school. Don't Fail Them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

I attended SFHS grades 7-12. I have found it interesting what others have written about the school. I have to be honest when I say I loved high school for the most part. That had alot to do with my family and a few close friends. The biggest problem with SFHS is the 'last name' issue. Southern Fulton goes more on your last name and what your parents do rather that who you are and what you can do. They are also very religously close minded as a community. So as you can see if you have the right last name and attend the church they think you should SFHS is the perfect community for you to move into. If you are a family/individual with views that you want heard I encourage you to look further beyond SFHS community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 12, 2005

Nice school, I really like it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2004

I find it very interesting that this school is still standing. I regretfully attended it for one year in seventh grade and have been happy since the day I left. Do not attend this school if you are educated in any way. Do not attend this school if you value new experiences and change because you will never experience it at SFHS.The people there live in a ery close minded environment and have succeeded,I see in keeping any one with half a mind from entering its grasp. Thank you for that! I would hate to see any person of worth attend such a hole in the wall school. Your ethnicity chart shows that your ideas about whites being the superior race have not changed for that I pity you. I wish you all the best of misery and please if you are thinking of moving to this area think again.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 28, 2003

I was just wondering why is that a school the size of SFHS dose not have a football team? It's a shame whenever a small school the size of Hancock has to except our kids to go in there to play ball. We have a nice place for a field and plenty of kids who are interested in playing. Don't you think our kids deserve the same thing.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
87%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students95%
Female92%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female97%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female97%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female60%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female55%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female79%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female45%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 15%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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