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Atlanta High School

Public | 9-12 | 581 students

 

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Posted December 30, 2008

I am currently a student. The high school is academically unacceptable. Its all about the sports. The band program is wonderful and its a welcoming environment. The band placed 5th in the state. but everything else is centered around sports.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2008

Atlanta is an Excellent Schools, academic wise, athletics, and uil.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2007

I am an alumnae of Atlanta High School and the main focus there is athletics. I was in band and was in the FFA there. The FFA program was a good program but the teachers did not teach you anything, it was just a come to class and do whatever you want to. The band was great too but the uniforms were very old. My years in high school was good and would have been better had the school not put so much into athletics.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 19, 2007

Atlanta High School is a great place for students to attend. There is a wide variety of emphasis in athletics, academics, and band. Atlanta High School is an award-winning secondary education institution. If you want your kids to attend a school that is dedicated to their education, this is the place for them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2005

Mot much available to praticipate in but sports. has football, volleyball, baseball, cross country, track,and basketball.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2004

Well I am not a parent but I am a freshman. What I seen so far that it is mostly about football and sports. I think that, thats all thats going on right now is football. The band uniforms are sort of sorry though. We do have good teachers. Our teachers are smart and fun to be around. Ms. Kemp is a good teacher. She knows what she is doing everyday. Well over all I think this is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2004

As a former student of Atlanta High School, I must agree that there was too much emphasis on athletics. The athletic department only reaches to a few dozen kids a year...what about the rest of us? There were never enough books for the AP classes for us to have one for ourselves- we shared. There were always enough basketballs, always the greenest grass, and fresh, crisp athletic uniforms- how old are the band uniforms? The predominate feeling in the classrooms were- the smart kids can get by without our help, focus on the jocks that can't read, or put our money into finding the kids who couldn't care enough to attend. What about us? Those lost in the windowless halls, showing up everyday hoping one day we'll be noticed for something?
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 13, 2004

I'm a student at Atlanta High and I must say that the school itself is not the most attractive. However in that school are teachers who truly care about their students. Take Mr. Doug Saffel for example, he loves to teach history. He is a young and intelligent person who wants to get the students involved in learning. Also, Ruth Trumble who is an excellent English teacher. Their main goal is to better the students to be the best that they can be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2003

My daughter attended Atlanta high school last year. It is a great school if your child is in football. Atlanta's primary focus is on athletics. They have a weak honors program and very little academic encouragement. Overall I found the educators unqualified to teach many of the core courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 89% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged99%
Special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
86%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
56%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
50%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
Black or African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education38%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education56%
Not special education87%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students81%
Female79%
Male82%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education40%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education13%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education14%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students83%
Female92%
Male73%
Black or African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education20%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students48%
Female58%
Male39%
Black or African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education0%
Not special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Black or African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education60%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted85%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
Black or African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education11%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted67%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Black or African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education20%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 29%
Black 31% 13%
Hispanic 6% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 7%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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Fax number
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