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About This School

Americus Sumter County High South is a public high school in Americus. The principal of Americus Sumter County High South is Walter Knighton, whose e-mail is wknighton@sumterschools.org. 897 students attend Americus Sumter County High South and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the Americus Sumter County High South students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 897 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 80% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Americus Sumter County High South is 17:1. Southland Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 75% 74%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
White, non-Hispanic 18% 18%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 84%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 81% 84%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    As most people in the community know the education isn't the best but it is a lot better than the surrounding schools *cough* *cough* Southland Academy. As long as your child is in the honors program and you have taken the time to instill the morals all children need he/she will do fine. It offers many more options of success ( A.P. classes sports clubs) compared to surrounding schools. It's only real competition within 20 miles is Schley County. Schley County has a great basic class schedule (Chemistry English I II III Math I II III etc) but they lack in the supposed honors/A.P. classes. As a student from these two schools I am impartial to Sumter and Schley because they both have their positives and negatives. Sumter overall has an OK basic curriculum while in my opinion the honors/A.P. classes are outstanding. The drug problems aren't that big it is like every schools. If you kid doesn't do bad things before moving to this school he will continue to be a good kid. I remember when I transferred from Schley to Sumter and heard all of the hype of how bad it was but in reality it is not bad whatsoever. It all depends on the morals and ideals of your child.

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to this school from 04-08. Football is NOT the most important thing. This school spends more money on football equipment than it does trying to get a computer in the class room for every student. Their books are outdated and they went through 3 different principals while I was going there. A lot of the students care just don't care. Even though the school has the right to drug test students on the football team they don't because they know they would find drugs. There had been at least TWO drug dog searches while I was there.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is clean and the children are nice. The students are intelligent. The football team is one of the greatest in the state of Georgia and they offer great leadership programs and extracurricular activities.

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